In this case I may have been a bit slow over a couple of years – or: I can’t explain why this slipped my pink radar

In case you do not know Kate Bush’s song “Kashka from Baghdad”you should really listen to it (here are the lyrics). In case you don’t know who Kate Bush is, you’re pardoned if you’re below a certain age, if you happen to be above a certain age and a British citizen and don’t know who Kate Bush is there should be a legal possibility to revoke your citizenship (after all she is one of the greatest British musicians of our time).

Whilst I know who Kate Bush is and have listened to Kashka from Baghdad number of times I never realised that Kashka is a male name. I always thought the song is about a woman fleeing an unhappy marriage and then living “with another man” somewhere else and this is the reason why Kashka lives “in sin”.

But now (after a couple of years admittedly) that I figured out that Kashka is a male name I realise that the reason why Kashka lives “in sin” is that he lives with “another man” as opposed to living with a woman.

So there’s a really great (gay) song that I knew and I never realised how gay it was until now.

My head is hung in shame.

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About Kim Karlstein

Member of the gay conspiracy in one of the regional offices in the UK. The conspiracy you lately constantly heard about. Other than plotting how to take over world I have fairly normal hobbies. My gravatar is taken with thanks from wikimedia commons.
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