Babooshka

Album: Never for Ever (1980)
Charted: 5
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  • She wanted to test her husband
    She knew exactly what to do
    A pseudonym to fool him
    She couldn't have made a worse move

    She sent him scented letters
    And he received them with a strange delight
    Just like his wife
    But how she was before the tears
    And how she was before the years flew by
    And how she was when she was beautiful
    She signed the letter

    All yours
    Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!
    All yours
    Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!

    She wanted to take it further
    So she arranged a place to go
    To see if he
    Would fall for her incognito
    And when he laid eyes on her
    He got the feeling they had met before
    Uncanny how she
    Reminds him of his little lady
    Capacity to give him all he needs
    Just like his wife before she freezed on him
    Just like his wife when she was beautiful
    He shouted out, I'm

    All yours
    Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!
    All yours
    Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!
    All yours
    Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!

    Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!

    Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!

    Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya!

    (Babooshka)
    (Babooshka)
    (Babooshka) Writer/s: Kate Bush
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 4

  • Nickb from Brum@Jason from Ibiza - I'm sure that's what the article meant I read how they made a mess in Abbey Road Studio 2 breaking glasses and things recording the best ones on the Fairlight to use for that track.
  • Garry from Darlington, EnglandThere is actually a grammatical error in the lyrics. "She couldn't have made a worst move" should be "she couldn't have made a worse move"! Fantastic song though!
  • Dylan from Port Orange, FlMy dad was an exchange student in Finland in 1986, and he says that Kate Bush is very popular there for some reason.
  • Jason from Ibiza, SpainThat's a cute thought about the crockery, but the sound is actually sampled and comes from the Fairlight CMI synthesiser used exhaustively by Kate on this and, especially, The Dreaming albums. This album, Never For Ever, made Kate the first british female solo artist to reach Number One, and remains, to date, her only LP without a title track.
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