Kate Bush is a woman who needs no introduction. The raven-haired songstress has bewitched listeners with her mysterious lyrics and theatrical vocal delivery for over three decades.
Despite having not issued any new music since 2005’s double-disc stunner, Aerial, her legacy remains a relevant part of today’s pop consciousness thanks in part to more recent artists such as Florence + the Machine and KRISTEENYOUNG. Since 1993’s The Red Shoes, Bush has mostly secluded herself on the English countryside, enjoying family life with her husband, guitarist Danny McIntosh, and son, Albert aka “Bertie.”
To many fans’ delight, KT made The Daily Mail headlines today with news that Steve Blacknell, a childhood boyfriend of Bush, is selling her hand-written lyrics of “The Man With the Child In His Eyes” for an estimated $15,694 (£10,000).
The Top 10 U.K. hit is featured on her 1978 debut album, The Kick Inside, and Bush penned the tune when she was just a teenager. For years, many believed the song was about Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, who introduced her to the EMI label group when she was 16 and later produced The Kick Inside. But Blacknell has finally cracked the code behind the song’s meaning and claims the song is about him.
He says, “But I’ve been told by those around her that I was indeed ‘The Man With The Child In His Eyes’ and I know that those words were given to me by someone very special.”
“They say you never forget your first love and in my case it’s as true as it is for anyone. It’s true too that she went on to charm, enlighten and entrance people all over the world.”
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