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Why Should I Love You? (2010 version)

mickpuck on June 24, 2010 12:35

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    Kate Bush's song Why Should I Love You. Recorded by me + band in 1997, with new edits and overdubs June 2010 (lead vocal, marimba, keyboards, sundries).

    Drums: Jeremy Stacey
    Bass: Mark Smith
    Hammond, Backing Vocal: James Hallawell
    Electric Guitar: Gavin Ralston
    Vocals, Electric Piano, etc: Mike Scott

    WHY SHOULD I LOVE YOU?

    This chapter says
    "Put it out of your mind
    and give it time”
    The finest purple
    The purest gold
    The red of the Sacred Heart
    The grey of the ghost
    The "L" of the lips are open
    To the "O" of the Host
    The "V" of the velvet

    Out of all of the people in the world
    Why should I love you?
    There's just something about you
    There's just something about you
    Out of all the people in the world
    Why should I love you?

    Did you ever see a picture
    Of Jesus laughing?
    Mmm, don't you think
    He’d have a beautiful smile?
    A smile that healed?

    Out of all the people in the world
    Why should I love you?
    There's just something about you
    There's just something about you
    Out of all the people in the world
    Why should I love you?

    The finest purple
    The purest gold
    The red of the Sacred Heart
    The grey of the ghost
    The "L" of the lips are open
    To the "O" of the Host
    The "V" of the velvet
    The "E" of my eye
    The eye of wonder
    The eye that sees
    The "I" that loves you

    Out of all the people in the world
    Why should I love you?

    31 Comments

    14 timed comments and 17 regular comments

    • DBMTB
      DBMTB at 4.46 on December 17, 2013 18:50

      Cloud of Sound Vol. 2. If this isn't on it I'm not going to buy any more of your records! (empty threat #1)

    • Ramon Ribera Sempere
    • Michael Rayne
      Michael Rayne at 2.26 on January 10, 2013 06:06

      This drum cavalcade, until 3:09, is nothing short of perfection... Unreal. Keltner&rt; Stacey? unreal....

    • glastonbury17
    • Barrowlandboy
      Barrowlandboy on October 15, 2011 12:59

      You are our youth - the pan within. Great cover.

    • DBMTB
      DBMTB on March 19, 2011 15:19

      Where can I buy this? It's one of the best things you've ever done!

    • Joseph Houck
      Joseph Houck at 1.44 on January 24, 2011 18:40

      Brilliant! I love this version!

    • whitehorsehill
      whitehorsehill at 0.03 on December 01, 2010 13:54

      Oh my goodness! A Kate Bush song covered by the Waterboys - kill me now - life doesn't get better than this!!!!!

    • Richard45
      Richard45 at 3.21 on August 27, 2010 20:21

      @user3801197: es maravilloso (desde Argentina)

    • sonic chalice
    • Chris Morley
      Chris Morley at 4.26 on July 17, 2010 21:07

      Great version of a great song, even without Lenny Henry singing BVs!

    • Planet and Sky
    • earth gurus
      earth gurus on July 02, 2010 02:22

      great tune, love to hear the original, esp. cuz i love "hounds of love", the only kate i've ever really heard. awesome cover by the puckmen

    • Fairyforte
      Fairyforte on July 01, 2010 22:45

      This is Brilliant, Star Quality. Love the piano playing on the minor verses....Love the ' Sighing Jesus' and 'Yes' bit, the 'Whispering' and 'Wind' at the end....and Mike's voice of course. Can you Spill the Beans on the Whisper?

    • king rocker
      king rocker on June 29, 2010 17:11

      Hi, March from Sweden Stockholm here, summer is here and the musik you do is great,,love this stuff, love March

    • Wafflelover
      Wafflelover on June 28, 2010 16:56

      Love this track. Great version. Mark Smith on bass really shines on this track, great, intelligent pop bass line. My personal summer hit this year :)

    • craigcraig
      craigcraig on June 28, 2010 02:40

      Thanks again ! This is so cool !!!

    • user3801197
      user3801197 at 3.21 on June 26, 2010 14:05

      magical...mike what are you whispering?

    • Drumslinger
      Drumslinger at 2.24 on June 26, 2010 10:01

      "Gaun yersel' Vladimir Stayski !!!"

    • Drumslinger
      Drumslinger on June 26, 2010 09:56

      I love Kate B but I don't think I've ever heard this song, though I suspect you'll have deviated substantially from her version.
      It certainly sounds like it could've been one of your originals.
      A nice nod to "Won't Get Fooled Again" from James...and nice to hear "former Russian Mafia Hitman", Vladimir Stayski burning up the mid-section. (Make the bugger work!)
      All in all, a damn fine piece fella...keep 'em coming!
      Right...I'm gonna play it again right now.

    • chris_taylor
      chris_taylor on June 25, 2010 22:01

      You sound so natural covering this song. It's a perfect fit.

    • Planet and Sky
      Planet and Sky on June 25, 2010 20:29

      Extraordinary! I'm a huge Kate Bush fan but never knew about this song. Now I've got to hear the original. I love the dynamics and the timing. Thank you also for posting the lyrics. It's actually quite pertinent to some dramatics in my personal life. Simply wonderful.

    • paulmacbcn
      paulmacbcn on June 25, 2010 08:29

      After a few listens can be deemed immensely catchy

    • The Wick
      The Wick on June 25, 2010 07:39

      Fantastic! I love the line where Jesus smiles, what an amazing lightening moment!

    • paulmacbcn
      paulmacbcn on June 24, 2010 21:44

      What a magnificent whirl of pop and the profound... as a song it's so...complete. Great rendition by the way, with great bubbly bass from Mark Smith and I love the Who vibe between the drumming and the hammond.

    • Jim Hanner
      Jim Hanner on June 24, 2010 19:15

      Absolutely superb. Voice sounds great Mike. I'm getting goosebumps at 'the finest purple' build-up bit on every play. Loving the mix, which reminds me of the sound of A Pagan Place and This is the Sea. Big music!

    • Jim Hanner
      Jim Hanner at 3.06 on June 24, 2010 19:01

      Ready for the goosebumps?

    • Jim Hanner
      Jim Hanner at 0.45 on June 24, 2010 18:55

      Hehe - Soundcloud lets you know something big's gonna happen at about 0m45s

    • mickpuck
      mickpuck on June 24, 2010 15:10

      @visionAiry: Thanks VisionAiry, and it's down to you reminding me of this song that I did this work last night and this morning!

    • visionAiry
      visionAiry on June 24, 2010 13:32

      love the marimba and new vox!

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