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Foreigner’s Cold as Ice

Foreigner Cold as Ice

Hard Rock

The song was written Foreigner members Lou Gramm and Mick Jones. It was released on their debut album Foreigner in 1977. The song is about a woman who values materialistic things above love and her relationship with the singer. Hence, she is “as cold as ice.” Mick Jones has said that “subconsciously, you draw from stuff, things that happened in your past, things that came out of relationships, the pain and the heartache of love.” We’ve all been there at some point.

“Cold as Ice” was released as a single in 1977 as well. At first it was the B-Side for “Feels Like the First Time.” Then it was the A-Side, backed with “I Need You.” ¬†Foreigner’s “Cold as Ice” went to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #10 on U.S. Cash Box Top 100, #9 in Canada, #13 in The Netherlands, #18 in Ireland, and #24 in the U.K.

The song as been sampled a number of times. This includes Scott Browns’ “Ice Cold 2,” M.O.P.’s “Cold as Ice,” and Kanye West’s intro for “Cold.”

Here are the lyrics to “Cold as Ice” by Foreigner:

You’re as cold as ice
You’re willing to sacrifice our love
You never take advice
Someday you’ll pay the price, I know

I’ve seen it before
It happens all the time
Closing the door
You leave the world behind

You’re digging for gold
Yet throwing away
A fortune in feelings
But someday you’ll pay

You’re as cold as ice
You’re willing to sacrifice our love
You want paradise
But someday you’ll pay the price, I know

I’ve seen it before
It happens all the time
Closing the door
You leave the world behind

You’re digging for gold
Yet throwing away
A fortune in feelings
But someday you’ll pay

(Cold, cold) (as, as) (ice)
You know that you are
(Cold, cold) (as, as) (ice)
As cold as ice to me
(Cold, cold, cold) (as, as, as) (ice)

You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as ice)
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as ice)
You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as ice)
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as ice)
Oh, yes I know
(Cold as ice)
(You’re as cold as ice)
You’re as cold as ice
(Cold as ice)
Cold as ice I know
(You’re as cold as ice)
Oh, yes I know
(Cold as ice)

For another song by Foreigner: “Hot Blooded.”

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