We're not the same, dear, as we used to be
The seasons have changed and so have we
And there's little we can say
Even less that we can do
To stop the ice from getting thinner under me and you

We buried our love in the wintery grave
A lone pair of snow was all that remained
Well we stayed by side as the days turned to weeks
And the ice kept getting thinner with every word that we'd speak

When spring arrived we were be taken by surprise
That the flows under our feet bled into the sea
And nothing was left for you and me

It's not the same, dear, that it seems to me
There's no where we can go with nothing underneath
And it saddens me to say what we both knew was true
That the ice was getting thinner under me and you
The ice was getting thinner under me and you


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    General CommentI am pretty sure that the second line is
    The Seasons have changed, So have we.

    Im pretty sure this song is about falling in love and knowing that in the end death will swallow us both and how ben realizes that time is going by a little quicker than he wants.
    wyliekyleon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've fixed the lyrics. I heard this performed in Boston on May 7, 2007. He said that he wrote it for a movie soundtrack (or maybe just presented it for a movie soundtrack) but they didn't accept it because it was "too depressing." When I first heard it, I thought of it as a break up song, but I think wyliekyle's interpretation makes more sense and goes along with maybe Ben's mindset when writing Plans (although I think Boston was the first time this was performed).

    Also, if this song were to be a band song, it would be a Death Cab song, not a Postal Service song since Ben writes PS lyrics over the beats. By the way, Death Cab's working on their 6th album now:).
    musicforlife!on October 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually called The Ice Is Getting Thinner.
    kaeraaaon March 27, 2010   Link

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