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Running Across Thin Ice With Tigers
LYRICS...
He said he was a saint
And he had some colour movies
"You will grow older and then younger
Tattooed like a loser"
Long streams of silence connect hand to hand
With the memories in the car parks
And the flowers
And the sands

So here are the wings and the burnt out suits
Here are the maps of all your youth
Here where the songs are all of longing
Here where the skies are always haunting

And I'm running...
Yes I'm running...
I am running across thin ice with tigers
Yes I'm running across thin ice with tigers
With tigers
With tigers

He was talking and I glanced away
At silver tortures in colour vision
It was a golden time
A time of bones and flowers
There was an angel in a ruined suit
Stranded on Broadway
I gave him change
And he gave me the time of day

So here are the wings and the burnt out suits
Here are the maps of all your youth
Here where the songs are all of longing
Here where the skies are always haunting

And I'm running...
Yes I'm running...
I am running across thin ice with tigers
Yes I'm running across thin ice with tigers
With tigers
With tigers

So here are the wings and the burnt out suits
Here are the maps of all your youth
Here where the songs are all of longing
Here where the skies are always haunting

And I'm running...
Yes I'm running...
I am running across thin ice with tigers
Yes I'm running across thin ice with tigers
With tigers
With tigers
With tigers

Running, running, running, running

Lyrics by John Foxx
Track written by John Foxx
Published 1983 Quiet Man Music
Copyright 1983 Metal Beat / Virgin Records Ltd
NOTES...
"Built on a scene from an Oriental movie - tigers running with someone through snow. Added the thin ice because that's how I felt at the time - full of energy, exhilarated, taking chances but aware of how fragile the state can be. A single moment which replays in your memory. When you're perfectly poised, operating at a peak. Brief but it changes you. You view everything else through that lens from then on. Even if you crashed shortly afterwards."

John Foxx - The Golden Section Tour +

The Omnidelic Exotour sleevenotes - 2002

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