Ice Diver

Demo

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Liner Notes

This song completely turned around in the making... it started out as a cool acoustic tune with a sort of percussive Jack Johnson vibe, but the lyrics I came up with were tough to sing over that rhythm.

Then I came up with the idea of a reggae number, and this song really came into it's own... what better than using the music of a tropical island paradise as a backdrop for a song about an ice diving experience I had in a frozen lake in Wisconsin last weekend?

I also added a rastafarian rap in the middle, and I'm a little ashamed to admit I giggle like an idiot every time I listen to it.

*Note - you really can't hear the bassline at all on my laptop speakers, which sort of makes this one sound terrible. The bass is almost too loud on a normal stereo.

Lyrics

Up on top of the ice
Got my drysuit on
Why the hell would someone… dream up this sport?

My partner signals OK
And down the hole we go
An upward glance as icy waters close in

[instrumental break]

Underneath the ice
Man it’s crazy cold
A little twist & now I’m staring up at the sky

Watching bubbles collect
Underneath the ice
For a moment I forget which way is up

Ice Diver… what were you thinking?
Swimming under two feet of ice?
Ice Diver… what are you doing?
Swimming below two feet of ice?

Reach the end of our line
Then we take it right
Keeping tension on our lifeline to the world

And at the turn around point
We flip upside down
Plant our feet up on the ice and ride it in

[reggae rap - added Feb 9th... LOL!]

HEAR ME NOW!!!

Ya got-ta keep the line tight while you’re swimming 'round
Tugging on the rope to communi-CATE
Ya give a one tug, just to say you’re OK
Ya give a two tugs… means stay put
Ya give a three tugs when you’ve had enough cold
‘Cuz three tugs at the surface means pull you back up

Ice Diver… what were you thinking?
Swimming under two feet of ice?
Ice Diver… what are you doing?
Swimming below two feet of ice?

Like water skiers we glide
But now we’re moving slow
Confused I watch my bubbles fall down towards my feet

Make it back to the hole
And we climb on out
Back above we join the world of earth and sky

Ice Diver… what were you thinking?
Swimming under two feet of ice?
Ice Diver… what are you doing?
Swimming below two feet of ice?
Ice Diver… what were you thinking?
Swimming beneath two feet of ice?

© 2009 Brian Morse / AquaMunkee Studios