Suspended In Gaffa

Album: The Dreaming (1982)
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  • Out in the garden
    There's half of a heaven
    And we're only bluffing
    We're not ones for busting through walls

    But they've told us
    Unless we can prove
    That we're doing it
    We can't have it all

    He's gonna wangle
    A way to get out of it
    She's an excuse
    And a witness who'll talk when he's called

    But they've told us
    Unless we can prove
    That we're doing it
    We can't have it all
    We can't have it all

    "I caught a glimpse of a god, all shining and bright..."

    Suddenly my feet are feet of mud
    It all goes slo-mo
    I don't know why I'm crying
    Am I suspended in Gaffa?
    Not until I'm ready for you,
    Not until I'm ready for you
    Can I have it all

    I try to get nearer
    But as it gets clearer
    There's something appears in the way
    It's a plank in me eye

    With a camel
    Who's trying to get through it
    Am I doing it?
    Can I have it all now?

    I pull out the plank and say
    "Thank you for yanking me back to the fact that there's always something to distract..."

    But sometimes it's hard
    To know if I'm doing it right
    Can I have it all?
    Can I have it all now?
    We can't have it all

    "We all have a dream...maybe..."

    Suddenly my feet are feet of mud
    It all goes slo-mo
    I don't know why I'm crying
    Am I suspended in Gaffa?
    Not until I'm ready for you,
    Not until I'm ready for you
    Can I have it all

    I won't open boxes
    That I am told not to
    I'm not a Pandora
    I'm much more like
    That girl in the mirror between you and me
    She don't stand a chance of getting anywhere at all
    Not anywhere at all
    No, not a thing
    She can't have it all

    "Mother, where are the angels? I'm scared of the changes"

    Suddenly my feet are feet of mud
    It all goes slo-mo
    I don't know why I'm crying
    Am I suspended in Gaffa?
    Not until I'm ready for you
    Not until I'm ready for you
    Can I have it all Writer/s: KATE BUSH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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  • Mapsy from Atl, Ga"Gaffa" is a brand of liquid latex, used for cinematic and theatrical makeup, toys, unorthodox sexual practices, and various other hobbies. Bush herself said that this was the reference. Later, she started saying "gaffer tape". One wonders why the story changed, but there's no arguing with the fact that there was a brand of liquid latex in the 1980s in the UK called "Gaffa". Gaffer tape, btw, is not called "gaffa". It's called gaffer tape, or tape.
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