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Kate Bush — Somewhere in Between
Album: Aerial
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6.8

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Released: 2005
Length: 4:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We went up to the top of the highest hill
And stopped
Still

It was just so beautiful
It was just so beautiful
It was just so beautiful

This is where the shadows come to play
'Twixt the day
And night
Dancing and skipping
Along a chink of light

Somewhere in between
The waxing and the waning wave
Somewhere in between
What the song and silence say
Somewhere in between
The ticking and the tocking clock
Somewhere in a dream between
Sleep and waking up
Somewhere in between
Breathing out and breathing in
Like twilight is neither night nor morning

Not one of us would dare to break
The silence
Oh how we have longed
For something that would
Make us feel so...

Somewhere in between
The waxing and the waning wave
Somewhere in between
The night and the daylight
Somewhere in between
The ticking and the tocking clock
Somewhere in between
What the song and silence say

Somewhere in between
Breathing out and breathing in

Goodnight sun
Goodnight sun

Goodnight mum
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We all got to get a little trippy, now and then., n'est-ce pas?
there is no rating high enough for this song. 
 Jelani wrote:
What the hell for?  [why re-mix]


 

Well one reason:  differentiate the product, reach more listeners and make more money.
Ahhh...somewhere in between: mysticism, intuition, and objective science.   

That's the spot to be. 

Kate gets it. 
  
You know, you pretty much wouldn't put on Another Green World in the background, or pick out a single song and suddenly go "wow! what a great album!"

The Aerial album is like that. The whole first disc is unimportant, really, except for folks who wish for singles. She did this on Hounds of Love: single songs, and then the other side of the vinyl was a song suite about drowning. The second CD of Aerial is a single concept, and it's a tough one:

She's content. This is the antithesis of rock n roll, which is about angst and desire and dissatisfaction.

So, it's a song cycle about the day, beginning in the early morn and ending after the sun has set (and the dreamers start their dreaming).

Taken out of the context, it's not as obviously good, but that's where this comes from. It's a subtle, nonconfrontational, meditation on how happy she is.

Kate is releasing a re-mastered edition of this album as well as her other albums this month. Vinyl and CD version boxes.

Thought you should know.

What a great song
 all_ears wrote:
Always amazed at what I might hear on RP. I don't personally know anyone who has heard of Kate Bush, many here have. I've been listening to her since I bought Never for Ever (vinyl, 1980, still in fine condition).    I could certainly believe she can range 6 octaves, she can get waaaaay up there.

 
She may not be Rihanna or Shakira, but who hasn't heard Cloudbusting or Running Up That Hill? Well, given you were born at the time.
 westslope wrote:
Steven Wilson keeps saying the wants to remix some of Kate Bush's albums. 

 What the hell for?


Amazing song! Thanks for playing Kate Bush so frequently. I love her music.
Always amazed at what I might hear on RP. I don't personally know anyone who has heard of Kate Bush, many here have. I've been listening to her since I bought Never for Ever (vinyl, 1980, still in fine condition).    I could certainly believe she can range 6 octaves, she can get waaaaay up there.
Good...night...son...
{#Hug}
 westslope wrote:
Steven Wilson keeps saying the wants to remix some of Kate Bush's albums. 

 
Yup, but she won't let him. Which is fine. She has always tried to stay in control of her music.
 eveliko wrote:
The bass line is as sublime as the voice.

 
word.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Such exquisite ambrosia for the synapses; elixir for what ails my aching soul; soothing balm for the painful burns of modern life; love it!

 
Ditto.
I love her voice !!! {#Heartkiss}
Steven Wilson keeps saying the wants to remix some of Kate Bush's albums. 
Outstanding!!!!!!!
 
Such exquisite ambrosia for the synapses; elixir for what ails my aching soul; soothing balm for the painful burns of modern life; love it!
Love Kate...  More would be good!
 Shesdifferent wrote:
One of the few tolerable Kate Bush songs

 
what insight! {#Drunk} lol   man I wish I could see her in concert!


