Kate Bush:The Ninth Wave

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“The Ninth Wave”
Artist: Kate Bush
Albums: Hounds of Love (1985)
Composers: Kate Bush
Lyricists: Kate Bush

And Dream of Sheep

Little light shining
Little light will guide them to me
My face is all lit up
My face is all lit up
If they find me racing white horses
They'll not take me for a buoy

Let me be weak
Let me sleep
And dream of sheep

Attention shipping information in sea areas
Bell Rock, Tiree
Cromarty, Gale East ...

Come here with me now

... Malin, Sellafield


Oh I'll wake up to any sound of engines
Every gull a seeking craft
I can't keep my eyes open
Wish I had my radio
I'd tune into some friendly voices
Talking 'bout stupid things
I can't be left to my imagination

Let me be weak
Let me sleep
And dream of sheep

Ooh, their breath is warm
And they smell like sleep
And they say they take me home
Like poppies
Heavy with seed
They take me deeper and deeper

Under Ice

It's wonderful
Everywhere
So white
The river has frozen over
Not a soul
On the ice
Only me
Skating fast
I'm speeding
Past trees
Leaving little lines
In the ice
Cutting out
Little lines
In the ice
Splitting
Splitting sound
Silver heels
Spitting
Spitting snow
There's something
Moving under
Sonar says ...
Under the ice
... deep ...
Moving under ice
Through water
Trying to
It's me
Get out
Of the cold water
It's me
Something
It's me
Someone
Help them

Waking the Witch

Wake up!
A good morning, ma'am. Your early morning call.
You must wake up!
Wake up!
Wake up, man!
Wake up, child! Pay attention!
Come on, wake up!
Wake up, love!
We should make the night, but see your little light's alive!
Stop that lyin' and a-sleepin' in bed - get up!
Ma needs a shower. Get out of bed!

Little light
Can you not see that little light up there?
Where?
There!
Where?
Over here!
You still in bed?
Wake up, sleepy-head!
We are of the going water and the gone
We are of water in the holy land of water
Don't you know you've kept him waiting?
Look who's here to see you!


Listen to me, listen to me, baby
Help me, help me, baby, help me
Help me, help me
Listen to me, talk to me

You won't burn
Red, red roses
You won't bleed
Pinks and posies
Confess to me girl
Red, red roses
Go down

(Spiritus sanctus in nomine domini)
(Spiritus sanctus in nomine domini)
(Spiritus sanctus in nomine domini)
(Spiritus sanctus in nomine domini)

Poor little thing
Red red roses
The blackbird
Pinks and posies
Wings in the water
Red red roses, go down
Go down
Pinks and posies

(Deus et dei domino)
(Deus et dei domino)
(Deus et dei domino)
(Deus et dei domino)

What is it, child?
Bless me, father, bless me, father, for I have sinned
Red, red roses
Help me, listen to me, listen to me, help me baby oh
Red, red rose
Help me baby, talk to me
I question your innocence


Help this blackbird
She's a witch
There's a stone around my leg
Uh! Damn you, woman
Help this blackbird
There's a stone around my leg
What say you, good people
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty

Help this blackbird
I am responsible for your actions
Oh-hoh-hoh
Not guilty
Help this blackbird
Wake up the witch

Get out of the waves!
Get out of the water!

Watching You Without Me

(What's that?)
(It's four, five, six, seven...)


You can't hear me
You can't hear me
You can't hear what I'm saying
You can't hear what I'm saying to you

You watch the clock
Move the slow hand
I should have been home
Hours ago
But I'm not here
But I'm not here

You can't hear me
You can't hear me
You can't feel me
Here in the room with you now
You can't hear what I'm saying
You don't hear what I'm saying, do you?

