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Album: The Sensual WorldReleased: 1989Charted:
Bush wrote this for a sequence in the movie She's Having A Baby where a man is waiting helplessly in a hospital while his wife gives birth in the next room. She wrote it from the man's point of view.
A cover by the R&B American artist Maxwell was released as a single in 2001, peaking at #56 on the Hot 100.
Bush told the NME: "It was written for John Hughes' film She's Having A Baby. Really light comedy about this young guy who gets married, very much a kid. His wife is pregnant and it's alright until they get to the hospital and the baby's in the breach position.
That's the sequence I have to write the songs about and it's really very moving, him in the waiting room, having flashbacks of his wife and him going for walks, decoration... It's exploring his sadness and guilt, suddenly it's the point where he has to grow up. He'd been such a wally up to this point."
Bush re-recorded the song for her 2011 album, Director's Cut, in which she updated a selection of tracks from The Sensual World and The Red Shoes.
The song returned to the UK singles chart at #63 in April 2012 after contestant Hope Murphy performed it on Britain's Got Talent. Maxwell's cover also entered the top 75 for the first time when it reached #41 the same week.