The Kick Inside

Album: The Kick Inside (1978)
  • I've pulled down my lace and the chintz.
    Oh, do you know you have the face of a genius?
    I'll send your love to Zeus.
    Oh, by the time you read this,
    I'll be well in touch.

    I'm giving it all in a moment or two.
    I'm giving it all in a moment, for you.
    I'm giving it all, giving it, giving it.
    This kicking here inside
    Makes me leave you behind.
    No more under the quilt
    To keep you warm.
    Your sister I was born.
    You must lose me like an arrow,
    Shot into the killer storm.

    You and me on the bobbing knee.
    Didn't we cry at that old mythology he'd read!
    I will come home again, but not until
    The sun and the moon meet on yon hill.

    I'm giving it all in a moment or two.
    I'm giving it all in a moment, for you.
    I'm giving it all, giving it, giving it.
    This kicking here inside
    Makes me leave you behind.
    No more under the quilt
    To keep you warm.
    Your sister I was born.
    You must lose me like an arrow,
    Shot into the killer storm. Writer/s: KATE BUSH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Melody from VancouverActually Lee, I am a big fan too, but/and Kate said it herself. The song is about incest. Your mom may be a big fan but maybe in denial about what it is really about due to what it means esp when we associate to a song in a particular way, we can be adverse to associating it in another. http://gaffa.org/cloud/music/the_kick_inside.html
  • Lee from Ottawa, CanadaHello Sara.Actually,Kate Bush,who wrote the song,has said herself that it is about a brother and sister.To verify this you could check out the website "Cloudbusting:Kate Bush in her own words"Then select Kate talks about her music.There is a wealth of interesting information in there from Kate herself.Enjoy.
  • Sara from Madison, WiActually, my mother is a huge Kate Bush fan and she says that that whole brother/sister thing is just what everybody thinks the song's about, but it really isn't. Also, Kate Bush is so cool!
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