Shuffle Aces: Barefoot Truth – The Ocean

barefoot truth the oceanI’ve long been a fan of Barefoot Truth – found originally through the very excellent Discovr app on my phone when looking for artists similar to ALO. Over the weekend we were away at a beach house and this track randomly came forth on the iPod (a true shuffle ace!) and it really grabbed me.

Songs themed around the ocean from the Jack Johnson school of surfer/musicians aren’t unusual, but there’s something about the lyrics of this one that really grab me (see below). The band has been around since 2004 when Will Evans and Jay Driscoll teamed up as an acoustic duo on the Connecticut shores, and his developed over the years with the addition of Garrett Duffy, Andy Wrba and John Waynelovich into a really great band with fantastic musical skills. I really recommend you check out more of their music to see just how good they are!

Here are the lyrics – well worth reading!

I never thought that I would make amends with the ocean
But as we left the shores my eyes began to tear
Why had it always caused me uneliusive feelings?
Why had it always left me fear?
Truth is my thoughts that had me sinkin’ to the bottom
Driftin’ like a bottle through the sea without a sound
And when I finally washed up to your sandy shorebed
The message in the bottle had no writing to be found

Well this is my paradise
This is all I really need
And I can’t live without this feeling
Of the ocean around me, yeah

Waves crashin’ on the shore sunrise the water’s sparkling
Warm sand between my toes diggin’ in there’s so much comfort
I’m not knowin’ where it ends or if it keeps on going
An entire world beneath my body as I float, yeah

This is my paradise
This is all I really need
And I can’t live without this feeling
Of the ocean around me, yeah

This is my paradise
This is all I really need
And I can’t live without this feeling
Of the ocean around me, yeah

Every now and then
I sit and I think about this life
And I say “yeah, how could anyone want more?”
I got the notion put your body in motion
Come on now we’ll take a ride on the ocean
There’s a lot of candy in this store

Every now and then
I sit and I think about this life
And I say “yeah, how could anyone want more?”
I got the notion put your body in motion
Come on now we’ll float away on the ocean
There’s a lot of candy in this store

Every now and then
I sit and I think about this life
And I say “yeah, how could anyone want more?”
I got the notion put your body in motion
Come on now I gotta stay on the ocean
There’s a lot of candy in this store

Official Website: http://barefoottruth.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/barefoottruth

You can find all the Shuffle Ace tracks – including this one – on a Spotify playlist here.

Shuffle Aces is a series of posts that highlights a song of the week that “shuffling” has brought forth. With all the streaming services it’s not just an iPod on shuffle mode that we use to discover new stuff, but the principle remains the same: hit play and wait to see what gems come forth.

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