Babooshka

by Kate Bush

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Lyrics for Babooshka by Kate Bush:

Intro
Babooshka
Babooshka

Verse 1
She wanted to test her husband
She knew exactly what to do:
A pseudonym to fool him
She couldn't have made a worse move
She sent him scented letters
And he received them with a strange delight
Just like his wife
But how she was before the tears
And how she was before the years flew by
And how she was when she was beautiful
She signed the letter

Chorus
"All yours
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya
All yours
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya"

Post-Chorus
Babooshka

Verse 2
She wanted to take it further
So she arranged a place to go
To see if he
Would fall for her incognito
And when he laid eyes on her
He got the feeling they had met before
Uncanny how she
Reminds him of his little lady
Capacity to give him all he needs
Just like his wife before she freezed on him
Just like his wife when she was beautiful
He shouted out

Chorus
"I'm all yours
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya
All yours
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya
All yours
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya"

Outro
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya
Babooshka, Babooshka, Babooshka-ya-ya
Babooshka-ya-ya
Babooshka
Babooshka
Babooshka
Babooshka

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Song Facts

Babooshka appears on Kate Bush’s 1980 album Never For Ever. It was released as a single in the same year, and peaked at #5 in the UK chart. The song outlines the story of a woman who, under a nom de plume, tests her husband’s loyalty by posing as a young admirer desirous of having an affair.

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