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hi. can you name the song from these words.  i love you honest i do but you are as cold as ice. probably late 50s or early 60s. thanks.

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There’s a Foreigner song, “Cold as Ice,” with these catch-phrase lyrics, but since it’s from their self-titled debut Album in 1977, and is fairly common, I expect it’s not what you’re looking for.
The lyrics for that song follow:

“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
(Oooh-oooh) You're closing the door, you leave the world behind
You're digging for gold, you're throwing away
(Aaah-aaah) 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, (oooh-oooh) it happens all the time
(Oooh-oooh) You're closing the door, you leave the world behind
You're digging for gold, (aaah-aaah) you're throwing away
(Aaah-aaah) A fortune in feelings, but someday you'll pay

(Cold 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)

(Ooh-ooh-ooh) (Cold as, cold as I-I ice) (You're as cold ice) yes
(Cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, cold as ice, I know
(Cold as ice) (Cold as, cold as ice) Yes I know
(Cold as ice) (Cold as, cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, cold as ice, I know
(Cold as ice) (Cold as, cold as ice) Oh yes I know
(Cold as ice) (Cold as, cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, cold as ice, I know
(Cold as ice) (Cold as, cold as ice) Oh yes I know
(Cold as ice) (Cold as, cold as ice) You're as cold as ice, you're as cold as ice, I know (to fade out)


Then, there’s the wonderful Jimmy Reed blues classic from the late ‘50’s, “Honest I Do.” Unlike the blues today, “Honest I Do’ received a lot of air play, so it may be in your mind. However, it has no reference to “cold as ice,” so, again, I expect it’s not what you’re looking for. The lyrics of “Honest I Do” follow:

“HONEST I DO”
By Jimmy Reed

Don't you know that I love you
Honest I do

I'll never place
No one above you

Please tell me you love me
Stop driving me mad

You the sweetest little woman
That I ever had

Please tell me you love me
Stop driving me mad

When I woke up this morning
Never felt so bad


I’m pretty sure all this doesn’t give you the answer you need, but I’ll keep this inquiry on the back burner and if something comes to mind I’ll pass it along. For now, though, sorry I couldn’t come up with more.

Best regards,
Jimmy  

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I see myself as a reasonably well-versed authority on '50's rock and roll, from its beginnings in the early '50's to the British invasion days of the early '60's. One of my strengths is matching songs and artists, as I suspect your site fields many "who sang that song?" questions. Additionally, I am particularly adept at identifying artists who performed obscure songs--one-hit-wonders, if you will.

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I have an extensive vinyl collection and literally thousands of '50's .mp3's. I consider myself fortunate to have been around at the birth of this wonderful genre. Having lived through these years gives me a perspective on them, enabling me to put things in historical context. While the term "pop culture" didn't come into popular use until the late '70's-early '80's, my experience and modest expertise afford me the opportunity to explain the interrelation of music to the movies, television and radio programs, and indeed the current events of those times. I have some time to devote to responding to inquiries and look forward to participating.

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Bachelor of Business Administration and LL.B from the University of Texas at Austin.

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