We Are The Same, Susanne (song)

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We Are The Same, Susanne as officially distributed by The Sisters of Mercy


... often misspelled as We Are The Same Suzanne ...
however, The Sisters' very own lyrics page mentions it under the title given above.

We Are The Same, Susanne was written in 1997, but the song has not been released
on record so far. Mike Varjak provided the music. It has, however, not been revealed,
who wrote the lyrics. To all likeliness, Andrew Eldritch.

Some time ago, the live video here on the right side was available for download from
The Sisters homepage under Concert Video Clips. There one might nowadays
still find an MP3-version for a listen... .

For other official vidoes by The Sisters of Mercy see Music Videos.

The first live performance of We Are The Same, Susanne was at Stadthalle Erlangen
during the Event Horizon Tour 1998. Some interesting data about when, where and how often
it was performed until 2003 can be found at the Sister of Mercy Database.

Up until today, the song has always remained a returnig part of The Sisters' live setlist and can consequently be found in plenty audience recordings from over the years.
It is also available on plenty live bootlegs like Event Horizon (1998), Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (2000), Discoteca Vocé Lima Peru (2009), Rites Of Passage (Leeds 2011),
or Live In Frankfurt (2016) and many, many more ...


Lyrics


We Are The Same, Susanne - The Sisters of Mercy (Live in Frankfurt 2016)

counting the days in the haze around you
Susanne on the wall

no pain, summer rain
I'm lost for stupid again
we are the same
give it a name Susanne

counting the days in the haze around you
Susanne let the ether fall
out of phase, I am all around you
Susanne on the wall

no pain, summer rain
I'm lost for stupid again
we are the same
give it a name Susanne



Lyrics and music are property and copyright of their respective rights holders and provided only for study purposes.

Analysis

1959 and all that logo.jpg

Some basic information has been compiled at 1959 and all that ..., informing that

... when the lyrics were available on the official site, they were (initially) accompanied by the following comment:

Note: the vocal switches between English and German pronunciations of the name Suzanne,

which is a deft - and mellifluous - twist in a song about "sameness". Draw your own conclusions.

See also these threads @The Heartland Forums: