An Architect's Dream

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  • Watching the painter painting
    And all the time, the light is changing
    And he keeps painting
    That bit there, it was an accident
    But he's so pleased
    It's the best mistake, he could make
    And it's my favorite piece
    It's just great

    The flick of a wrist
    Twisting down to the hips
    So the lovers begin, with a kiss
    In a tryst
    It's just a smudge
    But what it becomes
    In his hands
    Curving and sweeping
    Rising and reaching
    I could feel what he was feeling
    Lines like these have got to be
    An architect's dream

    It's always the same
    Whenever he works on a pavement
    It starts to rain
    And all the time
    The light is changing Writer/s: KATE BUSH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Supratad from Middlesbrough, United KingdomI feel this song is about the conception / birth of her son Bertie and the miracle of birth. By comparing the apparent ease with which an artist can create forms by just a flick of his wrist, with the immense detail and longwinded elaborateness of an architect describe their "forms" by way of detaield drawings and schedules, I feel she is drawing a parallel with the conception of a child by the act of making love, the simple creation of a life compared to the huge lengths one would have to go to, to scientifically describe that life, perhaps by way of DNA coding. The song appears to be about the joy of the moment they concieve, as a couple.
    That's how I see it (as an architect), please feel free to shoot it down like a pompous zeppelin.
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