Wombats, The - Oceans Lyrics




It's all kicking off again
Words buzz but certainly don't sink in
The rain hits the tiles on the bathroom floor
Hissing little rattlesnake
All fired up and ultimately afraid
So slam the door

Cos baby when you talk like that
The pain moves from my chest to my lower back
Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?
I thought we could communicate
Perhaps do a few things the old fashioned way
Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?

I'm praying for a soft exit
Good neighbours who occasionally baby sit
Then double-cross behind the scenes
Yes, okay, maybe, we're probably not
To end up, but know we go through quite a lot
It needs to stop

Cos baby when you talk like that
The pain moves from my chest to my lower back
Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?
I thought we could communicate
Perhaps do a few things the old fashioned way
Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?

I punch my head, don't know what you want from me
It's a fucked up world so let's talk about it, please
They wanna make sketch shows about my anxiety dreams
Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?





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  1. Tesco Lord

    Do it on 0.75x playback speed

  2. Joshua Osorio

    Must’ve sucked just treading cold ocean water just for a music video plus who knows how many takes they had to do

  3. Primitive In The Extreme

    🎶🌊🎶

  4. Ju Bowie

    🇧🇷

  5. messymonster

    one day my theoretical future kids will complain that i listen to the wombats too much, but they'll secretly really like it

  6. ellaisplotting

    I already adored the song, but the video just makes me so inexplicably happy.

  7. Alpha Horn

    Is it just me or is it like..the 80s are somehow coming back?

  8. A.M. Harlow

    im in love

  9. CrankCase08

    Another video featuring only the lead vocalist. The others will effectively become a disposable backing band.

  10. Claire Talbott

    we dont deserve the wombats.

  11. irenic c

    It's all kicking off again
    Words buzz but certainly don't sink in
    The rain hits the tiles on the bathroom floor
    Hissing little rattlesnake
    All fired up and ultimately afraid
    So slam the door

    'Cause baby when you talk like that
    The pain moves from my chest to my lower back
    Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?
    I thought we could communicate
    Perhaps do a few things the old fashioned way
    Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?

    I'm praying for a soft exit
    Good neighbors who occasionally baby sit
    Then double-cross behind the scenes
    Yes, okay, maybe, we're probably not
    To end up, but know we go through quite a lot
    It needs to stop

    'Cause baby when you talk like that
    The pain moves from my chest to my lower back
    Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?
    I thought we could communicate
    Perhaps do a few things the old fashioned way
    Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?

    I punch my head, don't know what you want from me
    It's a fucked up world so let's talk about it, please
    They wanna make sketch shows about my anxiety dreams
    Are we trying to sell the ocean to the sea?

  12. Kris Marsh

    I feel in another world when I listen to them :')

  13. GayBabyUnicorn

    Just me or was this too amazing to be so short?!

  14. Gaming W/ Nicko

    This song should be in FIFA 20

  15. Shmither

    The Wombats- Oceans

    0:00 ●━━━━━━─────── 3:41
    ⇆ㅤㅤㅤㅤ◁ㅤㅤ❚❚ㅤㅤ▷ㅤㅤㅤㅤ↻

  16. Kasey Blur

    Love this song ❤

  17. MarkLudford

    i was convinced this song was about brexit and now i'm absolutely convinced

  18. James Myers

    Listening to the wombats makes me think at least there are still decent songs out there

  19. Mike

    https://youtu.be/eP9ff1BsQzc

  20. xxPorcupine

    Right for this video, we need to keep your hair dry.. no diving, no splashing. Keep that hair dry.

  21. Sorvivor 9

    First song I heard by them was "Lemon to a Knife Fight" about 2 weeks ago and they've quickly become one of my all-time favorite bands

  22. silas armstrong

    I had a lot of fun directing this. Props to my video guy Joel Dale in Australia for flying from Sydney to Melbourne and filming Murph in the cold sea for 45 mins. and Major props to my animator Thomas Fung for making the trippy animations come to life!
    Love Whales, Hate Brexit.

    silas armstrong

    FYI It was St. Kilda Beach, outside the venue before soundcheck.

