It is this that brings us together It is this that brings us together
It's all right, darling We can do this together It's all right, darling I can think of nothing better
I don't know you And you don't know me It is this that brings us together
It is this that brings us together It is this that brings us together I don't know what you are (It is this that brings us together.) Looking for in me I don't know what I want (It is this that brings us together.) But my heart is needing
Am I yours? Are you mine? We'll find all we're meant to find In your life, in my life There are secrets too dark To let out, to let go of To get over
But that's all right, baby That's all right by me. It's all right now
(Just let me say) Please, ("Yea, yo, yea, yo!") Please, ("Yea, yo, yea, yo!") Please, ("Yea, yo, yea, yo!") Please be kind To my mistakes Be kind Be kind To me
Are there different versions of this song? I saw somewhere someone say that they preferred the film version - does that mean the version on the "Hounds Of Love" remaster is different to the film version?
2 versions exist. the most common version available is the version that was originally on the the this womans work single,which is the same as the version that plays during the opening credits of the film castaway(1987). the other version is the original mix that was released in germany as a promo 7" and is the fullest version available. differences between the two versions are: a longer intro on the original version; extra bit during the bridge/middle section; a slightly different ending than that of the remix,the original features some echo durin the fade on the percussion. also the original version was released in 1987 and has never been available commercialy. in total the differences amount to about 30 seconds.
In your life, in my life, There are secrets too dark To let out, to let go of, To get over...
"Be Kind To My Mistakes" (Castaway soundtrack; 1986)
Kate did the title song for the movie Castaway (Roeg, 1986), starring Oliver Reed (as Gerald Kingsland) and Amanda Donohoe (as Lucy Irving). The original version is on the Castaway album soundtrack. The version of BKTMM found elsewhere (This Woman's Work Box Set, This Woman's Work Single, etc.) is a different and shortened version. The line/title, "Be kind to my mistakes", is spoken by Oliver Reed's character at the end of the film, as he anticipates the future publication of Irving's memoirs about the year she had just completed alone with him on a desert island.
"Not for the first time has Kate chosen to write from or for the man's point of view. So "BKTMM", "Cloudbusting", "In the Warm Room" (which she has said was written for men), "Pull Out the Pin", "Ran Tan Waltz", "In Search of Peter Pan", parts of "RUTH", "Waking the Witch", "Night of the Swallow" and "Delius" all include attempts by Kate to see life from the other side of the chromosomes, so to speak. Other songs which represent the same kind of fascination with (and, it should be added, sympathy for) male gender roles and male psychology in general, although possibly told from a neutral or female point of view, include "The Handsome Cabin Boy"; "Kashka From Baghdad" and "Wow" (both about male homosexuality); "James and the Cold Gun"; and "The Empty Bullring". Has any other female artist ever made quite so far-ranging an exploration of gender projection?" gaffa.org/dreaming/bekind.html
KB: "I used to wish I were a man, but now I'm happy to be a woman. I now believe that my looks don't get in the way of being accepted as a musician -- I've surmounted that hurdle..." Newcastle Journal, "Kate's Not Saying Too Much", 1979 gaffa.org/reaching/i79_nj.html
And as for the B-Side "Be Kind to My Mistakes", is the track an outtake from the "Hounds of Love" album? Since it was featured not only in the film Castaway in 1986, but as a B-Side on "This Woman's Work" CD single, and as one of six bonus tracks on the digitally remastered "Hounds of Love" album, its hard to figure out when exactly this track was recorded.
I don't think BKtmM is an outtake from HOL (1985). KaTe wrote the song for the Castaway film, and the original version can be found of the soundtrack album. The film was premiered Nov 1986 and released Feb 1987. According to Gaffaweb, KaTe recorded the song in Feb 1987, so it seems the premier did not use KaTe's song?
And according to the IMDB trivia, KaTe was initially asked to star in the film, but she was put-off by the sexual material of the screenplay, so instead provided a song.
A slightly different version is on the "This Woman's Work" CD single (1989) and HOL extended CD edition (1997).
February 1987: Kate appears at the 1987 British Phonographic Industry Awards, and this time wins the competition for Best Female Singer, despite the fact that the album for which she won was released more than a year earlier. Kate also wins in the same category of the U.S. College Music Awards, and accepts the award in a brief comic film shot at her home in England. Kate records an original song for the Nicholas Roeg film Castaway, called Be Kind to My Mistakes. www.gaffaweb.org/garden/chrono.html#86
Release dates for Castaway (Nicolas Roeg, 1986): UK November 1986 (London Film Festival) UK 20 February 1987 (London)
UK singer Kate Bush was initially asked to star in the film, but she was put-off by the sexual material of the screenplay. Instead she provided a song. www.imdb.com/title/tt0092732/trivia
EMI EMC 3529 Soundtrack: Castaway LP/Cassette, March '87, includes Be Kind To My Mistakes (note: longer, different mix to the B-side which appears in 1989 with the This Woman's Work single). www.katebushnews.com/discog3.htm
CDEM119 / 12EM119: "This Woman's Work" (1989). A version of the B-side "Be Kind to My Mistakes" had previously been featured in the film Castaway in 1986. The other B-side, "I'm Still Waiting", features on the 12" and CD single versions only.