Heart On Ice

Album: PTSD (2019)
Charted: 25


  • Rodarius Green is a rapper from St. Petersburg, Florida, who records under the name of Rod Wave. He laid down this song for his fourth mixtape PTSD.
  • During the song, Rod Wave talks about his struggles during his come-up. As he wears his heart on his sleeve, all the pain and heartbreak the rapper has gone through has led to aggressive behavior. However, being an open wound can ferment a lack of respect:

    No one could understand, I had way too much aggression
    That built over the years from my abandoned adolescence

    Wave has decided that the best way to deal with his issues is to become cold-hearted.

    Think it's best I put my heart on ice, heart on ice 'cause I can't breathe
    I'ma put my heart on ice, heart on ice, it's gettin' the best of me
  • Released in May 2019, "Heart On Ice" blew up the following year thanks to TikTok. As users of the online video-sharing platform uploaded clips about heartbreak and breakups centered on the song's opening lyrics, "Heart On Ice" rose up the Hot 100.

Comments: 2

  • MikeCould use a little help ? Vehicle ? God bless, think it would be fair. God bless
  • Jack Kozlowski from Noi think its best i put my heart on ice heart on ice
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