0

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)

Share

“Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” is the first single from Kate Bush’s 1985 LP Hounds of Love. The song’s original title, “A Deal With God”, was changed at the insistence of EMI’s marketing department to be more palatable to religious countries.

The single was released on August 5th, 1985, a month before the album’s release. The song peaked at No. 3 in the UK charts, No. 6 in Australian charts and No. 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In the US, it remains Bush’s first and only major charting success.

37 years later, a resurge of popularity finally shot the song to No. 1 on US charts in May 2022 after it was featured in Sci-fi television series Stranger Things.

Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) Lyrics

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) Lyrics

[Verse 1]
It doesn’t hurt me (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
Do you want to feel how it feels? (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
Do you want to know, know that it doesn’t hurt me? (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
Do you want to hear about the deal that I’m making? (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)

[Pre-Chorus]
You
It’s you and me

[Chorus]
And if I only could
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
Say, if I only could, oh

[Verse 2]
You don’t want to hurt me (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
But see how deep the bullet lies (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
Unaware, I’m tearing you asunder (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
Oh, there is thunder in our hearts (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
Is there so much hate for the ones we love? (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
Tell me, we both matter, don’t we? (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)

[Pre-Chorus]
You
It’s you and me
It’s you and me, won’t be unhappy

[Chorus]
And if I only could
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building (Ye-yo)
Say, if I only could, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
You (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)
It’s you and me
It’s you and me, won’t be unhappy (Ye-yeah, yeah, yo)

[Bridge]
Oh, come on, baby (Ye-yeah)
Oh, come on, darling (Ye-yo)
Let me steal this moment from you now
Oh, come on, angel (Ye-yeah)
Come on, come on, darling
Let’s exchange the experience (Ye-oh, ooh, ooh)

[Chorus]
And if I only could
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
I’d be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems
Say, if I only could
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
I’d be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems
Say, if I only could
I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get him to swap our places
I’d be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems

[Outro]
Say, if I only could
Be running up that hill
With no problems
If I only could, be running up that hill
If I only could, be running up that hill

To Read Great Articles, Click Here
Follow Us On Facebook Twitter Telegram