Goin' to the Ocean
Jay Jay and Tracy "Like a lake the size of Tarrytown" SDTO

Episode "Snuffy Discovers the Ocean"
Genre Reggae, Calypso
Sung by Jay Jay
Lyrics by David Baker
Arranged and Produced by Craig Dobbin
Brian Mann
Length 0:49
0:24 (reprise)

"Goin' to the Ocean" is a song from "Snuffy Discovers the Ocean". Jay Jay sings this to Snuffy as he doesn't know what an ocean is and he teaches him everything there is to know about it. Snuffy sings this as a solo at the end of the episode, after he wakes up from his dream with Gilbert and prefers to stay on land.

Jay Jay's version of the song serves as the sixth track on the "Sing Along Songs" cassette.


Jay Jay's version

Jay Jay: Huge waves of blue and green!
Ocean liners, submarines!
Electric fish, some that glow!
Sparkling, sandy beaches!
Snuffy: Whoa!

[Instrumental break]

Jay Jay: There is absolutely nothing like the ocean,
It's the very biggest thing in all the world.
Like a lake the size of Tarrytown,
And everything from miles around.
Tracy: Sparkling, shimmering,
Full of swishy, swimmer things.

Snuffy: Like Gilbert, huh?
Tracy: Lots more than that!

Jay Jay: There is nothing like the motion of the ocean,
With the waves rollin' in toward the shore.
You will wish you could explore,
Even on the ocean floor.
'Cause no matter what'cha see,
No matter what'cha see,
No matter what'cha see, there's always more!

Snuffy's version

Snuffy: There is absolutely nothing like the ocean,
So much to see down on the ocean floor.
But if we're not up in the air,
Or playing on the ground somewhere...
I'll be staying nice and dry,
Staying nice and dry,
Staying nice and dry there on the shore.


  • Jay Jay's ending lines are foreshadowing what happens later in the episode, when Snuffy has a dream where he goes swimming in the water.


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