Kate Bush

Artist rating: 88.52 % (ranking: 3)
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: 60
 

External link

Official site
1978
73.37 %
1980
87.94 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1985
89.66 %
1989
75.54 %

The Dreaming

Kate Bush - The Dreaming
96.58 %
(2017-03-01)
Release date: 1982-09-13
Type: studio
In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 04:21
Average song rating:

Ranking

Kate Bush:
1
/
9
Year (1982):
1
/
56
Decade (1980's):
1
/
621
Overall:
4
/
2244

Review

Kate Bush's fourth album has a couple of important firsts: it's her first self produced album and the first to contain only newly written material (the previous three albums all had songs written pre-1977). For this album Bush changed the focus in her writing from melody to rhythm. Instead of working out the songs mainly on the piano, she started with a rhythm and then applied the chords, melodies and structures. And that shows: the pounding beats of songs such as the opening Sat in Your Lap and the amazing album closer Get Out of My House are vastly different from anything of her previous work.

This is by far Bush's most experimental album (Leave It Open!) and the best presentation of her musical genius. It didn't perform well on the charts, there's no hit single, but it is Kate Bush's most accomplished work to date. Every single song is a masterpiece and the album flows like no other in her discography, not even her next release, the concept album Hounds of Love, can match it.

This isn't an easy listen, far from it, it's a dense, demanding, introverted, sometimes crazy and an almost creepy journey through Kate Bush's psyche. But it is a rewarding journey, more so than most albums. This is Kate Bush's true masterwork!
[ML, 2011-10-11]

Tracks

1
lyrics
03:30
2
lyrics
03:25
3
lyrics
05:27
4
lyrics
03:55
5
lyrics
03:20
6
lyrics
04:42
7
lyrics
05:23
8
lyrics
04:30
9
lyrics
03:50
10
lyrics
05:25
 
Total time:
 
00:43:27

Credits

Geoff Downes
Stuart Elliott
David Gilmour
Danny Thompson

Lyrics

Sat in Your Lap
03:30
I see the people working and see it working for them
And so I want to join in, but then I find it hurts me
Some say that knowledge is something sat in your lap
Some say that knowledge is something that you never have

I see the people happy, so can it happen for me
'Cause when I am unhappy, there's nothing that can move me
Some say that knowledge is something that you never have
Some say that knowledge is something sat in your lap
Some say that heaven is hell, some say that hell is heaven

I must admit, just when I think I'm king (I just begin)
Just when I think I'm king, I must admit (I just begin)
Just when I think I'm king (I just begin)

I've been doing it for years, my goal is moving near
It says "Look I'm over here", then it up and disappears
Some say that knowledge is something sat in your lap
Some say knowledge is ho ho ho ho

I want to be a lawyer, I want to be a scholar
But I really can't be bothered, ooh just
Gimme it quick, gimme it, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme
Some say that knowledge is ho ho ho
Some say knowledge is ho ho ho
Some say that heaven is hell, some say that hell is heaven

I must admit, just when I think I'm king (I just begin)
Just when I think I'm king, I must admit (I just begin)
Just when I think everything's going great (I just begin)
I get the break, hey, I'm gonna take it all (I just begin)
When I'm king (just begin)

In my dome of ivory, a home of activity
I want the answers quickly, but I don't have no energy
I hold a cup of wisdom, but there is nothing within
My cup she never overfloweth and 'tis I that moan and groaneth

Some grey and white matter

(Give me the Karma Mama)
Coming up the ladder
You're coming up the ladder
(A jet to Mecca, Tibet or Jeddah
To Salisbury, a monastery
The longest journey, across the desert
Across the weather, across the elements
Across the water)
There Goes a Tenner
03:25
Okay remember, okay remember
That we have just allowed
Half an hour
To get in, do it and get out
The sense of adventure
Is changing to danger
The signal has been given
I go in
The crime begins

