I don't know how to live trough this hell
Woken up, I'm still locked in this shell
Frozen soul, frozen down to the core
Break the ice, I can't take anymore

Freezing
Can't move at all
Screaming
Can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out
I'm trapped under ice

Crystallized, as I lay here and rest
Eyes of glass stare directly at death
From deep sleep I have broken away
No one knows, no one hears what I say

Freezing
Can't move at all
Screaming
Can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out
I'm trapped under ice

Scream from my soul
Fate, mystified
Hell, forever more

Scream from my soul
Fate, mystified
Hell, forever more

No release from my cryonic state
What is this I've been stricken by fate
Wrapped up tight, cannot move, can't break free
Hand of doom has a tight grip on me

Freezing
Can't move at all
Screaming
Can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out
I'm trapped under ice

Freezing
Can't move at all
Screaming
Can't hear my call
I am dying to live
Cry out
I'm trapped under ice


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Trapped Under Ice Lyrics as written by James Alan Hetfield Kirk L. Hammett

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  • +10
    General Comment

    its about how a goldfish feels if you leave the fishbowel outside on a cold winter night :}

    puppetmasteron March 14, 2005   Link
  • +6
    General Comment

    To me it sounds like it's about being stuck in a situation you can't handle and that you want to make it better (dying to live) but you see no way out (trapped under ice). And the part about "No one knows, no one hears what I say " and "screaming, can't hear my call" appears to me as if no one cares for the person anymore, or at least it seems so to that person

    Ic3gl0vEon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    This is about drowning in a frozen lake.

    Debbie65on July 03, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    It's about how terribly painful it feels to be a solem loner. He's trapped behind his inability to be with people, yet he yearns to be "normal".

    Jigokusabreon April 12, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    i think it's all about inner pain. you can't get out of your misery (trapped under ice, can't move at all) and no one really realizes your bad state of mind (screaming - can't hear my call)

    Gutson September 25, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    It sounds like someone with a heroin addiction realising that his life is wasting away, hence being 'Trapped under ice'. Most of the lyrics seem to suggest this. The line "I am dying to live" seems to suggest that the person realises that they are doing immense harm to their body, possibly even killing it, inorder to get their fix.

    The line "Hand of doom has a tight grip on me" sounds to me like a reference to Sabbath's 'Hand of Doom', a song which itself is about heroin addiction.

    NothingManon October 07, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    It's about a dude who's cryogenically frozen and wakes up too early, thus he's trapped under ice in the freezer.

    hawkgamerx98on February 05, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I don't remember where, but I recall it being about drowning as Debbie65 said. Another song about death on that album.

    a_new_machineon July 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song has alot of ambiguous meaning to different people. However, I think the band wrote it from the state of mind of someone literally being trapped under ice. I only think this because much of the album explores life-and-death situations that really have no escape.

    Egghead15229on June 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    All of the tracks on Ride the Lightning are about death, so I agree with some of the above posters that its about freezing...fish perhaps?

    snowsantaon January 16, 2007   Link

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