Elton John Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

Oceans Away Lyrics

from The Diving Board [Deluxe w/ Exclusive Vintage Troubadour Poster]

"Oceans Away" is track #1 on the album The Diving Board [Deluxe w/ Exclusive Vintage Troubadour Poster]. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernie.
Edit
"Oceans Away" is track #1 on the album The Diving Board [Deluxe w/ Exclusive Vintage Troubadour Poster]. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernie.
For Example...
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You For Your Submission
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.
  • Play Video
  • Correct
  • Print

Oceans Away Submit Correct Lyrics

Submit Corrections Cancel

I hung out with the old folks, in the hope that I'd get wise.
I was trying to bridge the gap, between the great divide.
Hung on every recollection, in the theater of their eyes
Picking up on this and that, in the few that still survive.

Call em up
Dust em off
Let em shine
The ones who hold onto the ones, they had to leave behind
Those that flew, those that fell,
The ones that had to stay,
Beneath a little wooden cross
Oceans away

They bend like trees in winter, these shuffling old gray lions
Though snow white start to gather, like the belt around Orion.
Just a touch of faded lightning, of the powerful design,
Of the generation gathered, for maybe the last time.

Call em up
Dust em off
Let em shine
The ones who hold onto the the ones, they had to leave behind
Those that flew, those that fell,
The ones that had to stay,
Beneath a little wooden cross
Oceans away

Oceans away where the green grass sways and the cool wind blows across the shadow of their graves.
shoulder to shoulder, back in the day, sleeping bones to rest in Earth
Oceans away
Oceans away

Call em up
Dust em off
Let em shine
The ones who hold onto the ones, they had to leave behind
Those that flew, those that fell,
The ones that had to stay,
Beneath a little wooden cross
Oceans away

Songwriters
JOHN, ELTON / TAUPIN, BERNIE

Published by
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Oceans Away video

Oceans Away

Watch Now

Oceans Away

Listen to Elton John Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Music News