Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day)

Album: War Child (1974)
  • Meanwhile back in the year One, when you belonged to no-one
    You didn't stand a chance son, if your pants were undone.
    `Cause you were bred for humanity and sold to society
    One day you'll wake up in the Present Day
    A million generations removed from expectations
    Of being who you really want to be.

    Skating away
    Skating away
    Skating away on the thin ice of the New Day.

    So as you push off from the shore,
    Won't you turn your head once more, and make your peace with everyone?
    For those who choose to stay,
    Will live just one more day
    To do the things they should have done.
    And as you cross the wilderness, spinning in your emptiness:
    You feel you have to pray.
    Looking for a sign
    That the Universal Mind has written you into the Passion Play.

    Skating away on the thin ice of the New Day.

    And as you cross the circle line, the ice-wall creaks behind
    You're a rabbit on the run.
    And the silver splinters fly in the corner of your eye
    Shining in the setting sun.
    Well, do you ever get the feeling that the story's
    Too damn real and in the present tense?
    Or that everybody's on the stage, and it seems like
    You're the only person sitting in the audience?

    Skating away on the thin ice of the New Day.

Comments: 5

  • Linda from Inland Empire, CaWow, I have not heard this song for many years and never with decent speakers before. Love it, especially the array of instrumentation.
  • Joe from Grants Pass, OrWAR CHILD- watta ya think ???
  • Rod from Gainesville, Fllove the vocal stylings
  • Peter Griffin from Quahog, RiAbout the Apocalypse, perhaps?
  • Andy from Rockaway , NyGreat Tull music, Anderson at his best.
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