Big Stripey Lie

Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released as the B-side of the single Rubberband Girl in the UK. Subsequently released on her seventh album The Red Shoes.


There are two versions of 'Big Stripey Lie': the album version from 1993, and the remastered version from 2011, included on a new release of The Red Shoes on the Fishpeople label.

Cover versions

'Big Stripey Lie' was covered by Dave Watkins.


Drums, percussion, FX: Gaumont d'Oliveira
Violin: Nigel Kennedy
Guitar, bass, keyboards: Kate

Your name is being called by sacred things
that are not addressed nor listened to