Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day Song Lyrics

Jethro Tull

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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?

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 War Child
  • 2 Queen and Country
  • 3 Ladies
  • 4 Back‚ÄźDoor Angels
  • 5 Sealion
  • 6 Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day
  • 7 Bungle in the Jungle
  • 8 Only Solitaire
  • 9 The Third Hoorah
  • 10 Two Fingers


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Ian Anderson
    album: Track 6 in album War Child
    release date: 1974-10-14
    popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Symphonic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 3:59
    vocal: Ian Anderson
    percussion & drums: Barriemore Barlow
    bass guitar: Jeffrey Hammond Hammond
    synthesizer & piano accordion & piano & Hammond organ: John Evan
    composer: Ian Anderson
    lyricist: Ian Anderson

    Album Information

    label: Chrysalis
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin