Best song on Kate Bush's The Dreaming

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Get Out Of My House9
Suspended In Gaffa 9
Sat In Your Lap 7
The Dreaming 6
All The Love 4
Night Of The Swallow 3
Pull Out The Pin 2
There Goes A Tenner 2
Houdini 2
Leave It Open 1


Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 02:56 (thirteen years ago) link

as hard as it is i'm goin with Pull Out The Pin

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 02:56 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm stickin to it. Night of The Swallow, though, is tough to pass up.

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 02:57 (thirteen years ago) link

i mean not like any song isn't. Suspended in Gaffa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:00 (thirteen years ago) link

The one that goes "I used to be a lunatic in the gracious days"

Stevie D, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:01 (thirteen years ago) link

stevie that's ANNIE!

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:02 (thirteen years ago) link

I predict that will, actually: Night Of The Swallow. just a wild guess.

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:04 (thirteen years ago) link

http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/6420/annielennoxed1.jpg

Stevie D, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:12 (thirteen years ago) link

lol STEVIE!!!

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:12 (thirteen years ago) link

omg her face

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I voted for "Leave It Open" but could just as easily have chosen the opening tune or the title track.

sleeve, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:16 (thirteen years ago) link

i luv how leave it open gets so THICK at the end

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 03:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Suspended in Gaffa will romp this, unless the Sade fans invade the thread.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Friday, 10 August 2007 09:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Best vote for it to keep the Sade fans miserable then.

But yeah, this should be as one-sided as the Journey poll.

aldo, Friday, 10 August 2007 10:11 (thirteen years ago) link

just gimme it gimme it, gimme-gimme-gimme-gimme!!!

pisces, Friday, 10 August 2007 10:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Easy: "Get Out Of My House."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 10 August 2007 12:47 (thirteen years ago) link

agreed. so epic.

blueski, Friday, 10 August 2007 12:48 (thirteen years ago) link

+ donkey mentalism

blueski, Friday, 10 August 2007 12:49 (thirteen years ago) link

dude i don't know if Suspended in Gaffa will steal this! so tough

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 12:58 (thirteen years ago) link

I voted for "The Dreaming" but I love everything on this album so I'm fine with whatever.

Tim F, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:10 (thirteen years ago) link

A Hounds of Love poll would be much more high-stakes for me: i'd be shattered if I was the only person to vote for "Hello, Earth", but curiously uncomfortable if it won.

Tim F, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:11 (thirteen years ago) link

um i would ABSOLUTELY vote for Hello EArth.

i think

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:19 (thirteen years ago) link

YES. i would.

Surmounter, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:19 (thirteen years ago) link

bumpermorgendorfer

Surmounter, Saturday, 11 August 2007 00:52 (thirteen years ago) link

went with title track

impudent harlot, Saturday, 11 August 2007 18:43 (thirteen years ago) link

ballsy

Surmounter, Saturday, 11 August 2007 18:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Get Outta My House!

Bimble, Saturday, 11 August 2007 18:50 (thirteen years ago) link

hee haww hee haww hee haw hee haw heee hawwwww

cutty, Saturday, 11 August 2007 18:55 (thirteen years ago) link

i remember buying the single of "sat in your lap" and being totally enamoured of it for weeks on end. it just seemed like such a leap from her previous work.

drone/a/sore, Sunday, 12 August 2007 04:41 (thirteen years ago) link

and it was!

sleeve, Sunday, 12 August 2007 06:59 (thirteen years ago) link

voted for houdini just because no-one else mentioned it

akm, Sunday, 12 August 2007 15:29 (thirteen years ago) link

i do not like houdini

cutty, Sunday, 12 August 2007 15:47 (thirteen years ago) link

what??? those lush strings and her VOICE

"WITH YOUR LIFE

THE ONLY THING IN MY MIND

WE PULL YOU FROM THE WAAATTEEEERRRR!"

Surmounter, Sunday, 12 August 2007 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

i love when that part comes on and i have friends over. they just kinda look at me weird.

Surmounter, Sunday, 12 August 2007 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

that post was self-zinging

bobby bedelia, Sunday, 12 August 2007 16:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Have to vote for the title track here.

Geir Hongro, Sunday, 12 August 2007 18:00 (thirteen years ago) link

the only bad thing about this album is the rubbish black type on white background fucking up the cover

akm, Monday, 13 August 2007 03:52 (thirteen years ago) link

such a tough call, but there goes a tenner just to make sure it gets some love.

shanissey, Monday, 13 August 2007 04:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Heheh. I was just going to say that song should get some love.

