This Woman's Work Lyrics - Kate Bush

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Pray God you can cope.
I stand outside this woman's work,
This woman's world.
Ooh, it's hard on the man,
Now his part is over.
Now starts the craft of the father.

I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.

I should be crying, but I just can't let it show.
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking

Of all the things I should've said,
That I never said.
All the things we should've done,
Though we never did.
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All the things I should've given,
But I didn't.

Oh, darling, make it go,
Make it go away.

Give me these moments back.
Give them back to me.
Give me that little kiss.
Give me your hand.

(I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.
I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.)

I should be crying, but I just can't let it show.
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking

Of all the things we should've said,
That we never said.
All the things we should've done,
Though we never did.
All the things that you needed from me.
All the things that you wanted for me.
All the things that I should've given,
But I didn't.

Oh, darling, make it go away.
Just make it go away now.

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all the things we should have done but we never did | Reviewer: ES | 2/23/13

When I listen to this song I can't stop tears which are coming into my eyes - it reminds me all the bad things which shouldn't have never happend. I probably never accept all this injustice in this strange world...

The loss or save of a child | Reviewer: Ron de Wolf | 2/6/12

For as far as I can interprete the lyrics ( as Dutchman ) this song is about
the loss of an unborn child. I don't have the experience of a miscarrage but
I do know what losing a child is. When our daughter was about 7 I got
divorced and now ( 2012 ) my daughter is 19 and I haven't seen her for years.
I wish everyone with deep grief about missing a child all the comfort they

So sad... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/29/11

This is an amazing song. I don't think of anything about me, about breaks ups or the death of friends or family; I think about what it must be like to be a parent and lose a baby or a young child. I can't listen to more than 10 seconds of it without crying because I know that somewhere someone is going through this loss and as a father of a little girl, it's too painful to imagine. I am so sorry for anyone who has experienced this!

Casting back and forth through time | Reviewer: catt | 5/8/11

I hadn't heard this in years and recently stumbled across it at a time when it captures what I'm going through so poignantly. When I was younger I went through about three years where one after another I lost everything and everyone I'd ever loved, it seemed. I shut down, went numb rather than face everything, and shut everything and everyone but my children out for years. Recently I met someone who was patient, and loving, and accepting, and started to make me feel alive again. Oh, but all that unresolved pain! It's impossible to feel one and not the other, but to move forward the past has to be handled too. I sit casting backward and forward in time. Thinking of all this woman's work, all I never did and never had the chance to do, all those moments I'd love to change, how hard it has been for the people who tried to reach me and wishing I could have all those years back. And yet, I know now there's life ahead for me too. Sometime, somewhere, somehow. There's a little life in me yet. This song captures so much that's hard to put into words. I'm so glad I found it.

Most beautiful song ever | Reviewer: Catherine | 3/22/11

This is the most beautiful song I have ever heard. It's my favourite of all time , Kate bush us amazing ! I have already told my children that I want it played at my funeral not that I'm hoping it will be any time soon !

i just can let it go.. | Reviewer: ES | 12/26/10

Speaking about this song makes me sad so much...
I just can't express how much it means to me. It's amazing that it reminds me about all moments which were in past and they have had consequneces now.
It reminds me about my fear when i got to know my grandfather had a cancer..
When somebody who was important to me just passed away.
I just could standing outside in silence with all people which have the same feelings about this song.
Thank you Kate Bush.

For my baby girl | Reviewer: Paul | 11/16/10

I played this song over and over again in my car going back and forth from the hospital after my wife and I were in a car accident. She was at 34 weeks and my baby girl was born by caesarian. She only lived for 2 days. I played this song over and over again at her funeral while my wife was still in the hospital. We just remembered her on what would have been her 17th birthday last week. Here I am again listening to it over and over again trying to type through the tears.

I miss them. | Reviewer: MRM | 6/30/10

I have never experienced death before. I had never known anyone that died. Then, in the last two weeks, I had one of my friends die, then both of my godparents, and my dog. I haven't listened to this song in a long long time, but then today it randomly popped into my head, and now I am bawling my eyes out. Rest in peace Dave, Karen, Jackie, and Kirby.

Tough for the guys..... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/27/09

Encapsulates how i felt when our third child was born. So scared of losing my wife but so ecstatic about or new life .....

Often said (by men) that it is difficult for us - often dismissed by women! This song gets it just right.

miscarriage | Reviewer: Jo | 1/28/09

I also listen to this song and it reminds me of a miscarriage I suffered, It's such a beautiful song and the words couldn't be more fitting. It's actually written about a woman having a baby and is from the film 'she's having a baby'.

to everyone | Reviewer: Naomi | 8/23/08

this song was playing over and over as i was reading all your comments and i just wanna say to everyone who has commented. it so tragic what this beautiful song brings us. i mean i read those comments and tears are flowing down my cheeks.
its such an amazing song. thank you kate bush. really. it means so much to everyone of us.

Hmmm | Reviewer: Niki | 1/29/08

OMG!! wat a tune, its so deep and emotional, i sat there with my ear fones and cried my eyes out. it took me back to a realtionship that i wish had never ebded and it reminded me of how much i miss him and how i never sed all the things i wanted to say to him. me and him are no longer talking it just feels like a part of me has died.i closd my eyes and going through my head i had flash backs of when we would kiss and cuddle. i miss him so much xx

:´) | Reviewer: :´) | 11/9/07

Lady Blue, I don't know you. I don't know one thing about you, but still I almost cried reading your post and thinking about your funeral. I can see with the eyes of my soul the DVD moving on and showing the highs and lows of your life while This Woman's Work is playing on the background. TOUCHING it will be!

Passing of my ex-husband | Reviewer: Kathy Martin | 9/30/07

I heard your song for the first time today. Even though we were divorced after 26 years of marriage I still care about hid well being. My children and I are going to play this beautiful song at his service. It has brought tears to all of eyes and our hearts are aching for not being given the chance to say our proper good-byes. Rest peacefully my dear.

This Woman's Work - moves the world | Reviewer: DEE | 9/27/07

This song touches the SOUL, while other music touches the heart.
I feel moved by the lyrics as well as the music, which is breath taking in a class above all others.
Kate Bush has my support, I am sorry I didn't find it sooner in life.
Thank you very much Kate Bush

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