Being As An Ocean - The Poets Cry For More Lyrics




We are all homeless in one way or another
Whether we've lost ourselves to lust
Inflamed passions for things desired; forgotten the other
Wandering aimlessly, in love with something
that will only collect dust
Or perhaps we've been led into the wilderness
by some radiant lover, just to be left out in the cold
A distant memory, and the warmth of home
What are we then to do?
'Cause in the heat of bliss, we swore we would never love another
There was truth and dignity in that oath
Can there be any hope for their retention, in its breaking?
That even while being disavowed, we recognize humanity
We have all made mistakes,
And God, I've made mistakes
But my mistakes haven't made me

Oh fallen acorn, lost and alone
Can you still be kissed by fire, give up your seed
And spring up into a towering, mighty oak?

We've been led into the wilderness
by some radiant lover, just to be left in the cold
A distant memory, the warmth of home
'Cause in the heat of bliss, we swore we would never love another
We've all made mistakes, every last one of us
And just because we've told a lie, can we not still grow to be honest?

Oh fallen acorn, lost and alone
Can you still be kissed by fire, give up your seed
And spring up into a towering, mighty oak?

Thrown off kilter
None of us would have thought
We'd be who we are now
When we were still little
Eyes wide to possibility
Who could have known
That we'd witness such depravity





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  1. RockHardStoner 1

    Everything about the song's great...except the chorus, I think it ruins the song

  2. Геральт из Ривии

    VA Warped tour 2015)

  3. Magister Ki

    2019 visit. Strong lyrucs

  4. B o n s a i ;

    me encanta me encanta me encanta
    ૮(꒦ິཅ꒦ິ)ა

  5. Professor Fizz

    Hi I forgot this stuff existed until I found my old band tees. 🖤

  6. Caleb Hicks

    i've made mistakes but my mistakes haven't made me.............there's a reason i got this as my first tattoo

  7. Alberto Rosado

    who's watching this is 2018?

  8. Shelbie Rae

    Send noods

  9. Sayfian Ricardo

    "The Poets Cry For More"






    We are all homeless in one way or another

    Whether we've lost ourselves to lust

    Inflamed passions for things desired; forgotten the other

    Wandering aimlessly, in love with something

    that will only collect dust

    Or perhaps we've been led into the wilderness

    by some radiant lover, just to be left out in the cold

    A distant memory, and the warmth of home

    What are we then to do?

    'Cause in the heat of bliss, we swore we would never love another

    There was truth and dignity in that oath

    Can there be any hope for their retention, in its breaking?

    That even while being disavowed, we recognize humanity

    We have all made mistakes,

    And G-d, I've made mistakes

    But my mistakes haven't made me



    Oh fallen acorn, lost and alone

    Can you still be kissed by fire, give up your seed

    And spring up into a towering, mighty oak?



    We've been led into the wilderness

    by some radiant lover, just to be left in the cold

    A distant memory, the warmth of home

    'Cause in the heat of bliss, we swore we would never love another

    We've all made mistakes, every last one of us

    And just because we've told a lie, can we not still grow to be honest?



    Oh fallen acorn, lost and alone

    Can you still be kissed by fire, give up your seed

    And spring up into a towering, mighty oak?



    Thrown off kilter

    None of us would have thought

    We'd be who we are now

    When we were still little

    Eyes wide to possibility

    Who could have known

    That we'd witness such depravity

  10. Connor Beck

    I always scream the chorus the first time it hits

  11. Matt Street

    I wish this song was more than 3:29! UK listening whilst studying Psychology :) Peace to all

    Mark Pitcher

    How can you concentrate on anything else while listening to BAAO? lol props to you man, I have a hard time remembering to breathe when I get into their songs.

  12. Marjikat

    I try to like as many positive comments as possible. Consider it a gesture of compassion- someone cares.

  13. Fenny Fey

    💀💀💀❤❤

  14. Blank Hotline

    ❤❤❤❤

  15. Dayfornothing HC

    fuckin awesome guys

  16. Kevin Reece

    the chorus is amazing... but what is the kissed by fire reference?

    Mind. Art. Creativity.

    The narrator is wondering if he can still grow up into something big, what he was meant to be, despite his past mistakes. Kissed by fire may be a reference to the sunlight shining on the acorn to make it grow, the light of God shining on the narrator to give him strength. That's my understanding :)

    Kevin Reece

    +davecoreproductions after doing some digging the kissed by fire reference mean to be lucky. so i came to it being lost and alone but no matter how bad things may be they can turn out great.

    Joshua Goodsell

    Some types of trees release pods that when engulfed in a forest fire, release their seeds. The ashes after a fire are fertile grounds for those seeds. In this way, the tree comes back from destruction. Powerful stuff.

  17. jamie cowler

    2:30 - wet fart

  18. Wannabighug

    " Being As An Ocean " adamdır ..

    Onur Ege Tunç

    Being As A Ocean adam mıdır ?

    Wannabighug

    Aksini iddia eden adam mıdır?

