A throbbing alt pop drop of mercury from 2003’s Sleeping with Ghosts, bonus edition (with the gorgeous album art).
Q described this version as ‘sound[ing] more like a pact with the Devil’ than the original ‘deal with God’.
On the theme of it, Kate Bush told Homeground in 1985:
“It’s a bit of a cliche at the moment, with so many songs called this, but it is very much about the power of love, and the strength that is created between two people when they’re very much in love, but the strength can also be, um… uh… threatening, violent, dangerous as well as gentle, soothing, loving.
And it’s saying that if these two people could swap places – if the man could become the woman and the woman the man, that perhaps they could understand the feelings of that other person in a truer way, understanding them from that gender’s point of view, and that perhaps there are very subtle differences between the sexes that can cause problems in a relationship, especially when people really do care about each other.”
You don’t wanna hurt me,
But see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware that I’m tearing you asunder.
There’s a thunder in our hearts, baby.