This Woman's Work, Cerita Kate Bush Tentang Perempuan

Lagu ini ditulis Kate Bush untuk film lanjutan She's Having A Baby tentang seorang laki-laki yang tengah tak berdaya menunggu istrinya yang tengah melahirkan di ruang sebelah. Ia menulis dari perspektif sang laki-laki, lalu menjudulinya dengan This Woman's Work. Kate Bush merekam lagu ini di album 'The Sensual World' yang rilis tahun 1989. 

Ada yang belum kenal Kate Bush? Lagunya memang tak banyak putar di tanah air, kecuali para penikmat musik tertentu. Nama lengkapnya Catherine Bush. Lahir di Inggris pada 30 Juli 1958. Kate dikenal sebagai musisi, penyanyi, dan penulis lagu. Debut pertamanya adalah single Wuthering Heights yang rilis tahun 1978, saat usinya 19 tahun. Lagu ini sempat berada di puncak tangga lagu Britania Raya selama empat pekan. Lewat lagu ini Kate menjadi penyanyi perempuan pertama yang ada di nomor satu tanggu lagu dengan lagu yang merupakan karyanya sendiri. 

Sepanjang berkarya, Kate sebanyak 13 kali masuk nominasi untuk Penghargaan Phonographic Industry dan 3 nominasi Grammy Award. Pada tahun 1987 ia memenangkan Brit Award untuk kategori Best British Female Artist. Kate juga mendapat pengakuan Ivor Novello Award untuk Outstanding Contribution to British Music. Pada tahun 2013 lalu Ratu Elizabeth II menganugerahi Bush dengan gelar Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

This Woman's Work

Pray God you can cope
I stand outside this woman's work
This woman's world
Ooh, it's hard on the man
Now his part is over
Now starts the craft of the Father

I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left

I should be crying
But I just can't let it show
I should be hoping
But I can't stop thinking

Of all the things I should've said that I never said
All the things we should've done that we never did
All the things I should've given but I didn't
Oh darling make it go, make it go away

Give me these moments back
Give them back to me
Give me that little kiss
Give me your hand

I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left
I know you have a little life in you yet
I know you have a lot of strength left

I should be crying
But I just can't let it show
I should be hoping
But I can't stop thinking

Of all the things we should've said that were never said
All the things we should've done that we never did
All the things that you needed from me
All the things that you wanted for me
All the things that I should've given, but I didn't
Oh darling make it go away, just make it go away now

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