One of the rabble
needs mummy...

Bimble, Monday, 13 August 2007 04:07 (thirteen years ago) link

luv the cover

Surmounter, Monday, 13 August 2007 04:18 (thirteen years ago) link

why did i post Luv the cover completely out of the blue?

okay bump

Surmounter, Thursday, 16 August 2007 14:55 (thirteen years ago) link

wow, they're all great songs.

i could almost go with 'sat in your lap'

but i'm not gonna.

NOT TILL I'M READY FOR YOU-HOO-HOOO

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 16 August 2007 15:04 (thirteen years ago) link

=)

Surmounter, Thursday, 16 August 2007 15:07 (thirteen years ago) link

color me GAFFA

The Macallan 18 Year, Thursday, 16 August 2007 16:20 (thirteen years ago) link

I would vote for "Hello Earth" as well ... then again I just voted for "All The Love"

zaxxon25, Thursday, 16 August 2007 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

oooh. well i'm on the HoL poll next

Surmounter, Thursday, 16 August 2007 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Good on you! Someone should do that.

Bimble, Saturday, 18 August 2007 03:45 (thirteen years ago) link

"sat on your lap" is my fave kate bush song

Dominique, Saturday, 18 August 2007 04:17 (thirteen years ago) link

or in

Dominique, Saturday, 18 August 2007 04:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Saturday, 18 August 2007 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

i just love the whole message, cuz i TOTALLY feel the same way about my house, and i suspect ppl who listen to the dreaming a lot are the types of ppl whose

houses are full of mistakes

this house has seen all i have done. GET OUT OF MY HOUSE.

she takes no prisoners.

Surmounter, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 16:15 (thirteen years ago) link

there are few things as empowering as telling someone to get out of your house.

Surmounter, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 16:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Now's about the time of day I like to change into the Mule.

blueski, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 16:18 (thirteen years ago) link

the 'I am the concierge chez-moi, honey' bit is particularly beautiful

blueski, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

i know i can never resist chiming in with her there

Surmounter, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 16:22 (thirteen years ago) link

it's funny cuz it's not obviously like an emotional song, but one day i was listening to it and i really got the emotional intensity of it - the intensity of what it is to be by yourself in your house.

Surmounter, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 16:25 (thirteen years ago) link

thing i like abt "get out of my house" = the incredibly startling scream she lets out right before the male voice (ghost?) comes in

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 17:09 (thirteen years ago) link

yay my fave tied for first and I didn't even vote

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 17:11 (thirteen years ago) link

i tend to associate this album w/ a time when i was feeling anxious (in a bad way) about lots of things so i still get this sort of knot in my stomach whenever i hear that track in particular

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 17:12 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost "get out of my house" i mean

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 17:12 (thirteen years ago) link

suspended in gaffa fuiud

cankles, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 17:34 (thirteen years ago) link

well, it is definitely a disturbed track, so it's no surprise you've attached it to a disturbed frame of mind

Surmounter, Wednesday, 22 August 2007 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

I don't know why I'm crying

Poll Wall (Noodle Vague), Monday, 3 November 2008 09:25 (eleven years ago) link

four months pass...

it's funny cuz it's not obviously like an emotional song, but one day i was listening to it and i really got the emotional intensity of it - the intensity of what it is to be by yourself in your house.

― Surmounter, Wednesday, August 22, 2007 12:25 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

not really sure how i could ever say that "get out of my house" isn't an obviously emotional song...

Surmounter, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 16:26 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I never really stopped to think what that song might be about, but I guess like many songs, it could be a lot of things. I just love the breathless back-and-forth, barely controlled intensity of the way she sings on that, and it makes it fun to sing along. So dramatic.

Bimble, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

how did i miss this poll, what the hell

suspended in gaffa is easily in my top 3 songs all-thyme, right there with hunger strike and total eclipse of the heart

the most brazen explosion of clitoral lust in folk-metal history (cankles), Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:56 (eleven years ago) link

I don't know why I'm crying

LOL Kate threads

lucked up (lukas), Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:00 (eleven years ago) link

one of my fav lines on the album : "if you go

i'll let the law know"

Surmounter, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:01 (eleven years ago) link

suspended in gaffa fuiud

― cankles, Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:34 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

oh, i DIDNT miss this thread

the most brazen explosion of clitoral lust in folk-metal history (cankles), Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:02 (eleven years ago) link

A Hounds of Love poll would be much more high-stakes for me: i'd be shattered if I was the only person to vote for "Hello, Earth", but curiously uncomfortable if it won.

