Walking On Thin Ice

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Walking on thin ice
I'm paying the price
Of throwing the dice in the air
Why must we learn it the hard way
And play the game of life with your heart

I gave you my knife
You gave me my life
Like a gush of wind in my hair
Why do we forget what's been said
And play the game of life with our hearts

I may cry some day
But tears will dry whichever way
And when our hearts returns to ashes
It will be just a story
It will be just a story

I knew a girl who tried to walk across the lake
'Course it was winter and all of this was ice
A terrible thing to do
They say the lake is as big as the ocean
I wonder if she knew

Walking On Thin Ice
Written byYoko Ono
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions with The TKO Horns
Produced byAllen Toussaint
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
Jim Paterson - trombone
Jeff Blythe - saxophone
Paul Speare - saxophone
Dave Plews - trumpet
RecordedSeptember 3, 1983, Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans
ReleasedSeptember 1984
AlbumsPunch The Clock (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1995
Punch The Clock (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
CollectionsOut Of Our Idiot, 1987
Various Artists collectionsEvery Man Has A Woman, 1984

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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Yoko Ono  1981  single Discogs
 We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It  1989  single Discogs

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