"Kite" as written by and Kate Bush....
(Come up and be a kite)

Beelzebub is aching in my belly-o
My feet are heavy and I'm rooted in my wellios
And I want to get away and go (I want to be, I want to be)
From all these mirror windows
I look at eye level, it isn't good enough
And then I find it out, when I take a good look up
There's a hole in the sky (there's a whole) with a big eyeball (there's a whole in the sky)
Calling me

Come up and be a kite
And fly a diamond night
A diamond kite, diamond kite
A diamond kite, diamond kite
Oh, what a diamond!

A diamond kite, on a diamond flight
Over the lights, under the moon
Over the lights, under the moon
Over the moon
Over the moon

Come up and be a kite

I feel a rush along my body like a bullet
I'm 2D, after a push and pull feeling
And I want to get (I want to be, I want to be) back to safe home
I love the homeland dome
I got no limbs, I'm like a feather on the wind
I'm not sure if I want to be up here at all
And I'd like to be (I'd like to be, I'd like to be) back on the ground
But I don't know how to get down

Come up and be a kite
And fly a diamond night
A diamond kite, diamond kite
A diamond kite, diamond kite
Oh, what a diamond!

A diamond kite, on a diamond flight
Over the lights, under the moon
Over the lights, under the moon
Over the moon
Over the moon

Come up and be a kite
Come up and be a kite


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"Kite" as written by Kate Bush

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  • +2
    General CommentI agree. I love this song.

    I think the meaning is pretty straightfoward. The narrator is tired of life and stress. So she wishes she were a kite so she could fly and not have worries...somehow, her wish is granted, and though at first she likes her new life as a kite, she soon realizes she's completely out of her element; she's a fish out of water, and she longs for the safe ground again.

    A lot of meanings flowing around in this very allegorical song.
    starpatrolleron March 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about astral travel.
    manicmondayson May 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song. it has such a relaxing beat.
    matejpon February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAhem...this song is most definitely about a sacramental mushroom experience, specifically amanita muscaria. "Beelzebub" is a nickname for this fungus. It is straight out of the Bible. I highly recommend John Allegro's "The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross" and anything by Gordon Wasson.
    dudeliciouson May 26, 2012   Link

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