Against Me! - The Ocean
If I could have chosen, I would have been born a woman
My mother once told me she would have named me Laura
I would grow up to be strong and beautiful like her
One day I’d find an honest man to make my husband
We would have two children, build our home on the Gulf of Mexico
Our family would spend hot summer days at the beach together
The sun would kiss our skin as we played in the sand and water
We would know we loved each other without having to say it
At night we would sleep with the windows of our house left open
Letting the cool ocean air soothe the sunburned shoulders of our children
I’ve always liked this song, and this verse specifically. The way it flows and for what he was saying. Shows how true some of these lyrics really can be. 1 of 2 of my favorite songs on this album, and I don’t even really like this album all that much. I’ll stop making a deal out of this; Against Me! has always been my favorite band.
EDIT: I also like this song because there’s a part towards the end that reminds me of Bob Marley.