Song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her eighth studio album Aerial in 2005.

Versions

There is only one studio version of this song.
A live version appears on the album Before The Dawn.

Performances

The song was performed live as part of Kate’s Before The Dawn shows in London, 2014.

Cover versions

‘Prologue’ was covered by G√∂teborgs Symfoniker.

Lyrics

We’re gonna be laughing about this
We’re gonna be dancing around
It’s gonna be so good now
It’s gonna be so good

Oh so exciting, mmh go on and on
Every time you leave us
So Summer will be gone
So you’ll never grow old to us

It’s gonna be so good now
It’s gonna be so good
Can you see the lark ascending?

Oh so romantic, swept me off my feet
Like some kind of magic
Like the light in Italy
Lost its way across the sea…

Roma Roma mia
Tesoro mio, bella
Pieno di sole luce
Bali cozi bene, bene
Pianissimo
Pianissimo

What a lovely afternoon
What a lovely afternoon
Oh will you come with us
To find the song of the oil and the brush?

Credits

Piano: Kate
Bass: Eberhard Weber
Orchestral Arrangement: Michael Kamen
Performed by: The LMO Orchestra
Drums on end section: Peter Erskine