thin ice
The Dining Rooms Lyrics


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Love is thin ice
It′s so easy to fall right in
Love is thin ice
So you better know how to swim
If you're not ready for fallin′
Then you better be careful when love starts callin'
Take my advice
Love is thin ice
You'd better watch your step it′s hard to read the signs
And some times you have to lose before you can find
They say, "All in love is fair"
You got to give for someone to care
And it can be so nice but love is thin ice
Love is thin ice
It′s so easy to fall right in
Love is thin ice
So you better know how to swim
If you're not ready for fallin′
Then you better be careful when love starts callin'
Take my advice
Love is thin ice
You′d better stick to higher ground if you don't want to cry
But if you don′t take a chance you'll never learn how to fly
One day you're walkin′ on air
Next thing you know your heart needs repair
But that′s just the price 'cause love is thin ice
Love is thin ice
It′s so easy to fall right in
Love is thin ice
So you better know how to swim
If you're not ready for fallin′
Then you better be careful when love starts callin'
Take my advice
Love is thin ice




You better take my advice
Love is thin ice

Overall Meaning

The Dining Rooms' "Thin Ice" is a song that explores the fragile nature of love, using the metaphor of thin ice to convey how easy it is to fall in love and get hurt in the process. The song is cautionary in tone, warning listeners to be careful when love starts calling and advising them to watch their step. The chorus repeats the line "love is thin ice," hammering home the message that love is delicate and easily broken.


The lyrics also touch on the idea that love requires risk-taking, and that sometimes you have to lose before you can find what you're truly looking for. The refrain "you got to give for someone to care" suggests that love requires sacrifice and generosity, and that it is only by putting ourselves out there that we can truly connect with someone else. However, the song also acknowledges that there is a price to pay for taking these risks, and that heartbreak is always a possibility.


Overall, "Thin Ice" is a thoughtful meditation on the joys and dangers of falling in love, urging listeners to be cautious but not to shy away from taking risks when it comes to matters of the heart.


Line by Line Meaning

Love is thin ice
Love is a precarious situation that requires careful handling.


It's so easy to fall right in
It's effortless to get involved in love, often without even trying.


So you better know how to swim
It's essential to be prepared and have the right skills to handle love's challenges.


If you're not ready for fallin', then you better be careful when love starts callin'
If you're not ready for a relationship, be cautious when someone expresses interest in you.


Take my advice
The singer is offering guidance to listeners about how to approach love.


You'd better watch your step it's hard to read the signs
It's challenging to understand what's happening in a relationship and easy to misinterpret signals.


And sometimes you have to lose before you can find
Sometimes, heartbreak is necessary to learn important lessons about love and what you need in a relationship.


They say, "All in love is fair"
The singer acknowledges that love is unpredictable and often doesn't follow societal expectations.


You got to give for someone to care
A successful relationship requires effort and consideration from both partners.


And it can be so nice but love is thin ice
Love can be a wonderful experience, but it's also a fragile and risky one.


You'd better stick to higher ground if you don't want to cry
If you want to avoid heartbreak, the singer suggests being cautious and not taking risks.


But if you don't take a chance you'll never learn how to fly
While there's a risk of getting hurt, the singer encourages listeners to take chances and potentially experience great rewards in love.


One day you're walkin' on air, next thing you know your heart needs repair
Relationships can be unpredictable and quickly go from happiness to heartbreak.


But that's just the price 'cause love is thin ice
Heartbreak is a natural consequence of taking the risk to love.


You better take my advice
The singer is reinforcing the importance of their guidance about love.


Love is thin ice
The singer repeats the song's central message: love is a precarious situation, and caution is necessary to handle it appropriately.




Writer(s): Stefano Ghittoni, Cesare Malfatti, Marta Collica

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Comments from YouTube:

Aditya Gaikwad

am I the only one who feels this is very similar to a Nicola Conte remix? Especially the wind instruments section.

russell ford

what is the genre of this type of music, how could i find more like this style :D

Aditya Gaikwad

Nicola Conte remixes are all you need :)

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