Kate Bush @ Paradise Place

The Kick Inside - Lyrics

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Moving

Moving stranger,
Does it really matter?
As long as you're not afraid to feel
Touch me, hold me,
How my open arms ache!
Try to fall for me.

How I'm moved.
How you move me
With your beauty's potency.
You give me life.
Please don't let me go.
You crush the lily in my soul.

Moving liquid
Yes, you are just as water.
You flow around all that comes in your way.
Don't think it over,
It always takes you over,
And sets your spirit dancing.

How I'm moved.
How you move me
With your beauty's potency.
You give me life.
Please don't let me go.
You crush the lily in my soul.


The saxophone song

You'll find me in a Berlin bar,
In a corner brooding.
You know that I go very quiet
When I'm listening to you.
There's something very special indeed,
In all the places where I've seen you shine, boy.
There's something very real in how I feel, honey.

It's in me.
It's in me,
And you know it's for real.
Tuning in on your saxophone.
Doo-bee-doo-bee-doo...

The candle burning over your shoulder is throwing
Shadows on your saxophone, a surly lady in tremor.
The stars that climb from her bowels,
Those stars make towers on vowels.
You'll never know that you had all of me.
You'll never know the poetry you've stirred in me.
Of all the stars I've seen that shine so brightly,
I've never known or felt in myself so rightly,

It's in me.
It's in me,
And you know it's for real.
Tuning in on your saxophone.
Doo-bee-doo-bee-doo...


Strange phenomena

Soon it will be the phase of the moon
When people tune in.
Every girl knows about the punctual blues,
But who's to know the power behind our moves?

A day of coincidence with the radio,
And a word that won't go away.
We know what they're all going to say.
"G" arrives, "Funny, had a feeling he was on his way!"

We raise our hats to the strange phenomena.
Soul birds of a feather flock together.
We raise our hats to the hand a-moulding us.
Sure 'nuff - he has the answer,
He has the answer
He has the answer, be-duh-duh-be-duh-duh...
"Om mani padme,
Om mani padme,
Om mani padme hum."

You pick up a paper. You read a name.
You go out. It turns up again and again.
You bump into a friend you haven't seen for a long time,
Then into another you only thought about last night.

You hear your sister calling for you,
But you don't know where from.
You know there's something wrong,
But you don't want to believe in a premonition.

We raise our hats to the strange phenomena.
Soul-birds of a feather flock together.
We raise our hats to the hand a-moulding us.
Sure 'nuff, he has the answer,
He has the answer
He has the answer, be-duh-duh-be-duh-duh...
Om mani padme,
Om mani padme,
Om mani padme hum.

Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum...



Kite

"Come up and be a kite"

Beelzebub is aching in my belly-o.
My feet are heavy and I'm rooted in my wellios.
And I want to get away and go
From all these mirror windows.
I look at eye level, it isn't good enough.
And then I find it out when I take a good look up.
There's a hole in the sky with a big eyeball
Calling me-

"Come up and be a kite,
And fly a diamond night!
A diamond kite, a diamond kite.
Ooh, what a diamond!"

"A diamond kite, on a diamond flight.
Over the lights, under the moon.
Over the lights, under the moon.
Over the moon, over the moon!"

I feel a rush along my body, like a bullet.
I'm 2-D, after a push-and-pull feeling.
And I want to get back to safe home
I love the homeland dome.
I got no limbs, I'm like a feather on the wind.
Well, I'm not sure if I want to be up here, at all.
And I'd like to be back on the ground,
But I don't know how to get down - down - down!

"Come up and be a kite,
And fly a diamond night!
A diamond kite, a diamond kite.
Ooh, what a diamond!

"A diamond kite, on a diamond flight.
Over the lights, under the moon.
Over the lights, under the moon.
Over the moon, over the moon!"


The man with the child in his eyes

"He's here! He's here!
He's here! He's here!"
*

I hear him, before I go to sleep
And focus on the day that's been.
I realise he's there when I turn the light off
and turn over.
Nobody knows about my man.
They think he's lost on some horizon.
And suddenly I find myself
Listening to a man I've never known before,
Telling me about the sea,
All his love, 'til eternity.

Ooh, he's here again,
The man with the child in his eyes.
Ooh, he's here again,
The man with the child in his eyes.