    Brock Watson

    @silas armstrong Im proud this was done right here in Melbourne

    SWfoto

    silas armstrong AAAAAAAAA

  23. Heced da menace

    He looked so happy

  24. Bruna Schmidt

    ❤🇬🇧🇧🇷

  25. Tina

    you might not have sold the ocean to the sea, but you’ve certainly sold me

  26. haku

    Let’s gooo

  27. Mr Squirrel

    camera pans around and he's actually only 5 meters offshore :P

  28. Clifton Kicklighter

    This song is too cliche

  29. Tom _

    Is that...

    A brexit reference?

  30. random block

    Ok, wtf are there 8 dislikes

  31. Fatih Selim Koçarlı

    Is the brexit winner is EU against UK ? 😂

  32. Himali Mendis

    I’m living for the aesthetic

  33. Murray Cooke

    fuck i love the wombats

  34. Lincoln Wilson

    Every song of theirs is amazing

  35. bobwayne17

    I’m with everyone else. I love every single song.

  36. A W

    LOVE THESE GUYS.

  37. GHOST

    Una de mis bandas favoritas....

  38. Ultra Violet

    Ну хоть клип где-то соответствует как в песне. А чё не нырнул, а ржёт?

  39. Sarah Fisher

    Does anyone know if they plan to put out the deluxe edition on vinyl? I've been holding off buying the album for that reason, and this song would sound fantastic that way.

    Evie Sharp

    I’d say in a few months they probably will, fingers crossed anyway’

  40. Colin Mclane

    Brilliant!

  41. Luna

    Is my man on lsd or am i

  42. Jean-Luc Roels

    <3 COME TO SOUTH AFRICA

  43. Marian. •

    I'm a bitch for The Wombats.

  44. Elisabetta Merlo

    I was supposed to see them this summer but police stopped my friends outside the festival so I just heard them from outside I'm still heartbroken

  45. DJGabriel1104

    I can’t tread water for 3:42 wtf

    Derrek Gillespie

    It's recorded in a shorter time and slowed down

  46. JJ Dover

    I am so amazed by this and every other song. Keep dazzling the music industry please!!!

  47. Gwenyth Ice

    Behind these metaphors I want you literally :)

  48. Danilo Rodelli

    Non vedo l'ora che arrivi il 12 Febbraio😍😍😍

  49. Mike Owen

    Port Phillip bay?

  50. Rowan McLoughlin

    WHAT A TUNE BOYS!

  51. -_--_-

    I like the video but the song is weak

  52. Денис Гвозденко

    Bad trip

  53. Harold2019

    Murph didnt we tell u when u did the channel v island party in sydney that there are sharks in the ocean

  54. Kellie Smith

    Thankyou for this magic ❤️❤️❤️

  55. Maddie Cindrich

    some of their best work !!! i love them

  56. RebekahTheBanana

    I loved the song and now I love the music video!!

  57. wowjennawow

    this is magic

  58. Corum969

    Excellent as always!

  59. Mike Xu

    I feel less painful while listen this than listening to the last album, yet I like the pain.

  60. erika nissinen

    I can’t wait to here this live

  61. erika nissinen

    My ears are blessed

  62. Claire Alexis Cook

    I love the wombats and I get the whole trippy part but it stresses me tf out that the words don’t match his mouth always (if they do, let me know bc then I need to go to bed bc I’ve been studying too much 😂)

    Ingrid Alonso

    Claire Alexis Cook i think sometimes they match

    dxnw

    they are out of sync sometimes but i think it's hard to stay matched the whole time when you're trying not to sink lol

  63. JessiTaylor1002

    My favorite band since age 11. Thank you for continuing to be musical gods 8 years later

  64. Ty C

    I love it! I haven't been listening to the wombats for about 6 months now so I have a bit to catch up on. The newer music to me sounds a bit different but artists change just like the time on our clocks.

    Alastair Van Maren

    What I love about the Wombats (other than the phenomenal music) is how, yeah, their sound has changed, but it is still distinctively them, you know? Still those three goofy guys and those introspective, melancholy, beautiful songs...

    Ty C

    @Alastair Van Maren yeah their songs are great, old and new. I just hope one day I can see them live, Oh the problems of a minor. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joe Bean

    @Ty C you really must.. saw them in Denver a couple months ago and it was phenomenal.

