As the people here grow colder
I turn to my computer
And spend my evenings with it
Like a friend
I was loading a new program
I had ordered from a magazine
Are you lonely, are you lost?
This voice console is a must
I press Execute

Hello, I know that you've been feeling tired
I bring you love and deeper understanding
Hello, I know that you're unhappy
I bring you love and deeper understanding

Well I've never felt such pleasure
Nothing else seemed to matter
I neglected my bodily needs
I did not eat, I did not sleep
The intensity increasing
'Til my family found me and intervened
But I was lonely, I was lost
Without my little black box
I pick up the phone and go Execute

Hello, I know that you've been feeling tired
I bring you love and deeper understanding
Hello, I know that you're unhappy
I bring you love and deeper understanding

I turn to my computer like a friend

I need deeper understanding

Give me deeper understanding


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Deeper Understanding Lyrics as written by Kate Bush

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  • +5
    General Comment

    In the context of 2006, this is clearly about internet/computer addiction, which is a widespread problem. The fact that it was released in 1989 makes it a pretty foreseeing feat by Bush.

    jaknudsenon August 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Interesting how Kate, often in her songs, has a disconnect between her characters and those around them. They are looking for something deeper (e.g. All We Ever Look For) or misunderstanding (e.g. The Big Sky - 'you never really understood me, you never really tried). This person can't find deeper understanding with those around them - so they have found it on a computer.

    GaffaUKon February 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    "But I was lonely, I was lost Without my little black box I pick up the phone and go Execute"

    Kate Bush, the true inventor of I-phone.

    SigurSteakon March 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    why would she change anything? it's remarkably prescient and fits today even more than ever.

    smallwonderroboton March 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I wonder if she will change and how will she change the lyrics of the song for the new, up-coming single.

    UneverknOwithK8on March 12, 2011   Link

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