Song Lyric Sunday — Cold as Ice

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adam chose Freeze/Cold/Ice as his theme. I chose the song “Cold as Ice” by Foreigner. I wouldn’t be surprised if a number of other bloggers also chose this song.

“Cold as Ice” was a 1977 song by the rock band Foreigner from their self-named debut album. It became one of the best known songs of the band in the U.S., peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by band members Lou Gramm and Mick Jones.

The song’s message is simple and straightforward. It’s about a woman who is materialistic and selfish — a gold digger — and is throwing away her relationship with her man. He is warning that her behavior will come back to haunt her someday. She’ll pay the price for sacrificing their love.

Here are the song’s lyrics.

You’re as cold as ice
You’re willing to sacrifice our love
You never take advice
Someday you’ll pay the price, I know

I’ve seen it before
It happens all the time
You’re closing the door
You leave the world behind

You’re digging for gold
Yet throwing away
A fortune in feelings
But someday you’ll pay

You’re as cold as ice
You’re willing to sacrifice our love
You want Paradise
But someday you’ll pay the price
I know

I’ve seen it before
It happens all the time
You’re closing the door
You leave the world behind
You’re digging for gold
Yet throwing away
A fortune in feelings
But someday you’ll pay

Cold as ice, you know that you are
Cold, (cold) as, (as) ice,
As cold as ice to me
(Cold, cold cold) (as, as, as) (ice)

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, cold as, cold as ice)
(You’re as cold as icccce)
You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as icccce),
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as icccce)
You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as iccce)
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as icccce)
Oh yes I know
(Cold as icccce)
(You’re as cold as icccce)
You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as icccce)
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as icccce)
Oh, yes I know
(Cold as icccce)

12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Cold as Ice

  1. All About Life April 14, 2019 / 4:34 am

    This was the first song that sprang to mind when I read the prompt – fantastic choice, it’s a great song :O) X

    Liked by 1 person

  2. newepicauthor April 14, 2019 / 7:32 am

    You were right as this is the third time that I am listening to this today. I love the piano in the beginning of this song.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango April 14, 2019 / 8:23 am

      I had a tough time choosing between Foreigner’s “Cold as Ice” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Over My Head”: “You can take me to paradise/And then again you can be as cold ice”

      Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 April 14, 2019 / 11:48 pm

    You did have to point out it was 42 years old… man I feel old. That was certainly a good song, but most of Foreigner’s songs are.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.