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
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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.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.