Cloudbusting

by Kate Bush

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Lyrics for Cloudbusting by Kate Bush:

Verse 1
I still dream of Orgonon
I wake up crying
You're making rain
And you're just in reach
When you and sleep escape me

Pre-Chorus 1
You're like my yo-yo
That glowed in the dark
What made it special
Made it dangerous
So I bury it
And forget

Chorus 1
But every time it rains
You're here in my head
Like the sun coming out
Ooh, I just know that something good is gonna happen
I don't know when
But just saying it could even make it happen

Verse 2
On top of the world, looking over the edge
You could see them coming
You looked too small
In their big black car
To be a threat to the men in power

Pre-Chorus 2
I hid my yo-yo
In the garden
I can't hide you
From the government
Oh, God, Daddy
I won't forget

Chorus 2
'Cause every time it rains
You're here in my head
Like the sun coming out
Ooh, I just know that something good is gonna happen
I don't know when
But just saying it could even make it happen

Interlude

Chorus 3
And every time it rains
You're here in my head
Like the sun coming out
Look, your son's coming out
Ooh, I just know that something good is going to happen
I don't know when
But just saying it could even make it happen, oh
Ooh, just saying it could even make it happen

Bridge
Yeah, yeah, yay-yo
"We're cloudbusting, daddy"
Yeah, yeah, yay-yo
Yeah, yeah, yay, yo
Yeah, yeah, yay-yo
Yeah, yeah, yay, yo

Outro
The sun's coming out
Yeah, yeah, yay-yo
Your son's coming out
Yeah, yeah, yay-yo

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Song Facts

The fifth track on Kate’s 1985 LP Hounds of Love, and the second single released from that album. Released as a single October 14, 1985 with “Burning Bridge” on the B-side.

The song is based on Peter Reich’s 1973 memoir A Book of Dreams, which explores his memories of his father Wilhelm Reich, one of Sigmund Freud’s earliest students who later became known for his esoteric theories of energy. Later editions of the book (seen below) use an image from Kate Bush’s video as the cover, following the song’s success. Reich’s Book of Dreams also inspired the song “Birdland” by Patti Smith.

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