My excitement
Turns into fright
All my words fade
What am I gonna say
Mustn't give the game away

We're waiting

We got the job sussed
This shop's shut for business
The look-out has parked the car
But kept the engine running
Three beeps means trouble's coming
I hope you remember
To treat the gelignite tenderly for me
I'm having dreams about things
Not going right
Let's leave in plenty of time tonight

Both my partners
Act like actors
You are Bogart
He is George Raft
That leaves Cagney and me

We're waiting

You blow the safe up
Then all I know is I wake up
Covered in rubble
One of the Rabble
Needs Mummy
The Government will never find the money
I've been here all day
A star in strange ways
Apart from a photograph
They'll get nothing from me
Not until they let me see
My solicitor
Ooh, I remember
That rich windy weather
When you would carry me
Pockets floating in the breeze
There goes a tenner
Hey look, there's a fiver
There's a ten shilling note
Remember them
That's when we used to vote for him
Pulling Out the Pin
05:27
Just as we hit the green
I've never been so happy to be alive
Only seven miles behind
You could smell the child
The smell of the front line's survival
With my silver Buddha
And my silver bullet
(I pull the pin)

You learn to ride the Earth
When you're living on your belly
And the enemy is city births
Who need radar
We use scent
They stink of the west
Stink of sweat
Stink of cologne and back
And their Yankie Hash
With my silver Buddha
And my silver bullet

(Pulling on the pin)

Just one thing in it
Me or him
And I love life
(Pull out the pin)
Just one thing in it
Me or him
And I love life
(Pull out the pin)
Just one thing in it
Me or him and I love life
I love life
I love life
(Pull out the pin)

I've seen the coat for me
I'll track him 'til he drops
Then I'll pop him one he won't see
He's big and pink and not like me
He sees no light
He sees no reason for the fighting
With my silver Buddha
And my silver bullet
(I pull the pin)

I had not seen his face
'Til I'm only feet away
Unbeknown to my prey
I look in American eyes
I see little life
See little wife
He's striking violence up in me
With my silver Buddha
And my silver bullet

(Pulling on the pin)

Just one thing in it
Me or him
And I love life
(Pull out the pin)
Just one thing in it
Me or him
And I love life.
(Pulling out the pin)
Just one thing in it
Me or him
And I love life
I love life
I love life
(Pull out the pin)
Suspended in Gaffa
03:55
Out in the garden, there's half of a heaven
And we're only bluffing
We're not ones for busting through walls
But they've told us unless we can prove
That we're doing it
We can't have it all

He's gonna wangle a way to get out of it
She's an excuse
And a witness who'll talk when he's called
But they've told us
Unless we can prove that we're doing it
We can't have it all
We can't have it all

Suddenly my feet are feet of mud
It all goes slow-mo
I don't know why I'm crying
Am I suspended in Gaffa
Not until I'm ready for you
Not until I'm ready for you
Can I have it all

I try to get nearer
But as it gets clearer
There's something appears in the way
It's a blank in my eye
With a camel who's trying to get through it
Am I doing it
Can I have it all now

I pull out the plank
And say thank you for yanking me back
To the fact
That there's always something to distract
But sometimes it's hard
To know if I'm doing it right
Can I have it all
Can I have it all now
Can I have it all
I can't have it all

Suddenly my feet are feet of mud
It all goes slow-mo
I don't know why I'm crying
Am I suspended in Gaffa
Not until I'm ready for you
Not until I'm ready for you
Can I have it all

I won't open boxes that I am told not to
I'm not a Pandora
I'm much more like
That girl in the mirror
Between you and me
She don't stand a chance of
Getting anywhere at all
Not anywhere at all
No, not a thing
She can't have it all

