Friday, 13 February 2015

Devenir gris



And so farewell, a pioneer, an icon, a muse. The end of an era, indeed.

Steve Strange of Visage RIP. There's only one song I could play, really. Here's Fade to Grey:



Devenir gris, Devenir gris

One man on a lonely platform
One case sitting by his side
Two eyes staring cold and silent
Shows fear as he turns to hide

Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey
Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey

Un homme dans une gare desolee
Une valise a ses cotes
Deux yeux fixes et froids
Montrent de la peur lorsqu'il
Se tourne pour se cacher

Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey
Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey

Sens la pluie comme un ete anglais
Comme les notes d'une chanson lointaine
Sortant de derriere d'un poster esperant
Que la vie ne fut si longue

Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey
Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey

Feel the rain like an English summer
Hear the notes from a distant song
Stepping out from a backdrop poster
Wishing life wouldn't be so dull
Devenir gris

Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey
Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey
Ah, we fade to grey
Devenir gris
Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey
Devenir gris

Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey
Ah, we fade to grey
Devenir gris
Ah, we fade to grey, fade to grey
Ah, we fade to grey



See my tribute to Mr Strange over at The Museum of Camp.

4 comments:

  1. Sad news indeed - he truly was a pioneer, and "Fade To Grey" remains one of my favorite songs of all time. RIP

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    1. That synthesiser riff opening the song still gives me shivers... Jx

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  2. I just found a singles collection CD and LP with Visage - I bought both, since shamefully I didn't own the 12" version of "Fade To Grey" on vinyl. About to put it on...

    I swear, I will ever get tired of that song (funnily enough, one of my friends had never heard the song before I played it to her. She immediately said that if I were song, I would be that one! I have to agree...)

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    1. I had always imagined you as something by Alcazar, personally :-)
      Jx

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