- Have no connection to
- I don’t really like.
- Strain myself trying to find some connection
- Strain myself trying to creating some profound meaning that is not there
- Listen to the song and allow it to inspire some sort of tangential art project
- Admit that song is not my cup of tea and move on.
For a band that kept their videos close to their chest, I cannot believe this video was released at all. It is a bit on the embarrassing side. I don’t know about you, but I like my brooding, angst ridden rock stars who have martyr-complexes not to be frolicking and smiling on the beach in Hawaii. They can smile and be happy, but not like this. I cannot find an embeddable version. That may be for the best. View at your own discretion.
Having said that, I will admit that it was a nice touch opening the Unplugged session with the song, and it does have a quiet intimidate feel here:
It is funny, I seem to find myself reverting to option three. I guess I just never felt that the song belonged on Ten, especially with songs like State of Love and Trust and Breath left off. Listening to it now, however, I can see it as a pre-cursor to many of the songs that would come later, as the band released some tension and started to find that tribal rhythm section that Jack Irons perfected.
Ament went so far as to say:
"When we were picking songs for Ten we thought it was important to pick the weirder moments, like "Oceans", because we wanted to be able to explore those areas down the line."I will leave it at that. Oceans is not one of my favorites. What are your thoughts? Have I missed something? Is there something more to the song in your view?