Elvis Costello — Walking On Thin Ice
Album: Out Of Our Idiot
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Released: 1987
Length: 3:35
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Walking on thin ice, I'm paying the price.
I'm throwing the dice in the air.
Why must we learn it the hard way
And play the game of life with our hearts?

I gave you my life, you gave me your life.
Like a gush of wind in my hair.
Why do we forget what's been said
And play the game of life with our hearts?

I may cry someday. A kiss will dry whichever way.
And when my heart returns to ashes, it will be just a story.
It will be just a story.

And you go and try to walk across the lake
Crossed it with winter and all of this is ice
A terrible thing to do. They say the lake is as thick as the ocean.
I wonder if she knew?
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I like it!
Channeling Bob Marley on a Casio is not the answer.
 Word.

copymonkey wrote:
I love how the tiresome Elvis bashing has never had even one iota of influence over Bill's desire to continue to play Elvis songs. The only true arbiter of musical taste here is the guy who plays the records. Y'all can bark all you want. Bill likes what he likes, and I certainly don't agree with him all the time, but I respect his musical integrity. I think that's why we all listen, innit?

 


the orchestration reminds one of NAMCO. Dig Dug anyone?!
 
 scrubbrush wrote:


I googled the phrase "I prefer the original Yoko version"... according to the internet, this is the first time phrase has ever been used.

 
{#Clap}
I am an aboriginal and
I am with idiot savant.

Originally from a great album of covers of Yoko tunes.

If her voice/style isn't your cup of tea, try her songs interpreted by Elvis, husband John, son Sean and many other luminaries and non-luminaries on the album Every Man Loves a Woman

"Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him" – 3:32 - John Lennon"Silver Horse" – 3:07 - Harry Nilsson"I'm Moving On" – 2:47 - Eddie Money"Nobody Sees Me Like You Do" – 3:23 - Rosanne Cash"Dogtown" – 3:26 - Alternating Boxes"Goodbye Sadness" – 3:22 - Roberta Flack"Walking on Thin Ice" – 3:46 - Elvis Costello and The Attractions (with The TKO Horns)"Wake Up" – 2:22 - Trio"Dream Love" – 3:46 - Harry Nilsson"Now or Never" – 3:44 - Spirit Choir"Loneliness" – 3:42 - Harry Nilsson"It's Alright" – 2:27 - Sean Lennon 
I love how the tiresome Elvis bashing has never had even one iota of influence over Bill's desire to continue to play Elvis songs. The only true arbiter of musical taste here is the guy who plays the records. Y'all can bark all you want. Bill likes what he likes, and I certainly don't agree with him all the time, but I respect his musical integrity. I think that's why we all listen, innit?
 scrubbrush wrote:


I googled the phrase "I prefer the original Yoko version"... according to the internet, this is the first time phrase has ever been used.

 
{#Roflol} {#Notworthy} {#Lol}

One of the best RP song comments ever. I'm surprised Google HQ didn't blow up when you submitted that search request. 

Did Yoko have compromising photos of Elvis? He should wear a toilet seat around his neck for a week just for letting this reach the public. 
 atrocity wrote:
This first appeared on an "other people doing Yoko songs" album called "Every Man Has a Woman", which was one of the first ten or so CDs I ever bought.  While I prefer the original Yoko version, I like the Elvis Costello one just because it's so different while still recognizably being the same song.

Having said that, I never thought I'd hear anyone other than *me* play it!

 

I googled the phrase "I prefer the original Yoko version"... according to the internet, this is the first time phrase has ever been used.
Too much Costello this week on Paradise...
Can't get into this Guy....PSD for me
Ha ha!  I thought it was a Nina Simone remix...  
Out, damn'd spot! Out, I say!
One; two: why, then, ’tis time to do ’t.
Hell is murky! Fie, my lord, fie!

^

This first appeared on an "other people doing Yoko songs" album called "Every Man Has a Woman", which was one of the first ten or so CDs I ever bought.  While I prefer the original Yoko version, I like the Elvis Costello one just because it's so different while still recognizably being the same song.

Having said that, I never thought I'd hear anyone other than *me* play it!
Cheers to that Mr Lemm, it's a bopping number!
My favorite Yoko song performed by my third favorite artist of all time.
PSD, take me away...
I respect Declan's experimentation and eclecticism but this one's seriously sucky to these ears. The Casio intro sets the tone and it's downhill from there.