EnglandKate Bush

Artist rating: 88.52 % (ranking: 5)
Highest rating: 89.44 % (1989)
Most recent trend: 77.38 % (2011)
Highest trend: 91.50 % (1985)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)
Writing credits
Statistics

Data

Born: 1958-07-30

Age: 63
 

External links

Official site

Genres

1982
96.58 %
1985
89.66 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1990
71.92 %
1990

The Sensual World

Kate Bush - The Sensual World
75.54 %
(2013-08-21)
Release date: 1989-10-16
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 04:11
Average song rating:

Ranking

Kate Bush:
6
/
9
Year (1989):
11
/
65
Decade (1980's):
118
/
759
Overall:
456
/
2642

Review

After two masterful albums - The Dreaming and Hounds of Love - Kate Bush seems to have lost some of her focus and direction. Even the highlights of the album (Deeper Understanding, This Woman's Work), although great in their own right, feels somewhat ordinary, lacking in originality. This is the first Kate Bush album to contain (for her) subpar material (Heads We're Dancing, Between a Man and a Woman). And the murky production doesn't help either, the clarity of her previous albums is gone. Despite those shortcomings, this isn't a bad album. Not like the next release, The Red Shoes.
[ML, 2013-08-21]

Tracks

1
lyrics
03:58
2
lyrics
04:43
3
lyrics
05:07
4
lyrics
03:13
5
lyrics
05:21
6
lyrics
04:46
7
lyrics
03:30
8
lyrics
03:45
9
lyrics
04:07
10
lyrics
03:39
11
lyrics
03:49
 
Total time:
 
45:58

Credits

Artist

Kate Bush
piano, keyboards, vocals

Session musicians

Stuart Elliott
drums (2, 3, 5, 7-9)
David Gilmour
guitar (2, 9)
Michael Kamen
orchestral arrangements (3, 5, 10)
Charlie Morgan
drums (1, 4, 6, 11)

Producers

Lyrics

The Sensual World
03:58
Also available on:
Kate Bush - Director's Cut (2011) (as Flower of the Mountain)
Mmh, yes,
Then I'd taken the kiss of seedcake back from his mouth
Going deep South, go down, mmh, yes,
Took six big wheels and rolled our bodies
Off of Howth Head and into the flesh, mmh, yes,
He said I was a flower of the mountain, yes,
But now I've powers o'er a woman's body - yes.

Stepping out of the page into the sensual world.
Stepping out...
To where the water and the earth caress
And the down of a peach says mmh, yes,
Do I look for those millionaires
Like a Machiavellian girl would?
When I could wear a sunset, mmh, yes,
And how we'd wished to live in the sensual world
You don't need words - just one kiss, then another.

Stepping out of the page into the sensual world
Stepping out, off the page into the sensual world.
And then our arrows of desire rewrite the speech, mmh, yes,
And then he whispered would I, mmh, yes,
Be safe, mmh, yes, from mountain flowers?
And at first with the charm around him, mmh, yes,

He loosened it so if it slipped between my breasts
He'd rescue it, mmh, yes,
And his spark took life in my hand and, mmh, yes,
I said, mmh, yes,
But not yet, mmh, yes,
Mmh, yes.
Love and Anger
04:43
It lay buried here, it lay deep inside me.
It's so deep I don't think that I can
Speak about it.
It could take me all of my life,
But it would only take a moment to
Tell you what I'm feeling,
But I don't know if I'm ready yet.
You come walking into this room
Like you're walking into my arms.
What would I do without you?

Take away the love and the anger,
And a little piece of hope holding us together.
Looking for a moment that'll never happen,
Living in the gap between past and future.
Take away the stone and the timber,
And a little piece of rope won't hold it together.

If you can't tell your sister,
If you can't tell a priest,
'Cause it's so deep you don't think that you can
Speak about it to anyone...
Can you tell it to your heart?
Can you find it in your heart
To let go of these feelings
Like a bell to a Southerly wind?
We could be like two strings beating,
Speaking in sympathy...
What would we do without you?
Two strings speak in sympathy.

Take away the love and the anger,
And a little piece of hope holding us together.
Looking for a moment that'll never happen,
Living in the gap between past and future.
Take away the stone and the timber,
And a little piece of rope won't hold it together.

