Who Sang Tristesse? The Church

The Church Heyday cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Psychedelic Rock/Ethereal/Indie Rock
length: 3:30
Some other versions of "Tristesse"

Lyrics
Still troubled by the rumblings of a million distant cars
Please be good to me tonight, let me find my way
The air has some command in it I cannot disobey
A gunfight in Dodge City, a murder in Bombay
All these deeds and worldly needs I must shrug off today
All my life spent searching for prowess
Left me lying here with you, tristesse

I was working in an orchard that grew the strangest fruit
It wasn't Mother Nature that made those trees take root
Your children cannot hear you, they only want your loot
You hold on to their essence like a parachute
They never believed you were in distress
Now you've gone and left them with tristesse

Oh, waters inflamed
Ah, fires burning out
Ah, ice melting down
Ah, fires burnt out

A hotel suite in a rich man's town, a hut in Botany Bay
A prisoner by my own device, a mountain in my way
I'm gonna have to alter my address
"Cause I can't stay much longer with tristesse
And they call this carnival progress
Invited by our queen tonight, tristesse



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Myrrh
  • 2 Tristesse
  • 3 Already Yesterday
  • 4 Columbus
  • 5 Happy Hunting Ground
  • 6 Tantalized
  • 7 Disenchanted
  • 8 Night of Light
  • 9 Youth Worshipper
  • 10 Roman

  • Release information
    label: EMI Music Australia
    country(area): Australia
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin