‘Sea of Love’ is a song written by Philip Baptiste (better known as Phil Phillips) and George Khoury. It was the only top-40 chart song for Phillips, who never recorded another hit. Baptiste, who was working as a Bellboy in Lake Charles, Louisiana, wrote ‘Sea of Love’ for a love interest.
I first became acquainted with the song in 1959, when it was covered in the UK by Marty Wilde. The song peaked at Number 3. I have always been a man interested in poetry, literacy and imagery, and the haunting melody supporting the verse always suggested two lovers deciding to abandon the rest of humanity while they sail away to get totally lost and immersed in a world of their own, as only life-long lovers could and might during their first passionate entwinement of mind, body and soul.
Please note that the imagery described in this paragraph comes from my mind and not the mind of the songwriters, as far as I know. Still, it is a mental picture that supports this haunting melody and the meaning I have always chosen to ascribe to the verse.
Love and peace. Bill xxx