This whole album is great.
I am thinking that she is absolutely unique.  Never really been copied.  

And still not in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ?

 
The music world needs more like people Kate Bush.  Trippy vocals with harmonics and hooks. Willing to take risks. Does not follow a formula. 
Sublime....Thank you Bill! This half of the album for me is an entire balmy day, from sunrise to glorious sunset, spent in a beautiful garden. Lying in a flower meadow  looking up at the clear blue sky.....absolutely adore it :-)
The bass line is as sublime as the voice.
I love Kate. Took you long enough to play her?
...no, it's a true double album, and each side stands complete yet complementary to the other:  mrs. bartolozzi mightn't be the most accessible track therein, but it's a brilliant work of art and magnificent within context of the whole...
 fredriley wrote:
A lovely song, from a lovely, highly intelligent, imaginative and very talented woman. The album itself could have done with some pruning down to a single CD, but perhaps her publishers were so pleased to get a new album after so many years that they didn't have the heart to suggest that some of the weaker numbers be excised. The songs that are good are very, very good, but the rest are a bit ho-hum, particularly the one with Rolf Harris...
 
I made a single CD version for myself, trimming the "washing machine" song and what I call the "laughing with birds" song.
A lovely song, from a lovely, highly intelligent, imaginative and very talented woman. The album itself could have done with some pruning down to a single CD, but perhaps her publishers were so pleased to get a new album after so many years that they didn't have the heart to suggest that some of the weaker numbers be excised. The songs that are good are very, very good, but the rest are a bit ho-hum, particularly the one with Rolf Harris...
7 > 8
 GarageDragon wrote:

Yes, but only dogs can hear the first five.
  
          {#Lol}      {#Roflol}
 msymmes wrote:
She can sing in 6 Octaves - try that !
 

 
Yes, but only dogs can hear the first five.
Caught Kate's show last September in London. If I recall she performed this song. Incredible show. As is Kate...still.
I've always 'kinda" like Kate.  I think I prefer a more aggressive indie woman, like Tori Amos (first 3-4 albums), but this woman does have some talent. 

But then, maybe I like Kate Bush because David Gilmour has helped her throughout her career.  I seem to like anything Gilmour does.
 fedtho wrote:
While not on par with Kate's productions that knocked me off my feet (the whole 'The Dreaming' album, to name just one), I find there's still a lot to like in there. A big 7, pretty close to an 8...
 
I'm going to listen to Aerial again, I'm sure it'll grow on me now that some time has gone by...

 
Took a bit, but Ariel certainly grew on me!  Kate is wonderful. 
While not on par with Kate's productions that knocked me off my feet (the whole 'The Dreaming' album, to name just one), I find there's still a lot to like in there. A big 7, pretty close to an 8...
 
I'm going to listen to Aerial again, I'm sure it'll grow on me now that some time has gone by...
 KCayenne wrote:
Never can hear enough Kate Bush.....Love her!!!
 

 scrubbrush wrote:
I'm hearing "Father Figure" by George Michael somewhere in the base-line, synths and the overall mood... anyone else willing to admit that they know that song?

 
Hate to admit it, but I think I really enjoyed that album....  Ok, I am going to say I like a lot of George Michael's stuff.  Head down, walk off stage left, never seen again.....
I'm hearing "Father Figure" by George Michael somewhere in the base-line, synths and the overall mood... anyone else willing to admit that they know that song?
Never can hear enough Kate Bush.....Love her!!!

Bill, keep on  with Sunset (same CD) and everybody will be pleased (;-)
Bill, please play "Moments Of Pleasure" by Kate Bush.
I like Kate,another masterpiece   is- Don't give up'with Peter Gabriel.....
 unclehud wrote:
Very nice, and I'll admit this is the first I've ever heard from Ms. Bush.
 
Given your RP birth date of May 19, 2013, it's a wonder that you've ever heard of anyone, "unclehud"! :-)
She can sing in 6 Octaves - try that !
 
