Bathtub Songs :: Friday Five

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Bathtub Songs :: Friday Five

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.” ~ Sylvia Plath

Playing along with the Music Theme of “Clean”, this week’s Friday Five is Bathtub Songs. Bathtubs can be a thing of childhood. They can be a space for lovers, or a space for solace, renewal, individual “cleansing”. Baths can be intimate, playful, sensual or healing. Oh, and of course, you can get yourself clean in them.

How many songs can you think of that mention the bath?

Bathtub Songs :: Friday Five

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1. “Norwegian Wood  (This Bird has Flown)” :: The Beatles

(The Beatles version is not available via YouTube. Cover below. Beatles original available here)

She told me she worked in the morning, 
and started to laugh.
I told her I didn’t,
and crawled off to sleep,
in the bath.”

2. “Sylvia Plath” (live) :: Ryan Adams

“She’d ash on the carpets,
and slip me a pill,
then she’d get me pretty loaded on gin.
Then maybe she’d give me a bath.
How I wish I had a Sylvia Plath.”

3. “Bathwater” :: No Doubt

“But I still love to wash in your old bathwater,
love to think that you couldn’t love another.
I can’t help it,
you’re my kind of man.”

4. “Bathtime” :: Tindersticks

“Are the taps running, darling?
Is the air thick with steam?
Can I find some place to cry these tears of shame?”

5. “Bathtub” (live) :: Waxahatchee

my skin soft and hot.
I was sure you were right,
but you’re not.”

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