"Iceberg" as written by and Graham/godley Gouldman....
Life is a roller coaster that we all ride
Life is a roller coaster that we all ride
Life is a roller coaster that we all ride

Iceberg, I've fallen in love with an
Iceberg, its only the tip of the
Iceberg, I've heard that it's cool

I got class, I got style
But once in a while out on the town
I must go
You'd better wash out your zone
Watch out you stone bone headed woman
Watch out you bone headed man

Iceberg-it's settlin' over Second Avenue
There's not a thing that you can
Iceberg-it's freezin' over Second Avenue
You'd better believe there's nothin'
You can do about it

I was an orphan and I couldn't help it
I've been in and out of trouble
Ever since they left me in a basket
On the freeway

It's me that's been doggin' your shadow
It's me that's been a shadowin' your dog
You got me hung up lock and stock and barrel
I'll always be behind you in the fog

So you better not annoy me
Or I'll do somethin' that I might regret
You'd better not annoy me or I'll do
Somethin' that you won't forget in a hurry
And I might be back for some sloppy seconds

You've heard me heavy breathing on the telephone
My word they say that I'm belongin'
In a home for crazy people
But you know I don't belong there
I was an orphan and I couldn't help it
I'd been in and out of trouble
Ever since they left me
In a basket on the freeway

Lie lie lie etc
Die die die (etc)
Hooray hooray ha ha ha
Hooray ha ha ha

Get down get down get down get down
There's really not a lot that you can do
Lay down lay down lay down lay down
There's really not a lot that you can do
There's really not a lot that you can do
And I might be back for sloppy seconds

Life is a roller coaster that we all ride
Life is a roller coaster that we all ride
Life is a roller coaster that we all ride
Life is a roller coaster that we all ride


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"Iceberg" as written by Graham Gouldman Kevin Godley

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    General CommentI believe this song is meant to be about schizophrenia. Graham Gouldman said the following about How Dare You! (the album in which the song appears) in an interview with Melody Maker:

    "It's a strange mixture of songs. There's one about divorce, a song about schizophrenia, a song about wanting to rule the world, the inevitable money song, and an instrumental."

    It's pretty obvious that the songs he is referring to are Don't Hang Up, I Wanna Rule the World, Art for Art's Sake, How Dare You, and I can't see any other song on the album that could possibly be about schizophrenia but this one. It becomes at it's most clear with the lines "They say that I'm belonging in a home for crazy people, but you know I don't belong there".
    Matsebondon June 01, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis one is really an R rated one--pop impulses of Graham Goldman mixed with the dementedness of Kevin Godley.

    It is about a rapist, IMHO. He stalks the woman, then says he might do something he'll regret. ANd be back for sloppy seconds!!! The creepiest part is "Lay down--there's really not a lot that you can do." Call the police!!!
    hawley5150on January 17, 2008   Link

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