Being As An Ocean - Even The Dead Have Their Tasks Lyrics




We pack up our gear
And we're gone again
Driven by passion, outward
Away from family and friends
But what they can't see
Is that every day I'm drowning in a sea
Of faces that I miss so desperately
With each flashing countenance
A torrent of emotion, joy, and memories
The people I've grown to love so deeply
Throughout the years
I've chosen a big family
And the weight of their absence
Has brought me more than once to tears
I wake from sleep violently
Only to witness those lives and faces
Disappear slowly behind me
(I'm drowning)
Again I'm pulled back into deep waters
Washed further away from my sisters and brothers
Am I truly living a dream
When the only time I spend with you is in my sleep?

How am I to stay the course, to remain bold
When all those my heart longs for
Remain firmly anchored at home
Am I truly living a dream
When the only time I spend with you is in my sleep?

With every "it's-been-awhile" embrace
I wish it could last an eternity
Silently praying for the courage to say
"Oh G-d, how I've missed you!
I've seen you in my sleep!
We were laughing, crying, joking
You know, the way it used to be
Back when we younger and all that much more free
I just hope you see that nothing's changed between you and me
No matter the time we've spent apart
I know it's not always easy to show it
But please believe that I carried you in my heart
That you were with me through every mile
I could have sworn I saw your phantom standing in the aisle!"

It seems you already know what I'm thinking
And that, even after all this time
Some things still do go without saying

We savored the taste of our sweet youth
And now, with calloused hands, gather the remaining fruit
To go any farther, we must endure further pains
Skinned, mashed, and finally strained
Fermenting in the time spent away
Only to return with a fine vintage
To cheers to the health of those who stayed





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Being As An Ocean Even The Dead Have Their Tasks Comments
  1. Estefan Gavino

    hi 2019 people

  2. Maksim Tarasenko

    I miss this BAAO soooo much, came here after new album((((

  3. Greg M

    No matter the time we spend apart, I know it’s not always easy to show it, but please believe that I carry you in my heart 😔

    Always reminds me of my daughter

  4. Eight December

    I have seen you in my sleep
    We were laughing, crying, joking
    The way it used to be

  5. Greg M

    No matter the time we spent apart, I know it’s not always easy to show it, but please believe that I carried you in my heart 😔

  6. Victor Murilo Silva

    To go any farther, we must endure further pains

  7. InfinityReptar

    Anyone else think the guitarist sounds like Patrick stump?

  8. timetowaste

    Randy marsh aka Lorde

  9. Greyson S

    My wife made me love this band thank you honey 🖤🌹♥️

    InfinityReptar

    timetowaste lol

  10. Rachel Van Sciver

    I moved 1400 miles away from my hometown not even a month away after I graduated high school. This song really enraptures the emotional process I went thru. To my mother, father, sisters, and brother, I miss you and I carry you with me through every mile. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you. Much love to BAAO for this beautiful song and to all. 🤙🏻

  11. Chris Ayako

    polu jammato bro

  12. Randy Rache

    I admit you guys know how to make music!

  13. Color Me Leighzy

    What a solid song

  14. DeathBlossom -.-

    To you my friend Jeremy. <3

  15. Michael Purser

    I love the intro and chorus

  16. BassAutomotive

    Does the intro remind anybody of Too Close To Touch at all?

  17. Kam

    At the end of the song, I thought my computer was crashing. lmao
    By the way, love this. <3

  18. Fede Marascio

    i love sinep

  19. K Briney

    favorite song by baao, probably fav of all time

  20. craccman

    I love it how it goes from song that you would hear at aeropostale then it shifts to song you would hear at Hot Topic

  21. Achillès

    the only time I spend with you is in my sleep.

  22. Rafael San Andres

    Impericon brought me here

  23. Blank Hotline

    THE SONG

  24. StAr Fish

    right in the feels

  25. Nocturn 94

    You know if you keep the arrow at 125 press play at 247 and the chourus should repeat in time haha your welcome!

  26. AustinOConnellVideos

    cool song but such a waste of a solid chorus. they should have at least thrown it in at the end too or something imo

    Michael Cano

    Hell yea

    Andres Lopera

    Could be, but not every song has to be:
    Verse 1, Chorus, Verse 2,Chorus,Verse 3 or something similar.
    But yeah, the chorus is wonderful.

    雪Yuki

    Totally agree with you

    Aaron Jacobson

    😂 this original music. The days of vs1, chorus, vs2 chorus are slowly dying. It’s a terrible way to write.
    Our great authors and composers of classical music never wrote this way either. They wrote in movements. Screw mainstream

    Nick P

    Seriously

  27. Vargas Kevin

    Such a song that only brings me the sweetest of memories.

