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And Dream Of Sheep

This song is by Kate Bush and appears on the album Hounds of Love (1985) and on the live album Before the Dawn (2016).

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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

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"Come here with me now"

"...Malin, Sellafield"

Oh I'll wake up
To any sound of engines
Ev'ry 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

Written by:

Kate Bush

Produced by:

Kate Bush


  • Kate Bush: voices, fairlight, piano
  • Donal Lunny: bouzouki
  • John Sheahan: whistles


  • "And Dream Of Sheep" is the first song in the seven song suite titled "The Ninth Wave" on the Hounds of Love album.
  • "Wave after wave, each mightier than the last, 'til last, a ninth one, gathering half the deep and full of voices, slowly rose and plunged roaring, and all the wave was in a flame". Tennyson: The Holy Grail.

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