No wind when I took the watch
My ship was still and waiting
I lay on that mirrored sky
A restless sailor waiting
I closed my eyes said the
Words of will for the gentle
Breathing that moves the seas
Make my sails fill

Whisper waves cloud the glass
Awake at last like a lover
It rushed around me talking sweet
Roll over, roll over, roll over
And in my ear he blew his name
It sound so strange but I heard it plain
Mistral, mistral wind

I have always held the wheel but
I let the wind steal my power
Spin me 'round lose my course
Nights run by like hours
Well, it would show me the way
To the deepest mountains
Too high and beautiful to be
Mistral, mistral wind

All the hours on the watch
I wait for that breeze to move me
And blow me back to that place
Magic space all through me
And I sigh your name
Across the empty water
You made a crazy dreamer out of me
Mistral, mistral, mistral, mistral
Mistral, mistral

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Mistral Wind Lyrics as written by Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson Susan Ennis

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song does bear similarities to "Soul of the Sea," but I think it is far more adventurous, both harmonically and rhythmically. That intro guitar part is very unique- might be some kind of alternate tuning. Ann Wilson also really pushes the envelope here vocally. Amazing!

    A mistral wind is a strong, cold, dry wind that is caused by an area of high pressure in the Atlantic between Spain and France. The effects of the wind seem to center in and around France, and causes storms in the Mediterranean. It seems that the singer is comparing herself to a sailing vessel and the mistral wind to her lover, who fills her sails (gives her strength/energy/power), but also causes her to lose control of herself, and lose her way. She is unable to steer herself, perhaps making bad decisions.
    drgrilloon January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is basically "Soul of the Sea Part II" they both have the same lyrical theme and structure (quiet beginning and end, loud middle)
    Oberheim345on June 03, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't usually like to assume a meaning when I can't find what the artist has said or written themselves, but it seems pretty obvious that the wind is a metaphor for a lover, or "being in love" situation ... where things were safe, but the love situation was windy and stormy in albeit exciting and heart-pounding ways, and you could just let the feeling blow over you and take you wherever it may. That rush of being in love. And now things are back to being calm again now that it's over, but man, do you miss those feelings.
    adam101541on August 12, 2020   Link

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