Kate Bush on lyrics and diarrhoea
Little boy reviewers worldwide are quivering: a new Kate Bush album has been released. Why quiver? This article on OHM is a good summary of the Bush phenomenon – or rather the relationship of little boys to the mystery woman. Yet this image is misleading at best, as she demonstrates when talking about lyrics and diarrhea.
It’s true that Kate Bush has always been the untouchable, a woman somehow outside the
realms of ordinary pop. Her infrequent releases do nothing to dim her aura – quite the contrary. But when she does sit down for the very occasional interview, she can be blunt. Talking about lyrics to Record Mirror, she once said, “Some lyrics take a long time to come, others just come out like diarrhoea… If you’re writing a song… then you have a responsibility to (the fans). It’s important to give them a positive message (which) is far more effective than having a wank and being self-pitiful.”