Ocean Avenue

Album: Ocean Avenue (2003)
Charted: 65 37
Play Video
  • There's a place off Ocean Avenue
    Where I used to sit and talk with you
    We were both sixteen and it felt so right
    Sleeping all day, staying up all night
    Staying up all night

    There's a place on the corner of Cherry Street
    We would walk on the beach in our barefeet
    We were both eighteen and it felt so right
    Sleeping all day, staying up all night
    Staying up all night

    If I could find you now things would get better
    We could leave this town and run forever
    Let your waves crash down on me
    And take me away, yeah yeah

    There's a piece of you that's here with me
    It's everywhere I go, it's everything I see
    When I sleep I dream and it gets me by
    I can make believe that you're here tonight
    That you're here tonight

    If I could find you now things would get better
    We could leave this town and run forever
    I know somewhere, somehow we'll be together
    Let your waves crash down on me
    And take me away, yeah

    I remember the look in your eyes
    When I told you that this was goodbye
    You were begging me not tonight
    Not here, not now
    We're looking up at the same night sky
    We keep pretending the sun will not rise
    We'll be together for one more night
    Somewhere, somehow

    If I could find you now things would get better
    We could leave this town and run forever
    I know somewhere, somehow we'll be together
    Let your waves crash down on me
    And take me away, yeah yeah Writer/s: Benjamin Eric Harper, Longineu Warren Parsons III, Peter Michael Mosely, Sean Michael Wellman-Mackin, William Ryan Key
    Publisher: Cloud9, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 20

  • Nodiffrt from Orange CountyAfter moving here I always assumed this was about Laguna Beach or Huntington Beach because Ocean Avenue and Cherry Street both exist here. Crazy thing is I grew up visiting my grandparents and Florida. Honestly the music suits the California aesthetic better. Weird.
  • Ben from Jax, FlOk some of you got the wrong info somewhere, so allow me to clear it all up. First, the song is not about a guy and a girl, in an interview lead singer Ryan Key says " the song is about a time in place where they were writing and hanging out and having a good time, and the song is about trying to get back to that creative space" second, the song is not actually about ocean avenue but rather ocean street in downtown jacsonville, i spoke with lead guitarist Ben Harper on FB and he told me its about ocean street but avenue sounded better. Third cherry street is about a 10min drive to the beach so you literally cant walk on the beach on the corner of it, cherry street is in jacksonville beach and it is where lead singer Ryan Key grew up at his parents house....on cherry street. I grew up with these guys (the original yellowcard, not the ones from Cali) just wanted to set everything straight.
  • Hannah from Gustavus, OhThis song makes me think of summertime. I remember summer 2007, my sister and I went to Cedar Point with our cousins from Detroit and this came on in the car on the way there. I think it can be about anything you miss - the band has said it was about the atmosphere of their hometown. Or it could be about an old friend you don't see anymore. Either way, awesome song.
  • Dylan from Pittsburgh, Pawaiting game is about a couple sitting together on a rooftop during a flood from hurricane katrina
  • Karen from Atlantic Beach, FlI can relate being that I now live in Atlantic Beach, FL . Just miles down the road from Ocean Avenue. Have been at the beach in front of Cherry street. But no matter where you are from, we all have a similar story to tell.
  • Blake from Chico, CaThis song is sad for me because to me it's about a guy and a girl who had a past relationship, and the guy is cherishing the memories while he can, knowing that he will grow to hate and resent her. That happened to me and my ex-girlfriend, so when she cut the relationship short, I realized that there was a lot more to the song than I understood. I couldn't stop listening to it for a week.
  • Adrian from Houston, Txman this song never gets old.it simply rocks.every time u hear it u cant help but 2 sing and dance along 2 it crazy.YELLOWCARD ROCKS!!!
  • Brodie from Melbourne - Victoria, Australiawhat is waiting game about???? please tell me!!!!!
  • Chris from Kings Park, NyThats not what the song is about. It's not about a girl or a relationship, but more about a certain time and feeling. that is what one of the band members said.
  • Melissa from Toledo, OhThis is a really good song. Yellowcard is a good band.
  • Cadon from San Fransico, Cathis songs pretty self explanitory
  • Stacey from Someplace, Australiai reckon that if artists can change their style to meet what the people want they are going to have the ability to try alot of different sounds and possibly be able to express many different sides of themselves so its really cool that yellowcard do that
  • Daniel from Morganville, Njthis song is awsome. i luv it.
  • Alex from Kinnelon, Njoh i dont know jack about music huh? have you ever heard of nirvana? tool? rage against the machine? they knew what they wanted and they didnt follow the scene. if heavy metal was what was popular, yellowcard would be out there with their double bass pedals and heavy guitar riffs. i have more musical knowledge and talent in my little finger than you do in your whole body jessi.
  • Jessi from Crownpoint, NmI think i like this song because it has catchy lyrics. ALex from NJ u probably dont know jack if ur talkin about other bands like that what do u listen to? Ballet?
  • Sharon from Aucklandthis song is very very good and yellowcard rock!!!
  • Cassie from Erie, PaThis song is awesome. I'm not one for mainstream very much, but Yellowcard rocks.
  • Chrissy from ManchesterFab song!
  • Brittany from Richmond, KyThis song was good the first few times I heard it, now im over it. But the main singer is pretty hot!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Richie McDonald of Lonestar

Richie McDonald of LonestarSongwriter Interviews

Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.

Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"

Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"They're Playing My Song

Gramm co-wrote this gorgeous ballad and delivered an inspired vocal, but the song was the beginning of the end of his time with Foreigner.

Rob Halford of Judas Priest

Rob Halford of Judas PriestSongwriter Interviews

Rob Halford dives into some of his Judas Priest lyrics, talking about his most personal songs and the message behind "You've Got Another Thing Comin'."

Penny Ford of Snap!

Penny Ford of Snap!Songwriter Interviews

The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.

Sam Hollander

Sam HollanderSongwriter Interviews

The hitmaking songwriter/producer Sam Hollander with stories about songs for Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Train, Pentatonix, and Fitz And The Tantrums.

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks

Gary Louris of The JayhawksSongwriter Interviews

The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.