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According to Kate Bush, in an interview with Austrailian TV series 'Countdown', this song chronicles a wife's desire to test her husband's loyalty. To do so, she takes on the nom de plume of Babooshka and sends notes to her husband in the guise of a younger woman – something which she fears is the opposite of how her husband currently sees her. The trap is set when, in her bitterness and paranoia, Babooshka arranges to meet her husband, who is… read more

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She wanted to test her husband
She knew exactly what to do
A pseudonym to fool him
She couldn't have made a worse move

She sent him scented…

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