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Kate Bush — And So Is Love
Album: The Red Shoes
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6.9

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Total ratings: 757








Released: 1993
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
And you huh?
You do huh?

We let it in
We give it out
And in the end
What's it all about?
It must be love

I give you my
I give you my
You give me your
You give me your joy

We used to say
"Ah Hell, we're young"
But now we see that life is sad
And so is love

Ooh baby live your life for love
Ooh baby live your life for love

We used to say
"Ah Hell, we're young"
But now we see that life is sad
And so is love

Ooh baby for the sake of love
Ooh baby for the sake of love

And whatever happens
What really matters?
It's all we've got
Isn't that enough?

Life is sad and so is love

You let it slip
You let it slip
I love you more
I love you more for it

Life is sad and so is love

All for love
Just for the sake of love
You set me free
I set you free
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I prefer this version but this is one of the tracks she updated on Director's Cut
Long Live                                                                                                                                      Radio Paradise
My rating is                                                                                                                          9 -OUTSTANDING
 blkstd wrote:
the guitar got  my attention.


 

Old slowhand himself! 
 blotto wrote:
I still want to have Kates babies
edit - wow, I must be serious, since I said the exact same thing aug 2015 below
 
Even if this scenario were to be a reality...don't you think Kate should handle that biological responsibility. After all...it's woman's work.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I am glad for the Kate Bush revival lately. She is an amazing musical force, and deserves to be celebrated now and all over again!

 
Indeed.
From me 7 - >  8 - Most Excellent 
I still want to have Kates babies
edit - wow, I must be serious, since I said the exact same thing aug 2015 below
I love you ❤️ 💕 Kate !      :o)     Connecticut 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Kate reminds me of Joni M and Tori A. in the sense that they all have a distinct sound, they experiment and push it, and they never cheat or cut corners on a song. They all sound like they were crafted.

 
I remember when Tori Amos first broke through she was labeled as a Kate Bush wannabe.  She had the talent to push through that and prove that she had her own sound.  Her Little Earthquakes album was released over 25 years ago and no "wannabe" lasts that long.
Pretty sure I fell in love with Kate in the late 70s ... just love this song!
I'm diggin this Kate Bush thing!
 DaidyBoy wrote:

There is no-one else that even comes close.

 
Exactly, so how can this average rating be 6.9??
 gutboy wrote:
... All the pretenders to her throne are wannabes...
 
There is no-one else that even comes close.
I am glad for the Kate Bush revival lately. She is an amazing musical force, and deserves to be celebrated now and all over again!
Kate reminds me of Joni M and Tori A. in the sense that they all have a distinct sound, they experiment and push it, and they never cheat or cut corners on a song. They all sound like they were crafted.
 blkstd wrote:

the guitar got  my attention.



  that's eric clapton.


When this first started playing I swear it was Spinal Tap - Big Bottom


I want to have her babies.
Kate Bush is such a good listen - Never banal, yet reachable interesting lyrics -  Always good to hear one of her tunes

the guitar got  my attention.


Wow...this one deserves alot more airplay here!
I'm looking forward to her new album due out in May, titled Directors Cut. Seems she is revisiting songs from two prior albums; The Sensual World, and The Red Shoes. Phenominal news!


 scraig wrote:
Kate Bush = -6 Clapton = 8 for a total of 2
 

How holistic of you.


This is a great song, from a great album, with a wonderful album cover...

 
This woman can do no wrong.  Been a fan for decades and she still strikes a beautiful chord.
this one gets a 20.

One of my favorite songs off of The Red Shoes album. A melancholy masterpiece. 


Love U Kate   {#Kiss}
She is the woman I'd most like to have dinner with... in all the world
Kate Bush = -6 Clapton = 8 for a total of 2
 ilibjorn wrote:
Just don't like her last name.
 
I just ADORE her last name.


I love how Clapton just weaves in and out of this song; excellent.
 Boston_Ed wrote:
The video for the song from her short film "The Red Shoes" is beautiful, as is the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KerLDsV9_sA
 
Yes, both are terrific.

