The Sensual World

Album: The Sensual World (1989)
Charted: 12
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  • Mmh, yes
    Then I'd taken the kiss of seedcake back from his mouth
    Going deep South, go down, mmh, yes
    Took six big wheels and rolled our bodies
    Off of Howth Head and into the flesh, mmh, yes

    He said I was a flower of the mountain, yes
    But now I've powers o'er a woman's body, yes

    Stepping out of the page into the sensual world
    Stepping out

    To where the water and the earth caress
    And the down of a peach says mmh, yes
    Do I look for those millionaires
    Like a Machiavellian girl would
    When I could wear a sunset? mmh, yes

    And how we'd wished to live in the sensual world
    You don't need words, just one kiss, then another

    Stepping out of the page into the sensual world
    Stepping out, off the page, into the sensual world

    And then our arrows of desire rewrite the speech, mmh, yes
    And then he whispered would I, mmh, yes
    Be safe, mmh, yes, from mountain flowers?
    And at first with the charm around him, mmh, yes
    He loosened it so if it slipped between my breasts
    He'd rescue it, mmh, yes
    And his spark took life in my hand and, mmh, yes
    I said, mmh, yes
    But not yet, mmh, yes
    Mmh, yes
    Mmh, yes Writer/s: Kate Bush
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Jason from Ibiza, SpainAnd at the end of the song the quote "And my arrows of desire re-write the speech" whilst referring to her having changed Joyce's text, alludes, at the same time, to "Jerusalem" by William Blake. kate had already recorded the music when she realised the final passage from "Ulysses" fitted perfectly into the composition
  • Emilia from Gdańsk, PolandI love this song! so... sensual! then i'd taken the kiss of seedcake back from his mouth..... so enchanting!!
  • Rob from LondonThe bells at the beginning of the song are the same bells that you can hear on Kate's (excellent) Hound Of Love album on the track Waking The Witch. They kick in at 1min 38secs.
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