Oh I must confess, I was drawn, I was drawn to the ocean

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UploadedAugust 26, 2009
TakenAugust 15, 2009
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D
Exposure1/8000 sec at f/1.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
ISO100
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When I went to your town on the wide open shore,
Oh I must confess, I was drawn, I was drawn to the ocean,
I thought it spoke to me, it said, "Look at us,
We're not churches, not schools, not skating ponds, swimming pools,
And we have lost people, haven't we though?"
Oh, that's what the ocean can know of a body,
And that's when I came back to town, this town is a song about you.
You don't know how lucky you are, you don't know how much I adore you,
You are a welcoming back from the ocean.

I went back to the ocean today,
With my books and my papers, I went to the rocks by the ocean,
The weather changed quickly, oh the ocean said,
"What are you trying to find, i don't care, I'm not kind,
I have bludgeoned your sailors, I've spat out their keepsakes."
Oh it's ashes to ashes, but always the ocean,
But the ocean can't come to this town, this town is a song about you.
You don't know how lucky you are, you don't know how much I adore you,
You are a welcoming back from the ocean.

Na na nana na na na na nana na na (3 rounds)

And the ones that can know you so well are the ones that can swallow you whole.
I have a good and I have an evil, I thought the ocean, the ocean thought nothing,
You are the welcoming back from the ocean.

I didn't go back today,
I wanted to show you that I was more land than water,
I went to pick flowers. I brought them to you,
Look at me, look at them, with their salt up the stem,
But you frowned when I smiled and I tried to arrange them,
You said, "Let me tell you the song of this town,"
You said, "Everything closes at five. After that, well, you've just got the bars"
You don't know how precious you are, walking around with your little shoes dangling,
I am the one who lives with the ocean,
It's where we came from, you know, and sometimes I just want to go back,

After a day, we drink 'til we're drowning, walk to the ocean, wade in with our workboots,
Wade in our workboots, try to finish the job.
You don't know how precious you are, I am the one who lives with the ocean.
You don't know how I am the one. You don't know how I am the one.
--Dar Williams

The Pacific Ocean as seen from the village of Mendocino, California, August 2009.

Canon 5D
50mmf/1.8

6 responses

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    Gorgeous colors and light. Fabulous composition! Very artistic and beautiful.

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    I like this!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Nov 2009):

    awesome capture and theme entry!

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (1 Apr 2010):

    Great focus, love the song choice!! Great shot, great entry....my vote

  • Liz Lake

    Liz Lake gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful! Love this!

  • Julie V McKinney

    Julie V McKinney gave props (28 Apr 2010):

    Beauuuty! Got my vote!

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