"And Dream of Sheep" as written by and Kate / Bush....
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


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"And Dream of Sheep" as written by Kate Bush

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    General CommentThis song begins the second half of the Hounds of Love album, which is subtitled "The 9th Wave." It turns out this a very complex song:

    The whole 9th Wave suite is about a woman, maybe Kate, maybe not, drowning out in an ocean and the hallucinations, experiences, and emotions that ensue. Apparently, the little light shining reference refers to the type of lifejacket with lights on them. A rescue crew finally comes to save the woman (why this is the opening track to the suite has always puzzled me, when this seems to be the end of the journey when she is rescued). The rescuers are in the water, their lifejackets shining on her face in the dark night, the woman utterly exhausted; she just wants to be weak and go to sleep.

    "If they find me racing white horses -
    They'll not take me for a buoy."

    This refers to the woman trying desperately to let herself be seen by racing white horses (or thrashing against the white-encrusted waves) so that the rescue crew won't "mistake me for a buoy."

    The rest is her just wanting to sleep forever as she is placed in the aircraft (plane? helicopter?).

    Like I said, this is the opener, but it's really the end of the 9th suite story. This song is followed by Under Ice, which appears to be when the woman first gets trapped in the water.
    starpatrolleron August 21, 2006   Link

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