Running Up That Hill

b/w Under The Ivy

+ Running Up That Hill (Instrumental)

Running Up That Hill (South Africa) front


Running Up That Hill (South Africa) rear


Country: South Africa
Label/Number: EMI 12 EMIL C4510
Release date: August, 1985
Chronology: Kate's 1st 12" single. The A-side is an extended version of Running Up That Hill, although it's not labeled as such.
Cover photos by John Carder Bush
Running Up That Hill (Extended) Lyrics
What it's about: Gender differences, and how they hamper our ability to understand the opposite sex. The song suggests we should try to resolve the conflicts in our relationships by "swapping places" (looking at the situation from our partner's perspective).
Running time: 5:45
Under The Ivy Lyrics
What it's about: A girl sneaks away from a party for a clandestine meeting with her lover.
Running time: 2:11
Running Up That Hill (Instrumental) running time: 4:57
The A-side's original title was A Deal With God (referring to the request to swap genders with one's partner). It was deemed "too controversial" and renamed (but it still lives on as a subtitle on the LP/CD).
The instrumental version of Running Up That Hill on this disc has never been issued in any other format. (See non-LP page for more info...)
The front of the South African sleeve shown above is identical to all other countries. The rear is unique in that it's the only one that doesn't have lyrics on it. Scan courtesy of Bart.

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