Waking The Witch Lyrics – Kate Bush

English 504 September 16, 1985
"Waking the Witch" by Kate Bush combines elements of urgency, spirituality, vulnerability, and a sense of being unjustly accused or persecuted. The lyrics invite interpretation and can be seen as a call for open communication, self-discovery, and seeking a higher power's guidance and protection in times of trouble. Let's explain the meaning of each paragraph. ...Read More

Waking The Witch Lyrics

[Intro: Kate Bush]
Wake up!
A good morning, ma'am
Your early morning call
You must wake up
Wake up, Wake up, man!
Wake up, child! Pay attention!
Come on, wake up!
Wake up, love!
We should make the night
But see your little lights alive
Stop that lying and sleeping in bed; get up!
(Come on, get yourself out of that bed!)
Little light..
Can you not see that little light up there?
Where?, There! Where?, Over here..
You still in bed!
Wake up, sleepy head!
We are of the going water and the gone
We are of water in the Holy Land of water
Don't you know you've kept him waiting?
Look who's here to see you!

[Refrain 1: Kate Bush]
Listen to me, listen to me, baby
Help me, help me, baby
Talk to me, talk to me
Please talk to me

[Verse 1: Kate Bush]
You won't burn
Red, red roses
You won't bleed
Pinks and posies
Confess to me, girl
Red, red roses
Go down

[Bridge 1: Kate Bush]
Spiritus Sanctus in nomine…
Spiritus Sanctus in nomine…
Spiritus Sanctus in nomine…
Spiritus Sanctus in nomine…

[Verse 2: Kate Bush]
Poor little thing
Red, red roses
The blackbird
Pinks and posies
Wings in the water
Red, red roses
Go down
Go down
Pinks and posies

[Bridge 2: Kate Bush]
Deus et dei domino inferno…
Deus et dei domino inferno…
Deus et dei domino inferno…
Deus et dei domino inferno…

[Refrain 2: Kate Bush]
What is it, child?
Bless me, father
Bless me, father
For I have sinned, uh
Help me, listen to me
Listen to me, tell them, baby, uh
Red, red roses
Help me, baby!
Red, red ro..
Talk to them

[Verse 3: Kate Bush]
I question your innocence
She's a witch!
This blackbird!
There's a stone around my leg
Ha! Damn you, woman
Help this blackbird!
There's a stone around my leg
What say you, good people?!
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
Well, are you responsible for your actions?
This blackbird!
Not guilty!
Help this blackbird!
Wake the witch

[Outro: Kate Bush]
Get out of the waves!
Get out of the water!

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Waking The Witch Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Waking The Witch" song?

"Waking The Witch" song is sung by Kate Bush.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Waking The Witch" song?

"Waking The Witch" song lyrics written by Kate Bush.

Who is the music producer of "Waking The Witch" song?

"Waking The Witch" song music composed & produced by Kate Bush.

When was "Waking The Witch" song released?

"Waking The Witch" song was released on September 16, 1985.