Monday, June 29, 2009

I Love the 80s - Volume 8

I adore Kate Bush. Her music is whimsical, theatrical, melodic and filled with references to classic British literature. Her song The Sensual World was released in 1989 and inspired by the novel Ulysses by James Joyce. The lyrics mirror a monologue by the character Molly Bloom at the end of the book:

...Stepping out of the page into the sensual world...Stepping out...To where the water and the earth caress...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...Stepping out of the page into the sensual world...

Kate Bush - The Sensual World

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