"Lake Tahoe" as written by and Kate Bush....
Lake Tahoe.
Cold mountain water. Don't ever swim there.
Just stand on the edge and look in there.
And you might see a woman down there.

They say some days, up she comes, up she rises, as if out of nowhere.
Wearing Victorian dress.
She was calling her pet, "Snowflake! Snowflake!"
Tumbling like a cloud that has drowned in the lake.

Just like a poor, porcelain doll...
Her eyes are open but no-one's home.
The clock has stopped.
So long she's gone.

No-one's home.
Her old dog is sleeping.
His legs are frail now.
But when he dreams,

He runs...
Along long beaches and sticky fields.
Through the Spooky Wood looking for her.
The beds are made. The table is laid.

The door is open - someone is calling: It's a woman.
"Here boy, here boy! You've come home!
I've got an old bone and a biscuit and so much love.
Miss me? Did you miss me?

Here's the kitchen - There's your basket.
Here's the hall - That's where you wait for me.
Here's the bedroom - You're not allowed in there.
Here's my lap - That's where you lay your head.

Here boy, oh you're a good boy.
You've come home.
You've come home."


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"Lake Tahoe" as written by Kate Bush

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    General CommentCould this be the sweetest ghost story ever told? All of the little details are laid out over this long beautiful song.

    The second half really reminds me of "All The Love".
    lizardkingpon December 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song. In the final third, while the dog is "dreaming" the listener realizes that the dog has died and he's "come home." The woman then shows him around his new home with her in paradise.

    The song speaks of love that transcends species and time.
    ninerrlon February 03, 2013   Link

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