Into The Ocean

Album: Foiled (2006)
Charted: 53
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  • This song, according to the lead singer Justin Furstenfeld, is about a boy who jumps from the bow of a ship then starts to realize what he has actually done when the ship starts to float away. Justin said during his live shows that he wrote this while standing on the bow of a cruise he was on. >>
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    Andrew - Evansville, IN

Comments: 28

  • Lo from Sunny StateI thought this song was about somebody who endured so much hurt or trauma and finally went numb and sunk deep into his depression. I thought when he talked about the loss of the girl was a break up resulting from her not being able to deal with him at his lowest. But then when he sang about the thought of a face and becoming relaxed it was also her? I know I’m jumping all around, but when he mentioned being more masculine he could run away or possibly even end his life. (I feel like I was reaching on that one)
    There’s so much more to my thoughts on this song but I don’t wanna be typing all night.

    All in all I relate to the lyrics beyond measure, and I just wish my friends would read between the lines and see through the smile I have on my face…
  • Franky from MsI thought this song was about a boy who is mentally stuck and overwhelmed with toxic masculinity.
  • Byron from Sacramento California Used to be me and my girlfriend's song. Now I'm pretty sure she killed herself.
  • Dizzy from WiLove this song...In Missouri this was my sisters fav song... we would listen to Blue Octob like 24/7 <3
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhioI remember when me and my former best friend would just listen to Blue October nonstop and then come on here and comment about it, he was more obsessed than I was with them, oh how time flies man.
  • Teri from Waynesburg, PaHas no one else notice the comment in this song and Hate Me about his masculinity? Seems that he is questioning it, because of the many emotions he is dealing with he feels that he isn't manning up and facing them. Emotions are hard to maintain ask any woman. Personally I think it's what makes us who we are and men need to know that emotions are okay to have, no too exciting when they rollercoaster but hey aren't we all on this ride called life? Love Ya... Peace and Love :)
  • Ali from Sterling, KsTo me, this song perfectly describes a depressive mode. I remember being depressed once (I'm bipolar, so it happens a lot) and thinking it felt like being crushed under the weight of the ocean. I wanted help but didn't think anyone could help me and no one was trying. It was like drowning and the line "Where is the coast guard? I keep looking each direction for a spotlight. Give me something. I need something for protection."
  • Randy from Ashland, OhI like this tune. Reminds me of when i was a kid learning to swim by jumping off a boat in the river. I'm still not sure which cousin saved me,. Jimmy or Johnny.I don't know what this song is about really, just makes me think of that bad feeling when having a bad day and yes it's a cold feeling....alone and waiting for a little help.
  • Ed from Ardmore, OkI don't feel it's suicide so much as a problem that has him perplexed greatly. He'd obviously rather be somewhere else....maybe a town 14 miles away? But I believe that he is facing a problem and worries that the only obvious solution or what he WANTS to do will become a bigger problem than the one at hand so he wants to get away from it ALL.
    And Matt, who cares if he takes view in a direct manner to this song? And honestly, why should you care if he comments on all of Blue October's songs or their mums' collective barbor shop quartet cover of black sabbath's "Faeries Wear Boots"? The beauty of ANY art is the freedom of interpretation by all who behold it. Not some drama queen putting someone down for viewing it in the first place....nuff said
  • Corey from Richmond, VaBlue October rocks!
  • Holden from Salt Lake City, UtProbably the third best song on Foiled (just behind Congratulations and Everlasting Friend.)
  • Matt from Houston, Txlandon, iv'e seen you comment on like all the blue october songs, and let me just say, we get it. you love them. some would call it an unnatural love.others find it beuatiful in a seductive way. and if you like the song so much you wouldn't try to interpretate it(along with all their other songs) to your own meaning. in this case it is love. we most certainly do not need an up to date history lesson on them. geez
  • Daniel from Winchester, OhThis is a great song and it has a great meaning too... I listen to this song all the time
  • Landon from Winchester, OhThis is the very song that got me hooked on Blue October. It's sad to say that Justin Furstenfeld suffers from bipolar disorder and often contempulates suicide, which was an easy explanation for a lot of the melacholy songs from Blue October, such as "Amazing" and "Black Orchid". This song describes a lost love haunting a boy in a nightmare, and he dreams of drifting off into the ocean, then realizing what he's done and has regrets for it. This song impacted the radio stations during the year 2006, although most of the sales of the album Foiled came from the hit single "Hate Me". But this song gave an impact to those who were also thinking about ending their lives. Fans that were struggling sent email to Blue October's website and told them how much the song helped them through their problems, but the sad thing was, Justin felt great for helping these people out, but couldn't seem to do the same for himself. Finally, later he announced that he is no longer a danger to himself, and began to create his 2009 album "Approaching Normal".
  • Becky from Plano, Txthis song is actually about a dream... completely metaphorical people!
  • Alex from Rio Rancho, NmThis is a great song.
  • Cati from Atlanta, GaOh, my sis told me this song was about the lead singer's girlfriend leaving him, and he just wanted the pain to end, but then he noticed he couldnt run away from the problem. Which was the reason for the line, "But then the thought of your face let me float of into space." As in he thought of her and decided he couldnt take it anymore.
  • Laura from Richmond, UtThis is actually the first song that my boyfriend and I sang together. We somewhat consider it "our song" lol
  • Kyarie from Indianpolis, InI think this song is about him wanting to give up. in some of his songs he sings about struggles with an addiction that he is ending. so i think into the ocean is about him thinking about suicide to end everything. Into the Ocean to end it all. but he realizes that ending his life to end his battle is not what he's going to do.

    it's my favorite Blue October song.
  • Louise from Newcastle, --I adore these lyrics. I take them from a love point of view, rather than anything else.
  • Emily from Oxford, MsThe song can be viewed as suicide, but it doesn't have to be. The ocean could be completely metaphorical for some problem in his life that he can't get away from "I want to swim away but don't know how"
    If you look at from a love angle, the last verse, "jumping from the bough just to prove that I knew how" could be seen as he fell in love with that person to prove that he could fall in love.
    The "into the ocean, end it all" could be him ending the problem, love or otherwise.
  • Brittany from Lincoln, NeI actually know someone who knows the band members, and they said that it was about someone who started to do drugs and realized that he was messing up his life.
  • Stephanie from Midland, TxIt's not about suicide... It's about actually feeling for once, dropping the pretentiousness and self=pity that mucks your view and letting everything wash over you.
  • Heather from Oklahma, Oki like this song but it kinda creaps me out and why are most of his songs about suicide???
  • Landon from Winchester, OhMysterious.
  • Clancy from Setauket, Nyits about suicide ... its all about being overwelmed and depressed , and what that feels like
  • Matt from Williston Park, NyThis is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful songs I have heard by any band.
  • Megan from Wiley Fiord, Wvi LOVE this song. to me it's so powerful, but then again if it comes from Blue October that's more than likely.
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