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"Ship Trapped in the Ice" is a song by Andy Partridge. It appeared on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 2 in 2002.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “After demoing ‘The Wheel and the Maypole’, I turned to recording this recently finished song, with the un-subtle metaphor of feeling trapped in our Virgin contract. Started on 26th June 1995, this song crashed along, with its frosty tones and glacial piano, the only thing missing is the distant howl of huskies. I must have been in a genuine frozen state of mind then, as reading old track sheets to compile these notes, I see the next thing I wrote was also way down on the thermometer, that song for the (Talking) Heads, ‘Papersnow’.”

LyricsEdit

Hurry and see, hurry and see

The ship trapped in the ice

Hurry and see, hurry and see

The frost on the rigging's superficially nice

The captain sold his marbles and the crew lost theirs at dice

Hurry and see, hurry and see

The ship trapped in the ice


How can we free, how can we free

The ship trapped in the ice

How can we free, how can we free

They sailed in the shallows now they've paid the price

The captain drank the champagne but it tasted like Old Spice

How can we free, how can we free

The ship trapped in the ice


And I can only see this wreck with the aid of a drink and a mirror

She may look scenic from the shore but you don't want to come any nearer


The captain's box of butterflies have all hatched out as lice

Hurry and see, hurry and see

The ship trapped in the ice


And I can only see this wreck with the aid of a drink and a mirror

She may look scenic from the shore but you don't want to come any nearer


How can this be, how can this be

The ship trapped in the ice

How can this be, how can this be

The frozen contract got 'em gripped like a vice

The captain dreams of flying but he's oh so scared of heights

Oh how can this be, cause Mama it's me!

The ship trapped in the ice

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