One of the few tolerable Kate Bush songs
{#Daisy}
Ahhhhhhh....just what I needed right now.
Man, I just really don't see in Kate Bush what everybody else apparently sees. {#Think}
This just isn't for me, I guess.
 gshrieves wrote:
The "washing machine" song you refer to is "Mrs Bartolozzi", and IMHO is one of the two best songs on the first disc (the other being "A Coral Room"). I'm not sure why so many people and reviewers focus on the "washing machine" refrain and completely ignore the brilliance of the rest of the lyrics - it's an incredibly moving and powerful song.  
 
I agree completely. Add slightly disturbing to the list, too.
In French, the lyrics (wonderful lyrics)
Nous sommes allés au sommet de la colline la plus haute
Ou nous nous sommes arrêtés
Tranquilles C’était tellement beau
C’était tellement beau
C’était tellement beau Voila  le lieu ou les ombres viennent pour jouer
Entre le jour
et la nuit
Dansantes et bondissantes
En interstice de lumière Quelque part entre
La montée et le déclin de l'onde
Quelque part entre
Ce que le chant et le silence disent
Quelque part entre
Le tic et le tac de l'horloge
Quelque part dans un rêve entre
Sommeil et réveil
Quelque part entre
Expirer et inspirer
Comme le crépuscule n'est jamais ni la nuit ni le matin
Pas un seul d'entre nous n'aurait oser briser
Le silence
Oh combien avons-nous désire
Quelque chose qui nous ferait
Sentir si
Quelque part entre
La montée et le déclin de l'onde
Quelque part entre
La nuit et le plein jour
Quelque part entre
Le tic et le tac de l'horloge
Quelque part entre
Ce que le chant et le silence disent Quelque part entre
Expirer et inspirer Bonne nuit soleil*
Bonne nuit soleil Bonne nuit Maman *en Anglais la prononciation de sun, le soleil, ressemble a  son, le fils


 mread wrote:
Getting better with age.

7 {#Arrow} 8

 
Wordless and with all
Where are we to live our lives
The song in our souls.
Getting better with age.

7 {#Arrow} 8
Very nice, and I'll admit this is the first I've ever heard from Ms. Bush.
Almost anything from Kate gets at least a 9 from me. Great stuff.
A somewhat tame Kate...great depth in her voice.
heaven. i haven't stopped listening to this record since it came out... hard to believe it's already eight years. this, one of my favorite songs on the planet. 
 
This is such a strong album from a performer of unquestioned talent and ability. Really love this record, am just now beginning to appreciate  50 words for snow.                 {#Bananapiano}
I'm so happy to read all of the positive comments. All well deserved.
Nice.
 tulfan wrote:
This track is why I purchased this disk...quite an effort...it defintely changes my mindset everytime...
 
Yep. Somewhere between the tick and the tock of the clock there is genius....She found it.
Always lovely {#Good-vibes}
 Cynaera wrote:
ROLF HARRIS??  I thought he died years ago. ("Tie me kangaroo down, sport - tie me kangaroo down...")
 
"So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde, and that's it hanging on the shed..." Harris is 82, still mostly insane, and doing quite nicely, thenkew.

R.I.P. Ann.
Though this is soothing and pleasant, it really feels like the perfect definition of 'Kate Bush Filler'.
Often, this gem of surreality is JUST WHAT I NEED and it feels so, so very good...somewhere in between Heaven and Ecstasy!
This track puts me on a calming,spiritual plain,sooooo cool!!!
 tulfan wrote:
This track is why I purchased this disk...quite an effort...it defintely changes my mindset everytime...
 
Just what I was thinking ...
This track is why I purchased this disk...quite an effort...it defintely changes my mindset everytime...
Never much of a Kate Bush fan, but since so many people had commented in this thread that this was an exception album for her, got it from Amazon (thru the RP link) and, well, it's the album I play every Saturday morning as I ease into the weekend.

