"Ice Cream" as written by and Moll Johnson....
woooooooo
aaaaaaaah (x 8)

there are people who are pushing me on the train
screaming from the top of buildings
"youre gonna get whats coming"
and i dont know how to react
or if i should fight back

he could have a knife
stab me in the gut
bleeding on the floor
shoulda kept my mouth shut

and i dont know how to react
or if i should fight back

(ice cream is gonna save the day)

ice cream is gonna save the day
ice cream is gonna save the day, again (x2)

i dont need a number
i just wanna dance with my shirt off
and i dont want no other
i just wanna dance

he could have a knife
stab me in the gut
bleeding on the floor
shoulda kept my mouth shut

and i dont know how to react
or if i should fight back

woooooooo
aaaaaaaah (x 4)

ice cream is gonna save the day
ice cream is gonna save the day, again (x 4)

i dont need a number
i just wanna dance with my shirt off
and i dont want no other
i just wanna dance (x 4)



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    General CommentGOD I LOVE THIS SONG!!!
    i reckon its about how he wants to stay a kid or innosent (ice-cream) or party with no care in the world...

    but there are people always there to make things crap...
    like bullies...
    "pushing on the train"

    screaming from the top of buildings
    "youre gonna get whats coming"


    also:

    he could have a knife
    stab me in the gut
    bleeding on the floor
    shoulda kept my mouth shut

    and i dont know how to react
    or if i should fight back

    like they are always trying to look for a reason to do something bad... like if you avoid the situation you could be safe...
    and he doesn't know what to do afterwards what consequence...

    it about responsibility as well... but ice cream saves the day... it makes everything disappear :P YAY!!!
    akaputtputton October 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmuscles does it again!
    woooooooooooo!
    aaaaaaaaaaaaah!
    i heard that muscles was about to step onto a street and would have been hit by a car if a guy in an icecream truck didnt yell out for him to stop. hence - "ice cream is gonna save the day"
    can anyone confirm this for me?
    peace/love/ecstasyon November 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with akaputtputt, I absolutly adore this song I listen to it about 5 times a day, drives people nuts but I cant get enought...Iceeeecreeammm!!
    jesyka_mareeon December 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song might be about someone who went to the cronulla riots, but werent really affiliated with either side of the fight

    "he could have a knife
    stabe me in the gut
    bleeding on the floor
    should have kept my mouth shout"

    and then also

    "i just wanna dance with my shirt off" - because lots of the "aussies" or anglo australians were depicted without shirts

    "there are people who are pushing me on the train" - many people used trains from the western suburbs to get to cronulla, it is on these trains as well, where a lot of the violence took place

    "screaming from the top of buildings
    "youre gonna get whats coming" "

    several people were reported to have climbed to the roof of the rsl and were shouting racial taunts and abuse



    this could be far fetched but it seems that there is a lot of evidence to back it up
    north_joneson January 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentasherap, I think the line "I don't need a number" has a double meaning - in addition to not wanting someone's number at a club it also reminds us that numbers define so much of our lives - social security numbers, student numbers, bank accounts - you know the drill. We are considered just numbers in many aspects of society. So the singer doesn't want to feel restrained with a number, he just wants to be free... with his shirt off. ;)
    _Lisa_on May 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationSo is a pretty dark interpretation but it fits so well i think it may be on the money...

    I think it is about the rounding up and shipping out of Jewish and the other 'unwanted' through out Nazi occupied France during WW2, now before you write me off as crazy, please just read through and it'll make total sense. Watch the deportation scene at the start of Sarah's Key and you'll get it straight away. The upbeat style is in juxtaposition to the meaning, but if you listen to the acoustic set, it is pretty mournful.

    there are people who are pushing me on the train - (Rounding up people and forcing them onto the trains taking them off to the camps)
    screaming from the top of buildings
    "youre gonna get whats coming" - (Due to the propaganda that was running, there were many who were happy to see these people getting shipped off)
    and i dont know how to react
    or if i should fight back - (people were stunned and often didn't try to resist, the hate and the vitriol thrown their way by people who had been their neighbors)

    he could have a knife
    stab me in the gut
    bleeding on the floor
    shoulda kept my mouth shut (I think this is either in the ghetto's/camps or even with guards on the train)

    i dont need a number (the number being a reference to the tattoo numbers that the they put on all inmates)
    i just wanna dance with my shirt off (freedom)

    and of course "Ice Cream is going to Save the Day" and you're thinking how could this relate... but it would also be something the American soldiers could have used to try and nourish the severely malnourished survivors when they liberated the camps being both full of fats and easily digested - and so it would have saved the day.
    smur0130on September 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know. i first heard this song, and deemed it as this awesome dancy party song, but now as i listen to it over and over again, it seems like there is so much more meaning within this. i feel that it is just a ballad of feelings concerning fright and happiness and blah blahblabhalbh i just love it!!!dgklfhdflg1
    slinkstersarson February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah me too at first all i really heard was 'I just want to dance with my shirt off' and that alone appealed to me. But you need to hear it a few times before you can really appreciate it. I love this song
    higherplaceon September 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song x 9837648927198469826489208017489689
    it's my favourite ever. it makes me happy.
    I LOVE MUSCLES (:
    aleeexon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont need a number
    i just wanna dance with my shirt off
    and i dont want no other
    i just wanna dance

    Ok coming from a young college student, this part of the song most definetly refers to the use of ecstasy within the dance community. The one thing you want to do when affected by the drug is dance like a madman often with your shirt off.
    I dont need a number muscles is refering to not wanting to "pick up" or make contact with women because when your beaming on ecstasy you dont want anything else but to dance, sweating then taking your shirt off.

    open shut case in my opinion for this part of the song
    asherapon February 13, 2008   Link

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