Music for the Apocalypse #35 Experiment IV

Ah Kate Bush purveyor of excellent and unusual music offered us this little piece of awesome. I can’t help but think it’s fitting. Here’s a vision of a possible apocalypse for you all.

Experiment Iv
We were working secretly for the military.
Our experiment in sound was nearly ready to begin.
We only know in theory what we are doing.
Music made for pleasure
music made to thrill.
It was music we were making here until –

But they told us all they wanted was a sound
that could kill someone

From a distance
so we go ahead

and the meters are over in the red.
It’s a mistake in the maklng.

From the painful cries of mothers to the terrifying scream

We recorded it andIput it into our machine.
But they told us all tney wanted was a sound
that could kill someone
. ..

It could feel like falling in love
it could feel so bad

But it could feel so good
it could sing you to sleep

But that dream is yaur enemy.

We won’t be there to be blamed
we won’t be there to switch.
I iust pray that someone there can hit the switch.
But they told us all they wanted was a sound
that could kill someone

From the distance
so we go ahead

and the meters are over in the red.
It’s a mistake we have made.
And the public are warned to stay ofF.
And the public are warned to stay ofF.

2 Responses to Music for the Apocalypse #35 Experiment IV

  • K. A. Laity says:

    And with all the Comedy Store/Saturday Live comedians — a veritable who’s who now! Dawn French and Hugh Laurie looking so young! Tim McInnerny — or was he in “This Woman’s Work”, yes I think so. Peter Vaughan, too.

  • Vincent says:

    I thought that looked like Hugh Laurie!

    I didn’t know there was a video for this – glad it actually tells the story of the song, albeit in inimitable eighties’ stylee 🙂

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