Can't let you know
What's been happening
There's a ghost in our home
Just watching you without me
I'm not here
(me raeh t'nod ouY)
But I'm not here
(You can't hear me)
But I'm not here
(You don't hear what I'm saying)

Don't ignore don't ignore me
Let me
Don't ignore me no
Don't ignore don't ignore me
Let me
Don't ignore me no
Don't ignore don't ignore me
Let me
Don't ignore me no

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You don't hear me come in
Help me baby
Help me baby
Talk to me
Listen to me
Listen to me
Talk to me
Help
(me raeh t'nac ouY)
Listen baby
Listen to me baby
Help me help me baby
Talk to me
Talk to me
Please, baby talk to me
(me raeh t'nac ouY)
You won't hear me leaving

Jig of Life

Hello, old lady
I know your face well
I know it well

She says
Ooh-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na
I'll be sitting in your mirror
Now is the place where the crossroads meet
Will you look into the future
Never, never say goodbye
To my part of your life
No, no, no, no, no
Oh, oh, oh

Let me live
She said
C'mon and let me live, girl
She said
C'mon and let me live, girl
C'mon and let me live

This moment in time
She said
It doesn't belong to you
She said
It belongs to me
And to your little boy and to your little girl
And the one hand clapping
Where on your palm is my little line
When you're written in mine
As an old memory?
Ooh, na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-

Never, never say goodbye
To my part of your life
Oh no, no, no, no, no
Never, never, never
Never, never let me go

She said
C'mon and let me live, girl
C'mon and let me live
She said
C'mon and let me live, girl
C'mon and let me live

I put this moment
Here
I put this moment
Here
I put this moment
Over here
Over here

Can't you see where memories are kept bright
Tripping on the water like a laughing girl
Time in her eyes is spawning past life
One with the ocean and the woman unfurled
Holding all the love that waits for you here
Catch us now for I am your future
A kiss on the wind and we'll make the land
Come over here to where When lingers
Waiting in this empty world
Waiting for Then, when the lifespray cools
For Now does ride in on the curl of the wave
And you will dance with me in the sunlit pools
We are of the going water and the gone
We are of water in the holy land of water
And all that's to come runs in
With the thrust on the strand

Hello Earth

Columbia now nine times the speed of sound.
Roger that, Dan, I've got a solid TACAN locked on, uh, TACAN twenty-three.
The, uh, tracking data, map data and pre-planned trajectory are all one line on the block.
...

Hello, Earth
Hello, Earth
With just one hand held up high
I can blot you out
Out of sight

Peek-a-boo
Peek-a-boo, little Earth
With just my heart and my mind
I can be driving
Driving home
And you asleep
On the seat

I get out of my car
Step into the night
And look up at the sky
And there's something bright
Travelling fast
Just look at it go
Just look at it go

[Male choir singing]

Listen!

Hello, Earth
Hello, Earth
Watching storms
Start to form
Over America
Can't do anything
Just watch them swing
With the wind
Out to sea

All you sailors
Get out of the waves! Get out of the water!
All life-savers
Get out of the waves! Get out of the water!
All you cruisers
Get out of the waves! Get out of the water!
All you fishermen
Head for home

Go to sleep, little Earth
I was there at the birth
Out of the cloudburst
The head of the tempest
Murderer
Murderer of calm
Why did I go?
Why did I go?

[Male choir singing]

Tiefer, tiefer
Irgendwo in der Tiefe
Gibt es ein licht

Go to sleep little Earth

The Morning Fog

The light (dom dom de-a-dom do)
Begin to bleed (dom dom de-a-dom do)
Begin to breathe (dom dom de-a-dom do)
Begin to speak (dom dom de-a-dom dom de dom do)

D'you know what?
I love you better now
I am falling (dom dom de-a-dom do)
Like a stone (dom dom de-a-dom do)
Like a storm (dom dom de-a-dom do)
Being born again (dom dom de-a-dom do)
Into the sweet morning fog (dom dom de-a-dom dom de-om do)

D'you know what?
I love you better now
(De dom)
I am falling
And I'd love to hold you now (dilly dom dom do)

(Dilly dom dom do)
I'll kiss the ground
I'll tell my mother
(Dilly dom dom do)
I'll tell my father
Hup ho hup ho (dilly dom dom do)
I'll tell my loved one
Ay-ay-ay-ye-yo
I'll tell my brothers
(Ay-ay-ay-ye-yo) Hup ho hup ho hup ho-o-o
How much I love them