Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day Lyrics

Jethro Tull


writers: Ian Anderson
album: Track 6 in album War Child
release date: 1974-10-14
popularity : 17 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

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?


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