Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day Lyrics

Jethro Tull


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 6 in album War Child
release date: 1974-10-14
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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

Cover Art

Jethro Tull War Child cover art
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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?
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,
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


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