Monday, 3 September 2012

OWL CITY - THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG





The Tip Of The Iceberg
The Tip Of The Iceberg By Owl City. For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Pop; Rock. 7 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music (HX.142910)
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Welcome back winter once again
And put on your warm fuzzy sweater 'cause you'll feel much better when
The snowflakes fall gently to the ground
The temperature drops and your shivers freeze all the rivers around
But I keep you warm

If speed's a pro, inertia must be a con
'Cause the cold wind blows at precise rates when I've got my ice skates on
If the roads were paved with ice that wouldn't thaw or crack
I could skate from Maine to Nebraska then on to Alaska and back
'Cause you keep me warm

Peer over the edge, can you see me?
Rivulets flow from your eyes
Paint runs from your mouth like a waterfall
And your lungs crystallize

I'll travel the subzero tundra
I'll brave glaciers and frozen lakes
And that's just the tip of the iceberg
I'll do whatever it takes to change

Farewell powdery paradise
We'd rather skate on the thinnest ice
Fingers failed us before they froze
And frostbite bit down on all our toes

Snowdrifts build up and enfold us
As we wait out this winter storm
So we snuggle close in the darkness
And keep each other so warm







What is an iceberg?
Icebergs are pieces of ice that formed on land and float in an ocean or lake. Icebergs come in all shapes and sizes, from ice-cube-sized chunks to ice islands the size of a small country. The term “iceberg” refers to chunks of ice larger than 5 meters (16 feet) across. Smaller icebergs, known as bergy bits and growlers, can be especially dangerous for ships because they are harder to spot. The North Atlantic and the cold waters surrounding Antarctica are home to most of the icebergs on Earth.


How do icebergs form, and where do they go?
Icebergs form when chunks of ice calve, or break off, from glaciers, ice shelves, or a larger iceberg. Icebergs travel with ocean currents, sometimes smashing up against the shore or getting caught in shallow waters. When an iceberg reaches warm waters, the new climate attacks it from all sides. On the iceberg surface, warm air melts snow and ice into pools called melt ponds that can trickle through the iceberg and widen cracks. At the same time, warm water laps at the iceberg edges, melting the ice and causing chunks of ice to break off. On the underside, warmer waters melt the iceberg from the bottom up. iceberg near antarctica, small and chunky Icebergs can develop into a variety of shapes as they break apart.


Why are icebergs important?
Icebergs pose a danger to ships traversing the North Atlantic and the waters around Antarctica. After the Titanic sank near Newfoundland in 1912, the United States and twelve other countries formed the International Ice Patrol to warn ships of icebergs in the North Atlantic. The International Ice Patrol uses airplanes and radars to track icebergs that float into major shipping lanes. The U.S. National Ice Center uses satellite data to monitor icebergs near Antarctica. However, it only tracks icebergs larger than 500 square meters (5,400 square feet). Icebergs can also serve as tools for scientists, who study them to learn more about climate and ocean processes.