What does Blue Ocean Floor mean?

Justin Timberlake: Blue Ocean Floor Meaning

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Album cover for Blue Ocean Floor album cover

Song Released: 2013

Blue Ocean Floor Lyrics

Frequencies so low
Heart on a string
A string that only plays solos
Rain made of echoes
Tidal wave rushing on and on

Under the water you scream so loud but the silence surrounds you
But I hear it loud and you fall in the deep and...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 15th 2014 !⃝

    If this song has to be about someone then I can only think of Britney. Sorry.

    I think this song is inspired by someone he loved very deeply, and lost. Justin said this is his Romeo and Juliet song - a song about star crossed lovers destined to be together. Soul mates who have a deep connection - they communicate via heartbeats and instinct. Unfortunately they cannot be together (as soul mates often do) but the song suggests that their love surpasses life. If they cannot be together in life, they will be together in death (like Romeo and Juliet). But metaphorically speaking, the Romeo and Juliet reference can simply represent tragedy. He lost the one he truly loves - she lost her spark and she feels no one hears her, but he does and he know she is suffering and it hurts him to know that. The idea of falling together to the bottom of the ocean so they can disappear in tranquility suggests that one day they will find peace with each other, even if life circumstances prevent them from being together.

    This song so screams Britney, it's painful.

    The ocean is a metaphor for a deep, deep love. Beautiful, intense, and dark at times. And that is how he loved Britney. They always said that their attraction was chemical - like something in their nature that they couldn't ignore ever since they were kids. It's irrational like Romeo and Juliet. Not saying Justin hasn't moved on and isn't happy with Jessica Biel. Just saying that the way he loved Britney must have inspired this track in some way.

    If Justin could write the Nsync song "Gone" based on Britney being away for a few hours then I wouldn't question him writing a song about not seeing Britney ever again (red eye reference) and ending it with death. That just seemed to be the way they loved each other. Tho Justin probably loved her more than she ever knew (hey no one said Britney was the sharpest tool in the shed).

    In short, everyone and their grandma knows that Britney is Justin's true soulmate. The fact that they may never be together ever again in life is the tragedy.

    Regardless, this song has got to be one of the most saddest, yet beautiful and poetic depictions of romantic love in modern times.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    May 28th 2014 !⃝

    This song says Justin is a dummy. His pride is too huge and his ego even bigger. If he listened to his heart, not his image he'll be better off. He makes heartbreaking songs yet he does nothing about it. We all know Britney broke that soft heart of his, but they were young lovebirds.Look back at the photos their eyes say it all. I still have hope for them lol they just need to get locked up in a room again and sparks will fly like if they were still the 2 lovebirds who fell off the nest. Sorry to Jessica, but everyone knows their story dont be blind listen to his songs!

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2023 !⃝

    Guys… Britney has played this song on her IG, and danced to this song several times the past few years. She knows. This song is 100% about her, and she appreciates it too.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2017 !⃝

    This song is all metaphors but is still pretty telling. As many have mentioned, I think we have a pretty solid idea on who inspired Justin to write this song. It's basically about a girl who is lost, she feels like no one hears her, she feels alone in this world. Justin is saying how all the girl has to do is send her heartbeat and he'll drop everything in his life and reach out to her and they'll fade away to the blue ocean floor where all her troubles will go away and the two can be together in peace. Even though they haven't been together or seen each other in years, Justin still has a love for her and know she's hurting. This is about a love that is so strong you'd do anything for that person.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 20th 2017 !⃝

    As a huge Justin Timberlake fan as well as a fan of all superheroes. All I can imagine is this is written about Lois Lane from Superman's point of view!

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2014 !⃝

    I think it's a message to someone he knows needs him to save her. He's letting her know he hears and senses her and is coming for her. She wasn't as alone as she thought she was.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2014 !⃝

    I think this song is basically telling about a love between two being so strong that nothing can keep them apart. The red eyes are from being underwater too long and he can't even see her anymore and and he can't hear her anymore from being under there so long ,despite her screaming that is being muffled by the water. But when he says " just send your heartbeat and I'll go to that blue ocean floor" I think that he means that all he has to do is know is that her heart is still beating he won't give up on saving her. Pretty much this song is saying that it doesn't matter what any two people who are in love go through or what ever suffering they or their relationship is going through,as long as their hearts are still beating they will always love each other.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 29th 2013 !⃝

    It's about a relationship that ended tragically. The guys still loves the girl but can't seem to find any way of communicating with her personally. So he just watch her from afar or ask news from their mutual friends 'bout her. He knows everything about her since they broke up thus the thing that the girl tries to get up from a somewhat rocky situation. She's calling out for help but no one seems to care or hear but the guy hears it yet silently just watch from a far broken-heartedly. On the chorus, it says that when the time comes that the guy won't hear anything from her anymore, the girl could just simply send him a heartbeat/signal and he'll go through distances, anywhere even in places he can't possibly reach just to be with her...

    I think it's about Britney...

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2013 !⃝

    I think its about someone he loved that drowned doing somethin they loved Havin to do with water.. his eyes are red from crying frequencies are low because u hear the breathing machine in the background so im guessin from the monitor and the melody is backwards for the sake of rewinding time, heart on a string that only plays solos because maybe death takes one at a time (idk) tidal wave rushin on and on takin the life of the person and all he has left is the water from which took the life of the person. He cant see them anymore (thats why he has red eyes) and he he listens to "white noise" (like the movie) and if he cant hear the dead thru it he feels like he can meet them in a place they loved on the blue ocean floor there where they can be in peace...

