Ocean

by George Barbera

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released March 11, 2014

All music and lyrics written, recorded, and produced by George Barbera

Album art: Ross Barbera

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George Barbera New York

I'm a musician, music producer, and composer. These are my solo albums.

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Track Name: Stars or Eyes
Stars or eyes,
I'm never sure.
My scars are lies,
Your scratch means more.
Over hills,
And under clouds,
Nothing stands that will not fall.
Track Name: Kohai
Now,
Pairing up with me,
Don't seem so strange.

Now,
Pairing up with me,
Don't seem so strange.
I can't believe you'd leave.

Now,
Close your eyes for me.
Don't make me make you see,
That it was always you and me.

Now,
I'll take your hand again,
And this time,
I'll lead you to promised land.
Track Name: Moving Forward
Saw your face in dreams,
Imagined what it means.
Red plumes illuminate,
High school skyline, won't you fade.

I never wanted to say this,
But you're not right.
I never wanted to be this way,
But this is how it is.

I held on way too long,
I got cut down.
I landed hard on uncertain ground.
It's ok,
I'm moving forward.

I never wanted to say this,
But you're not right.
I never wanted to be this way,
But this is how it is.

I was so sure, though,
I was wrong.
It's ok.
I was so sure, though,
I was wrong.
It's ok.
I was so sure, though.
Track Name: Sempai
I was on a lonely road,
But I went astray.
Take me home with you,
Or don't leave.

Too many words I thought I would never say,
But love can go away.
I see it everyday.
Just not mine.
Track Name: Hope
Met her in my mind while I was talking to you,
I tried to stop but there was nothing that I could do.
And then you told me that you loved me, and it brought me back,
But your voice came from a distance, and I wished your words untrue.

We feel alive together, but
It's not real, we started too soon.
You're all I ever knew.

You hate the way I'm talking, say it's killing you.
Please don't be so dramatic. We both know that it's true.
I'm not the one for you.

You ask me what's her name, there must be someone else,
But it's just this girl I made up. She gives me hope, but she's not real.
Met her in my mind while we were talking this through.
I need her in my life because my love for you is leaving.
I don't want it to.
I hope you find hope too.
Track Name: Water Park
Take me to the water park,
I just wanna see the sunshine.
You're still standing as my mind grows dark,
Please help me see the sunshine.
People walking, people crawling everywhere,
Nobody seems to see the sunshine.
Everyone around me has a broken heart,
Nobody smiles in the sunshine.

I've been having feelings I can't explain.
Sometimes I just really don't know what to say.
I've been having feelings I can't explain.
Sometimes I really just don't know what to say.

Take me to the water park,
I just wanna see the sunshine.
You're still standing as my mind grows dark,
Please help me see the sunshine.

Oh say,
Can you see fit to take my pain from me?
You spend,
On amusement made so our frontal lobes recede.
Hook electrodes to my temples,
Light em up and set my mind at ease.
Track Name: Suburbs
"Alive," said the raindrop, that was, in fact, not.
No one will stop shooting. From out there, we're just a dot.
Living is so easy, that your brain was let to rot.
No one hears the beating of God's fists against the lock.
Let's keep it that way.

I wish to apologize for all the things I never said.
A word to you would fall from me, from my deep head to incomplete.
Everything I seem to say starts with I and ends right there.
Does anyone know a single thing about anybody else?
Every day just feels the same, I haunt my house, I feel no pain.
We're all in pain.
The suburbs smile.
We smoke and smile back.

I closed my eyes one night,
And I saw my dreams come crashing down.
And I hope they crash so loud.
Track Name: Smile
I'm feeling pretty sick today,
The sky above has gone away.
Hours come and pass astray,
But I'm just here waiting.
I've got so few words to say,
Nothing's easy for an empty face.
I see friends walking down my block,
But I can't reach out to them.

And I feel so numb,
And every step is a backwards one.
And I feel so numb,
And every smile is just to cover up.

I know I just need to wait it out,
But these days are so short cause I wake up when they're almost over,
And I miss so much.
Seven years is a long, long time.
For a twenty-one year old who just needs to smile.
I guess I do sometimes.

But I feel so numb,
And every step is a backwards one.
And I feel so numb,
And every light is just a cover up.

I don't want anyone to worry.
I don't want anyone to feel helpless like I do.
If this has not killed me yet, it never will, at least not today.
This is the reason why I won't get close to you.

I'm feeling pretty sick today,
Every smile is miles away.
I think I'll stay in bed, and pretend.
I'll pretend.
That I'm dead.
Cause I feel dead.
Track Name: Stevesrÿche
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Adrift
A breeze gets lost across the sea.
Moonlight's gliding on this glassy surface solitude.
My ears are dreaming pleasant words:
Gentile whispers from the drifting minds lovers left behind.

All the world is just the sea.
Lanterns rising from the ocean depths light their way past me.
These oars are dripping red on black:
Iron perfume ripples freely from the center of my chest.

I know,
I know there's no right way to feel,
But this way is most certainly wrong.
I don't even want this to heal.
I'm caught between this dreamworld and the cold, cold, cold, cold, cold.
This girl I know is crying alone.
Her name means the end of smiles.
I met her ten lifetimes ago.
And now I hear voices all day.
At night they go away.
The silence makes me scream.

Here I stand,
On the joyless shore of Acheron.
I will think of you,
And none will remember me.
Track Name: Venus
I'm hearing voices all around me.
They're saying, "close your eyes."
I'm tired, but I don't wanna sleep yet.
There's still so much to see.

I don't wanna,
I don't wanna,
I don't wanna go.

Little blond haired boy,
In a bright green hat.
So proud of mom and dad.
I wish that you could see this too.
Stay up all night with me.

They always tell you that everybody dies alone.
But now I'm thinking there's nothing wrong with that simplicity.
The constellations just look so nice right next to me.
I'm floating by my self now.
Sea of tranquility.