The Ocean
by U2

Album: Boy (1980)
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  • A picture in grey
    Dorian Gray
    Just me by the sea

    And I felt like a star
    I felt the world could go far
    If they listened
    To what I said, the sea

    Washes my feet
    Washes the feet
    Splashes the soul of my shoes Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL HEWSON
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Angela from Hagerstown, Mdthe book being The Portrait of Dorian Gray, of course. A very good book as well as Lord of the Flies, another book U2 often draws from. Oscar Wilde was Irish, BTW.
  • Ray from Portland, OrIn the 80s, there was a band called Dorian Gray, who spelled their name "Dorian Grey". They later shortened it to just "Grey", alluding to the Oscar Wilde character and also the look of the ocean (and sky) near Los Angeles where the band was based.
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