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Running Up That Hill
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Hounds Of Love

Lyrics : Kate Bush
Running Up That Hill
It doesn't hurt me.
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know?
Know that it doesn't hurt me
Do you want to hear about the deal
That I'm making?
You, it's you and me.

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with god,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
Be running up that building.
If I only could.

You don't want to hurt me,
But see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware that I'm tearing you asunder.
There is thunder in our hearts.

Is there so much hate
For the ones we love?
Tell me, we both matter, don't we?
You, it's you and me.
It's you and me won't be unhappy.

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with god,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
Be running up that building,
Say, if I only could, oh...

You,
It's you and me,
It's you and me won't be unhappy.

C'mon, baby, c'mon darling,
Let me steal this moment from you now.
Cmon, angel, cmon, cmon, darling,
Lets exchange the experience, oh...

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with god,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
With no problems.

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with god,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
With no problems.

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with god,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
With no problems.

If I only could
Be running up that hill
With no problems...

If I only could, I'd be running up that hill.
If I only could, I'd be running up that hill.
Press Quotes
There's a bonus disk with covers by your new album 'Sleeping with ghosts' now. What's your favourite song?

We've done covers before, a.o. for a Smiths tribute-album and the Velvet Goldmine soundtrack. This year we wanted to put them all together along with some new ones. In the studio we try out all sorts of things: sometimes a song works, sometimes not. But we're very proud of Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush and Serge Gainsbourg's
The Ballad of Melody Nelson.

Brian Molko, Samsonic, Décember 2003



JH: I was wondering how you chose your covers. What inspired you to do those particular songs?

BM:We're children of the ‘80s. We grew up with disco on the radio, and we grew up with mainstream ‘80s pop. But at the same time, we grew up with the birth of alternative and indie music labels. We grew up with the Smiths and the Cure, and the Pixies and Sonic Youth. What I find interesting about that decade as far as the mainstream music is concerned -- for example, take “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush, take “Babushka” by Kate Bush, take “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush. These are really fucking kooky, weird, pop songs. Take “Ashes to Ashes” by David Bowie. This is a really weird, avant-garde song. What I find interesting about that decade is that mainstream artists were trying to really push the boundaries of what pop was as far as they could, and had an avant-garde art approach to pop music. I think unfortunately, due to the proliferation of these popularity contests, which I believe to be the work of Satan -- and I'm talking about “American Idol” and all that nonsense -- which have no cultural value whatsoever. It should be called “Karaoke Idol.” Its sole reason for existence is to fill the pockets of the TV company and the record company that's going to get the winner. It's partly responsible for the cessation of an avant-garde approach to what pop music is. You go back even to something like “Rapture” by Blondie, my god! They almost invented rap music at that point. It was incredible that Debbie Harry would have a go at rapping about Fab Five Freddie. It's insane! I just don't think that the avant-garde spirit exists today. So when we cover songs, we have a tendency to go back to the ‘80s and cover songs which got us interested in pop music. That's why you've got “Johnny & Mary” by Robert Palmer, that's why you've got “Daddy Cool” by Boney M -- or “Running Up That Hill,” for that matter. These are songs which remind us of our childhood and make us feel nostalgic, which is why we try to do something modern with them.

Brian Molko, Suicide Girls, September 11th 2007



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