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"Ice King"

[ from the album "Tender Pervert" (1988) ]

Lyrics

If ever emotional defences open wide
If ever you see me cry
If ever you notice how you make me feel inside
This thing will blow sky high

If ever emotional defences open wide
If ever you see me cry
If ever you notice how you make me feel inside
I think I just might die

How could you know
I wanted you so
I acted cool so you couldn't see
For here deep inside
I so easily hide
Exactly what you mean to me

But it was so strange
When everything changed
Your answer took me by surprise
And now that we're lovers
You think you've discovered
How to make a cold man cry

You think you're kissing the ice king, dark thing
But I was always warm
I was yours for the asking, dark thing
I was hot for you all along

If ever emotional defences open wide
If ever you see me cry
If ever you notice how you make me feel inside
This thing will blow sky high

If ever emotional defences open wide
If ever you see me cry
If ever you notice how you make me feel inside
I think I just might die

I know you can't stand
An emotional man
And so I play for time
Keeping it light
In the hope that you might
One day maybe change your mind

Sometimes in bed
It enters my head
To tell you that my love is strong
But I don't say a word
When I notice how hard
You work to turn a cold man on

You think you're kissing the ice king, dark thing
But I was always warm
I was yours for the asking, dark thing
I was hot for you all along

You think you're kissing the ice king, dark thing
How wrong can a woman be?
If you knew the intensity of my feelings
How long would you stay with me?

You think you're kissing the i-i-i

If ever emotional defences open wide
If ever you see me cry
If ever you notice how you make me feel inside
I think I just might, I think I just might