― Tim F, Friday, August 10, 2007 4:11 PM (1 year ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

this post made me LOL for some reaason

s1ocki, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:04 (eleven years ago) link

we are waiting

Surmounter, Friday, 10 April 2009 10:55 (eleven years ago) link

we got the job sussed

n this shop's shut for business

Surmounter, Friday, 10 April 2009 10:56 (eleven years ago) link

the synths there are like a sea of questions.

Surmounter, Friday, 10 April 2009 10:56 (eleven years ago) link

(under "we are waiting")

Surmounter, Friday, 10 April 2009 10:57 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, my buddy has decided he's totally in love with Kate on the basis of his recent discovery of Hounds of Love, but until he learns to appreciate this album he's not really a Kate fan at all in my book.

To Float Away On A Lifelong Song (Bimble), Friday, 10 April 2009 15:50 (eleven years ago) link

four years pass...

still a fucked up album

surm, Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:09 (six years ago) link

and still one of the best vocal deliveries ever on "if you go, i'll let the law know"

surm, Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:24 (six years ago) link

Pull Out The Pin, Leave It Open, Sat In Your Lap and There Goes A Tenner are my favorites. This or Aerial must be her best album.

jay., Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:29 (six years ago) link

wtf @ firstly, me missing this poll and secondly, "leave it open" coming last. easily my pick

lex pretend, Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:08 (six years ago) link

Definitely. My #1 in the overall Kate Bush poll in Aug 2012!

Michael Jones, Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:48 (six years ago) link

missed this but it wouldve been "pull the pin" or something from side 2. such a great album.

brimstead, Thursday, 27 March 2014 22:41 (six years ago) link

yea leave it open is some modern next level shit

to this day i still can't really talk about pull out the pin bc she's too good on it

surm, Friday, 28 March 2014 00:57 (six years ago) link

glad to see "all the love" represented here -- I mean I'd have voted for get out of my house obviously but that's one of kate's most underrated tracks

katherine, Friday, 28 March 2014 16:03 (six years ago) link

i RATE it! highhhhhly

surm, Friday, 28 March 2014 16:56 (six years ago) link

i think i've played it after some especially bad social engagements

surm, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:15 (six years ago) link

(at my house)

surm, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:20 (six years ago) link

somehow the cover of this album captures so much of what I love abt Kate bush

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 28 March 2014 17:27 (six years ago) link

this kind of humorous enchanted playfulness

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 28 March 2014 17:28 (six years ago) link

that COVER

surm, Friday, 28 March 2014 17:29 (six years ago) link

three years pass...

Leave It Open 1

No way!

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Friday, 31 March 2017 20:35 (three years ago) link

Suspended in Gaffa - which has one of the best internal monologues in any pop song ever

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 31 March 2017 21:07 (three years ago) link

It's hard to say what I would have voted for, this is an incredibly strong album. Is it my favourite Kate LP, though? Nah, that would be Never For Ever.

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Friday, 31 March 2017 21:21 (three years ago) link

It's tough but right now Leave it Open seems right.

things that decay things that rust

JoeStork, Friday, 31 March 2017 21:42 (three years ago) link

Houdini.

Max Florian, Friday, 31 March 2017 22:41 (three years ago) link

It feels wrong and crude to pick a favorite from this album, but I guess I'd go with "pull the pin" or the last track.

a but (brimstead), Friday, 31 March 2017 23:03 (three years ago) link

Pull Out the Pin. Very easy choice. The album is a stunner, and it features probably the best use of the Farlight CMI ever

beamish13, Friday, 31 March 2017 23:28 (three years ago) link

I don't know if about best, but when it comes to albums where the Fairlight CMI played a huge role, then The Dreaming and Hounds of Love are definitely in there among the best examples.

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Friday, 31 March 2017 23:41 (three years ago) link

This is impossible; LIO was robbed.

chihuahuau, Saturday, 1 April 2017 09:13 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

So Wild Beasts stole their entire Cockney-criminal art-pop schtick from "There Goes A Tenner," huh?

goodoldneon, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:03 (eight months ago) link

I am proud to have been the only vote for "Leave It Open"

The Squalls Of Hate (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:06 (eight months ago) link


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