"Pi" as written by and Kate Bush....
Sweet and gentle sensitive man
With an obsessive nature and deep fascination
For numbers
And a complete infatuation with the calculation
Of PI

Oh he love, he love, he love
He does love his numbers
And they run, they run, they run him
In a great big circle
In a circle of infinity

3.1415926535 897932
3846 264 338 3279

Oh he love, he love, he love
He does love his numbers
And they run, they run, they run him
In a great big circle
In a circle of infinity
But he must, he must, he must
Put a number to it

50288419 716939937510
582319749 44 59230781
6406286208 821 4808651 32

Oh he love, he love, he love
He does love his numbers
And they run, they run, they run him
In a great big circle
In a circle of infinity


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"Pi" as written by Kate Bush

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    General CommentKate sings the first 78 digits correctly. THERE ARE 78 TAROT CARDS IN THE DECK. So these first sung 78 digits can represent the complete 78 Tarot Cards.

    Kate then misses out 22 digits. THERE ARE 22 MAJOR ARCANA TAROT CARDS. So these missing 22 digits can represent the 22 Major Arcana Tarot Cards.

    But he must, he must, he must
    Put a number to it...

    Gematria is the numerology of the Hebrew language and Hebrew alphabet. The 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet have also been linked to the 22 Keys of the Major Arcana.

    So maybe the "Sweet and gentle sensitive man With an obsessive nature and deep fascination For numbers" is not so much concerned with Pi as with the Qabbalistic Gematriac Approach to Magic... the magic of the infinite circle of God...

    The decimal expansion of Pi is infinite. But KT only sings Pi to 137 decimal places. So why does KaTe stop when she does?
    The Number 137 corresponds with light, the ONE or Whole light that consists of THREE primary rays, the red, green and blue, or SEVEN spectrum colours. And A Sky of Honey is very much concerned with light. :)
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon April 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSing a Song of Sixpence

    Sing a song of sixpence,
    a pocket full of rye.
    Four and twenty blackbirds,
    baked in a pie.

    When the pie was opened,
    the birds began to sing.
    Wasn't that a dainty dish
    to set before the king?

    The king was in his counting house,
    counting out his money.
    The queen was in the parlour,
    eating bread and honey.

    The maid was in the garden,
    hanging out the clothes,
    When down came a blackbird
    and pecked off her nose!


    The queen was in the studio eating bread and 'honey', while the King was in his counting house counting out his 'priceless junk'! Inspired by four and twenty 'blackbirds' (and of course her honey sand witch), she saw a vision of 'A Sea of Honey' and 'A Sky of Honey'! She was so excited, she made a dainty dish called 'Pi' and set this before 'Bertie', the 'King on top of the Mountain'. Meanwhile, 'Mrs Bartolozzi' was in the garden hanging out the clean laundry, when down came a blackbird and pinched the keyhole! The blackbird left behind a book on 'how to be invisible', but it was written in avian cipher, and took 12 years for Kate and 'Joanni' to decode! She set the translation to music on 'Aerial Tal' (though of course she sings it in cipher, much to the delight of Bertie!). 'Aerial' was released on 31-4-1592 and when everyone opened their Aerial Pie, the birds began to laugh and we all joined in! Kate celebrated with a double rye whiskey, which had been distilling for exactly 3.141592 years!

    Immediately, people hit on the idea that Pi contained far more than just four and twenty clocked blackbirds. They baked up conspiracy theories about steam trains and tarot cards. Was Kate really a golden dawn railway child or was she into the Qabbala? Geeks spent their spare time and loose change trying to become panoramic. Surely the answer must be somewhere in between sunset and nocturn? Or between 4 a.m. and 4 p.m.? Or perhaps it was all one big Architect's Dream, hidden under a veil of diamond dust, and as elusive as the Freemason's 'The Great Architect of the Universe'...
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon June 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKate has had many cats. The first two were called Zoodle and Pyewacket. Zoodle died in 1987, and then she adopted a stray cat who had three kittens. She named them Rocket, Sparky and Torchy. Rocket's Tail, from the album The Sensual World, was named after Rocket and dedicated to him, but otherwise the song has nothing to do with the cat.

    KaTe actually called Pyewacket "Pye!" ... or "Pi!" ... :)
    Pye/Pi was part of her family. Calling out Pi, feeding Pye, watching Pi play would have happened every day. And KaTe would certainly have become familiar with the language of Pye!
    Pyewacket can mean "a witch's familiar". So KaTe could have dedicated Pi to her cat Pyewacket, giving the song the witch's dimension... :)
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon July 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuys, I think if we take the digits she got wrong, we'll be able to locate where she hid the bodies.
    HonestManon March 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first heard this son (which I love), I was reminded of a documentary I had seen about a guy named Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant who can perform amazing mathematical calculations in his head almost instantly. Unlike most savants Daniel is able to tell us how he does this. He SEES the numbers; as textures, shapes colours and even motions. These all go together, so that a calculation becomes a vast landscape in his mind. His favourite number/landscape? Pi, which he can "see" to 22 514 decimal places!!
    "Oh he love, he love, he love He does love his numbers"
    meandjulioon January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is endearing.
    precipitateon January 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaparantly the 77th and 100th decimel are missing.. couldn't care less to be honest
    mateusz14on June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat mistake serves as a beautiful flaw, isn't it? It shows the obssessive love by a mathematician who would concentrate more on whether the figures are right rather than the song itself.
    YouGon August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the song must be about him then :P
    R4CH3Lon January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe the mistakes are there to show the kind of guy she likes are the ones that know the numbers are wrong, which ones are wrong and what they should be. Like a call-out song :D
    lizawithazon October 08, 2007   Link

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