"5:15 The Angels Have Gone" as written by and David Bowie....
5:15
I'm changing trains
This little town
Let me down
This foreign rain
Brings me down

5:15
Train overdue
Angels have gone
No ticket
I'm jumping tracks
I'm changing towns
We never talk anymore
Forever I will adore you

5:15
All of my life
Angels have gone
I'm changing trains
Angels like them
Thin on the ground
All of my life
All legs and wings
Strange sandy eyes

5:15
Train overdue
Angels have gone
We never talk anymore
Forever I will adore you
Cold station
All of my life
Forever I'm out here forever


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"5.15 the Angels Have Gone" as written by David Bowie

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    General Comment5 years...tvc 1 5... 5:15
    williamd16on January 27, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last line is: "forever im out here forever"

    this song is my life... so alone, but hiding it...
    novascotian8on July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love travelling songs, songs that talk about packing up and leaving the life you have now. When David Bowie sings songs like these. . .well! My excitement just knows no bounds.
    lauramarson August 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've never really thought about the lyrics, but I really adore this song, it's one of my favorites on Heathen.
    plastiksjaelon October 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs ever. The way I see it is that all of his life he's been searching, but he's never found a place where he can just stay and be happy, and he's realizing that it's because he left her behind.
    Mesa XIon March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI pretty sure 5.15 part is a reference to The Who's song "5:15"
    I don't remember much of what's the song is about except that a guy takes a train to somewhere. What that song has to do with this one is beyond me.
    Bambooon February 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. My favorite off of Heathen.

    And I believe that line, "shrinks in the ice," is actually "strange sandy eyes."
    GoodnightMaryLouon April 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is definitely 'strange sandy eyes'. It is very clear in this live performance.
    youtube.com/…

    DavidBon January 13, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIt sounds to me he's ended a relationship and left town, trying to make a new life and move on. He's gone from place to place, but nothing is working. Even though they don't speak anymore, deep down he wants to be with her again, and she'll be forever in his heart
    ThisAlien\'sInLoveWithYouon October 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentBTW: David wrote the song at 55 years old!!!!!
    williamd16on January 27, 2016   Link

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