I never liked Wuthering Heights. To be fair, the prejudice might be because I never really cared for the book either, though that might be considered sacrilege in some quarters. Especially for a Yorkshire woman. But Kate Bush herself was fascinating. I remember seeing her the first time she performed the song on Top of the Pops…required viewing in those days… and she was amazing.
The first female singer-songwriter to reach the number one spot, she could well be said to have changed the face of music with that first incredible performance. Later songs I liked better, but when I moved to France, like many British artists, she fell off my radar and never really made it back.
Then, a couple of years ago we used her Nocturn for a meditation at a Silent Eye workshop… and I was hooked again. The music has matured with the woman, and reflects her own life experience and emotions. Among Angels is a beautiful piece of music… more an experience than a song. The lyrics are short, but so many of the lines strike a chord in the heart. The video animation comes with a tissue warning too…
Only you can do something about it.
There’s no-one there, my friend, any better.
I might know what you mean when you say you fall apart.
Aren’t we all the same? In and out of doubt.
I can see angels standing around you.
They shimmer like mirrors in Summer.
But you don’t know it.
(full lyrics here)
My thanks to Willow who included me in this challenge.
The rules of the challenge:
Post a song a day for five consecutive days.
Post what the lyrics mean to you. (Optional)
Post the name of the song and a video.
Nominate 1 or 2 bloggers each day of the challenge.
Today, I’ll ask Hugh if he would care to join in 🙂