By the Ocean

from by Oakes & Smith



I was young, waiting for the sun
In the morning, by the ocean
I would dream, writing poetry
In the early dawn by the sea

Half asleep, a promise to keep
Diving down as deep as the sea
I met myself searching for seashells
The water swelled, then crashed and fell

I would open up down by the ocean
I would wake up from sleep by the sea
As the light-up-the-sky by the rising sun
Would stir up the heart inside me
It stirred up the heart inside me

Sand in hand, drifting on dry land
Washed by waves as I tried to stand
I was filled to the full by the cry of gulls
I was pulled inside the tide's lull

I would open up ...


from The School Session, released August 8, 2011
Written by Robert Oakes

Robert Oakes: vocals and acoustic guitar
Katherine Smith: vocals
Zack Cross: piano
Justin Hillman: acoustic guitar



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Oakes & Smith Tyringham, Massachusetts

Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith both hail from musical families and began playing and singing at an early age. They met in 2007 and immediately set to work collaborating on art and music projects. They formed this singing and songwriting duo in early 2010 and started performing in venues throughout the Northeastern US. Currently, they are at work on their debut full-length album. ... more

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