"Love and Anger" as written by and Kate / Bush....
It lay buried here, it lay deep inside me
It's so deep I don't think that I can speak about it
It could take me all of my life
But it would only take a moment to

Tell you what I'm feeling
But I don't know if I'm ready yet
You come walking into this room
Like you're walking into my arms
What would I do without you?

Take away the love and the anger
And a little piece of hope holding us together
Looking for a moment that'll never happen
Living in the gap between past and future
Take away the stone and the timber
And a little piece of rope won't hold it together

If you can't tell your sister
If you can't tell a priest
'Cause it's so deep you don't think that you can speak about it
To anyone
And you tell it to your heart?
Can you find it in your heart

To let go of these feelings
Like a bell to a Southerly wind?
We could be like two strings beating
Speaking in sympathy
What would we do without you?

Two strings speak in sympathy

Take away the love and the anger
And a little piece of hope holding us together
Looking for a moment that'll never happen
Living in the gap between past and future
Take away the stone and the timber
And a little piece of rope won't hold it together
We're building a house of the future together
(What would we do without you?)

Well, if it's so deep you don't think that you can speak about it
Just remember to reach out and touch the past and the future
Well, if it's so deep you don't think you can speak about it
Don't ever think that you can't change the past and the future

You might not, not think so now
But just you wait and see, someone will come to help you


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"Love and Anger" as written by Kate Bush

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    General CommentIn Love And Anger the narrator seems to be breaking through of personal limitations and "busting through" constricting forms. A 'spiritual cleansing' to let a 'new house' of the future rise up. L&A opens like a Gestalt counselling session, that is interrupted by the entry of a loved one (real or imagined). The narrator cannot confide in a sister (because she hasn't got one?) and cannot confide in a priest. The institution of confession permits all to be said, but the narrator seems mute. Indeed, the album cover to TSW shows Kate's mouth concealed by a flower. In L&A, her muteness leads her to explore other philosophies of freedom. These seem to include Buddhist principles of rebirth and karma.
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon May 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentErm... a Little piece of pope?
    kingofsocson October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPiece of pope? Aaahh!!

    I love this song, no real idea what it means but it sounds good. I love the chorus. "What would we do without you?"
    Reynard Muldrakeon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe little "yheah" at the end freaks me out.
    Reynard Muldrakeon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentya can hear david gilmour all over this one...he produced it and plays guitar..doesnt it sound like something floyd would do...sorta?...kinda?
    hangwire13on March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbut then, you know that...
    Somebody need to let the site know when they screw up lyrics.
    Sometimes its like my wife was writing them. She's the worst at Lyrigurgitation I know. She thought Bryan Ferry was singing about "safety valves" instead of "Slave to Love."
    doodadon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe song is a 2 person song

    first verse and second , first person

    It lay buried here, it lay deep inside me.
    It's so deep I don't think that I can
    Speak about it.
    It could take me all of my life
    But it would only take a moment to
    Tell you what I'm feeling
    But I don't know if I'm ready yet.
    You come walking into this room
    Like you're walking into my arms,
    What would l do with out you?

    Take away the love and the anger
    And a little piece of hope holding us together
    Looking for a moment that'il never happen
    Living in the gap between past and future
    Take away the stone and the timber
    And a lit tle piece of pope won't hold it together.




    the person has something to say but can't and it is destroying there relationship and is afraid of losing the other person because there is nothing holding the relationship together



    third verse, second person

    If you can`t tell your sister
    If you can't tell a priest
    'Coz it's so deep you don't think that you can
    Speak about it to anyone................
    Can you teil it to your heart?
    Can you find it in your heart
    To let go of these feelings
    L ike a beli to a Southerly wind
    we could be like two strings beating,
    Speaking in sympathy................
    What would we do without you?
    Two strings speak m sympathy.

    the second person want them to let out what is being held back. so they can move forward but knows that they can not.



    last verse both people


    Take away the love and the anger
    And a little piece of hope holding us together
    Looking for a moment that'Il never happen
    Living in the gap belween past and future
    Take away the stone and the timber
    And a little piece of rope won't hold it together
    We're building a house of the future together
    (What would we do without you?)
    Well, if it's so deep you don't think that you
    Can speak about it
    Just remember to reach out and touch the past and the future.
    Well, if it's so deep you don't think you can speak about it
    Don't ever think that you can't change the past and the future.
    You might not, not think so now
    But just you wait and see-someone will come to help you.

    there is to much between them and the first person knows that it will not work. the second person knows that things can not be changed but you can get the help to make it work,.


    Just a thought






    wx11357on October 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commentkingofsocs,
    Erm.... that would be little piece of Hope, not pope or rope or soap or dope...
    Though any might work...
    doodadon March 08, 2007   Link

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