  28. Jordann Iyall

    dang Chelsea grin interview brought me here #fuckyeahh

  29. Scarleth Dreew

    soy la única que habla español :'v like si viste mi comentario aunque lo dudo hahaha

    Manuel Gomez

    Si eres la unica, nadie mas habla español

    Scarleth Dreew

    +Peculiar Entertainment Haha si Losse y es aun mas kuul encontrar ah alguien que escucha esa canción xd

    carlos forero

    Jaja muy chida esta rola

  30. Hei Xian

    Love From SIngapore

  31. Mirza Syahmi

    This was the first song I heard from them. I'm a huge music fan so I listen to A LOT of music. Ranging from everything from Rap, Metal, EDM, Pop, Punk and everything in between. But this song. Damn. It just hits me really hard. I've never ever cried so much listening to any song before. It just connects so well to being so far from home and missing all your family and friends. The lyrics work so well with the tone of the music. The way these guys balance between screaming, clean vocals and the talking vocals are perfect. And to back that up, the melodic guitars and perfectly timed beats of the drums. It truly gives you a mix of awe, calm and longing. Nicely done. Thank you for this!

  32. Karn McCloud

    <3 Baao such good lyrics brings manly tears to my eyes all the time

  33. Dave Metz

    This clean vocalist is really going to waste in this band.

    secondheartbeat2

    This band is god tier so what are you on about?

    chriscmxiii

    Bro, how? It's beautiful :)

    AriGaberman

    He's saying he isn't used enough

  34. GamingImmensity

    2:51 adrian!?

  35. firchris

    The amount of emotion put in every scream... I love this band, they share a unique sound and have so much meaning. You guys are really talented, keep doing what you guys do best! (:

  36. Danish Mikhail

    does anyone know of any songs that is similar to the part at 1:25?

    winter

    +Danish Mikhail I know right, I wish the entire song was like that. I'm not a fan of spoken word, so it saddens me that the beginning and the chorus are so beautiful, because the spoken word parts just kills it for me.

    Juan Carlos Velasco

    Lisent to Emarosa.

    Danish Mikhail

    they're really great but it just doesn't hit the spot

  37. Depths of Exile

    First discovered BAAO off of a video by Impericon interviewing Of Mice & Men and had this song playing in the background cx love this song ;-; 💕

    whatapitte

    haha same here

    Fernanda Cardona

    same🙌

  38. Brandon De La Torre

    bars🔥🙌👌

  39. Misfits Joe

    this band <3

  40. Nate Searcy

    Is that every day I'm drowning in a sea
    Of faces that I miss so desperately
    With each flashing countenance
    A torrent of emotion, joy, and memories
    The people I've grown to love so deeply 
    Throughout the years
    I've chosen a big family
    And the weight of their absence
    Has brought me more than once to tears
    I wake from sleep violently
    Only to witness those lives and faces
    Disappear slowly behind me
    (I'm drowning)
    Again I'm pulled back into deep waters
    Washed further away from my sisters and brothers
    Am I truly living a dream
    When the only time I spend with you is in my sleep?

    How am I to stay the course, to remain bold
    When all those my heart longs for
    Remain firmly anchored at home
    Am I truly living a dream
    When the only time I spend with you is in my sleep?

    Its Aodhan

    Nate Searcy its in the description...

  41. Kyemari Carrington

    They call it poetcore @Mike Garnett

  42. Cesarpls

    Sounds like

    HIM - Baby Join Me In Death

    maxwelld23

    please see yourself to a different page , your obviously in the wrong place

  43. Gag

    Love the song. I just wish that the chorus repeated in the end

    Patrick Bateman

    @Someone6070 haha i think the same :3

    Rittiron Sontimaung

    I think the way they only play it one, made it so special

    dude

    @Rittiron Sontimaung its like getting blue balls but in a musical sense

  44. Bruh

    Michael McGough should drop that guitar and this band and join The band Polyphia as their vocalist.

    maxwelld23

    please see yourself to a different page , your obviously in the wrong place

  45. adam aguilera

    The middle clean vocals are the best, in my opinion.

  46. Universal Hobo

    I SAW THEM LIVE AND DOCUMENTED IT PLEASE CHECK IT OUT c:

  47. Ferr Arzubialde

    Thanks impericon! haha this song it´s so fucking crazy ImI

    Tarunjeet Singh

    +Ferr Arzubialde Fuck u man......Impericon brought me here

    Its Aodhan

    Ferr Arzubialde sammee😂

  48. OrangeCounty92

    Kind of wish there was less talking.

    Skept

    That'd take away their originality. 

    JohnC546

    @OrangeCounty92 I think the lyrics in this song are wonderful spoken or not, though.

    shortk23

    @OrangeCounty92 Especially when that chorus is gold.

    Skept

    it was more of reference to the 2nd album because there's a lot of spoken word, but the first one is full of Joel's shouting :p 

  49. Kati Morado

    I heard this in an Of Mice & Men interview.

