Antarctica -- Antarctica
Antarctica -- Antarctica
Ice age is here, right in your town
Antarctica, look what you've done
And I, I feel like I've cheated your scheme
And I, I feel like you really know what I mean
Nightfall's heartbeat, the street's in a mess
On reflection, the beach is endless
And I, I feel like I've cheated your scheme
And I, I feel like I really know what I mean
It's my turn -- it's my turn
Antarctica -- Antarctica
No day, no night, and always the sound
Ice protector ?? (Antarctica)
It's me that's found
And I, I feel like I'm really part of your scene
And I, I feel like you know what I mean
Pictures moving, and always the whirls
Antarctica, where are you now (Antarctica)
And I, I feel like I'm really part of your scheme
And I, I feel like you're losing your dream
Antarctica -- Antarctica -- Antarctica
It's my turn
Antarctica -- Antarctica
Water's bending all out of shape
Antarctica
I say jump boy before it's too late
And I, I feel like you know what I mean
And I, I feel like I'm lost in your scheme
Antarctica -- Antarctica
Antarctica -- Antarctica
And I, I feel like you know what I mean
And I, I feel like I'm really lost in your scene
It's my turn -- it's my turn
It's my turn -- it's my turn
It's my turn -- it's my turn



Lyrics submitted by Major Valor, edited by starwhisp

"Antarctica" as written by Martin Rotsey, Robert Hirst, James Moginie, Peter Garrett, Wayne Stevens

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +2
    General Comment:I love The Men Without Hats, they don't get nearly as much credit as they deserve. This is one of their best songs.
    ledzepfloyd1101on April 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:'antarctica' is a title for personal emotional coldness/numbness, and that of society- hence he says it is 'here, right in your town.'
    'cheating the sceme' refers to seeing through the illusion created by mainstream society.
    'pictures moving and always the whirls' refers to how this insight was achieved- which was psychedelics.
    also note with 'ice age shelter- it's me that's found.' - he has found the person he feels is is 'true self' rather than being cold (or totally removed ;) ) or 'trapped under ice'- the metallica song of that name is essentially the same song.
    starwhispon October 20, 2012   Link
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    General Comment:I don't think the lyrics really "mean" anything, just some interesting imagery that seems a bit dark, foreboding & uneasy. Yes, one of their better songs.
    led zep lindholmon January 15, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:On the surface, it is about a person wandering lost in a snow storm. But the implication is that this is a post-apocalyptic ice age brought on by global warming. Humanity tried to cheat nature's scheme and now its our turn to be at the mercy of the elements.
    improbableon July 10, 2012   Link

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