"Running On Ice" as written by and Billy Joel....
There's a lot of tension in this town
I know it's building up inside of me
I've got all the symptoms and the side effects
Of city life anxiety

I could never understand why the urban attitude
Is so superior
In a world of high rise ambition
Most people's motives are ulterior

Sometimes I feel as though I'm running on ice
Paying the price too long
Kind of get the feeling that I'm running on ice
Where did my life go wrong

I'm a cosmopolitan sophisticate
Of culture and intelligence
The culmination of technology
And civilized experience

But I'm carrying the weight of all the useless junk
A modern man accumulates
I'm a statistic in a system
That a civil servant dominates

And all that means is that I'm running on ice
Caught in the vise so strong
I'm slipping and sliding, cause I'm running on ice
Where did my life go wrong

You've got to run
You've got to run

As fast as I can climb
A new disaster every time I turn around
As soon as I get one fire put out
There's another building burning down

They say this highway's going my way
But I don't know where it's taking me
It's a bad waste, a sad case, a rat race
It's breaking me

I get no traction cause I'm running on ice
It's taking me twice as long
I get a bad reaction cause I'm running on ice
Where did my life go wrong

You've got to run
You've got to run

Running on ice
Running on ice
Running on ice
Running on ice

Lyrics submitted by fletch699

"Running on Ice" as written by Billy Joel

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    General Commentsomeones a little stressed eh? haha I love him
    nat leehunni4667on February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song shows Billy Joel's skills to the most, frantic music, electric lyrics, genius in an ambitious piano demo, voice ad hoc. Of course is the perfect show off of part of his Jekyll/Joel/Hyde/Martin personality full of up and downs. He gets so high (I'm a cosmopolitan sophisticate of culture and intelligence the culmination of technology and civilized experience) that you don't want to be around when he is going down.
    But such enormous gifted talent is that way. Again: one day will come when Billy Joel will be put to altars. And many will say: I saw him first.
    le fer et le feuon March 28, 2008   Link

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