"Under The Ice" as written by and Andre/kuersch Olbrich....
Run 'til you find the answer
Time out for our poor Cassandra
She's fairy safe inside the fire

Inside the fire
Awakes desire
Cruelly admired

They'll torture her soul
And they'll torment her heart
But won't change her mind

Would you like to see me
How I'll cut off
Her head life's a game
A lesson to learn
Don't be shy just blame me
Well, there is no need to feel ashamed
Remember the oath
Remember the oath

Wake up it's time to cross the border
Is it true what they say
About the part you've played?

Enjoy your stay here
Welcome to the slaughterhouse
Release from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods

Under the ice you will believe
Under the ice you will be free
Released from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods

Please understand
It's not in our hands
Barren the land
It's all dead and gone

And still the tyrant's face is red
So witness my glory, my triumph, my fame
It's the sweetest taste

King of terror
Just stop wining
Hold your breath
It won't take long realize
This is your judgement day

In between the killing carry on

There are no rules here
Welcome to the slaughterhouse
Release from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods

Under the ice you will believe
Under the ice you will be free
Released from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods
Try to understand

You're the artificial enemy
An illusion we all need
For our sake
For our sake

We're not allowed to see
Beyond that's your skill
Will we ever learn the lesson
"We can't fly with broken wings"
Break the chains
Time to change

I'm afraid to say
But you won't play a part
It's been nice we now get to the climax
Your destination's unknown
Just get out of my way

Don't mind the blood here
Welcome to the slaughterhouse
Release from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods

Under the ice you will believe
Under the ice you will be free
Released from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods
Try to understand
Under the ice you will be free
Release from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods
And no more gods
I'm afraid to say
But you won't play a part


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"Under the Ice" as written by Hans Juergen Kuersch Andre Olbrich

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  • +2
    General CommentI agree with Raedrik. Cassandra was so beautifull that Apollo himself felt in love with her. He granted her the gift of prophesy, but when Cassandra denied his love, he asked to kiss her for the last time. During this last kiss, Apollo spitted inside her mouth and, as a result, no one would ever listen to the prophesies of Cassandra.
    Now, about the line ''under the ice'', I believe it has something to do with Dante's Inferno and the Divine Comedy. I am telling this because there was no ''ice thing'' in the greek underworld. But in Dante's Inferno, there is Jubecca, the 9th circle of Hell, where those who betrayed God are kept ''under the ice'' of lake Cocyttus for eternity. Since Hansi has read the divine comedy, I suppose that he placed Cassandra there for betraying Apollo, a God.

    But thats just how I see it..... does anybody agree?
    Fylax04on January 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not sure precisely about some things in how it fits in, but both
    And Then There Was SIlence and this are both about The Trojan war.
    lightcecilon December 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt might be about Agamemnon sacrificing his infant daughter for favourable winds, because when trying to chase after Cassandra his fleet kept being blown back into port. Just what I've always imagined it to be about.
    Demonoidon April 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentplus it was one of the main reasons Clyteamnestra killed him :D
    dyers_eveon May 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song has to do with Cassandra's curse. She was so beautiful that Apollo gave her the power of prophecy, but she didn't love him so she was cursed. No one would ever believe her predictions. This song is probably about her warning the Trojans about the Greeks and their famous Trojan horse trick, and having no one believe her until the Greeks storm the city (the slaughterhouse?). This is how Apollo takes his revenge and tortures her.
    toastybigginson April 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI seem to agree with toastybiggins. Seems to me that the song is about the meeting between Cassandra and Apollo in which she denies his love. In return, Apollo casts the curse upon her so she cannot affect the outcome of the war with her gift of prophesy:

    "We're not allowed to see beyond that's your skill
    Will we ever learn the lesson "We can't fly with broken wings"

    Break the chains
    Time to change
    I'm afraid to say but you won't play a part"
    Raedrikon June 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know exactly what it's supposed to be about (it seems to have something to do with And Then There Was Silence, consider especially the reference to Cassandra), but I have sort of 'adopted' it as the 'theme song' for the character Arloest in the online graphic novel 'Jack' (jack.keenspace.com - warning, not for minors). It fits perfectly, including some very odd details that make it seem almost as if BG had written it specifically for this.
    MattStrikeron March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't know exactly what it's supposed to be about (it seems to have something to do with And Then There Was Silence, consider especially the reference to Cassandra), but I have sort of 'adopted' it as the 'theme song' for the character Arloest in the online graphic novel 'Jack' (jack.keenspace.com - warning, not for minors). It fits perfectly, including some very odd details that make it seem almost as if BG had written it specifically for this.
    MattStrikeron March 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell if its about the Trojan war, the Cassandra they would be refering to would be Agamemnons slave thingy who he brought back from troy and was killed by his wife, Clytemnestra. Maybe its about Agemenon returning home and then being killed by his wife, hence the slaughter house references...i dont know...just a thought... thats what i thought of when i first heard the song anyway (and i realise i have spelt half the names wrong, spelling isnt my strength)
    dyers_eveon January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't mean to say Cassandra :B
    I meant Helen but I got a little mixed up while reading the other comments.
    I also wanna say that even I'm not sure why the song makes me think of Agamemnons sacrifice.
    Demonoidon April 02, 2006   Link

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