Thanks, guys, for the tip . . .  
Really like this. To me, Kate has always been an occasional favorite but this is an exceptionally well-turned piece and her voice has mellowed to advantage.
it was just so beautiful... just so beautiful...
...no tracks from 50 words for snow uploaded yet?..i'll have to do something about that...
There was a really great interview with Kate Bush by Jian Ghomeshi recently on CBC radio. Check it out.
Rolf Harris............ my hero......... the man with the extra leg!
 Cynaera wrote:

ROLF HARRIS??  I thought he died years ago. ("Tie me kangaroo down, sport - tie me kangaroo down...") {#Lol}

He never died. After being attacked by a rabid kookaburra whilst going on middle-aged walkabout in the Oz outback and on the brink of a pointless and bizarre death he was saved by his mystical didgeridoo which transformed him into one of the undead, forever wandering the earth crying plaintively "Can you see what it is yet? Can you see what it is yet?" and wobbling his wobbleboard. That's why he appeared on this album, because as a zombie he's royalty-free.

I never did quite figure why he wanted the kangaroo tied down, sport, though it's a lonely place is the outback...


A lot of charisma! {#Clap}
This is a Kate Bush song that I actually get. Nice surprise.
bumped to 10 today... {#Hearteyes}
 gshrieves wrote:

The "washing machine" song you refer to is "Mrs Bartolozzi", and IMHO is one of the two best songs on the first disc (the other being "A Coral Room"). I'm not sure why so many people and reviewers focus on the "washing machine" refrain and completely ignore the brilliance of the rest of the lyrics - it's an incredibly moving and powerful song.  
 
Agreed. "Mrs. Bartolozzi" is a perfect celebration of the joys of married life and love. It's so rare to hear a song with that perspective, instead of focusing on the excitement of a new relationship. I think the silliness of the refrain is deliberately meant to sound like a detergent commercial, underscoring the intimacy of the main lyrics.

have listened to Kate since 76 and I still like her sound, she is unique in a world that all tries to sound / be/ act / need / want... the same ..... so, so , so  not me, hence, I like her. Shadows of me in there.......
Every time I hear this song, I think "Wow! What is this? I love it!"  And then I look, and I recognize it as a long time favorite.
the dreamlike qualities of this song get me everytime...MY GOD I love Kate!!
 fredriley wrote:

That's very well put {#Clap}. I've got this double CD myself and would agree with your sentiments. This song is just a lovely celebration of, well, loveliness, and you can really hear the feeling in her voice. Saying that, there are a couple of clunkers on the album, such as the washing machine song and the execrable number featuring Rolf Harris (yes, really), but skip past them and you've got a quiet, unassuming gem.

 
ROLF HARRIS??  I thought he died years ago. ("Tie me kangaroo down, sport - tie me kangaroo down...") {#Lol}  The more I hear of Kate Bush's music, the more I like it.  She fits perfectly with a sunny day or a cloudburst in my world.{#Sunny}
I guess Kate is an acquired taste.   To me, I would be happy listening to her sing the digits of Pi.   Oh wait, she did that, and I DO enjoy it!   
 sirdroseph wrote:


No, you are spot on.
 
Ditto!  Can't stand it!
 kaybee wrote:
Does anyone else ever get the impression that Kate Bush is always high all the time?
 
I'll have what she's having.

Sounds like the opening song of a James Bond movie. 


 Decoy wrote:
another Kate Bush song, another one I don't like...maybe it's me.
 

No, you are spot on.
{#Shhh}
another Kate Bush song, another one I don't like...maybe it's me.
There are some people that think that Kate Bush is a good singer.   I am not one of those people.  She sounds like she should be singing on a Bollywood soundtrack.   
 fredriley wrote:

That's very well put {#Clap}. I've got this double CD myself and would agree with your sentiments. This song is just a lovely celebration of, well, loveliness, and you can really hear the feeling in her voice. Saying that, there are a couple of clunkers on the album, such as the washing machine song and the execrable number featuring Rolf Harris (yes, really), but skip past them and you've got a quiet, unassuming gem.
 