  65. Michael

    Was this filmed in Perth?

    GameSpryte

    Michael I believe so

    Mike Owen

    Melbourne. You can see St Kilda in the background left - https://www.travelvictoria.com.au/images/stkilda/banner2.jpg

  66. kendras15

    majestic

  67. Josh Heath

    The Wombats are one of the few bands that haven't made a bad song

    Louis Hardiman

    Beesting?

    I'm Complex Offical

    I'm guessing you didn't listen to this song then.

    Elli Trois

    Ok, but you at least heard 'years & years'?

    David Condis

    Sorry to Disagree, but there are plenty of bands that do not have bad songs. Tame Impala (band, hehe), Junip, and many others, mostly depends on what you like.

    Carlos Zoubakin

    @Louis Hardiman agreed not a big fan of beesting

  68. Farra

    This is so me. On the outside I look normal but on the inside splashes of colours and whales everywhere.


    Welp, I'm late for class I guess.

    James Asmundr

    You'll grow out of that edge, don't worry.

  69. Antonis Tsikelas

    The synths r magical

  70. ma jo

    I'm actually early

  71. Quilt Man

    Where was this filmed?!?

  72. Jumullyett

    Europe destroying UK 🇬🇧 na we fucked over ourselves thank you

  73. Sean O'Neill

    thankyou wombats, very psychedelic!

  74. Jimmy Bonilla

    I’m really digging this but somehow makes me miss the *old* Wombats more

    Anton Melnyk

    I dunno I met Wombats recently with their last album and it's very cool. I listened previous ones and 'new' Wombats are much better for my opinion.

    N T

    Feels :(

    Dan Pratt

    How old we talking? We talking 'Caravan in Wales' old? 'You make me feel like Brad Pitt' old?

  75. jesse Waldron

    NICE ONE MATES

  76. Liam Blundell

    good as always

  77. Cahli Blakers

    wombats music video or acid trip??

    Saskia McKenna

    c b is there a difference

  78. Ri Ri

    Eeee yey!

  79. Ellis Portier

    Now I want to swim.. too bad its December

  80. lpslove19

    J U S T A M A Z I N G

  81. Jess

    Hey now that was pretty cool

  82. Beth Lovett

    I LOVE YOU
    <3

  83. Harry James Sinclair

    Love the Brexit statement at 1:55

    James Lansbury

    I think the whole song is written about Brexit, a relationship falling apart, 'praying for a soft exit' and Westminster 'trying to sell the ocean to the sea'

    underneonloneliness2

    He’s obviously a lefty then

    Nidorino Alliance

    I’d rather be a lefty than be delusional about the financial benefit the EU legitimately brought the UK.

    underneonloneliness2

    @Nidorino Alliance left wing and the word delusional perfectly go together. The EU is all about control. We must be in control of our own country and its own borders.

    Nidorino Alliance

    Did you ever think that being in control of your country, isn’t always being alone with your country? If power and control is what you and the people of Britain wanted, being a part of the EU gave them that. It was far less expensive to access the foreign market with other European trade partners. It was easier for people to move between European regions. It gave the people of Britain freedom, economically and socially. Brexit isolated you, so now you technically “own your borders”. You think regulation was a bad thing, but no regulation ironically gave Britain less positive control, such as the value of the British Pound plummeting from a lack of financial incentive for countries to trade with you.

  84. Diana

    So wet.

    Redblue01

    Diana same

    yo yo

    Ocean wet

  85. Lilitu

    Oh this is a treat to the ears

  86. Dana

    Perfect. 🖤🖤

  87. Jen Matthews

    Love it!!

  88. Kay Kolesnyk

    good thing i didn't go to sleep

  89. Lexx

    Everything they put out is always amazing.

  90. sophie.

    a hefty tune

  91. Ally Rose

    This video is so weird I love it! 💗

  92. patɣ

    YAAASSS finally :)
    Please come to Spain one day 🇪🇸♥️

  93. Infinity On High-Functioning Sociopath

    Everything this band does is magical. EVERYTHING

  94. Stuart Gossler

    Thanks guys ❤