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2013 !⃝

    I believe it's about someone he communicates with, feels senses knows in his heart and dreams can hear him too. He senses when she is down though a million miles apart when no one else can. The red eyes is from the wine that he drinks when feeling her pain. He's telling her that he hears her. Feels her and is there for her though they don't talk face to face.

  11. maria.s.james.7
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    Jun 22nd 2013 !⃝

    As I was listening to the song and I started to observe the lyrics of this song I believe the meaning to this song is based on reincarnation of JT’s previous life of how him and his lover’s life ended up so tragically where they both drowned and ended up in the bottom of the deep blue ocean sea. I feel that it is a love story between two young people who were lovers of the opposite sex and among those two lovers that Justin soul was in one of those lovers in his previous life. I believe that in his previous life him and his lover a young lady I believe, the last time they was together before they died they was on boat or some sort of cruise ship like the titanic or it's sister ship called HMHS Britannic. In this story the two lovers was sailing away on this boat as passengers to somewhere to another place where they wanted to spend the rest of lives together, as you can see the boat or the ship met into a accident and the boat or the ship turned over and the boat started sinking with people aboard on the ship. I believe that fate had it's way in the two lovers lives, they didn't see anyway out of the situation when the boat or ship overturned and they knew at that point when they saw no help for them they knew they be drowned to death in the blue ocean sea. I believe that the lady must of drowned first because she must of screamed because of the fear of the water that was rising between her and the young man who was JT who was her lover in that lifetime. Before the two lovers souls finally departed from the earth they must of comfort each other and said there last goodbyes and JT in his previous life must of told his lover that is alright to let go and no matter what happen to them both on that awful and tragic day they will never be apart from each other because they always be together through death in that lifetime under the blue ocean floor where nobody will find them no more and possibly they will meet again one day in there present life and become lovers again where they will spend the rest lives together forever as husband and wife. That's why JT explains in the song Under the water you scream so loud but the silence surrounds you But I hear it loud and you fall in the deep and I'll always find you If my red eyes don't see you anymore And I can't hear you through the white noise Just send your heartbeat I'll go to the blue ocean floor Where they find us no more On that blue ocean floor. It's pretty funny or strange should I say how JT wrote and sang a romantic song based on something so tragic about two lovers drowning in a deep blue sea and now after six or seven years ago I had similar dream relating to this same song and I tell you this is no lie. I remember when I was sleeping one day on my sofa and it was early mid-evening one summertime and I had a dream that I saw myself lying lifeless with my eyes slightly open on a deserted beach and it looked like I had drowned because they way I looked just lying in one position, not moving, unresponsive and I looked soaking wet with soaking wet clothes on and I saw one of my arms stretch out and my hand on that stretched arm I saw it joint to a young man's hand and saw that it was tied with a string of some sort like it was done deliberate so me and this guy will not to be separated from each other even when we was dying or at death’s door. As I looked to see the young man's face whose lifeless body was lying on the ground like me but his body was placed in the opposite position towards where I was lying down with one of his hand like on the same side as mine stretched out in the same position holding unto my hand with the same string wrapped round it. When I get to look at the young man’s face properly with his dead body you will never believe this as the viewers whose reading this comment, this dead guy lying with my dead body on the beach turn out to be Justin Timberlake. When I saw this, something let me wake me up out of the dream and as I remembered the dream back then when I had it, I thought it was quite strange wondering what this dream was about and wondered why me and J.T was lying lifeless on the beach in that position and we don't know each other and we never met each other at all. Anyway regardless what I thought about the dream I never took it seriously I just didn't talk about it I just brushed it off as a silly dream that come out of a sub-conscious mind. But looking back on that dream now and six and seven years later since I had the dream which I had forgotten since that time. But listening to the song on JT recent album on my blackberry, the song as suddenly digged into my subconscious mind and let me remember that same dream that I had six or seven years ago which obviously proves to me that the song was referring to that dream that I had about me and him being dead on beach with one of our hands tied together and now I realize the dream wasn't just a ordinary dream it was really reality that took place centuries ago and God allow JT subconcious mind to allow him to experience what happened to him in his previous life so it can explain the full love story in parables in his song which is called blue ocean floor which was based on a true love story between him as his lover and what happened to there fate while they were together and God then brought that same dream that I had after six or seven years later from my subconscious mind to remind me that the same the dream is connected to the same song and it is not at all a coincidence that I had that dream and seven years later JT decided to talk about it in full details in Blue Ocean Floor.

  12. anonymous
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    May 4th 2013 !⃝

    In the beginning they are slowly drifting. Moving apart from each other, kinda like sinking to the bottom of the blue ocean. By his red eyes can't see her anymore means they are red from the water and crying and he can't see her. He can't hear her plee for help or screaming because she is drowning and he can't hear her probably because he has water in his ears.but they find each other again at the bottom of the blue ocean floor

  13. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2013 !⃝

    At first, being an emotionally slow song it had this passionate sense for something deep. As the lyrics go, lack of communications are pushing a love on the edge that life drifted apart, (sadly to think) causing to drown themselves. The red eyes are from the tears for crying, and every often go to the beach where that heart is down deep on the blue ocean floor.
    Then, I thought maybe it is late night communications, connecting with eachother, distance are oceans away but a heart can meet on the blue ocean floor. Only a mere few with know what a blue ocean floor is, let's just say alsorts of things swim around there but it's all the same in the end.

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