  19. imnot. thesun

    Fucking onions, stay away from me

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  21. W.A.S

    Wow, had no idea these guys had less intense songs, but this surprised me! Amazing tune!

  22. HellbxyMedia

    God ive made mistakes. But my mistakes haven't made me.

    GetScaredGaming - Henry Wylie

    used that quote in an english essay :D

  23. Kris Green

    beginning totally reminded me of Listener. I swore I thought it was Dan.

  24. jdmkitten

    The poem is great but please stop omg

  25. Misfits Joe

    this band is pure love!

  26. supernaturaltrash

    This is so fucking beautiful

  27. divine luv

    song brings back so many memories, i could sing every lyric of this song at the top of my fucking lungs every hour of every day

  28. Mind.Body.Soul Music

    Can someone explain why they write God as "G-d" to me? I don't know a whole lot about these guys other than what I saw them play at warp tour this year. Also what Joel's talking about in this piece.

    Ted Mosby

    +Mind.Body.Soul Music It derives from the name of their first album i believe, the album is titled "Dear G-d".

    Mtab tablit

    Mentioning God in today's society it like a bad word to people nowadays.

  29. Mark J. Hannah

    Love this song... this band writes so perfectly. The lyricism is so meticulous in how they explain their love for Christ and their love for what God teaches. Isaiah 61: 1-3. People of God, we are oaks of righteousness! "Oh fallen acorn"

    Alma Christiaansen

    If you like Being As An Ocean the you should listen to Hotel Books they are amazing!!

    Annyssa Lynn

    +Alma Christiaansen yesss!

  30. Ima Bjorkman

    Awesome lyrics, amazing music

  31. DillyDilly

    "In the heat of bliss we swore we would never love another. there was truth and dignity in that oath"

  32. Marco Tilburg

    eargasm...

  33. Mariah Watson

    My best friend has been going back and forth between deciding to hang himself tonight and there's fucking nothing I can do about it because he's hundreds of miles away.... All I can do is talk to him as best and least obtrusively as I can.
    I'm so scared.
    He told me to listen to this song. So I did....
    and then,
    I told him it's not too late to spring up into a towering, mighty oak.
    I hope it's not too late.

    Row Mohamed

    Brad West because you're so salty, kinda sucks too see. Laters

    Elgin Coates

    the friend doesnt even exist so there is nothing to argue about.

    Elgin Coates

    and even if they that comment is from a year ago so they prolly already killed themselves.

    Brad West

    Lmfao bet.

    Delta Blood

    How's he *hangin* in there? Lmao fuck you

  34. Dreadhead

    Dear Towering Mighty Oak,
    I've fallen too far. Found myself of hard, unwelcoming soil. I've been stepped on by heavy uncaring feet. Not even the sweet kiss of fire can redeem me from the refuse I've become. Don't forget me.
    Sincerely,
    The Fallen Acorn

    August Muller V

    +scrumhalf9rugby amen brother. been there. You are not fallen to far. You just need to come back.

  35. TronDerezzed08

    Any perspectives on the meaning of this awesome song? Got this one on repeat and I'm still not tired of it!

  36. Lara Black

    At 0:03 and already having chills damn i love baao

  37. Tyler Vespa

    The first minute of this song is amazing.  The lyrics are so well put together.

  38. musicloverx

    I love these lyrics so much this band is amazing

  39. ngc2005

    We are all homeless in one way or another......great lyrics of this band!

    yup

    ngc2005 do you know the fucking definition of homeless?

  40. StephenRants

    Clean vocals sound like Jonny Craig.

  41. Samuel Fewbits

    2:32
    Can we discuss about that fkng and amazing scream? My god.

    Mark Pitcher

    Immediate ejaculation.

  42. Paul Climaco

    He sounds like Markplier lol

    II-Farquaad-II

    Hahaha!

  43. Aimless Wander

    I don't like the clean vocalist. I liked Joel's cleans better.

    smac

    the new guy not joel

    Topher Hail

    @Mac Cavanah He isn't new. He's new to doing cleans for BAAO but I think he's always been the guitarist and just recently did cleans on this record. 
    He does a pretty decent job on Lexquisite Douleur. 

    Lukáš Himer

    @Chris Hailey
    He IS new, they used to have a different one. This guy (Michael McGough) used to be in The Elijah and he joined BAAO and recorded How We Both Wondrously Perish with them. The guitars even sound a lot different than they did on Dear G-d.

    Topher Hail

    I didn't know that I knew he looked familiar and the way the guitars sound differently in this album is they had someone come in and help them make it even more you know amazing. 

    maxwelld23

    +Topher Hailey no he was new for this record , he joined for this record but he was the singer guitar player for a amazing bad called the Elijah check them out if you have never heard of them.

  44. Taylor Nicole

    those fucking cleans holy shit they're perfect

  45. Major Arlene

    you guys do not disappoint. this is so perfect.

  46. Gio Armani Melanio

    Probably my favourite song from the album.

  47. Grace Gibson

    i'd love to hear Twenty One Pilots do a cover of this

    Marc-Christopher Willuhn

    Grace Gibson top are good, but they can't cover this song, it's so good with two voices^^

  48. PeacekeepersNC

    I swear the influence of listener bleeds from this song.

