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Running On Ice
Billy Joel Lyrics


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

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Written by: BILLY JOEL

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RBs Pinter

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



Robert

Awwww yeeahh!
Threat Level MIDNIGHT!
Makes all the birdies feel ALRIGHT!
From Madonna to Madeleine ALBRIGHT!
Threat Level...MIDNIGHT!
It's a threat!
A level!
A level level threat!
He's the greatest hockey star I ever seen yet!
Threat Level What?
Midnight!
Threat Level Who?
Michael Scarn!
Threat Level What?
Apartheid!
Gotta fight it.
Free Mandela.
PEACE I'M OUT!



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Erik Riefe

"I'm just an average guy. I love fish sandwiches. I love Billy Joel songs. I love puppies. And it may be weird, but I like to think of puppies as baby dogs too." - Michael Scarn

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"Part Bruce Wayne. Part Bruce Willis and part Bruce Vilanch."

Abhyansh Sinha

The hostages are all at the stadium 🎶

sarah sego

As a Billy Joel fan I love this song, but as an Office fan I love it even more

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This is a load of barnacles

I didn't realize this, but I think the Office references Billy Joel the most out of any other artist. I've noticed 5 times they referenced him: "Ryan started the fire," Dwight plays "The Longest Time" on his recorder for Michael on his birthday, Michael sings "You May Be Right" to Pam when she tries to convince him that Ryan's company will fail, this song (plus Pressure from his Nylon curtain album) in the hockey scene for Threat Level Midnight, and Roy plays "She's got a way" at his wedding.

Heath Sartorius

I noticed that and also that 30 rock referenced Billy Joel a lot too

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