the Ice Man

Story Behind The Song

We lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn and saw a multitude of characters ripe for working their way into song.

Song Description

This tune takes it inspiration from a "Mack The Knife" storyline with a modern twist. The darker, "spy-like" music, creates a foreboding atmosphere that propells the listener through the seedy streets of Brooklyn, NY.

Song Length 3:50 Genre Rock - Indie/Low-Fi
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Vicious, Cool Subject Gambling
Language English Era 2000 and later


the Ice Man
©1990 Allison, Ramsay, Ramsay ASCAP

Tears fall like rain
onto her windowpane
Shadows play on her window sill
Down on the corner
Crimson drips the blade
Sirens scream pathological
It's as if the sky closes on you
Beg or stand, baby grand
Now the ice man cometh
Frost forms under his brow
As the carnage is strewn
through the sad streets of Bedford Sty
It's as if sky crucified
Beg or stand, baby grand
Now the ice man cometh
Check mate
Charlie, you lose
To be iced in your prime
as your veins slowly
turn to...
Blue streaks the sky
as morning wakes the day
Dawn finds a figure standing still
Piano factory
Hell is miles away
Streets go down alphabetical
...To be iced in your prime
Down on Nostrand Aven...
...Newspapers scream
for killer's blood
But shark skin is tough
and his blood is...
Cold air drifts down
one August afternoon
Meat locker wreaks
a bitter chill
Borealis behind frozen eyes
Ice pick drives through his clavicle

Lyrics Drew Allison Music Dave Ramsay, Ross Ramsay, Drew Allison
Producer Dave Boyajian, rew Allison, Dave Ramsay Publisher self
Performance Drew Allison- Vocals Dave Ramsay-Guitars, Bass, Percussion Label self
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