Ocean Spray

Album: Know Your Enemy (2001)
Charted: 15
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Songfacts®:

  • Ocean Spray is a cranberry drink given to patients in hospitals in the UK and Ireland.
  • This is about Manic's guitarist James Dean Bradfield's mother and her battle with cancer. "Oh, please stay awake and then we can drink some Ocean Spray" refers to James in the hospital with his mother, begging her not to die.
  • "Me-totemo-utsukushi-i-desu-ne totemo-utsukushi-i-me-wo-shitemasu" is what's said at the start of the song. It's a quote by photographer Mitch Ikeda, and is Japanese for "Oh, you've got beautiful eyes." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Gilliann - Dublin, Ireland, for all above
  • Bradfield told NME October 8, 2011 that the song was "Inspired by my mum's passing. You have doubts over whether you should convert those emotions."

Comments: 1

  • Tim from Kilkenny, IrelandErm . . . I drink Ocean Spray Cranberry & Blackcurrant for brekkie every morning. And I'm not in hospital. Uh-oh.
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