We're building a house of the future together.
(What would we do without you?)
Well, if it's so deep you don't think that you
Can speak about it,

Just remember to reach out and touch the past and the future.
Well, if it's so deep you don't think you can speak about it,
Don't ever think that you can't change the past and the future.
You might not, not think so now,
But just you wait and see - someone will come to help you.
The Fog
05:07
"You see, I'm all grown up now."

He said,
"Just put your feet down child,
'Cause you're all grown up now."

Just like a photograph I pick you up
Just like a station on the radio
I pick you up
Just like a face in the crowd
I pick you up
Just like a feeling that you're sending out
I pick it up
But I can't let you go
If I let you go
You slip into the fog...

This love was big enough for the both of us,
This love of yours,
Was big enough to be frightened of
It's deep and dark, like the water was
The day I learned to swim.

He said,
"Just put your feet down child"
Just put your feet down child,
The water is only waist high
I'll let go of you gently
Then you can swim to me.

Is this love big enough to watch over me?
Big enough to let go of me
Without hurting me,
Like the day I learned to swim?
"Coz you're all grown up now"
Just put your feet down child
The water is only waist high.
I'll let go of you gently
Then you can swim to me.
Reaching Out
03:13
See how the child reaches out instinctively
To feel how fire will feel

See how the man reaches out instinctively
For what he cannot have

The pull and the push of it all

Reaching out for the hand
Reaching out for the hand that smacked
Reaching out for that hand to hold
Reaching out for the Star
Reaching out for the Star that explodes
Reaching out for Mama

See how the flower leans instinctively
Toward the light
See how the heart reaches out instinctively
For no reason but to touch

The pull and the push of it all

Reaching out for the hand
Reaching out for the hand that smacked
Reaching out for that hand to hold
Reaching out for the Star
Reaching out for the Star that explodes
Reaching out for Mama

(Can't we see... )

Reaching out for Mama
Heads We're Dancing
05:21
You talked me into the game of chance.
It was '39, before the music started,
When you walked up to me and you said,
"Hey, heads we dance."
Well, I didn't know who you were
Until I saw the morning paper:

There was a picture of you
A picture of you 'cross the front page.
It looked just like you, just like you in every way.
But it couldn't be true.
It couldn't be true.
You stepped out of a stranger.

They say that the Devil is a charming man.
And just like you I bet he can dance.
And he's coming up behind in his long
Tailed black coat dance,
All tails in the air.
But the penny landed with its head dancing.

A picture of you, a picture of you in uniform,
Standing with your head held high,
Hot down to the floor.
But it couldn't be you.
It couldn't be you.
It's a picture of Hitler.

He go do-do-do-do-do
He go do-do-do-do-do
He go do-do-do-do-do
Do you want to dance?
Well, I couldn't see what was to be,
So I just stood there laughing.

A picture of you, a picture of you in uniform,
Standing with your head held high,
Hot down to the floor.
But it couldn't be you.
It couldn't be you.
It's a picture of Hitler.

He go mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
He go mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
He go mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh-mmh
Heads we're dancing.
Deeper Understanding
04:46
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As the people here grow colder
I turn to my computer
And spend my evenings with it
Like a friend.
I was loading a new programme
I had ordered from a magazine:
"Are you lonely, are you lost?
This voice console is a must."
I press Execute.

Hello, I know that you've been feeling tired.
I bring you love and deeper understanding.
Hello, I know that you're unhappy.
I bring you love and deeper understanding.

Well I've never felt such pleasure.
Nothing else seemed to matter.
I neglected my bodily needs.
I did not eat, I did not sleep,
The intensity increasing,
'Til my family found me and intervened.
But I was lonely, I was lost,
Without my little black box.
I pick up the phone and go Execute.

Hello, I know that you've been feeling tired.
I bring you love and deeper understanding.
Hello, I know that you're unhappy.
I bring you love and deeper understanding.

I turn to my computer like a friend.
I need deeper understanding.
Give me deeper understanding.
Between a Man and a Woman
03:30
With her hand in his hand,
They were both happy again.
You started taking sides.
They started arguing.
He said it was her fault.
She said it wasn't at all.
But the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

Where angels fear to tread,
You go rushing in.
Well, I had to tell you then,
And now I'm telling you again:
Stay out of this
You must not interfere
Don't you see this is
Between a man and a woman?

