Billy Joel - Running on Ice Lyrics

Billy Joel The Bridge cover art
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There's a lot of tension in this town
I know it's building up inside of me
I've got all the symptoms and the side effects
Of city life anxiety

I could never understand why the urban attitude
Is so superior
In a world of high rise ambition
Most people's motives are ulterior

Sometimes I feel as though I'm running on ice
Paying the price too long
Kind of get the feeling that I'm running on ice
Where did my life go wrong

I'm a cosmopolitan sophisticate
Of culture and intelligence
The culmination of technology
And civilized experience

But I'm carrying the weight of all the useless junk
A modern man accumulates
I'm a statistic in a system
That a civil servant dominates

And all that means is that I'm running on ice
Caught in the vise so strong
I'm slipping and sliding, cause I'm running on ice
Where did my life go wrong

You've got to run
You've got to run

As fast as I can climb
A new disaster every time I turn around
As soon as I get one fire put out
There's another building burning down

They say this highway's going my way
But I don't know where it's taking me
It's a bad waste, a sad case, a rat race
It's breaking me

I get no traction cause I'm running on ice
It's taking me twice as long
I get a bad reaction cause I'm running on ice
Where did my life go wrong

You've got to run
You've got to run

Running on ice
Running on ice
Running on ice
Running on ice



Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Running on Ice
  • 2 This Is the Time
  • 3 A Matter of Trust
  • 4 Modern Woman
  • 5 Baby Grand
  • 6 Big Man on Mulberry Street
  • 7 Temptation
  • 8 Code of Silence
  • 9 Getting Closer


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 1 in album The Bridge
    release date: 1986-7
    popularity : 80 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:19
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 07464404022
    script: Latin