One of my fave songs by the Manics is, ‘Ocean Spray’, and I’ve just noticed that our always has a carton of fruit juice, by the same name..I wonder if there is some connection, or if I’m being stupid?
“Oh, Please stay awake,
and then we can drink some Ocean Spray”
I’ve just found out that the song is indeed referring to the popular Cranberry fruit juice that is sold around the world.
The reason James-Dean Bradfield wrote this, I found from staybeautiful.net;
“Title is a reference to the popular cranberry juice drink which James would bring to his mother, Sue, whilst she was receiving treatment for cancer. Sadly, Sue Bradfield lost her battle with the disease in 1999.”
How sad :(