Weekly Soundtrip: Ice Cream in November

21 Nov

This Weekend’s “Weekly Soundtrip” comes from Sarah Mclachlan’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Album. The song is called Ice Cream. I love this song, and I’ve loved it from the moment I first heard it in 1994. It seems so effortless with its light percussion; slow melody of the piano, and Mclachlan’s soft and soothing vocals. She is amazing at what she does. Period.

Piece of Flea: As I said before, I first heard this song in 1994, when I was 11 years old. My love for the song then was topical because I only enjoyed the way it sounded; I didn’t understand it. As a kid, I remember thinking how awesome it was that an adult was singing about ice cream and chocolate. As an adult woman who has been married for nearly 8 years now, I love and appreciate this song on a much deeper level because I recognize that the lyrics are not about one’s sweet tooth.

I was thinking about this song the other day and looked it up on youtube. As soon as the song started playing my instincts came back to me, like riding a bicycle. I remembered instantly the way she hums throughout the song, as well as all of the lyrics. I own the CD, but I haven’t listened to it for many, many years (what a shame!) and it surprised me that I could recall the song so quickly. I wish my brain worked as efficiently at school. Any way, I just wanted to share this song with all of you because it is so beautiful. In addition, I’d like to dedicate it to my husband, who has had a “rough go of things” the last couple of days. I also wrote a short accompaniment for him inspired by the song. Enjoy!

I Have No Heart Without ARH

Chocolate won’t last if I eat it all day

And the thrill of ice cream

Too soon melts away

You, Love

Are the sweetest thing in my life

My spoon is hollow

Without you.


Your love is better than ice cream
Better than anything else that I’ve tried
Your love is better than ice cream
Everyone here knows how to fight

Chorus (bottom)

Your love is better than chocolate Better than anything else that I’ve tried
Oh love is better than chocolate
Everyone here knows how to cry

Chorus: It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down
It’s a long way down to the place
where we started from …


3 Responses to “Weekly Soundtrip: Ice Cream in November”

  1. Jackie November 21, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    love this song. you keep reminding me of all these good songs, that just like you, I haven’t heard in a long time! Nice choice once again! Can’t wait til next Sunday for another song!

  2. Bob December 6, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    Nice work, F. Thanks for loving ARH.

  3. Elizabeth Heidebrecht December 31, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    reminds me of high school… 😉 Congrats on the house!

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