Kashka From Baghdad

Album: Lionheart (1978)

Songfacts®:

  • According to the lady herself, this Kate Bush composition is about "a happy homosexual couple who overcome prying eyes and vicious tongues by keeping themselves to themselves..."
  • Running to 3 minutes 55 seconds, this is the eighth track on Kate's second album. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
  • Kate got the idea for the song while she was watching TV. She explained in a 1979 BBC Radio 1 interview: "That actually came from a very strange American detective series that I caught a couple of years ago, and there was a musical theme that they kept putting in. And they had an old house, in this particular thing, and it was just a very moody, pretty awful serious thing. And it just inspired the idea of this old house somewhere in Canada or America with two people in it that no one knew anything about. And being a sorta small town, everybody wanted to know what everybody what else was up to. And these particular people in this house had a very private thing happening."
  • This features Kate's brother Paddy Bush playing the mandocello, strumento di porco (a zither-like instrument), and panpipes.

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  • Defn from Newcastle-upon-tyne, United KingdomThis is one of my favourite Kate Bush songs... it figures really given what its about :)
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