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Skating Away on the Thin Ice of a New Day….

This song was released in 1974.  I have always loved the sound of this song, and the lyrics expressed how I felt many times.  The important image for me is the THIN ICE.  How fragile we often are, and our situations can change in a moment.

Jethro Tull 

Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day

Songwriter: IAN ANDERSON
 Meanwhile back in the year one
When you belonged to no one
You didn’t stand a chance, son
If your pants were undone
Cos 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, skating away
Skating away on the thin ice of the new day

And as you cross the circle line
Well, 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, skating away
Skating away on the thin ice of the new day
Skating away, skating away, skating away

Skating Away On The Thin Ice Of The New Day lyrics © CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP
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  1. April 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    good song, great blog 🙂

  2. April 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Cool song. I’ve actually never heard it before. Great lyrics!
    http://www.harveywildlifephotography.ca

    • April 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks Greg. I LOVE your website. Is it ok to post some of your stuff on Pinterest? It would have your website as the source. Let me know.

  3. April 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    nice

  4. April 29, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Jethro Tull is fantastic. Thanks for sharing Ian Anderson’s great music and evocative lyrics.

    • April 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      So glad you left me a note Wayne! Thank you.

  5. mandyf
    April 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    What a blast from the past! nice pick!

    • April 29, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks Amanda. I am having fun writing about things in my head! LOL

  6. April 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you for the share

    • April 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks for your visit and comment Mary

  7. April 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    This is a good song, I like the lyrics too.

    • April 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Jon!

  8. April 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Nice lyrics, good song too.

  9. alex
    April 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    nice

  10. mithuhassan
    April 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing !!

    • April 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks for being a great online friend and support Mithu!

      • mithuhassan
        May 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm

        Thank you so much !!

  11. April 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    glad i stumbled upon this…

    • April 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      I am glad that you found me, too! I love your blog, and followed you back.

      • April 30, 2012 at 4:15 am

        ditto! i have been doing this ‘find women’ on empire avenue because there seems to be a lack of them…

      • May 1, 2012 at 3:34 am

        wow! thanks! i am not sure what it’s purpose is, or wht direction i want to take (if any). i often think it is simply hubris…
        we’ll see…
        enjoying yours as well!
        jamie

  12. April 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Skating away, skating away just love it : )

    • April 29, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you Abdul – love your jewelry site!

      • April 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

        Thank you Sallykwitt it’s a dream of my wonderful beautiful wife : )

        Love and blessings

  13. Liz
    April 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Never pegged you for a Jethro Tull fan, Sally! ; )

    • April 29, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      You like this one Liz? Hugs to you!

  14. Kita Champion
    April 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Beautiful song

  15. May 2, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Tull were the BEST – check this out on my music blog : http://www.justgoodmusic.net/?s=jethro+tull

  1. April 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm

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