Thursday Inspiration — Head Games

For this week’s Thursday Inspiration, Jim Adams focused on the word “head,” and he used the song “Walk Away,” by Joe Walsh when he was with the James Gang.

Jim pointed out that Walsh’s song is about the end of his relationship with his first wife. This made me think of another song that deals with a tumultuous relationship where the guy has had it with his woman’s head games. The couple clearly isn’t communicating, and the psychological manipulations are taking their toll. That song is “Head Games” from Foreigner.

“Head Games” was the title-cut and second single taken from Foreigner’s third album release. It was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and was released in the U.S. in November 1979. It reached number 14 on the Billboard hot 100.

In the song, the guy complains to his girl that “no time ever seems right to talk about the reasons why you and I fight.” Then he declares that “it’s high time to draw the line, to put an end to this game, before it’s too late.” He emphatically tells her that he can’t take it anymore and doesn’t want to continue playing her head games.

Thursday Inspiration — Cold As Ice

For this week’s Thursday Inspiration prompt, Jim Adams has given us the word “cold” and the above photo to serve as our inspiration. Seeing the word and the picture Jim presented, the 1977 song, “Cold As Ice” by British-American rock band Foreigner, came to mind. It was written by band members Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song describes a woman who is materialistic and selfish, with the singer warning that her behavior will come back to haunt her someday.

I featured this song back in April of 2019 for Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday prompt, but it’s a great classic rock song, so I hope he’ll forgive me for using it again.

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
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
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 as ice)
As cold as ice to me
(Cold as ice)

(Ooh, ooh, ooh, you're as cold as ice)
(You're as cold as ice)
You're as cold as ice
Cold as ice I know
Yes, I know
You're as cold as ice
Cold as ice I know
Oh, yes I know
You're as cold as ice
Cold as ice I know
Oh, yes I know

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)