Living as an angel in the
Place that I was born
Living on air
Living in heaven
Giving the lie down, the line
To the
There's my heaven

And I know
Which way the wind blows
In nineteen fifty-nine

Which way the wind blows
In nineteen fifty-nine

And the wind blows still
And the wind blows wild again
For a little child can never kill this clean
This way
And it feels like me today
Tell me
Do you feel the same?
Isabelle?
Or do you feel like nineteen fifty-nine?
...Do you feel like nineteen fifty-nine?

And the wind blows wild again
And the wind blows wild

In nineteen fifty-nine
In fifty-nine
Isabelle
Do you, do you fell the same?

Come with me
Like a little child
Like another gun
Like homeless, restless, known to none, like
Way beyond the line
Like it never was
In nineteen fifty-nine



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"1959" as written by Andrew Taylor

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    General Comment:The ultimate Gothic Ballade. If The Sisters were Gothic of course...
    Pitfaceon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i dont get what it means!!!
    karyssa_laceon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Well, he's born in 1959, isn't he?
    curedollon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:And for what it's worth, "Isabel" is the name of a fan who wrote to Von Eldritch and suggested that he record a song with just his voice and a piano.
    Blue_Manon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I think its about the loss of innocence he was born with - 1959 his brith year. Living a lie down the line probably refers to his years of addiction to one form of white powder or another. And how that poisoned him, and destroyed the innoncence - a little child could never kill this clean.
    MMFB2001on February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:"My favourite, yeah. I still don't know how this song really arrived. It just sort of got there and I must say I'm still marvelling at it somewhat. It's about innocence and ... stuff" - Eldritch [R1L]

    "1959"

    Andrew was born on 15th May 1959.



    "Which way the wind blows"

    This is probably a reference to the Raymond Briggs book and film 'When the wind blows'. The animated film is a very simple, almost childish, account of the slow death of a husband and wife following a nuclear war. The combination of the childlike innocence of the film's tone and all too adult theme fits in well in the context of 1959.

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    laurelinwyntreon October 16, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:for some reason this song makes me think about Joy Division's "Day of the Lords":
    songmeanings.net/…

    The theme about childhood and some uncanny melanchony unites them. I can see these two being performed in a context as a play or so.
    JASGripenon March 09, 2006   Link

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