Broken Ocean

Album: Shake! Shake! Shake! (2011)
  • A lyrically dissonant song combining melancholy lyrics with an upbeat tune, it was written by their lead singer Chris Henderson. "I grew up near the water and ocean metaphors are always creeping into my subconscious," he told us. "To me the ocean is something that always moves; even if it seems to be a still day, the tides are always moving. A 'Broken Ocean' obviously doesn't exist, but if it did I would picture it to be stagnant and motionless. There are days that I think we all feel stagnant in one way or another. It's possible that some of the upbeat and fun vibes you are hearing may be a suggested sense of optimism in a somewhat dismal topic."


Be the first to comment...

What Musicians Are Related to Other Musicians?Song Writing

A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.

Jimmy JamSongwriter Interviews

The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.

Jeff TrottSongwriter Interviews

Sheryl Crow's longtime songwriting partner/guitarist Jeff Trott reveals the stories behind many of the singer's hits, and what its like to be a producer for Leighton Meester and Max Gomez.

Emmylou HarrisSongwriter Interviews

She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.

Bill WithersSongwriter Interviews

Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."