"Hounds Of Love" as written by and Kate / Bush....
"It's in the trees!
It's coming!"

When I was a child:
Running in the night,
Afraid of what might be

Hiding in the dark,
Hiding in the street,
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 through 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,
It 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.

Oh, 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 off
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 your love 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 love, yeah!


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"Hounds of Love" as written by Kate Bush

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    General CommentI love this song... but I always assumed it had something to do with foxhunting :/ How's the whole fox-hound thing related to the meaning?
    Tamuon March 15, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI know not many people get this, and it's an old song, but I thought I'd clear this up:

    "Take your shoes off and throw them in the lake
    And I will be two steps on the water"

    This is referencing the practice of throwing your scent off the trail, a useful tactic to fugitives being pursued by bloodhounds (the "Hounds of Love") who are tracking them. Throw your shoes in the lake, and they don't have their primary means to follow you; entering the water will cause them to close track of you at the water, at which point you can exit the water from anywhere and have a much greater chance of escaping them.

    Essentially, it's about trying to keep love from finding you, even though it's pretty inevitable.
    Fionnon March 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentUH! Oh-oh, UH! Oh-oh...
    ReActoron December 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentseen the futureheads live a couple of weeks ago and they played this second last (manray afterwards, like the album) and everyone sang the UH! oh-oh part and it was something special... very special...
    forever delayedon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLol I like this song.
    Deadlysinnerson January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentive been hearing dis ruddy song for weeks and didnt have a clue who it was by-the Uh oh-oh Uh oh-oh part drove me mad it was sooooooo tasty.
    lidzon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song's hilarious! oh uh-oh uh-oh...the hounds of love are calling :-)
    frozen_in_fireon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love dis song! da video is cool at da start wen der all up in trees nd stuff!
    killersruleon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    freedom-fighteron February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"UH! Oh-oh, UH! Oh-oh..."

    Amazing!
    NoellyGon February 21, 2005   Link

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