7 August 2013

G is for Gaffa

'Suspended in Gaffa' is inspired by Kate's Roman Catholic education. The song tells about seeing something (God in this case), then not being able to see or experience it ever again. You try to get to that point, working harder and harder in the hope that, perhaps one day, when you're ready, you'll enter that different level of existence, where everything goes 'slow-mo'... "Can I have it all now?"

The title of the song is a reference to Gaffa Tape - thick, industrial tape, used for taping down leads in concerts. Thus, Suspended in Gaffa is about being trapped in a kind of web. Held back...

Taken from Kate's album 'The Dreaming' (1982)

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