Broken Ocean

Album: Shake! Shake! Shake! (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • 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."

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