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    Ocean Deep - Cliff Richard

    Could anyone tell me what the meaning of the underlined lyric is?

    I'm so afraid to show my feeling
    I have sailed a million ceilings
    Solitary room

    Thank you.

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    Re: Ocean Deep - Cliff Richard

    No idea... Does he really sing that?

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    Re: Ocean Deep - Cliff Richard

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    No idea... Does he really sing that?

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    Yeah, please go to the following link to have a look:
    LYRICS Download.com - Over 700,000 Lyrics
    In the search box enter "Ocean Deep".

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    Re: Ocean Deep - Cliff Richard

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    Could anyone tell me what the meaning of the underlined lyric is?

    I'm so afraid to show my feeling
    I have sailed a million ceilings
    Solitary room

    Thank you.
    My initial reaction, given the use of "solitary room" would be that it means the person has spent a lot of time alone in a room, probably lying on a bed staring at the ceiling. Perhaps the word "sailed" is used because it fits with the title of the song.

    Song lyrics don't always make sense, though. It's important to remember that!

    Just a note - I was amused by the fact that someone with a username based on the name of a heavy metal band (Deep Purple) is quoting Cliff Richard lyrics! The two artists would not normally be enjoyed by the same people!!

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    Re: Ocean Deep - Cliff Richard

    I think the song was written by Carol Banawa - young enough to be Cliff's grand-daughter. It's listed on her first album, written when she was in her teens. Imagine her in her bedroom, staring up at the ceiling and trying to think of a rhyme for 'feelings'*. It's really not worth worrying about what it means (These singer-songwriters get lyricists a bad name.)

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    PS *I see the published lyrics use the singular. Perhaps in the Phillipines 'show my feeling' is a normal collocation. In Br Eng, we would say 'show my feelings' unless the issue affecting those feelings is made specific - 'What is your feeling on this point?' (where the plural would also be acceptable). In fact, as the rhyming word is 'ceilings', maybe this is a mistranscription.
    Last edited by BobK; 25-Apr-2010 at 10:35. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: Ocean Deep - Cliff Richard

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    My initial reaction, given the use of "solitary room" would be that it means the person has spent a lot of time alone in a room, probably lying on a bed staring at the ceiling. Perhaps the word "sailed" is used because it fits with the title of the song.

    Song lyrics don't always make sense, though. It's important to remember that!

    Just a note - I was amused by the fact that someone with a username based on the name of a heavy metal band (Deep Purple) is quoting Cliff Richard lyrics! The two artists would not normally be enjoyed by the same people!!
    Thank you emsr2d2. In fact I'm not a fan of heavy metal music. Taking the name of "deepurple" is just for fun and easy to remember.

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