How Deep is the Ocean Blue (feat. Roshini Nair)

by Lee Rosevere

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The morning rises quietly Shaking off the night The ocean crashes violently, Aching for a fight. There’s something stirring in the deep Voices drowned in fog Grayness hanging like weary sheets Pressing cold and soft bridge: Calmly, ever slowly It pulls him out to sea A promise and destiny Gives him bleak release chorus: How deep is the ocean blue When it calls its call to you And How deep is the ocean blue Tell me / How blue The earth has guilt and the earth has care, Life demands, depletes Peaceful sleep is ever there, In a blue that lies beneath. He can sense his spirit ebb Like a feather taking flight His body acts out of step Reaching for the light bridge: Calmly, ever slowly It pulls him out to sea A promise and destiny Gives him bleak release How deep is the ocean blue When it calls its call to you And How deep is the ocean blue Tell me / How blue inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
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The morning rises quietly Shaking off the night The ocean crashes violently, Aching for a fight. There’s something stirring in the deep Voices drowned in fog Grayness hanging like weary sheets Pressing cold and soft bridge: Calmly, ever slowly It pulls him out to sea A promise and destiny Gives him bleak release chorus: How deep is the ocean blue When it calls its call to you And How deep is the ocean blue Tell me / How blue The earth has guilt and the earth has care, Life demands, depletes Peaceful sleep is ever there, In a blue that lies beneath. He can sense his spirit ebb Like a feather taking flight His body acts out of step Reaching for the light bridge: Calmly, ever slowly It pulls him out to sea A promise and destiny Gives him bleak release How deep is the ocean blue When it calls its call to you And How deep is the ocean blue Tell me / How blue inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

about

This project started initially as a twitter joke, as Roshini posted a text-message typo as 'simulated shark' to 'stimulated'. I replied 'Stimulated Shark' is our new band name.

Being somewhat serious, I mentioned it would be fun to actually make a band called this, and Roshini mentioned she could sing. So we agreed to try writing a song.

I wrote the music and sent it to her... and many months later, she finished the lyrics inspired by a Nathaniel Hawthorne poem and recorded the vocals in her closet.

We were so pleased with the results, we decided to just credit it to ourselves, but the spirit of the stimulated shark lives on.

ps. Roshini is pronounced ROW-shnee/ nire [like fire]

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released March 9, 2018

written and produced by Roshini Nair and Lee Rosevere

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