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Across the Oceans released by Australian rock band New Empire in 2011 is full of lyrics which can be seen as relatable to journeys, with symbolism of an emotional journey and even an imaginative journey

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Journey's Text Analysis Across the Oceans by New Empire Across the Oceans released by Australian rock band New Empire in 2011 is full of lyrics which can be seen as relatable to journeys, with symbolism of an emotional journey and even an imaginative journey if you are to look deeper into it spread throughout. As songs take you into a world of your own, it will depend on the person when it comes to interpreting what it is about. The way I interrupt it is that the song is about a person trying to help or encourage another to get through something, perhaps a hard time in their life and to find themselves. Offering their friendship and support then asking for the same in return. ...read more.

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In the verse 'We could sail across the seven seas, take you far away from the mysteries that remind you of the loneliness in your heart' a hyperbole is used as they are not literally going to sail across the seven seas, this is just an exaggeration of the fact that they are going to escape. This is one of the main reasons people tend to go on journeys, to escape something. Not necessarily by travelling but perhaps in their minds. In the verse 'Search across the oceans for who you are, been lost for too long.' It also helps display one of the factors which can make people decide to take these emotional journeys, this being the fact that they may have encounter something which has changed them and they need to re discover themselves. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the verse 'So I'll bury my treasure and bury it deep. With all of my footprints I've hidden the keys. You can find them at the bottom of this sea' Once again the composer of this song has used a metaphor which is relatable to journeys. This being the fact that the person is holding on to whatever they have learnt over the period of the journey, shown especially with the use of 'with all of my footprints' and 'I'll bury my treasure'. Lastly in the ending verse of the song 'In coming home we find we have all we need' it demonstrates what in my opinion is one of the best factors you can encounter on a journey, this being the fact that it can make you appreciate what you already have a lot more. ...read more.

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