 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Kate Bush = SUCKS
 
Interesting equation. {#Think}   She just gives me the creeps. Would never let her babysit my kids.{#Eek}
Now I get all the Kate/Tori comparisons. I thought this was a Tori Amos song (albeit a sort of unusual one) until I checked the playlist and saw it was Kate Bush.
Could not agree more. Glad she is making music again.  musicgirl101 wrote:
Love this song, well i love all her songs but how can you not???
 


The video for the song from her short film "The Red Shoes" is beautiful, as is the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KerLDsV9_sA

Wow... some definite Cohen hues in this one.
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
Kate Bush = SUCKS
 
That's helpful. Thnaks.

Kate Bush = SUCKS
Love this song, well i love all her songs but how can you not???
 gutboy wrote:
Her voice pierces me to my very core. Why am I so moved by her? Why do I love her so? Why can't I meet a woman like her?. She is unreachable to me, I yearn for her so. All the pretenders to her throne are wannabes.
I can't stand to listen to their shit.
Especially your drivel, Tori.
 
I know, I should leave the whole Kate/Tori thing alone, but I can't help it. You are so right, gutboy; Kate is the talented original, Tori is the wannabe. I'm sure she's a very nice person and all, but she's no Kate.

 gutboy wrote:
Her voice pierces me to my very core. Why am I so moved by her? Why do I love her so? Why can't I meet a woman like her?. She is unreachable to me, I yearn for her so. All the pretenders to her throne are wannabes.
I can't stand to listen to their shit.
Especially your drivel, Tori. It's, me, Heathcliff. I'm cold. So very cold.
 
Hey Kate herself loves Tori

WAY too glamorous for lab work at 3 in the afternoon!!!

I wish I liked her more. 3


Sublime. 
 matt! wrote:
Prince also wrote a song for her on this album "Why Should I Love You". Very nice album.
 

Actually, Kate wrote the song and sent it to Prince to add guitar and vocals.  Prince ended up changing a lot more of the song than expected. Kate and her engineer weren't very happy with his changes but released it anyway.  I like Prince (up to Lovesexy), but I do feel that this collaboration wasn't a success.

