EnglandKate Bush

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

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Data

Born: 1958-07-30

Age: 63
 

External links

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Genres

1985
89.66 %
1989
75.54 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1990 1993
49.88 %

This Woman's Work, Volume One

Kate Bush - This Woman's Work, Volume One
71.92 %
(2011-10-21)
Release date: 1990-10-22
Type: compilation

On wishlist [3]
 
Average song length: 03:05
Average song rating:

Ranking

Kate Bush:
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9
Year (1990):
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51
Decade (1990's):
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471
Overall:
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2642

Tracks

1
lyrics
02:17
2
lyrics
02:41
3
lyrics
02:05
4
lyrics
04:52
5
lyrics
02:44
6
lyrics
02:43
7
lyrics
02:34
8
Un baiser d'enfant
From Never for Ever (1980) (as The Infant Kiss)
lyrics
03:02
9
lyrics
02:10
10
lyrics
04:43
11
lyrics
02:30
12
lyrics
03:13
13
lyrics
03:42
14
lyrics
03:49
15
lyrics
03:03
 
Total time:
 
46:08

Info

Part of an eight disc compilation containing Kate Bush's six studio releases up until this point, plus two additional discs with b-sides and rarities, of which this is disc one.

Lyrics

The Empty Bullring
02:17
Disappears through a window
Out of my mind
Trying to keep him at home
Out into Rome
In the early hours
Leaving me here
Like Tamlaine in her Tower
You are going
To the empty bullring
Taking your red cloak
To regain something

Oh, you rolling matador
Kill in your eyes
For the toro
That shut the door
To glory and gore
The throw of the rose
It's all you lived for
But you've lost it all

Your red streak
On the plot where many feet
Left it incomplete
But you kept the meaning
You feel him charge again
And you feel him cut you down
Right on the spot
Where you thought
You were ground for good
These flights of fantasy
Make your wounds more sore
But you've every right
To even grab at the last straw
Oh, Lord

Oh, you rolling matador
Kill in your eyes
For the toro
That shut the door
To glory and gore
The throw of the rose
It's all you lived for
But you've lost it all
Ran Tan Waltz
02:41
Where is she
When the little thing cries?
She lies in a bed
With a friend of mine.
But some nights
She'll run back in fright
If she picks on a dick
That's too big for her pride.

Oh! Oh!
Why did I ever go marry her?
I was a child!
I'm holding the baby,
She's ran-tanning constantly.
She saw me coming for miles.
She saw me open wide.

Four o'clock
And the key's in the lock.
And she's been on the wing
And she's stinking of drink.
Wakes the kid,
So I put him to sleep,
And she's in there all night,
Doubled over the sink.

Oh! Oh!
Why did I ever go marry her?
I was a child!
I'm holding the baby,
She's ran-tanning constantly.
She saw me coming for miles.
She saw me open wide.
Open wide.
Open wide.
Passing Through Air
02:05
Passing through air.
You mix the stars with your arms.
Walking through there.
The doom of eternity balms.
Skies of gray are not today.

Oh! Don't you throw my love away,
I need your loving, I need your loving.
Oh! Don't you pour down rain today,
I need your love, I need your care
So much, so much, so much!

Laughing through smiles.
You lick my love with the years.
Walking for miles.
You cool my brow with your tears.
Skies of gray are not today.

Oh! Don't you throw my love away,
I need your loving, I need your loving.
Oh! Don't you pour down rain today,
I need your love, I need your care
So much, so much, so much!
December Will Be Magic Again
04:52
December will be magic again.
Take a husky to the ice
While Bing Crosby sings White Christmas.
He makes you feel nice.
December will be magic again.
Old Saint Nicholas up the chimney,
Just a-popping up in my memory.

Ooh, dropping down in my parachute,
The white city, she is so beautiful
Upon the black-soot icicled roofs,
Oh, and see how I fall.
See how I fall
Like the snow.

Come to cover the lovers.
(Cover the lovers,
But don't you wake them up.)
Come to sparkle the dark up.
(Sparkle the dark up,
With just a touch of make-up.)
Come to cover the muck up.
(Cover the muck up,
Oh, with a little luck.)

December will be magic again.
Light the candle lights
To conjure Mr. Wilde
Into the Silent Night.
Oh, it's quiet inside,
Here in Oscar's mind.

December will be magic again.
Don't miss the brightest star.
Kiss under mistletoe.
I want to hear you laugh.
Don't let the mystery go now.

