"Running Up That Hill" as written by and Kate / Bush....
It doesn't hurt me.
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to 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, oh...

You don't want to hurt me,
But see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware I'm tearing you asunder.
Ooh, 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.

"see'mon, baby, see'mon darling,
Let me steal this moment from you now.
see'mon, angel, see'mon, see'mon, darling,
Let's 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.


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"Running up That Hill" as written by Kate Bush

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    General CommentQuote from Kate Bush about the meaning of the song:

    "I was trying to say that, really, a man and a woman, can't understand each other because we are a man and a woman. And if we could actually swap each other's roles, if we could actually be in each other's place for a while, I think we'd both be very surprised! [Laughs] And I think it would lead to a greater understanding. And really the only way I could think it could be done was either... you know, I thought a deal with the devil, you know. And I thought, 'well, no, why not a deal with God!' You know, because in a way it's so much more powerful the whole idea of asking God to make a deal with you. You see, for me it is still called "Deal With God", that was its title. But we were told that if we kept this title that it would not be played in any of the religious countries, Italy wouldn't play it, France wouldn't play it, and Australia wouldn't play it! Ireland wouldn't play it, and that generally we might get it blacked purely because it had God in the title."

    Here are many quotes from her about this song:

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    Galadriel80on June 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgorgeous cover of kate bush
    BeautyFiendon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentII really like this cover, don't listen to it that often but always enjoy it when I do. I would be interested to hear some more cover songs from WT.
    Lailseaxon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the WT cover of this song, as well as Placebo's, are by far the best... though I hope no more covers are made of this song because it kinda loses it's touch if it's done too often
    x_hotelpaperon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWT is my favorite version of this song. I really dont like placebos though. Its probably his nasaly voice.
    sxcappledumplinon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Video Sugguests to me ...that She wants to make a deal with god to trade places with an Angel ! I could only imagine how that could feel like :) I believe that Angels are the Ultimate Super-heroes/spirits on Earth!

    '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.'
    Rodrivyon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this cover is amazing and extremely well done
    including the Placebo cover
    !VideoKid.JADE!on February 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song.
    Espesially her voice in the beginning.
    It's so pretty.
    MomoTheStrangeon March 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust a song before i go
    a tale of love some say
    about a boy i once did know
    a schizophrenic gay?

    i ran up that hill for you
    the stairway to heaven i own
    and while you held the hands of friends
    i did this all alone

    i drown down in the river
    i'm the fool out in the rain
    could this bloke be worth my time
    and put me through such pain?

    yes would be my answer YES
    brave, bold and never yellow
    smoke a fat cigar my friend
    you're quite a worthy fellow

    so raise your glass tonight old pal
    to future's long and bright
    to being kind and bringing love
    to peace- don't ever fight

    i kept calm and carried on
    some say i am "queen bitch"
    i'm just jesus in a thong
    why throw me in a ditch?

    i walked away from you in life
    i never meant no wrong
    then you got me typing here
    i helped you write your songs

    what made me feel the way i did?
    it's just the way you sing
    it made me stay so long
    my love, i'll always wear your ring

    an A for effort, I deserve
    i gave my all for you
    no matter how you used me
    babe, my love was always true

    yes you are my face, my dear
    you know i will comply
    i felt your widespread panic
    sweets you know i wouldn't lie

    we were magnets babe, cut loose
    you can't deny our draw
    so then you hung me in your noose
    and sliced me with your saw?

    so why is life so crazy man?
    and must it be so sad?
    i went to ask the scientist
    that fucker has no nads

    did i get stalked? i guess i did
    my man i call bob dylan
    but i won't phone my lawyers no
    i know you must be illin'

    you know i'm just a good girl, babe
    who really loves rough sex
    too bad we never had it
    even though you are my ex

    it's true i live for concerts boy
    i like my music LIVE
    i love my jam bands fast and loud
    go screw that hip-hop jive

    well life can make no sense at all
    it's fucked and who's to blame?
    i'm glad the music never stops
    if the song remains the same

    so let's just call it even, right?
    a bear hug for an eye?
    i've never tried to kill myself
    you made me want to die

    i hope you're happy, drone
    please do not wish that i was there
    you cut my hair and broke my throne
    that means you really care

    i do believe we tried our best
    to circle round our love
    and now i guess it feels like death
    in heaven up above

    i'll be jerry, you'll be bob
    that's what we always said
    and if we have to be apart
    i'm grateful to be dead

    so please take care old friend
    you know i hope you live the life
    you'll forever be my king
    i'll be your kitty wife

    you know where to find me babe
    out dancing in the light
    with you in my heart always
    and in my dreams at night
    returneron June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnyone who has been awakened by Jesus from deep sleep can understand whats going on in this song. Its just reflection of humans sinful hearth - bitterness, proudness and rebellion against God. Ofcourse we have our pains and hard parts of life. But as you can ironically see from the video "Jesus`s Cross" - God has come to live in flesh as regular human and died innocently, through death on cross witch is very rude and hard. So there is no need to swap places with God or do any other not so wise deals. Everything has been done for you so you could find real happiness and Truth and eternal life. Just accept and belive that Jesus is Son of God. Only through that door you save yourself from eternal death and instead find eternal life in Gods Heavenly Kingdom which is far mor better and happier and more loving than world here with problems and pain. If you think for a moment you see this gift is free and priceless - tho world nad its money could buy nothing, even not a bit of it. God bless you all who read this little chapter. Jesus is the son of God.Love God and all ppl around you, also those strangers you see everyday !
    ro3erton June 25, 2012   Link

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