Experiment IV

We were working secretly
For the military
Our experiment in sound
Was nearly ready to begin
We only know in theory
What we are doing
Music made for pleasure
Music made to thrill
It was music we were making here until...

They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance
So we go ahead
And the meters are over in the red
It's a mistake in the making

From the painful cries of mothers
To the terrifying scream
We recorded it and put it into our machine

They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance
So we go ahead
And the meters are over in the red
It's a mistake in the making

It could feel like falling in love
It could feel so bad
But it could feel so good
It could sing you to sleep

But that dream is your enemy

We won't be there to be blamed
We won't be there to snitch
I just pray that someone there
Can hit the switch

They told us all they wanted
Was a sound that could kill someone
From a distance
So we go ahead
And the meters are over in the red
It's a mistake in the making

And the public are warned to stay off

 

1986 by Kate Bush Music Publishing Ltd./EMI

 

Light Blue = common to all versions
Yellow = exclusive to the LP mix, which is on all versions but the commercially issued 12" singles. (The US 12" promo features the LP mix as well.)

 

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