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."