Every day and night I pray,
Pray that you will stay away forever.
It's so hard for love to stay together,
With the modern Western pressures.
I don't want to say it,
But I had to tell you then,
And now I'm telling you again:

Stay out of this.
Oh, I know you mean to help me,
And I know you've good intentions.
But stay out of this.
This isn't your problem.
Do not interfere - you are not needed here.
Let the pendulum swing
Between a man and a woman.
Don't you see you're in the way
Between a man and a woman.
Every day and night I pray,
Let the pendulum swing
Between a man and a woman.
Between a man and a woman.
Never Be Mine
03:45
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I look at you and see
My life that might have been
Your face just ghostly in the smoke.
They're setting fire to the cornfields
As you're taking me home.
The smell of burning fields
Will now mean you and here.

This is where I want to be.
This is what I need.
This is where I want to be.
This is what I need.
This is where I want to be,
But I know that this will never be mine.

Ooh, the thrill and the hurting.
The thrill and the hurting.
I know that this will never be mine.

I want you as the dream,
Not the reality.
That clumsy goodbye kiss could fool me,
But I'm looking back over my shoulder
At you, happy without me.

This is where I want to be.
This is what I need.
This is where I want to be.
This is what I need.
This is where I want to be,
But I know that this will never be mine.

Ooh, the thrill and the hurting
Will never be mine.
The thrill and the hurting,
It will never be mine.
It can never be.
The thrill and the hurting
Will never be mine.
Rocket's Tail
04:07
That November night, looking up into the sky,
You said, "Hey, wish that was me up there -
It's the biggest rocket I could find
And it's holding the night in its arms
If only for a moment.
I can't see the look in its eyes,
But I'm sure it must be laughing."
But it seemed to me the saddest thing I'd ever seen,
And I thought you were crazy, wishing such a thing -

I saw only a stick on fire,
Alone on its journey
Home to the quickening ground,
With no one there to catch it.

I put on my pointed hat
And my black and silver suit
And I check my gunpowder pack
And I strap the stick on my back
And, dressed as a rocket on Waterloo Bridge
Nobody seems to see me
Then, with the fuse in my hand
And now shooting into the night
And still as a rocket
I land in the river.

Was it me said you were crazy?
I put on my cloudiest suit
Size 5 lightning boots, too

'Cause I am a rocket
On fire.
Look at me go with my tail on fire,
With my tail on fire,
On fire.
Hey, look at me go, look at me...
This Woman's Work
03:39
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Pray God you can cope
I stand outside this woman's work,
This woman's world.
Ooh, it's hard on the man
Now his part is over
Now starts the craft of the father.

I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I should be crying, but I just can't let it show
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking
Of all the things I should've said
That I never said
All the things we should've done
That we never did
All the things I should've given
But I didn't
Oh, darling, make it go,
Make it go away.

Give me these moments back
Give them back to me
Give me that little kiss
Give me your hand.

I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I should be crying, but I just can't let it show
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking
Of all the things we should've said
That were never said.
All the things we should've done
That we never did.
All the things that you needed from me
All the things that you wanted for me
All the things that I should've given
But I didn't.
Oh, darling, make it go away
Just make it go away now.
Walk Straight Down the Middle
03:49
Can't move my arms
Can't move my legs
Can't say no
I can't say yes
Can't help myself
I need your help
We go...
Ooh, ooh, what do we do
Now we just can't move?
We're calling out for Middle Street
Ooh, ooh, what do we do
Now we just can't move?
We hang on to every line
And walk straight down the middle of it.

He thought he was gonna die
But he didn't
She thought she just couldn't cope
But she did
We thought it would be so hard
But it wasn't... it wasn't easy, though!

Can't say yes
I can't say no
Can't begin
Can't let go...
Help me now.
We go
Ooh, ooh, what do we do
Now we just can't move?
We're calling out for Middle Street
Ooh, ooh, what do we do
Now we just can't move?
We hang on to every line
And walk straight down the middle of it.

He thought he was gonna die
But he didn't
She thought she could never cope
But she did
We thought it was all over
But it wasn't... it hadn't started yet.

And walk straight down the middle of it.
And walk straight down the middle of it.
"d^^^^^^^^^^ d^^^^^^^^^^", calling out for Middle Street.
We're calling out for Middle Street, "d^^^^^^^^^^ d^^^^^^^^^^^"
Walking straight down the middle of it. "d^^^^^^^^^^^^^^"
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