Thursday, April 05, 2012
The Thin Ice
As with the other songs on The Wall, "The Thin Ice" tells a portion of the story of Pink, the album's protagonist. This song narrates the first couple of years of Pink's life, before he is old enough to realise what has happened to his father. The "Thin Ice" represents the fragile period of innocence in people's lives before they can really understand the world around them. Furthermore, the third and fourth lines from the third verse: "Dragging behind you the silent reproach / Of a million tear-stained eyes" act as a metaphor for the psychological and/or spiritual effects war can have, not only on the populace that suffered it, but also the generation of children left to suffer as the final bearers of the pain of that war. Lyrics : Momma loves her baby And daddy loves you too. And the sea may look warm to you babe And the sky may look blue But ooooh Baby Ooooh baby blue Oooooh babe. If you should go skating On the thin ice of modern life Dragging behind you the silent reproach Of a million tear-stained eyes Don't be surprised when a crack in the ice Appears under your feet. You slip out of your depth and out of your mind With your fear flowing out behind you As you claw the thin ice.