"Cracking" as written by and Suzanne Vega....
It's a one time thing
It just happens
A lot
Walk with me
And we will see
What we have got

My footsteps are ticking
Like water dripping from a tree
Walking a harline
And stepping very carefully

My heart is broken
It is worn out at the knees
Hearing muffled
Seeing blind
Soon it will hit the Deep Freeze

And something is cracking
I don't know where
Ice on the sidewalk
Brittle braches
In the air

The sun
Is blinding
Dizzy golden, dancing green
Through the park in the afternoon
Wondering where the hell
I have been

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"Cracking" as written by Suzanne Vega

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    General CommentFirst off, this is an amazing song with wonderfully poetic lyrics. If you care to see what Suzanne Vega says about the lyrics' meaning, go to: rustedpipe.vega.net/…
    dolfanon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThank you so much dolfan. It's such a helpful website. And it's great to learn what she says about the different songs.
    kristina_kson April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, thanks a lot Dolfan. That site is wonderful.
    sleepy1on July 03, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningDeep Freeze is written with capitals in the lyrics, Suzanne explains the concept:
    "My worst fear is to be frozen, and I mean it in a physical way and also a spiritual way. When I was a child I used to have this state that I would call "hitting the Deep Freeze", which meant that I was paralysed and I couldn't move. That's what I'm most afraid of, I think, and that comes out a lot in the songs."
    BadWisdomon February 17, 2013   Link

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