Hush, Hush, Hush Lyrics - Paula Cole
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Long white arms
Losing their strength and form
Sixty year man on twenty year old skin
Skeleton, your eyes have lost their warmth
Look to your father for some support
Hush hush hush
Says your daddy's touch
Sleep sleep sleep
Says the hundredth sheep
Peace peace peace
May you go in peace
Cruel joke you waited so long to show
The one that you wanted wasn't a girl
All your life you kept it hidden inside
Now when you step
Oh maybe next time
You'll be Henry the 8th
Wake up tomorrow, alexander the great
Open your eyes in a new life again
Oh maybe next time
You'll be given a chance
Hush hush hush
Writer: SIMON, PAUL
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Haunting , poignant melody | Reviewer: Waldo | 2/8/13
Moments ago I caught Herbie Hancock's Possibilities on TV moments, it was wonderful & I'm ordering the CD. I was enchanted by Annie Lennox's rendering of this tune. I needed to see these lyrics which had them interpreting the song several different ways until they learned the composer wrote it about a dying friend.
Also, the array of stellar guest artists were mind blowing; most were new to me.
Hush, Hush Hush.... | Reviewer: naben | 3/11/08
I've heard the melody of this song before, but never paid too much attention to it, until I saw Herbie Hancock's Possibilities on TV one Sat and I was really drawn into the song, especially after they called Paula Cole to find out the meaning of the words. After looking at Annie Lennox performimg the song, I was really drawn into it. I had to have the Cd and the video.It seems i've listened to it about a million times and each time, it gives me goose bumps. The music is so haunting and Annies voice singing the lyrics just makes me want to cry everytime I hear the song. It really touches your emotions. The entire Possibilities Cd is simply awesome with some amazing talent. Sting even outdid himself on "Sister Moon". Herbie should have gotten a grammy for this Cd. i hope he does another collaborative CD, because this one is just unbelievably great! being a song writer myself, it encourages me to really dig deep into my soul, and write songs that have great meaning to them
very very moving and eloquent!! | Reviewer: ahgelo chandler | 2/26/08
when i first heard and saw annie lennox and herbie doing the song on his possibilities cd i loved it before i even found out what it was actually about being a musician ,there is something soothing about the whole thing and when i found out what it was actually about then it just taken over my soul and it's so appropiate and makes you just want to be able to write like that ,i suspect it should be an anthem for the cause ...........great work paula.
One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/16/07
I saw the Herbie Hancock special for the recording of that album. What makes the song so beautiful along with the words are the chords at the end of the song. It kinda scares you at first but with Annie singing Hush Hush Hush over it, it puts you at peace, Just like the story behind the song
Hush, hush, hush - what a wonderful song | Reviewer: Leisa | 10/16/07
I heard this song for the first time when Herbie Hancock and Annie Lennox performed it(Herbie's CD - Possibilities which is wonderful - it has Sting, Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, John Mayer, and Joss Stone to name a few). It is so sad, but beautiful at the same time. She wrote it about a friend who was dying from AIDS. Herbie and Annie called Paula while recording this song to dig deeper into the story behind the song, which descripbes the final encounter between a oung man dying of AIDS and his only just comprehending father, and that resulted in an even more eloquent track. Simply marvelous.
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