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Manic Street Preachers

La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) (4:13)

"La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh)" is the second single to be released from the album Gold Against the Soul by the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. It was released on 26 July 1993.

A rough translation of the song's title is the sadness will last. It was taken from a book about Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh was found injured in bed on July 27, 1890 after he had attempted suicide. His brother Theo tried to…

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Life has been unfaithful
And it all promised so so much
I am a relic
I am just a petrified cry

Manic Street Preachers - La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) Lyrics


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  • First heard this in the mid 1990's. I still listen to it now. Never get bored. What a tune!
  • this song is so good that not even the atrocious pronunciation of the French part can ruin it for me :) still, it would've been better if they'd learned how to pronounce it.
  • Huh. These guys' popularity is starting to make sense. Some great vocals on this track...
  • Muito bom.
  • stop singing french pleaaaaaaaase!! :)
  • So, um, this is sort of about Vincent Van Gogh, right?
  • I can so hear the funk
  • MrJameslees, there's plenty of intellectual and political R&B—but like most good music, you won't hear it on the radio.
  • I actually played some guitar on this track. Trufax.
  • Awesomeness!

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