The Ocean Is No Better Than The Lake

My parents settled in a college town by the sea
First came oldest, than the middle one, then me
We’d go to the beach and watch the waves break
But the ocean is no better than the lake

I loved that boardwalk town, it’s my childhood
Then we grew up as we three knew we would
Where it seemed like burgers more than steak
But the ocean is no better than the lake

Cause as I lived through those years
And I worked through my fears
Of being liked, of being loved
Of all the horses and steers
I met new kids, made long lasting friends
We get together every now and then
And we remember the good times
The crazy days and nights
Over bourbon, cokes, wine coolers or beer
And it’s all so clear,
No matter where we live,
We’ve learned to give and take
And the ocean is no better than the lake
The ocean is no better than the lake

Now I head out with my boat outside of town
Whether I’m a happy camper or feeling down
I swear by the local diner’s apple pie and cake
But the ocean is no better than the lake

And as I live through these years
And I work through my remaining fears
Of being tossed, of being thrown
By the old horses and steers
I now have kids, have new friends
We get together every now and then
We make memories, have good times
The crazy days and nights
Over sweet tea, cokes, spritzers or lite beer
And it’s all so clear,
No matter where we live,
It’s all about that give and take
And the ocean is no better than the lake

That ocean I miss is no better than the lake
That ocean I miss is no better than the lake

May 13, 2022


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