"Fish Below the Ice." as written by David Allen, Martyn Barker, Carl Marsh and Barry William Andrews....
Is there a fire in the sky
Is there a moon up there
Is anything alive now
This darkness is what I hear
This is a breathless silence
A moment out of time
I see your face in the shadows
The tell-tale signs are in your eyes

More than I can hold in my hand
Running through the gaps like water
Aching with a passion inside
Deep as the river
All desire
The ashes and the fire
Turning this night inside
And the light from you

Is there a flame in the dark
Is there a bright heart star
These creatures look the same now
We freeze wherever we are
We wake alone in the blackness
We sleep whenever we fall
One dream all around us
This big hush infects us all

Holding up an animal fear
Soaking up the waves underwater
Tuned to music no-one can hear
Forever in this half-light
All desire
The ashes and the fire
Turning this night inside
And the light from you

All desire
The ashes and the fire
Turning this night inside
And the light from you

More than I can hold in my hand
Running through the gaps like water
Aching with a passion inside
Deep as the river
All desire
The ashes and the fire
Turning this night inside
And the light from you

All desire
The ashes and the fire
Turning this night inside
Turning this night inside
Turning this night inside
And the light from you


Lyrics submitted by BekkaZ, edited by falcotron

"Fish Below the Ice" as written by Carl Marsh Barry William Andrews

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    My Interpretation(The lyrics currently shown here are for Big Hush, not Fish Below the Ice; I've submitted an update.)

    So, we've got satellites beaming information and culture equally to all mankind (or at least all Europe).

    But information isn't necessarily meaning. (Especially when some of it is just propaganda, the Voice of America.) Is there really any more meaning in our culture than in the paintings of early iron age culture?

    And is our culture any more permanent? If we nuke the world tomorrow, how much will be left for people to pore over in a couple millennia?

    The chorus is hopeful. The fish below the ice represent the murky, hidden reality beneath what we normally perceive—and sometimes, we actually can see it. Sometimes, we even fight the good fight. Of course the last line takes away a lot of the hope.
    falcotronon May 24, 2016   Link

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