The "washing machine" song you refer to is "Mrs Bartolozzi", and IMHO is one of the two best songs on the first disc (the other being "A Coral Room"). I'm not sure why so many people and reviewers focus on the "washing machine" refrain and completely ignore the brilliance of the rest of the lyrics - it's an incredibly moving and powerful song.  
 dmax wrote:
You know, you pretty much wouldn't put on Another Green World in the background, or pick out a single song and suddenly go "wow! what a great album!"

The Aerial album is like that. The whole first disc is unimportant, really, except for folks who wish for singles. She did this on Hounds of Love: single songs, and then the other side of the vinyl was a song suite about drowning. The second CD of Aerial is a single concept, and it's a tough one:

She's content. This is the antithesis of rock n roll, which is about angst and desire and dissatisfaction.

So, it's a song cycle about the day, beginning in the early morn and ending after the sun has set (and the dreamers start their dreaming).

Taken out of the context, it's not as obviously good, but that's where this comes from. It's a subtle, nonconfrontational, meditation on how happy she is.

 
That's very well put {#Clap}. I've got this double CD myself and would agree with your sentiments. This song is just a lovely celebration of, well, loveliness, and you can really hear the feeling in her voice. Saying that, there are a couple of clunkers on the album, such as the washing machine song and the execrable number featuring Rolf Harris (yes, really), but skip past them and you've got a quiet, unassuming gem.

You know, you pretty much wouldn't put on Another Green World in the background, or pick out a single song and suddenly go "wow! what a great album!"

The Aerial album is like that. The whole first disc is unimportant, really, except for folks who wish for singles. She did this on Hounds of Love: single songs, and then the other side of the vinyl was a song suite about drowning. The second CD of Aerial is a single concept, and it's a tough one:

She's content. This is the antithesis of rock n roll, which is about angst and desire and dissatisfaction.

So, it's a song cycle about the day, beginning in the early morn and ending after the sun has set (and the dreamers start their dreaming).

Taken out of the context, it's not as obviously good, but that's where this comes from. It's a subtle, nonconfrontational, meditation on how happy she is.

Thanks for posting these lyrics. I've loved this song, and to read them is a joy. She's a master.


 
coy wrote:
We went up to the top of the highest hill
And stopped
Still It was just so beautiful
It was just so beautiful
It was just so beautiful This is where the shadows come to play
'Twixt the day
And night
Dancing and skipping
Along a chink of light Somewhere in between
The waxing and the waning wave
Somewhere in between
What the song and silence say
Somewhere in between
The ticking and the tocking clock
Somewhere in a dream between
Sleep and waking up
Somewhere in between
Breathing out and breathing in
Like twilight is neither night nor morning Not one of us would dare to break
The silence
Oh how we have longed
For something that would
Make us feel so… Somewhere in between
The waxing and the waning wave
Somewhere in between
The night and the daylight
Somewhere in between
The ticking and the tocking clock
Somewhere in between
What the song and silence say Somewhere in between
Breathing out and breathing in The Chorus :
Goodnight sun
Goodnight sun The sun :
Goodnight mum
 


I like Kate Bush but I have to say....well, from across the room I really thought it was Yoko for a minute!  Sorry KB fans....I just don't get the high marks for this particular song
 kaybee wrote:
Does anyone else ever get the impression that Kate Bush is always high all the time?
 
Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . 

But, hey, no fair - a Kate Bush song I actually like. I'm off to d/l it and add it to my chill collection. 
 kaybee wrote:
Does anyone else ever get the impression that Kate Bush is always high all the time?
 
As well she should be...
Most, most excellent...
Does anyone else ever get the impression that Kate Bush is always high all the time?
Beautiful, lovely song. I love Kate Bush and everything she has done. I have a personalized signed copy of Aerial, and it's the first thing I'm grabbing in case of fire. Well, other than my wife and child, I guess. {#Tongue-out} If I could rate this as "Godlike" yet again, I would. 
 Excelsior wrote:
So, wait - people actually LIKE Kate Bush?  And they're willing to ADMIT that fact on a public forum??  Wow. 
 Why shouldn't we admit it? I find it harder to believe that people DON'T like Kate
Wow - now there's an idea!