The only song I've heard of hers that I don't mind, probably due more to Clapton's guitar than Kate.
Her voice pierces me to my very core. Why am I so moved by her? Why do I love her so? Why can't I meet a woman like her?. She is unreachable to me, I yearn for her so. All the pretenders to her throne are wannabes. I can't stand to listen to their shit. Especially your drivel, Tori. It's, me, Heathcliff. I'm cold. So very cold.
I have been in love with Kate Bush since her first album way back when. her voice was haunting then, still is now. Previous comment, "bliss" works for me :-)
Bliss.
Just don't like her last name.
MinMan wrote:
"Kimmosabe" is the name Tonto (American Indian character) used when addressing his companion "The Lone Ranger" (Caucasian character) in the 1950's TV and radio series of the same name. Used in contemporary slang, this reference to "Kimmosabe" humorously address observations of cultural insensitivity and irony. Such was the case with the caucaisian character in "The Lone Ranger" who stood for American (white) "justice" in an era when native Americans suffered genocide perpetrated by the aforementioned.
Several interesting takes on this: https://www.write101.com/kemosabe.htm
Prince also wrote a song for her on this album "Why Should I Love You". Very nice album.
Lostfreight wrote:
Yeah, it's Eric Clapton. She's also got Jeff Beck playing some tasty guitar on another song on this album.
Forget the guitar, listen to that voice..... :notworthy:
...this is the only kate bush album i don't have and now i'll have to go buy it...
This is one gem on The Red Shoes album. Thanks for playing!
TeleFrank wrote:
What means "Kimmosabe" ?? :ask: Background maybe isn't the correct word, so my question should be: who plays guitar on that track :biggrin:
"Kimmosabe" is the name Tonto (American Indian character) used when addressing his companion "The Lone Ranger" (Caucasian character) in the 1950's TV and radio series of the same name. Used in contemporary slang, this reference to "Kimmosabe" humorously address observations of cultural insensitivity and irony. Such was the case with the caucaisian character in "The Lone Ranger" who stood for American (white) "justice" in an era when native Americans suffered genocide perpetrated by the aforementioned.
MinMan wrote:
Kimmosabe, what do you mean background?
What means "Kimmosabe" ?? :ask: Background maybe isn't the correct word, so my question should be: who plays guitar on that track :biggrin:
Yeah, it's Eric Clapton. She's also got Jeff Beck playing some tasty guitar on another song on this album.
TeleFrank wrote:
Anyone knows who's (EC) playing that nice guitar in the background?
Kimmosabe, what do you mean background?
segueman wrote:
Never noticed before but Eric's playing on this sounds a lot like his playing on Roger Water's Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking. How 'bout playing those two back to back.
I kinda thought it was David Gilmour playing guitar. Good tune.
Never noticed before but Eric's playing on this sounds a lot like his playing on Roger Water's Pros & Cons of Hitchhiking. How 'bout playing those two back to back.
Very Nice!!!! Has an Eric Clapton feel to the guitar lead
ooooh, nice
TeleFrank wrote:
Anyone knows who's playing that nice guitar in the background? :guitarist:
Eric Clapton
Anyone knows who's playing that nice guitar in the background? :guitarist:
She's actually got a new album in the soup that's due out this year (originally, she said spring/summer of 2005, but now it looks like it will be later in the year). This is actually not one of my favourite Kate Bush albums (although I love the title track). I'm hoping for a harkening back to her early work with the upcoming album (although I'm not holding my breath...I believe she was working with the late Michael Kamen, prior to his passing, so I'm afraid it will be a bit too much like a movie soundtrack)...
Pyro wrote:
Somehow, I have a gut feeling that she is through putting out CDs. Maybe I read something? I don't know, but I have that nebulous memory that she really didn't LIKE the music business....
I actually heard the same thing...somewhere...
Just don't ever watch one of her videos. Or even worse, watch 2 in a row. She suffers from the same problem as Celine Dion. She has a great voice as long as you don't have to see her sing -- or in Kate's case: Sing and Dance. But, I have to say that her voice and her quirky songs are excellent. They've been a favorite of mine since the 80's.
Love this song...and many of her others. Seems to me that she is very underrated in general. One of the coolest voices around.... :D
dango wrote:
Clutch tune! Underrated album, I think.
I agree. This song and album are both very good.
Clutch tune! Underrated album, I think.
What a cool voice!
First time I've heard this. Wow!
Pyro wrote:
Somehow, I have a gut feeling that she is through putting out CDs. Maybe I read something? I don't know, but I have that nebulous memory that she really didn't LIKE the music business....
Kate has a new album coming out this year, 2005. Probably in the fall. And why wouldn't she like the music business? It's made her wealthy, she has carte blanche from EMI/Capitol to make whatever album she wants and they just distribute it for her. She has a home studio, which allows her to take 12 years between albums, and a large fanbase who'll forgive her that lapse, including me! Can't wait for the new music!
Losman wrote:
Does anyone know if Kate will be putting out a new album anytime soon? <-o<
Somehow, I have a gut feeling that she is through putting out CDs. Maybe I read something? I don't know, but I have that nebulous memory that she really didn't LIKE the music business....
jean-louis wrote:
Oustanding track from a so so album... great solo by Clapton
I completely agree. This IS a great track, but there are other CDs by her that I much prefer to this one.
Oustanding track from a so so album... great solo by Clapton
I was remembering that album (that I actually owned) as not being the best Kayte Bush ever. I was keeping on going back to The Wuthering Heights whenever I wanted to grab something from her. Thanks for making me (re)discover this incredible song... :) :)
More Kate please!
Thanks for playing this one. I grabbed this album when it came out but only listened to it a few times. I love this song now. I'll have to go back and listen to the rest of the album again now.
Does anyone know if Kate will be putting out a new album anytime soon? <-o<
Outstanding. I didn't know this song. Most likely because this is her only album that I do not have. :music: