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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    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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    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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    "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.

    Source: geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Club/1217/

    laurelinwyntreon October 16, 2007   Link
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    This song is hauntingly beautiful although i have no idea what it really means.

    WarPathon May 20, 2015   Link
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    1959-was the beginning of both the satellite space race and the beginning or infancy of the common thinking about nuclear war and its effect or affect on those involved.

    The Berlin Wall fell down in 1998, symbolizing a relief of tensions regarding mutually assured destruction as a credible offence. The album and song was released in 1987, a tribute to the adulthood of the message and feeling presented in 1959 by the book and film by Briggs called "When the wind blows".

    A perfect capture of sentiment, human relations and societal forging that presents us today. And now....is the wind blowing?

    P.S. Happy Birthday Von Eldritch. David.

    Davidlenadavidon May 15, 2016   Link
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    for some reason this song makes me think about Joy Division's "Day of the Lords": songmeanings.net/lyric.php

    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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