Oh, dropping down in my parachute,
The white city, she is so beautiful
Upon the black-soot icicled roofs,
Oh, and see how I fall.
See how I fall
Like the snow.

Come to cover the lovers.
(Cover the lovers,
But don't you wake them up.)
Come to sparkle the dark up.
(Sparkle the dark up,
With just a touch of make-up.)
Come to cover the muck up
(Cover the muck up,
Oh, with a little luck.)

Oh, I'm coming to cover the lovers.
Oh, and I'm coming to sparkle the dark up.
Oh, and I'm coming to cover the muck up.
Warm and Soothing
02:44
Warm and soothing,
That's how I remember home.
Walking into arms
Through the back door.
Hearing voices I know well,
And long for.

Cold and boozy,
Our holiday in the Alps.
Sitting in the lobby,
Mostly smoking.
Choking on the woozy afternoon.

I'm reeling in the music
And I've only had a few.
And I'm afraid
By the way we grow old,
My darling.

Abrupt, too moody,
You making our party list.
I remember sulking
On the sofa.
For most of the winter
We were strangers.

Just one more
To ease the ache,
Before the night takes me.
When you stay asleep
On your side of the bed,
Don't look at me,
Don't look at you...

I'm reeling in the music
And I've only had a few.
And I'm afraid
By the way we grow old,
My darling.
Lord of the Reedy River
02:43
I fell in love with a swan.
My eyes were filled with feathers,
He filled me with song,
In the reedy river,
In the reedy river.

I in my boat long hours,
He in his royal plumage
I threw him some flowers,
In the reedy river,
In the reedy river.

Black was the night and starry.
I loosened off my garments
And let forth my hair,
In the reedy river,
In the reedy river.

Sadly we mourned and sighed,
Whilst in evening twilight
Two swans glide and fly
In the reedy river,
In the reedy river,
("Two swans glide and fly")
In the reedy river.
("Two swans glide and fly")

I fell in love with a swan...
Ne t'enfuis pas
02:34
Je viens
Comme un chat
Par la nuit si noire.
Tu attends,
Et je tombe
Dans tes ailes blanches, la-la-la...
Et je vole,
Et je coule
Comme une plume.

Si les grands yeux de mon Dieu
Ne me gardaient pas,
Je te volerais.

Ne t'enfuis pas!
Tu as des ailes,
Le pouvoir de me quitter.
Tu es tombé
Du ciel comme un ange, la-la-la
Et j'ai peur
Que le ciel
Te reprenne.

Si les grands yeux de mon Dieu
Ne me gardaient pas,
Je te volerais.

Je viens
Comme un chat
Par la nuit si noire.

Je t'en prie,
Je t'en prie,
Je t'en prie,
Je t'en prie,
Je t'en prie,
Je t'en prie,
Ne t'enfuis pas!
Un baiser d'enfant
03:02
Also available on:
Kate Bush - Never for Ever (1980) (as The Infant Kiss)
Je dis bonne nuit-nuit.
Je le borde dans le lit.
Mais ca ne va pas.

Qu'est-ce que c'est? Un baiser.
Ca me fait frémir.

Je n'ai jamais avant
Aimée un enfant
Sans contrôle.

Il n'est qu'un jeune, et à l'ecole.
Chez nous ils n'aimeront pas.
Sa petite main joue dans mon coeur,
Juste là où ca fait mal.
Toc-toc. Qui est dans ce bébé?
Tu sais si bien y faire.

Toutes les barrières tombent.
Ca va se voir, ça va se voir,
Ca se voit. ça se voit, ça se voit.

Je ne peux laisser faire
Je le regretterais.
Ouh, il m'effraie!.

Il y a un homme là dans les yeux.
Je le vois en me penchant.

Ouh, il me fait peur
Quand ils chuchotent entre eux.
Le vent souffle.

Sur leurs lèvres des caresses
Qui parlent de l'amour.

Je veux frapper, je me retiens.
Je veux juste toucher.

Je dois rester et arrêter
Tout ça avant qu'il soit trop tard!

Toutes les barrières tombent.
Ca va se voir, ça va se voir,
Ca se voit. Ca se voit. Ca se voit,
L'amour.
Under the Ivy
02:10
It wouldn't take me long
To tell you how to find it
To tell you where we'll meet
This little girl inside me
Is retreating to her favourite place
Go into the garden, go under the ivy
Under the leaves, away from the party
Go right to the rose
Go right to the white rose

I sit here in the thunder
The green on the gray
I feel it all around me
And it's not easy for me
To give away a secret
It's not safe
To go into the garden, go under the ivy
Under the leaves, away from the party
Go right to the rose
Go right to the white rose

Go into the garden, go under the ivy
Go under the leaves with me
Go right to the rose
Go right to the white rose
I'll be waiting for you
It wouldn't take me long
To tell you how to find it
Burning Bridge
04:43
Come close to me.
Come cross the bridge.
I need to know what you have to say to me.
(We've been waiting all night long.)
What have you got to say to me?
(We've been waiting all night long.)
Tell me all about it.
(We've been waiting.)
Tell me please.
(We've been waiting.)
Oh, I know.

