Cloudbusting (Picture Disc)
Cloudbusting (Picture Disc)

Kate Bush Cloudbusting (Picture Disc)

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Cloudbusting is a song written, produced and performed by English singer Kate Bush. It was the second single released from her fifth studio album Hounds of Love (1985). "Cloudbusting" peaked at No. 20 on the UK Singles Chart.

Taking inspiration from the 1973 Peter Reich memoir A Book of Dreams, the song is about the very close relationship between a father and a son (Wilhelm Reich and his young son, Peter), told from the point of view of the mature Peter.

It describes the boy's memories of his life with Reich on their family farm, called Orgonon, where the two spent time "cloudbusting", a rain-making process which involved using a machine designed and built by Reich – a machine called a cloudbuster – to point at the sky.

The lyrics further describes the elder Reich's abrupt arrest and imprisonment, the pain of loss the young Peter felt, and his helplessness at being unable to protect his father.