Ocean Spray (4:12)

Cover of Know Your Enemy

From Know Your Enemy and 14 other releases

The song “Ocean Spray” was written by James about his mother’s battle with cancer (she died in 1999.

The song is inspired by the cranberry juice drink that James would take into his mother Sue whilst she was in hospital undergoing treatment for cancer, eventually dying from the disease.


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  • lukasz_pulawski

    One of their best!

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • johannez1

    Found some Ocean Spray in our refrigerator, immediately thought of this song and had to listen to it, love this one.

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • AndrewBrannan

    Give me coffee and tv!!

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • davidgeorgea

    Thank you Marjo ..I had to listen to it on We7 and i did enjoyed it (*_*)

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Eoghan_88

    Beautiful song.

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • candylithium

    This is a brilliant little song :)

    8 May 2011 Reply
  • Vibrant-Impulse

    what is the dialog at the end? It's really faint so i can't quite tell

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ashenalar

    Hidden gem, indeed. So sad and touching.

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • sercanb89

    Şarkı solistin ilik kanseri annesi için hastane odasında solist tarafından yazılmıştır. Bu şarkı yayıldıktan bir kaç gün sonra anne ilik kanserinden ölmüştür. Şarkının sözlerinden de anlaşılacağı gibi ocean spray solistin annesinin en sevdiği içkidir. 'Lütfen uyanık kal. Ve böylece biraz daha ocean spray içebiliriz.

    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Amazing song, very touching, one of my favourites from them.

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • aarghapanda

    There's something I really love about this

    1 Nov 2010 Reply
  • susiqe

    yeah, that noisy bit is a great contrast to the warmer rest of the song. and trumpet solos are always great.

    8 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Boone92

    I love the darker sound after the chorus, that 10 or so seconds of pure noise is great

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • danvamanu

    Makes me sad. [3]

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • mokrus87


    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • RMG1

    Wonderful song. It' such a touching, heartfelt tune, given what it is about. Makes me think of my passed-away dad.

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • adamzZz

    If you dig deeper into the meaning of this song, it instantly gets even more brilliant

    30 Jul 2010 Reply
  • scamamaro


    21 May 2010 Reply
  • Pecisk

    This song is true hidden gem. While you don't give it a chance, it just sounds like as casual MSP, even overrated one. But when you dig into the words and get known a reason - it blows you away. They never have been that honest and open about themselves.

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • glyce

    Me encanta esta canción

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
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