It's the only K B album I've got, it gets played regularly, whenever I need to think about family, love and beauty etc, stick the 'phones on and chill and all is well again. Luvvly.9
We went up to the top of the highest hill
And stopped
Still It was just so beautiful
It was just so beautiful
It was just so beautiful This is where the shadows come to play
'Twixt the day
And night
Dancing and skipping
Along a chink of light Somewhere in between
The waxing and the waning wave
Somewhere in between
What the song and silence say
Somewhere in between
The ticking and the tocking clock
Somewhere in a dream between
Sleep and waking up
Somewhere in between
Breathing out and breathing in
Like twilight is neither night nor morning Not one of us would dare to break
The silence
Oh how we have longed
For something that would
Make us feel so… Somewhere in between
The waxing and the waning wave
Somewhere in between
The night and the daylight
Somewhere in between
The ticking and the tocking clock
Somewhere in between
What the song and silence say Somewhere in between
Breathing out and breathing in The Chorus :
Goodnight sun
Goodnight sun The sun :
Goodnight mum
 peter_james_bond wrote:

I have the opposite reaction, I stop what I'm doing to listen to her. I don't love everything she's done but I do like many of her recordings. To each his own.
 


yuck!


 Boston_Ed wrote:
Nope, not me. I have an auralgasm whenever I hear Kate Bush.
 
Whoah! Too much information, dude. I'm not using that keyboard after you ;)

Love Kate's work...including Aerial. Thanks to some of the other listeners (below) for explaining the cover art (i.e., the waveform of a songbird).  Relaxing tune...8/10 {#Sleep}
genius.
Being.
aaah . . . ohhh . . . mmmmm
 window wrote:
I love that CD cover.  It could be mountains reflected in still water against an orange sky.  It could be a sound waveform set on top of a slightly doctored photograph.  Brilliant!
 
actually, it is a waveform - the sound of a blackbird. it can be heard on the (second?) CD as transition between two songs (IIRC). liked it instantly because the blackbirds in my area nearly got extinct because of some virus, but since a few years they are back now and singing as beautiful as before ... {#Smile}

a brilliant album, anyway.

 Danimal174 wrote:
So, I know that I will probably be villified by the Kate Bush fans on here, but Tori is so much more talented to me. Maybe it's because I actually heard her stuff first, then heard Kate's later. I've just never heard anything by Kate that I would consider great, whereas I love most of Tori's early stuff, along with a few of her newer songs.
 
Fair enough (but I'll still take Kate). {#Cheers}

I love that CD cover.  It could be mountains reflected in still water against an orange sky.  It could be a sound waveform set on top of a slightly doctored photograph.  Brilliant!


 pandavision wrote:
Every time I hear Kate Bush I always stop playing the music for a few minutes.  I just wait for it to pass.  Anyone else tortured by her voice?
 
I have the opposite reaction, I stop what I'm doing to listen to her. I don't love everything she's done but I do like many of her recordings. To each his own. Nice one Boston_Ed {#Arrowd}...  {#Lol}
 pandavision wrote:
Every time I hear Kate Bush I always stop playing the music for a few minutes.  I just wait for it to pass.  Anyone else tortured by her voice?
 

Nope, not me. I have an auralgasm whenever I hear Kate Bush.

Every time I hear Kate Bush I always stop playing the music for a few minutes.  I just wait for it to pass.  Anyone else tortured by her voice?
 auburntigerrich wrote:
What does Kate play, exactly?  Most of her tracks sound electronic.  Does she compose her stuff?  Seriously, not knocking; just asking for clarification, since I've never been a big listener.
 
She plays piano and composes her own music.  Her newer stuff does have more electronic sound, but she's been putting out records since 1978.  She was recommended to EMI by David Gilmour, (if memory serves me correctly).