"The Song of Solomon" as written by and Kate Bush....
The song of Solomon
The song of everyone
Who walks the path
Of the solitary heart
The soul cries out
Hear a woman singing

[Chorus:]
Don't want your bullshit, yeah
Just want your sexuality
Don't want excuses, yeah
Write me your poetry in motion
Write it just for me, yeah
And sign it with a kiss

Just take any line
"Comfort me with apples
For I am sick of love
His left hand is under my head
And his right hand
Doth embrace me"
This is the Song of Solomon
Here's a woman singing

[Chorus]

And I'll do it for you
I'll be the Rose of Sharon for you
I'll do it for you
I'll be the Lily of the Valley for you
I'll do it for you
I'll be Isolde or Marion for you
I'll do it for you
Ooh I'll come in a hurricane for you
I'll do it for you

Don't want your bullshit
Just want your sexuality


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"The Song of Solomon" as written by Kate Bush

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    General CommentWicked. Read the Biblical stuff as it is just as nutty as Ms. Bush herself.

    Oooh. Imagine Kate Bush in place of George W. Haha.

    But anyway, yeah. Song of Solomon has many good lines about antelopes and grapes and bags of flour.
    _ellieon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. It's about The Song of Solomon, itself about a man's passionate love for a woman expressed through words, and her love which she gives him physically. "Comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love" "give me your poetry in motion...and sing it with a kiss"

    no words, no more "love", lay with me, "I'll come in a hurricane for you"

    Isolde is a famous literary character, Juliet before Romeo and Juliet, the love of Tristan

    Lily of the Valley and Rose of Sharon come from the KJV version of Song of Solomon 2:1,2; they're both beautiful flowers
    DameAutouron April 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the beginning, Kate wore a seductive leotard and sang with sexual intensity in the warm room... (Solitary) Fans regarded her as a sex symbol and the Record Industry demanded repeat performances... Then came THE DREAMING...

    I think TSOS is about her relationship with the Music Industry/Media/Fans, etc. who regarded her as a 'Shulammite' sex symbol... She satisfied their 'Song of Solomon' ... The Record Industry/Fans didn't want the dreaming 'bullshit'; they just wanted the 'sexuality,' the 'poetry in motion' ... and of course this woman's singing can take any line and sign it with a kiss! ... "Don't want your bullshit, yeah...

    Just want your sexuality" ... So this song of solomon gives exactly that... "I'll do it for you... I'll come in a hurricane for you" ...

    This SOS 'plays' any sexual fantasy role you-the-fan want it to, to please YOU! ...
    But behind the veneer lies a vulnerable and exploited "wop bam boom," sick of FANtasy love... tired of this bullshit and crying out for the genuine rapturous and spiritual comfort of The Song Of Solomon!
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow this is such a powerful song!!! For me it is due to the rare occasion of kate swearing in her song. In my view this song maybe about losing faith in love..."For I am sick of love" and then shows of people have sex for only instant pleasure so one night stands maybe...with no meaning in the love. "Comfort me with apples" Poison apples from adam and eve. As in the only comfort is death pain for pleasure thrill of a wild life maybe? "And sign it with a kiss" A signature leaving just a memory like a famous person person maybe? People who see themselves as above others not worth there time maybe? I can see there been so much more hidden in this song and thats the beauty of kate!!!

    Peacea and Love!
    Soybn!
    Soybnon June 03, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"For I am sick of love" is a direct quote from the original in the Hebrew bible, as are several other lines. It means, in more modern language "sick from love" or love-sick.

    I agree that it is a very powerful song, but I think it is celebrating an urgent, yearning, all-encompassing love, rather than a loss of faith in love.

    The entire poem is worth a read - it's actually quite heady stuff, and not what you'd call religious.

    fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/Bible/…
    passeron December 28, 2011   Link

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