Side two of Hounds Of Love
is a seven-track concept piece called "The Ninth Wave," about a person who is alone in the water for the night. Kate Bush begins "The Ninth Wave," with this song: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
Kate Bush explained in an article published in The Garden
: "The song is about someone going to sleep in the water, where they're alone and frightened. And they want to go to sleep, to get away from the situation. But at the same time it's dangerous to go to sleep in water, you could drown."