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The Deeper Understanding Songfacts says: The song’s subject matter of a person relying on a computer for emotional solace was interesting in 1989 when Bush recorded it for her The Sensual World album. If we fast forward to the 21st century where millions of adolescents are locked away in their bedrooms with just their computer games for company, this track takes on a far greater significance. Bush re-recorded the song for her 2011 album, Directors Cut, which revisited a… read more

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As the people here grow colder, I turn to my computer
And spend my evenings with it like a friend
I was loading a new programme
I had ordered from a magazine

Kate Bush - Deeper Understanding Lyrics


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  • Such prescience!
  • Terrific song, captivates perfectly the comfortable feeling of aimless all-night internet surfing. And I personally prefer Director's Cut version.
  • @Malkamillian: which version tho? the original one with Trio Bulgarka is a big highlight!!
  • Not a huge fan of this track, tbh. Skipped.
  • The Director's Cut version took a while to grow on me, but now I like it a lot. The computer voice is unsettling.
  • It's remarkably prescient and fits today even more than ever.
  • Love The Sensual World version, dislike Director's Cut cut/.
  • Not sure I have ever heard a track of Kate's I didn't like.
  • wonderful
  • my life

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