Wuthering Heights

by Kate Bush

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Lyrics for Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush:

Verse 1
Out on the wiley, windy moors
We'd roll and fall in green
You had a temper like my jealousy
Too hot, too greedy
How could you leave me
When I needed to possess you?
I hated you, I loved you too

Pre-Chorus 1
Bad dreams in the night
They told me I was going to lose the fight
Leave behind my wuthering, wuthering
Wuthering Heights

Chorus
Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy
Come home, I'm so cold
Let me in-a-your window
Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy
Come home, I'm so cold
Let me in-a-your window

Verse 2
Ooh, it gets dark, it gets lonely
On the other side from you
I pine a lot, I find the lot
Falls through without you
I'm coming back, love, cruel Heathcliff
My one dream, my only master

Pre-Chorus 2
Too long I roam in the night
I'm coming back to his side to put it right
I'm coming home to wuthering, wuthering
Wuthering Heights

Chorus
Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy
Come home, I'm so cold
Let me in-a-your window
Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy
Come home, I'm so cold
Let me in-a-your window

Bridge
Ooh, let me have it!
Let me grab your soul away
Ooh, let me have it!
Let me grab your soul away
You know it's me, Cathy!

Chorus
Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy
Come home, I'm so cold
Let me in-a-your window
Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy
Come home, I'm so cold
Let me in-a-your window
Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy
Come home, I'm so cold...

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Song Facts

“Wuthering Heights” was released as Kate Bush’s debut single and lead single from her debut album, The Kick Inside (1978). The song rose to #1 on the UK Singles Chart, knocking ABBA from the top spot in March 1978. It also peaked at #1 internationally in Ireland, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. At just 19 years of age, Bush also became the first female artist to top the UK charts with a self-composed song.

“Wuthering Heights” is based on Emily Brontë’s (only) novel of the same name. Bush was inspired by the 1967 BBC miniseries and later, the novel. She discovered that Brontë and her also share the same birthday — July 30.

The song quotes lines directly from the novel and focuses on two characters, Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. The reader is introduced to Catherine (Cathy) following her death. During her lifetime, she shared a romance with Heathcliff but ultimately married another. Heathcliff did not take the rejection well, assuming that she never loved him, and became a bitter, violent man.

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