Monday, October 01, 2007

Poetry Train goes way retro

I do remember this song from its first incarnation. Well, I do remember it from its odd video actually, but then I totally forgot that it was ever put out. Then, I got VH1 Classic and got a renewed appreciation for the talent of Kate Bush. But, my mind is filled musically, so some songs get lost in the deep recesses, or cobwebs take your pick. But, CSI (The original) used it in a promo for the season premiere and I was hooked was again. Beauty in sound and words.

This Woman's Work by Kate Bush


Pray God you can cope

I stand outside

This woman's work

This woman's world

Oooh, it's hard on the man

Now his part is over

Now starts the craft if the father

(chorus)

I know you have a little life in you yet

I know you have a lot of strength left

(repeat 1X)

(hook)

I should be crying

But I just can't let it show

I should be hopping

But I can't stop thinking

All the things I should've said

That I never said

All the things we should of done

That we never did

All the things I should've given

But I didn't

Oh darling make it go

Make it go away

Give me these moments back

Give them back to me

Give that little kiss

Give me your hand

Now if anyone wants to tell me what they think the song is about, I would be plenty curious for interpretations. And if you want to see and possibly hear some more talented stuff, hop on the poetry train.

16 comments:

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

i keep thinking this is about the death or dying of a child.
i'm a rabid Kate Bush fan so thanks for putting her in the spotlight Sparks!

Lisa Andel said...

Either the child or the wife died. I don't know, it's a bit obscure for me.

And depressing.

Twyla said...

Love the song. I think the first time I heard it was on an episode of Party of Five. I loved that show too.

gautami tripathy said...

I never heard it before this. Thanks for sharing!

Bond said...

That is a good song... I did listen to kate

julia said...

I LOVE this song. I'm quite certain it's about childbirth.
'I stand outside
This woman's work
This woman's world
Oooh, it's hard on the man
Now his part is over
Now starts the craft of the father'

This is from the man's point of view as the woman he loves is going through labor and he can do nothing but wait and hope that it all works out. Kate Bush is superb. She was writing such mature lyrics when she hadn't even turned 20 yet. Not this one, but earlier stuff. A big favorite of mine.

tiff said...

I have no clue, or didn't have until I read Julia's comment, and I have to say I agree with her.

Strikes right into the heart, this does.

Lisa Andel said...

Julia, I don't get the video then. She passes out at dinner(not what I envision going into labor is all about) then he looks like hell when the nurse comes out to talk to him (not the proud papa look, if you ask me).

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm not even gonna guess, but I will say that videos sometimes have nothing to do with what the song is really about.

Jay said...

I like Kate Bush, but only in small doses.

Anthony said...

I've been a Kate fan forever, and she disappeared after her most successful single (Running Up That Hill) and album (Hounds of Love) to start a family and leave Tori Amos to take all the glory.

It's a shame we never got to see her here in the states, but she hates flying and just doesn't play out that much.

Jenny McB said...

I love this song, have it and remember it from the Kevin Bacon movie, She's having a Baby. I just looked it up and the movie is from 1988. The song played during childbirth.
Orange you glad I came by with that tidbit of trivia.

BTW- My husband hates Kate Bush's voice.

Jill said...

This is a sad sad song!
Cheer up, Sparky

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hiya spark! i don't know what it's about, i'm old and dumb! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Amy Ruttan said...

Very sad Sparky! Someone close has died. Very sad.

Cheer up Sparky. :)

Journeywoman said...

It's from "She's Having A Baby" starring Kevin Bacon. When we saw that movie, D watched it and this song came on. And you see Kevin Bacon being escorted from the delivery room as they prepare for an emergency C secton. He sees her life pass before his eyes.

I started bawling when I heard it, it's about a woman dying in childbirth. "You know you have a little life in you yet."