Suddenly my feet are feet of mud
It all goes slow-mo
I don't know why I'm crying
Am I suspended in Gaffa
Not until I'm ready for you
Not until I'm ready for you
Can I have it all
Leave It Open
03:20
With my ego in my gut
My babbling mouth would wash it up
(But now I've started learning how)
I keep it shut
My door was never locked
Until one day a trigger come - cooking
(But now I've started learning how)
I keep it shut
Wide eyes would clean and dust
Thing that decay, things that rust
(But now I've started learning how)
I keep them shut
I keep them shut

Harm is in us
Harm in us but power to arm
Harm is in us
Harm in us but power to arm

Narrow mind would persecute it
Die a little to get to it
(But now I've started learning how)
I leave it open
I kept it in a cage
Watched it weeping, but I made it stay
(But now I've started learning how)
I leave it open
I leave it open

Harm is in us
Harm in us but power to arm
Harm is in us
Harm in us but power to arm

Harm is in us
Harm is in us
Harm in you and me
What you letting in
Tell me what your letting in
Say what we're gonna let in
The Dreaming
04:42
"Bang" goes another Kanga on the bonnet of the van
(See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
Many an Aboriginie's mistaken for a tree
'Til you near him on the motorway
The tree begin to breathe
(See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
Coming in with the golden light in the morning
Coming in with the golden light is the New Man
Coming in with the golden light is my dented van

Woomera

DRE-A-M-T-I-ME

The civilised keep alive the territorial war
(See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
Erase the race that claim the place and say we dig for ore
Or dangle Devils in a bottle and push them from the Pull of the Bush
(See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
You find them in the road
(See the light bounce off the rocks to the sand)
In the road
Coming in with the golden light in the morning
Coming in with the golden light with no warning
Coming in with the golden light, we bring in the rigging

Dig, dig, dig away

DRE-A-M-T-I-ME

Many an Aboriginie's mistaken for a tree
(See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
You near him on the motorway, the tree begin to breathe
Erase the race that claim the place and say we dig for Ore
(See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
Dangle Devils in a bottle and push them from the Pull of the Bush
(See the sun set in the hand of the man)
"Bang" goes another Kanga on the bonnet of the van
(See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
You find them in the road
(See the light ram through the gaps in the land)
In the road
(See the light)
Pull of the Bush
(See the light bounce off the rocks to the sand)
Pull of the Bush
(See the sun set in the hand of the man)
Night of the Swallow
05:23
The night doesn't like it
Looks just like your face on the moon, to me
And I won't let you do
What you want to do
It's funny how, even now you're laughing
I won't let you do it

If you go, I'll let the law know
And they'll head you off when you touch the ground
Oh please, don't go through with this
I don't like the sound of it
It's funny how, even now you're miles away
I won't let you do it
I won't let you do it
I won't let you go through with it

Meet them over at Dover
I'll just pilot the motor
Take them over the water

With a hired plane
And no names mentioned
Tonight's the night of the flight
Before you know
I'll be over the water like a swallow
There's no risk
I'll whisk them up
In no moonlight
And though pigs can fly
They'll never find us
Posing at the night
And I'm home before the morning

In Malta, catch a swallow
For all the guilty to let them free
Wings fill the window
And they beat and bleed
They hold the sky
On the other side
Of border lines
I won't let you do it
I won't let you do it
I won't let you go through with it

Meet them over at Dover
I'll just pilot the motor
Take them over the water
Like a swallow flying to Malta

With a hired plane
And no names mentioned
Tonight's the night of the flight
Before you know
I'll be over the water like a swallow
There's no risk
I'll whisk them up
In no moonlight
Though pigs can fly
They'll never find us
Posing at the night
And I'm home before the morning

Give me a break
Oh, let me try
Give me something to show
For my miserable life
Something to take
Would you break even my wings
Just like a swallow
Let me, let me go

With a hired plane
And no names mentioned
Tonight's the night of the flight
Before you know
I'll be over the water like a swallow
There's no risk
I'll whisk them up
In no moonlight
Though pigs can fly
They'll never find me
Posing at the night
And I'm home before the morning
Let me, let me go

But you're not a swallow
All the Love
04:30
The first time I died
Was in the arms of good friends of mine
They kiss me with tears
They hadn't been near me for years
Say why do it now
When I won't be around, I'm going out

"We needed you to love us too, we wait for your move"

Only tragedy allows the release
Of love and grief never normally seen
I didn't want to let them see me weep
I didn't want to let them see me weak
But I know I have shown
That I stand at the gates alone

"I needed you to love me too, I wait for your move"

All the love, all the love, all the love we should have given
All the love, all the love, all the love we could have given
All the love, all the love, all the love

The next time, I dedicate my life's work
To the friends I make
I give them what they want to hear
They think I'm up to something weird
And up rears the head of fear in me
So now when they ring, I get my machine to let them in

"I needed you to love me too, I wait for your move"

All the love, all the love, all the love you should have given
All the love, all the love, all the love we could have given
All the love, all the love, all the love

"We needed you, to love us too, we wait for your move"
Houdini
03:50
I wait at the table and hold hands with weeping strangers
Wait for you to join the group
The tambourine jingle-jangles
The medium roams and rambles
Not taken in
I break the circle
I want this man to go away now

With a kiss, I'd pass the key
And feel your tongue
Teasing and receiving
With your spit still on my lip, you hit the water

Him and I in the room
To prove you are with us too
He's using code that only you and I know
This is no trick of his
This is your magic

I'd catch the queues watching you
Hoping you'd do something wrong
Everybody thinks you'll never make it
But every time you escape
Rosabel, believe, not even Eternity
Can hold Houdini
Rosabel, believe

Through the glass, I'd watch you breathe
Bound and drowned
And paler than you've ever been
With your life the only thing in my mind
We pull you from the water

Houdini
You and I and Rosabel believe
Get Out of My House
05:25
When you left the door was (slamming)
You paused in the doorway (slamming)
As though a thought stole you away (slamming)
I watch the world pull you away (slamming)
So I run into the hall (lock it)
Into the corridor (lock it)
There's a door in the house (slamming)
I hear the lift descending (slamming)
I hear it hit the landing (slamming)
See the hackles on the cat, standing

With my key I (lock it)
With my key I (lock it up)
With my key I (lock it)
With my key I (lock it up)

I am the concierge, chez-moi, honey
Won't letcha in for love nor money
My home, my joy
I'm barred and bolted and I
Won't letcha in

(Get out of my house)
No strangers feet
(Get out of my house)
Wll enter me
(Get out of my house)
I wash the panes
(Get out of my house)
I clean the stains away
(Get out of my house)

This house is as old as I am (slamming)
This house knows all I have done (slamming)
They come with their weather hanging around them (slamming)
But can't knock my door down (slamming)

With my key I (lock it)
With my key I (lock it)

This house is full of m-m-my mess (slamming)
This house is full of m-m-mistakes (slamming)
This house is full of m-m-madness (slamming)
This house is full of, full of, full of, full of fight (slamming)

With my keeper I (clean up)
With my keeper I (clean it all up)
With my keeper I (clean up)
With my keeper I (clean it all up)

I am the concierge, chez-moi, honey
Won't letcha in for love nor money
My home, my joy, I'm barred and bolted and I
Won't letcha in

(Get out of my house)
No strangers feet
(Get out of my house)
Will enter me
(Get out of my house)
I wash the panes
(Get out of my house)
I clean the stains
(Get out of my house)

(Get out of my house)
Woman, let me in
Let me bring in the memories
Woman, let me in
Let me bring in the Devil Dreams
I will not let you in
Don't you bring back the reveries
I turn into a bird
Carry further than the word is heard
Woman, let me in
I'll turn into the wind
I'll blow you a cold kiss
Stronger than the song's hit
I will not let you in
I face towards the wind
I change into the mule
"Hee-haw"
"Hee-haw"
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