I know it works for me.
As we cross the bridge - the burning bridge
With flames behind us,
We front the line.
It's you and me, baby, against the world.

(We've been waiting.)
I've got to know what you have to say.
(We've been waiting.)
What have you got to say?
(We've been waiting.)
Ooh-oh-oh,
(We've been waiting.)
Tell me all about it,
(We've been...)
All night long,
(We've been...)
All night long.
(We've been...)

It works for me.
It's you and me, babe, against the world.
All night long
It works for me.
Let's cross the bridge.
Oh, I know,
(We've been waiting.)
I know, I know.
(We've been...)
It's you and me, babe.
When you stand next to me, babe, it's all right.
It's you and me, babe, against the world.
My Lagan Love
02:30
When rainy nights are soft with tears,
And Autumn leaves are falling,
I hear his voice on tumbling waves
And no one there to hold me.

At evening's fall he watched me walk.
His heart was mine.
But my love was young, and felt
The world was not cruel, but kind.

Where Lagan's light fell on the hour,
I saw him far below me
Just as the morning calmed the storm
With no one there to hold him.

My loves have come, my loves have gone,
And nothing's left to warn me,
Save for a voice on the traveling wind,
And the glimpse of a face at morning.
The Handsome Cabin Boy
03:13
'Tis of a pretty female
As you may understand
Her mind being bent for rambling
Unto some foreign land
She dressed herself in sailor's clothes
Or so it does appear
And she hired with a captain
To serve him for a year
Her cheeks - they were like roses
And her hair rolled in a curl
The sailors often smiled and said
He looked just like a girl
But eating of the captain's biscuit
Her colour did destroy
And the waist did swell of pretty Nell
The handsome cabin boy
'Twas in the bay of Biscay
Our gallant ship did plow
One night among the sailors
Was a fearful flurry and row.
They tumbled from their hammocks
For their sleep it did destroy
And they sworn about the groaning
Of the handsome cabin boy
"Oh doctor, dear, oh doctor,"
The cabin boy did cry
"My time has come, I am undone
And I will surely die."
The doctor come a-runnin'
And a-smilin' at the fun
To think a sailor lad should have
A daughter or a son
The sailors when they saw the joke
They all did stand and stare
The child belonged to none of them
They solemnly did swear
The captain's wife, she says to him
"My dear, I wish you joy
For 'tis either you or me's betrayed
The handsome cabin boy!"
Not This Time
03:42
Oh, with a mind that renders everything sensitive,
What chance do I have here?
Put an end, put an end,
Put an end to every dream.
When you're near, I fear you,
And I forget myself.

But not this time.
Not this time.
Not this time, baby,
Not this time.

I don't know why I give in, but I do every time.
And here I am wondering why I did it again.
Too-ree-ay, too-ree-o, too-ree-ay, too-ree-o, too-ree-ay's what I say
To keep me going,
To keep the shit away.

I don't know what it is,
But every time you're near, I fear you,
And I forget myself.

No, not this time, baby.
Not this time, you won't.
Not this time, darling.
c'mon, we all sing:

Too-ree-ay, too-ree-o, too-ree-ay, too-ree-o,
Too-ree-ay, too-ree-o, too-ree-ay, too-ree-o,
Too-ree-ay, too-ree-o, too-ree-ay, too-ree-o,

Not this time.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^"
Be Kind to My Mistakes
03:03
(It is this that brings us together.)
It's all right, darling,
We can do this together.
It's all right, darling,
I can think of nothing better.

I don't know you,
And you don't know me:
It is this that brings us together.

(It is this that brings us together.)
I don't know what you are
Looking for in me.
I don't know what I want,
But my heart is needing.
Am I yours? Are you mine?
We'll find all we're meant to find.
In your life, in my life,
There are secrets too dark
To let out, to let go of,
To get over.
But that's all right, baby.
That's all right by me.
It's all right now.
Just let me say
Please... Please... Please...
Please be kind, be kind to my mistakes.
Be kind, be kind to me.
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