Top Favorite Songs: The Thin Ice
I really like the song The Thin Ice because it was really sad and slow in a good way. You can even detect the sadness in the lyrics with lines such as “Of a million tear-stained eyes
Don’t be surprised when a crack in the ice.” What Roger Waters mean in this song is his disliking to the “modern life.” The first half of the album mentions blue which represent virtue and purity which he is during his childhood. The beginning of the song was written by David Gilmour which is very easygoing and implies warmth then the other half which is written by Roger Waters is very harsh. He implies “a crack in the ice” meaning the loss of innocence. The warmth in the sea turns into something that is cold and stiff.
In the film there is the scene of men in the army who are helping each other and some who are dead. This scene represents a part of Waters life where his dad died from WWII. There is also the message of being against war because in the beginning of the song it says the mom and dad loves the baby but how can they love the baby if they are sending their children to war. The imagery used in the video I think is really creative and there are also a lot of meanings behind all the scenes like near the end where Pink is swimming in a pool of blood but in a way that it looks like the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus is known for being unselfish whereas Pink is very selfish because he is creating a “wall” to escape the world instead of helping to improve it.
Rating: 5 out of 5