"The Morning Fog" as written by and Kate Bush....
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?
The love you better now

I'm falling
And I'd love to hold you know
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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"The Morning Fog" as written by Kate Bush

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  • +4
    General Comment“the young Dawn showed again with her rosy fingers…”
    The sun gives birth to a new day! … The warm Light breathes, speaks, rings out, overwhelms…

    I am falling/Like a stone… - “born from above” (out of ‘Hello, Earth’) - Too weak to hold or to stand… Stunned by vision and a deeper understanding… (like Paul, Acts 9:1-22)…
    Like a storm… - I see the rescuing helicopter, its wind and waves causing a huge wave of hope, relief, knowledge…
    ie. The meteorological storm is followed by a spiritual storm, (itself frightening and needing courage/faith; Matthew 14:24-33)…
    She is lifted to safety To Be Born Again a la Astral Weeks…
    The lost sheep (from ‘And Dream of Sheep’) has been saved and is returning home (‘Nostoi’ - homecoming of the hero)…
    Being born again… - John 3:3, water, baptism, saved, forgiveness, the kingdom of God, love…
    I’ll kiss the ground… - respect and appreciate the Gift.

    The song is deeply spiritual…“born of water and of the Spirit!”
    "The Morning Fog" encourages insight, love, communication… the sweet meaningful!

    KATE: "This takes us into The Morning Fog. 'Morning fog' is the symbol of light and hope. It's the end of the side, and if you ever have any control over endings they should always, I feel, have some kind of light in there."
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon April 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. It is just so beautiful and enriching. Just hearing the introduction makes me smile. I love the positivity and declaring her love for the people close to her. It's a song that appreciates happiness, love and life.
    solar_poweredon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment“I'll tell my mother,/I'll tell my father,/I'll tell my loved one,/I'll tell my brothers…” - Kate Bush.

    "The Morning Fog", with its sudden change of gear, is a celebration of life.
    Kate has turned the tragic into the beautiful.
    It could be that the protagonist of the previous 6 songs drowned with "Hello Earth".
    ...And that the ‘I’ of this song is another, ie. our life-affirming lesson from that tragedy.

    “Only tragedy allows the release/Of love and grief never normally seen…” - All The Love.
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon April 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAn awakening and new appreciate for life and love.
    worldlisteneron April 01, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not so much the meaning, it's the atmosphere of the song, the hypnogogic, half-asleep voice, the huge pendulum of the rhythm sweeping to and fro throughout. It's just a beautiful object.
    Delichonon July 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"On don dee-a don doo
    On don dee-a don doo
    On don dee-a don doo
    On don dee-a don don dee-on doo..."

    I love this song.

    "Ditty don... doo...
    Ditty don don doo..."
    mumajoron April 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the 1st lines suggests that she is waking up in a metaphoric way. I mean she seems to be discovering her own life again after a long 'nightmare' that she could surmount it. So the meaning of loving people around her has also changed on this magic morning...
    circusjuggleron September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKATE: Well, that's really meant to be the rescue of the whole situation, where now suddenly out of all this darkness and weight comes light. You know, the weightiness is gone and here's the morning, and it's meant to feel very positive and bright and uplifting from the rest of dense, darkness of the previous track. And although it doesn't say so, in my mind this was the song where they were rescued, where they get pulled out of the water. And it's very much a song of seeing perspective, of really, you know, of being so grateful for everything that you have, that you're never grateful of in ordinary life because you just abuse it totally. And it was also meant to be one of those kind of "thank you and goodnight" songs. You know, the little finale where everyone does a little dance and then the bow and then they leave the stage. [laughs]

    ...Wake up Love! ...We should make the night, but see your little Light's alive!

    The epic, The Ninth Wave… It’s about the Love and the Light! …

    Theresa_Gionoffrioon April 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Ninth Wave ocean could be the mind as it struggles; and the Tennyson saviour could be the 'heaven inside'/'we perform the miracles' (Room For The Life) ... The protagonist has been thrown into a mental whirlpool, and now struggles to cope... 'But no one ever dies for long...' And the Ninth Wave is about that period before mental rebirth, before one can face the world again. In the 9th Wave, The (GOoMH) House (mind) has become an ocean; the 'Let me in' has changed into the Witchfinder... With Hello Earth, the old self drowns and a new tougher skin is born (the saviour from Tennyson's Ninth Wave). Maybe KB was trying to 'drown' her old public self (like Bowie did Ziggy?), ready for a fresh creative period.

    With Aerial, KB is back in the sea, diving deeper and deeper... There is no sign of Jaws in this Atlantic... She has become panoramic... Up there with eagle clarity... away from 'Civilization and its Discontents'... becoming One with Nature... (but maybe wanting to swap places with a blackbird!)
    Theresa_Gionoffrioon December 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think 'being born again into the sweet morning fog' means you died briefly and came back to life. When you woke up everything looked different, foggy almost. You now appreciate what you didn't appreciate before, that part is clear. It's a beautiful song.
    brokentelephone78on October 22, 2009   Link

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