    Jake Chesson

    @Bethany Francia its probably just an Impericon thing because their interview with Architects has it as well

    Jordan Pedic

    @Jessica Esquibel good song ayy ;)

    Jess Collins

    @Jessica Esquibel yeah same on an impericon one

    Patrick Bateman

    @Kati Morado yeah i heard it in a 25 questiosn with.... in impericon chanel :3

    Aleksander Vedom

    +Kati Morado Neck Deep here

  50. Tifla

    начало крутое

  51. Royce Barritt

    This song and those feels though

  52. The Marching Killjoy

    Being as an Ocean are amazing live!

  53. Nico Mendez

    my cousin passed away a month ago. every time i play this song i get really depressed but at the same time it make me feel somewhat happy that my cousin isnt suffering anymore. RIP :'(

  54. Israel Jimenez Montiel

    the only time I spend with you is in my sleep 

  55. Carabinic

    Are the vocals in the beginning the rhythm guitarist?  They sound different to his other parts on the album.

    Midlife

    @Carabinic Well Joel does the screams normally. Michael is the rhythm guitarist and normally does the cleans.  But on Dear G-D Joel did all the vocals, so he does some cleans on this record too.

    Carabinic

    Yeah, I'm familiar with Joel's singing voice but this sounds different. I think it is him though.

    Midlife

    @Carabinic Yeah he is sort of barely singing. Really softly so it sounds a bit different.

    Carabinic

    Yeah :)

    Jesus

    It's Randy marsh singing here.

  56. uh_lyss_uhh M

    The feels this song gives me.. This song is so perfect <3

  57. Josh Stanton

    BAAO are really so good at filling their songs with emotion. This one gets me every time. Watching my best friends graduate yesterday was amazing but really difficult since two of them passed away. The grad class of 2014 is missing some really good people.

  58. Emilis J

    Only good song from the new album

    Eduardo Mascareño

    Seriously, bitch?

    Yung Muck

    I respectfully disagree.

    Emilis J

    @GibsonLesPaul2000

    That's ok. Dear G-d was a lot better album though, You can't deny that.

    Brandon Hough

    @Emilis J

    I can so deny that. Both albums are phenomenal. I've pretty much had this album on solid repeat for near a month. L'exquisite doleur, this track, the poets cry for more, grace teach us what we lack, etc. So many great songs. 

    The albums are different and this one shows a lot of growth and a different approach to their music. 

    It's okay to prefer one album over the other, but to act like one is a better work of art is a bit silly. Both are extremely talented. 

  59. elli

    Listening to Being As An Ocean feels like coming home, ugh, I can't wait to see them the third time in June.

  60. Gab G

    Really amazing job on this new album, this song is by far my favorite.. the intro is simply... wow.

  61. chaseharrisphoto

    intro vocals resemble the killers so much 

    Emmett Anderson

    @chinchillasaur I got a young the giant vibe from them at the begining

  62. Squizeh

    This entire album is just fucking incredible.

  63. offffffffffer

    I love the whole song but seriously.....DAT ENDING!! <333

  64. Cristofer Palencia

    I'm in love with this album

  65. xmarioventurax

    this song really deserves a video

    Patchworkdrum

    I always pictured this being a live footage/ tour montage video. Mostly, because a huge part of the song is about isolation and touring.

  66. DindaluLP

    Really wish they were going to Warped Tour this year.

    Stephen Kay

    They are..?

    DindaluLP

    @Stephen Kay my comment was posted a year ago. They were not going to Warped last year.


    ...?

    Stephen Kay

    @DindaluLP​ My bad

    K Briney

    Rip warped tour

  67. Jonathan May

    So much raw emotion, it's perfect.

  68. TheBradReaper

    this album is really just blowing me away. It has exceeded all expectations i had, i really love this so so so much

  69. Paige P

    Absolutly perfect . Keep up the amazing work. You can tell when a band loves what their doing! ♡♡♡♥

  70. Dead Inside

    These guys know how to put emotion into their lyrics, Joel and Michael in their vocals and the rest of the band doing what they do best, playing their instruments with passion. Man, this band has something that's missing in the music nowadays. I love the whole album, but specially I love how powerful the lyrics and melodies are in this one.

    sam garcia

    are they religious?

    TheWhiteWalters ggm8

    +sam garcia Yes they are, but the band is not if that makes sense. They stated in an interview that they wanted to convey their feelings and morals etc. and not the bible, they are not spreading christianity in that sense. Their morals are christian tho so you decide for yourself how to interpret this. In short; the members (at least some) are religious, but the band is not i guess

    sam garcia

    +TheWhiteWalters ggm8 thank you for explaining good person :)

    TheWhiteWalters ggm8

    @sam garcia no probs, sorry if it was confusing

    sam garcia

    @TheWhiteWalters ggm8 nah I got It lol

  71. khebazzz

    the poets cry for more best song!

    emerychandler

    I dont know, this song hits the feels really good

    Phil Hinteregger

    the poets cry for more and even the dead have their tasks are the best!!
    same opinion dude they hit so damn hard and a pure of sickness