sat in your lap lyrics – kate bush

i see the people working
and see it working for them
and so i want to join in
but then i find it hurts me

some say that knowledge is
something sat in your lap
some say that knowledge is
something that you never have

i see the people happy
so can it happen for me?
’cause when i am unhappy
there’s nothing that can move me

some say that knowledge is
something that you never have
some say that knowledge is
something sat in your lap
some say that heaven is h*ll
some say that h*ll is heaven

i must admit, just when i think i’m king
(i just begin)
just when i think i’m king, i must admit
(i just begin)
just when i think i’m king
(i just begin)

i’ve been doing it for years
my goal is moving near
it says, “look! i’m over here”
then it up and disappears

some say that knowledge is
something sat in your lap
some say that knowledge is ho ho ho ho

i want to be a lawyer
i want to be a scholar
but i really can’t be bothered
ooh, just gimme it quick
gimme it, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme

some say that knowledge is ho ho ho
some say that knowledge is ho ho ho
some say that heaven is h*ll
some say that h*ll is heaven

i must admit, just when i think i’m king
(i just begin)
just when i think i’m king, i must admit
(i just begin)
just when i think everything’s going great
(i just begin)

i get the break
hey, i’m gonna take it all
(i just begin)
when i’m king, just begin

in my dome of ivory
a home of activity
i want the answers quickly
but i don’t have no energy

i hold a cup of wisdom
but there is nothing within
my cup, she never overfloweth
and ’tis i that moan and groaneth

some gray and white matter
(give me the karma, mama)
i’m coming up the ladder
hey, i’m coming up the ladder
(a jet to mecca)

up the ladder
(tibet or jeddah)
(to salisbury, a monastery)
(the longest journey)

across the desert
across the weather
across the elements
across the water

/ kate bush lyrics