Ocean

Songfacts®:

  • This vulnerable piano ballad finds Hillary Scott singing of a person she loves but is emotionally unavailable. She is "tired of the shore" and wants to dive into the "beautiful and blue" ocean and swim with him.
  • The song was written by Sarah Buxton (Keith Urban's "Put You In a Song"), Tofer Brown (Jon Pardi's "Night Shift") and Abe Stoklasa (Chris Lane's "Fix").
  • Some people have interpreted "Ocean" is about being about someone struggling with substance abuse or depression, but Scott says she's addressing an impenetrable person. She explained to Apple Music she is singing of, "seeing the beauty in someone else that they might not be able to see in themselves in that current season in this relationship, and begging for them to open up."

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