The Ocean Stole my Love Away

from by Christopher Paul Stelling

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lyrics

the ocean stole my love away

there’s a storm out off the bay, out where those shallow waters fall to sea. these old eyes can’t see that far, but i can smell the rain as the lightning makes its scars. she went
walking late one night after we had ourselves a gentle misting rain, she made it to the waters shore, slipped off her dress and then just swam and swam.
the ocean stole my love away and left me here alone. though i will not follow her, i’m tempted. i’ll just stand here every night, staring out to sea, waiting for my love to be resurrected.
now that storm is over land, hear the rain play in this old tin roof. her body never washed ashore, but i knew her faith i never needed proof. now out in the dead of night i can hear her sing her ocean song for me. there will never be another like her, i’ll never love again, no, i’m married to the sea.
the ocean stole my love away and left me here alone. though i will not follow her, i’m tempted. so i’ll just stand here every night, staring at the sea, waiting for my love to be resurrected.
and say: swim on out to me love, won’t you take me in your arms? i’m here just as i promised. yes, we’ll always have our song. if you’re quiet you can hear her, the waves her song, her lullaby is free. there will never be another like her, i’ll never love again, no, i’m married to the sea.
the ocean stole my love away and left me here alone. though i will not follow her, i’m tempted. so i just stand here every night, staring out to sea, waiting for my love to be resurrected.
and say: swim on out to me love, i was never really gone, i just fell asleep by the waters shore,
i’m sorry if i took too long.

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from Songs of Praise and Scorn, released February 21, 2012

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Christopher Paul Stelling New York

CPS is a songwriter based in NYC.
Having building a reputation as a formidable and passionate performer, his debut album, Songs of Praise and Scorn saw its release on 2/21/12 to much acclaim.
Christopher played well over 150 shows in 2012, and continued touring through the beginning of 2013. After an upcoming european tour, his followup record False Cities will be release May 21st 2013.
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