‘The Morning Fog’ is a song written by Kate Bush. Originally released on her fifth studio album Hounds Of Love. It is the seventh and last track of The Ninth Wave suite.


There is only one studio version of this song.
A live version appears on the album Before The Dawn.


In 2014, Kate performed ‘The Morning Fog’ live during all the shows of Before The Dawn.

Cover versions

‘The Morning Fog’ was covered by Isadar, Leverage Models, Particle Salad, The Sandman’s Orchestra and TM Collective.

Kate about ‘The Morning Fog’

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]

Richard Skinner, ‘Classic Albums interview: Hounds Of Love. Radio 1 (UK), aired 26 January 1992


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?
I 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


Guitar: John Williams
Bass: Del Palmer
Violins, Fujare: Paddy Bush
Synthesizer: Kevin McAlea