  49. Tom Jackson

    Wish the cleans weren't as whiney. Makes an already perfect sound into awesome, with some fallout boy.

    Mark Pitcher

    Agreed.

  50. ILrep94

    I still don't know about the cleans; its not that they don't necessarily fit well with the song(s) but it just sounds too "generic" for a band that always seems to be breaking conventions and doing entirely unique things with their music. That being said, I'm definitely buying the album--the lyrical beauty and incredible instrumentals just make that a given. I hope the new vocals grow on me, though, and I think they will. 

  51. Zephyr Gaming

    “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” I thought it was really fitting for a name that we wanted to be unique and carry weight and significance."

  52. Zephyr Gaming

    the Guitar they put in this omg I jizz Jk

  53. Josh Osiris

    Am I the only one that thinks this kinda sounds like Alexisonfire?

    vv9341

    I definitely see Alexisonfire now that you mention it.

  54. bocanegr erik

    Fucking loving it, my fav band by far.

  55. Mary Gomez

    This song, holy shit. Perfect man.

  56. Michael Bowman

    Why do you block the "o" out of God?

  57. alvarooLC

    This really needs a music video !!

  58. Jessica Harvey

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh . <3

  59. Jarrod Woomer

    This is entirely compelling.

  60. samantha ann

    I get the goosebumps every time I hear this. Seriously amazingly beautiful.

  61. Esttevan Ecológico

    Love it :( 

  62. msLoli6853

    I see they've added a more raw and mellow sound to their new album, I approve this

  63. Azuetallica

    WOW! Brilliant song... love how it ALL unfolds.

  64. Cam Jones

    Not as raw as dear g-d seemed to of lost what I liked so much about them on their previous effort on this new ablumn . More of generic sound

  65. William Robinson

    Don't rage on me. But am I the only one who thought Jeremy McKinnon was singing there for a second when the cleans first picked up?

    Sara Ann

    Oh my god no I totally did for like .02 seconds

    Alec Bowles

    Yo. He did for a good 4-5seconds.

    Brad Edwards

    What is wrong with you people? lol

    Joshua Foster

    I think it sounds like the singer from just surrender's first album

    Colin Breslin

    no no he didn't

  66. Emily Jenkins

    Fucking bloody perfect man.

  67. Jacob Beitel

    hey i made an instrumental cover of this and i'd love if you took a few minutes to check it out :) https://soundcloud.com/jacob-beitel/the-poets-cry-for-more-being-as-an-ocean-cover

    Jena Freeman

    Awesome job! :D

    A M

    Great job ! Did you play all the instruments ?

    Jacob Beitel

    yeah i did :)

    A M

    @Jacob Beitel That's impressive :) I play drums but only dabble with the guitar, I aspire to having this kind of skills one day :)

    Jacob Beitel

    @Arnaud M cool dude! i play it all haha. you should check out some of my original songs on my soundcloud!

  68. xByFrozT

    Fucking love it.

  69. Zachary Magee

    Favorite song off of the album. Really impressed with the whole album and the growth of the band. Lots of respect!

    smac

    deaths black wing scrapes the air is also brilliant

  70. Josh Wauer

    fave song off the new album

  71. offffffffffer

    I'm gonna listen the shit out of this album. I love it.

  72. rohmazement

    First lyric of the chorus: "Whoa swallowed an acorn"

    rohmazement

    It was a joke :P a lame one but a joke none the less.

  73. Oscar Mazariegos

    P E R F E C T !

  74. Szymon Soltys

    "But my mistakes haven't made me" brought me to tears. This band is amazing and their message is beautiful.

  75. bobos245

    My god this is fantastic.

  76. Jordo

    Getting a Listener vibe here. I don't mind.

    Matt G

    Yeah, they said in an interview Listener was a big influence to them ;)

    Dizzamn

    Exactly what I thought when I first heard it!

    Noah Brierley

    To my ears in sounds less of a listener vibe and more like he just completely ripped off listener's style and that kind of weird groove that Dan always speaks in. It sounded like he was literally just trying to sound exactly like him. 

    Alec Bowles

    They should just tour together. then we shall see.

  77. s v

    my feels, dear god

  78. Sebastian Babicz

    those cleans! fucking amazing!!!!!

    AzCannibalChris

    @Jesus Hipster Fuck you. And don't use a ":c" like an idiot.

    Jesus Hipster

    @Cristian Hernandez since when using this smiley face makes me an idiot? 

    This is not very christian of you.

    AzCannibalChris

    I'm not religious, but nice joke.

    cody connor

    @Cristian Hernandez and im not a believer

    Matt Street

    I'm here too

  79. Elma Armut

    amazing amazing goosebumps whole song

  80. lvln

    0:38 gives me goosebumps every time

  81. Zack Campbell

    This is amazing... has to be one of the best tracks on the album!

  82. SmokeGoneDead

    Fucking yes!!

  83. Ariel Ortiz

    Best off the new record.

    khebazzz

    Agree! We need a music video for this one !