United KingdomKate Bush

Artist rating: 88.56 % (ranking: 3)
Highest rating: 89.47 % (1989)
Most recent trend: 77.38 % (2011)
Highest trend: 91.50 % (1985)

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Writing credits
Statistics

Data

Born: 1958-07-30

Age: 60
 

External link

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Genres

1980
87.94 %
1982
96.58 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1989
75.54 %
1990
71.92 %

Hounds of Love

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
89.66 %
(2016-12-04)
Release date: 1985-09-16
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 03:58
Average song rating:

Ranking

Kate Bush:
2
/
9
Year (1985):
1
/
71
Decade (1980's):
10
/
681
Overall:
49
/
2421

Review

This Kate Bush's fifth album is by many hailed as her true masterpiece. And containing one of her most well known and best songs, Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God), and an interesting thematic structure on the second half of the album, the conceptual part The Ninth Wave, it's not hard to see why. The songwriting and production are more focused than on her previous album, The Dreaming, which has its benefits. However, when knowing what she is capable of when she sets her creativity completely free, it's hard not to wonder what this album could have been.

While many of the songs, the aforementioned Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God), Under Ice and Jig of Life for example, are among Bush's very best work, a few tracks don't match up. Although undeniably a masterpiece, when compared to The Dreaming this, her most celebrated album, falls short.
[ML, 2011-10-11]

Tracks

Hounds of Love
1
lyrics
05:01
2
lyrics
03:03
3
lyrics
04:41
4
lyrics
03:08
5
lyrics
05:10
The Ninth Wave
6
lyrics
02:46
7
lyrics
02:22
8
lyrics
04:18
9
lyrics
04:06
10
lyrics
04:17
11
lyrics
06:00
12
lyrics
02:38
 
Total time:
 
47:30

Credits

Lyrics

Hounds of Love
Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)
05:01
It doesn't hurt me
Do you know how it feels
Do you want to know, know that it doesn't hurt me
Do you want to hear 'bout the deal that I'm making
You, you and me

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
If I only could oh...

You don't want to hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware I'm tearing you asunder
Ooh there is thunder in our hearts
Is there so much hate for the ones we love
Tell me we both matter don't we
You
You and me
You and me won't be unhappy

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building
If I only could oh...

You
You and me
You and me won't be unhappy
C'mon baby c'mon darlin'
Let me steal this moment from you now
Come on angel, c'mon, c'mon darling
Let's exchange the experience oh,

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems.

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems.

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems.

If I only could
Be running up that hill
With no problems.
Hounds of Love
03:03
When I was a child
Running in the night
Afraid of what might be
Hiding in the dark
Hiding in the streets
And of what was following me

Now hounds of love are hunting
I've always been a coward
And I don't know what's good for me

Here I go
It's coming for me thro' the trees
Help me someone, help me please
Take my shoes off and throw them in the lake
And I'll be two steps on the water

I found a fox caught by dogs
He let me take him in my hands
His little heart beats so fast
And I'm ashamed of running away
From nothing real, I just can't deal with this
But I'm still afraid to be there

Among your hounds of love
And feel your arms surround me
I've always been a coward
And never know what's good for me

Here I go
Don't let me go
Hold me down
It's coming for me through the trees
Help me darling, help me please
Take my shoes of and throw them in the lake
And I'll be two steps on the water

I don't know what's good for me
I don't know what's good for me
I need love, love, love, love, yeah
Your love

Take your shoes off and throw them in the lake
Do you know what I really need
Do you know what I really need
I need love, love, love, love, yeah
The Big Sky
04:41
They look down at the ground, missing.
But I never go in now -
I'm looking at the Big Sky,
I'm looking at the Big Sky now,
I'm looking at the Big Sky
You never understood me,
You never really tried.

That cloud, that cloud - looks like Ireland,
C'mon and blow it a kiss now.
But quick 'coz it's changing in the Big Sky
It's changing in the Big Sky now
We're looking at the Big Sky.
You never understood me
You never really tried.

This cloud, this cloud says "Noah,
c'mon and build me an Ark"
And if you're coming - jump
'coz we're leaving with the Big Sky
We're leaving with the Big Sky
And we pause for the jets
hup, hup in the Big Sky
You want my reply?
What was the question?
I was looking at the Big Sky.
Mother Stands for Comfort
03:08
She knows that I've been doing something wrong,
but she won't say anything.
She thinks that I was with my friends yesterday,
but she won't mind me lying,
Mmm because:

Mother stands for comfort,
Mother will hide the murderer.

It breaks the cage, dear escapes and takes possession.
Just like a crowd rioting inside -
make me do this, make me do that, make me do this,
make me do that.
Am I the cat that takes the bird?
To her the hunted, not the hunter.

Mother stands for comfort,
Mother will hide the murderer.
Mother hides the madman,
Mother will stay Mum.
Cloudbusting
05:10
I still dream of Organon.
I wake up crying.
You're making rain
And you're just in reach
When you and sleep escape me

You're like my yo-yo
That glowed in the dark

What made it special
Made it dangerous
So I bury it and forget.

Everytime it rains,
You're here in my head
Like the sun coming out -
Ooh I just know that something good is going to happen
And I don't know when
But just saying it could even make it happen.

On top of the world
Looking over the edge
You could see them coming
You looked too small
In their big black car
To be a threat to the men in power.

I hid my yo-yo in the garden

I can't hide you from the government
Oh God, daddy - I won't forget

Your son's coming out
The Ninth Wave
And Dream of Sheep
02:46
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.

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
02:22
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
Under the ice,
Moving under ice - through water
Trying to get out of the cold water
"It's me"
Something, someone - help them
"It's me"
Waking the Witch
04:18
"You won't burn
You won't bleed
Confess to me girl - Go down"

"Poor little thing
The Blackbird,
Wings in the water - go down".

"What is it, child?"
Bless me father, bless me father for I have sinned....
"I question your innocence"
(Help this blackbird, there's a stone around my leg)
"She's a witch"
(Help this blackbird, 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).
"I am responsible for your actions"
"Wake the witch".
Watching You Without Me
04:06
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
But I'm not here
But I'm not here

You can't hear me
You can't hear what I'm saying
You didn't hear me come in
You won't hear me leaving
Jig of Life
04:17
Hello old Lady
I know your face well
I know you well
She says ooh-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 let me live, girl
She said c'mon let me live, girl

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
Ohh-na-na-na-na
Never never never say goodbye
To my part of your life
No, no, no, no, no
Never, never, never, never
Let me go
She said c'mon let me live, girl
She said c'mon let me live, girl

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
06:00
"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"
"Roger your block decoded recorded"

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,
Traveling fast.
Look at it go!
Look at it go!

("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!
Murder of calm.
Why did I go?
Why did I go?

"Tiefer, tiefer.
Irgendwo in der Tiefe
Gibt es ein Licht."

Go to sleep little Earth.
The Morning Fog
02:38
The light
Begin to bleed,
Begin to breathe
Begin to speak
D'you know what?
I love you better now

I am falling
Like a stone
Like a storm
Being born again
Into the sweet morning fog
D'you know what?
I love you better now

I am falling
And I'd love to hold you now
I'll kiss the ground
I'll tell my mother
I'll tell my father
I'll tell my loved one
I'll tell my brothers
How much I love them
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