The 'Kick Inside' can be taken literally, as pregnancy, or as a metaphor for something about to be born that will 'make me leave you behind'; i.e. Kate's incredible creative drive. Kate was and is incredibly close to her brother Paddy, who was her lifelong collaborator.
The Kick Inside is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Kate Bush. It was released on 17 February and contains her UK number one hit, "Wuthering Heights". The album peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
Oh To Be In Love Backing Vocals – David Paton, Ian Bairnson Guitar – David Paton Mandolin – Paddy Bush Percussion – Stuart Elliott Synthesizer – Andrew Powell: Analyzed: Kate Bush / The Kick Inside DR Peak RMS Duration Track.
David Gilmore (Pink Floyd) discovered Kate and A KICK INSIDE is the purest of Kate's work that should be remastered in true audiophile 45 rpm vinyl fashion. Buy a copy of the original British vinyl LP and it will fit nicely in your heavy rotation of great music. A KICK INSIDE is /5().
Kate's debut album "The Kick Inside" was released on 17 February and contains the UK number one hit, "Wuthering Heights". The album peaked at number three in the UK album charts and has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
General CommentThe meaning is plain: Kate is exulting the state of being in love. I find this song to be rapturous, and I particularly love the various aspects of physical and temporal transition in it, going from one state to another, not just shifting across the floor but from the past to the present and the potential of the future even if it is by way of "slipping into tomorrow too quick.".