He's very understanding,
And he's so aware of all my situations.
And when I stay up late,
He's always waiting, but I feel him hesitate.
Oh, I'm so worried about my love.
They say, "No, no, it won't last forever."
And here I am again, my girl,
Wondering what on Earth I'm doing here.
Maybe he doesn't love me.
I just took a trip on my love for him.

Ooh, he's here again,
The man with the child in his eyes.
Ooh, he's here again,
The man with the child in his eyes.


Wuthering heights

Out on the wiley, windy moors
We'd roll and fall in green.
You had a temper, like my jealousy
Too hot, too greedy.
How could you leave me?
When I needed to possess you
I hated you. I loved you, too.

Bad dreams in the night.
They told me I was going to lose the fight,
Leave behind my wuthering, wuthering
Wuthering Heights.

Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy
come home. I'm so cold.
Let me in-a-your window.

Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy.
Come home. I'm so cold.
Let me in-a-your window.

Ooh, it gets dark! It gets lonely,
On the other side from you.
I pine a lot. I find the lot
Falls through without you.
I'm coming back, love.
Cruel Heathcliff, my one dream,
My only master.

Too long I roam in the night.
I'm coming back to his side, to put it right.
I'm coming home to wuthering, wuthering,
Wuthering Heights,

Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy.
Come home. I'm so cold!
Let me in-a-your window.

Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy.
Come home. I'm so cold!
Let me in-a-your window.

Ooh! Let me have it.
Let me grab your soul away.
Ooh! Let me have it.
Let me grab your soul away.
You know it's me, Cathy!

Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy.
Come home. I'm so cold!
Let me in-a-your window.

Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy.
Come home. I'm so cold!
Let me in-a-your window.

Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy.
Come home. I'm so cold!


James and the cold gun

James, come on home.
You've been gone too long, baby.
We can't let our hero Die alone.
We miss you day and night.
You left town to live by the rifle.
You left us to fight,
But it just ain't right to take away the light.

Remember Genie from the casino?
She's still a-waiting in that big brass bed.
The boys from your gang are knocking whisky back,
'Til they get out of hand and wish they were dead.
They're only lonely for the life that they led
With their old friend.
Ooh, James, are you selling your soul to a cold gun?
Selling your soul to a...
Ooh, James, are you selling your soul to a cold gun?
Where lies your heart?
It's not there in the buckskin, baby.
It's not there in the gin
That makes you laugh long and loud.
You're a coward, James.
You're running away from humanity.
You're running away from reality.
It won't be funny when they rat-a-tat-tat you down.

Remember Genie from the casino?
She's still a-waiting in that big brass bed.
The boys from your gang are knocking whisky back,
'Til they get out of hand and wish they were dead.
They're only lonely for the life that they led
With their old friend.
Ooh, James, are you selling your soul to a cold gun?
Selling your soul to a...
Ooh, James, are you selling your soul to a cold gun?


Feel it

After the party, you took me back to your parlour.
A little nervous laughter, locking the door.
My stockings fall onto the floor, desperate for more.

Nobody else can share this.
Here comes one and one makes one,
The glorious union.Well it could be love,
Or it could be just lust, but it will be fun.
It will be wonderful.

Oh, feel it. Oh, oh feel it, Feel it, my love.
Oh, feel it. Oh, oh feel it, feel it, my love.
Oh, I need it. Oh, oh, feel it, feel it, my love.
Feel it! See what you're doing to me

God, but you're beautiful, aren't you?
Feel your warm hand walking around.
I won't pull away, my passion always wins.
So keep on a-moving in, So keep on a-tuning in.
Synchronise rhythm now.

Oh, feel it. Oh, oh feel it, feel it, my love.
Oh, feel it. Oh, oh feel it, feel it, my love.
Oh, I need it. Oh, oh, feel it, feel it, my love.
Feel it! See what you're doing to me?
See what you're doing to me?
Just see what you're doing to me.


Oh to be in love

As the light hits you, as you shift along the floor.
I find it hard to place my face.
How did I come to be here, anyway?
It's terribly vague, what's gone before.

I could have been anyone.
You could have been anyone's dream.
Why did you have to choose our moment?
Why did you have to make me feel that?
Why did you make it so unreal?

Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.
Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.
Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.

All the colours look brighter now.
Everything they say seems to sound new.
Slipping into tomorrow too quick,
Yesterday always too good to forget.
Stop the swing of the pendulum! Let us through!

Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.
Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.
Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.

Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.
Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.
Oh! To be in love, and never get out again.

L'amour looks something like you

You came out of the night,
Wearing a mask in white colour.
My eyes were shining on the wine, and your aura
. All in order, we move into the boudoir,
But too soon the morning has resumed.

I'm hanging on the Old Goose Moon.
You look like an angel
Sleeping it off at a station.
Were you only passing through?
I'm dying for you just to touch me

And feel all the energy rushing right up-a-me.
L'amour looks something like you.

The thought of you sends me shivery.
I'm dressed in lace, sailing down a black reverie.
My heart is thrown to the pebbles and the boatmen.
All the time I find I'm living in that evening,
With that feeling of sticky love inside.

I'm hanging on the Old Goose Moon.
You look like an angel,
Sleeping it off at a station.
Were you only passing through?
I'm dying for you just to touch me

And feel all the energy rushing right up-a-me.
L'amour looks something like you.


Them heavy people

Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me.
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me.

They arrived at an inconvenient time.
I was hiding in a room in my mind.
They made me look at myself. I saw it well.
I'd shut the people out of my life.

So now I take the opportunities
Wonderful teachers ready to teach me.
I must work on my mind. For now I realise
Everyone of us has a heaven inside.

Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot.
Them heavy people help me.
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot.
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me.

They open doorways that I thought were shut for good.
They read me Gurdjieff and Jesu.
They build up my body, break me emotionally.
It's nearly killing me, but what a lovely feeling!

I love the whirling of the dervishes.
I love the beauty of rare innocence.
You don't need no crystal ball,
Don't fall for a magic wand.
We humans got it all, we perform the miracles.

Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot.
Them heavy people help me.
Them heavy people hit me in a soft spot.
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me.
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball, rolling the ball to me.
Rolling the ball, rolling the ball...


Room for the life

Hey there, you lady in tears,
Do you think that they care if they're real, woman?
They just take it as part of the deal.
Lost in your men and the games you play.
Trying to prove that you're better, woman.
But you needn't get heavy with them.
Like it or not, we were built tough,
Because we're woman.

No, we never die for long,
While we've got that little life to live for,
Where it's hid inside. No, we never die for long,
Oh - Woman, two in one,
There's room for a life in your womb, woman,
Inside of you can be two, woman,
There's room for a life in your womb, woman,
Mama woman, - aha -

Night after night in the quiet house,
Plaiting her hair by the fire, woman,
With no lover to free her desire,
How long do you think she can stick it out?
How long do you think before she'll go out, woman?
Hey! Get up on your feet and go get it, now.
Like it or not, we keep bouncing back,
Because we're woman.

No, we never die for long,
While we've got that little life to live for,
Where it's hid inside. No, we never die for long,
Oh - Woman, two in one,
There's room for a life in your womb, woman,
Inside of you can be two, woman,
There's room for a life in your womb, woman,
Mama woman, - aha -

A-mama-woma-mama-woman-aha!
A-mama-woma-mama-woman-aha!
Oh, mama-woman, two-in-a-one, aha!
Oh, two in one, - aha -
Oh, woman! Woman! Woman! Woman!
There's room for a life in your womb
There's room for a life in your womb!
Two in one, - aha -
Two in one! Two in one! Two in one!
Room for a life in your womb.


The kick inside

I've pulled down my lace and the chintz.
Oh, do you know you have the face of a genius?
I'll send your love to Zeus.
Oh, by the time you read this, I'll be well in touch.

I'm giving it all in a moment or two.
I'm giving it all in a moment, for you.
I'm giving it all, giving it, giving it.
This kicking here inside makes me leave you behind.
No more under the quilt to keep you warm.
Your sister I was born - you must lose me.
Like an arrow, shot into the killer storm.

You and me on the bobbing knee.
Didn't we cry at that old mythology he'd read!
I will come home again, but not until
The sun and the moon meet on yon hill.

I'm giving it all in a moment or two.
I'm giving it all in a moment, for you.
I'm giving it all, giving it, giving it.
This kicking here inside makes me leave you behind.
No more under the quilt to keep you warm.
Your sister I was born - you must lose me.
Like an arrow, shot into the killer storm.

All Lyrics are copyright of Kate Bush / Novercia.