Suspended in Gaffa
"Suspended in Gaffa" is a song recorded by Kate Bush. It was the third single release from her album The Dreaming. "Suspended in Gaffa" was released as a single in continental Europe and Australia, but not in the UK, where "There Goes a Tenner" was released instead.
|"Suspended in Gaffa"|
German 7" single cover
|Single by Kate Bush|
|from the album The Dreaming|
|B-side||"Ne t'enfuis pas"|
|Released||2 November 1982|
17 January 1983 (Australia)
|Kate Bush singles chronology|
Suspended in Gaffa
The song lyrics are about seeing something one really wants (God in this case), then not being able to see or experience it ever again. The "gaffa" of the title and chorus refers to gaffer tape, the strong matte black tape used by technicians in the film and concert industries.
The B-side is the original mix of "Ne t'enfuis pas", only released on a handful of singles in late 1982. "Ne t'enfuis pas", which is misspelled on the original sleeve as "Ne T'en Fui Pas", means "Don't run away" in French. In some countries, the B-side was "Dreamtime" (which originally appeared as the B-side to "The Dreaming").
A music video was produced for the song, which features Bush performing an interpretive dance in what appears to be a barn.
In popular cultureEdit
|France (SNEP)||33|
|Spain (AFYVE)||38|
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