"Fade Away" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
They stumbled into their lives
In a vague way became man and wife
One got the other they deserved one another
They settled in a brand new town
With people from the same background
They kept themselves busy
Long hours left them dizzy
Now when he's in she's out

All you ever do is fade away
They are not making plans
Because now they understand
All you ever do is fade away

He noticed he had visible lines
She worried about her behind
Their birth had been the death of them
It didn't really bother them
Now when she's in, he's out


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Fade Away" as written by David Rowntree Steven Alexander James

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentNot only are they not really concerned about their family life, they're not really concerned about the rest of their lives, content to work long hours, worry about their appearance, blend in, and not do anything of note.
    DrRoyon July 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNo comments? This is a great Blur song! The horns are very cool.
    Acheruson July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo comments? This is a great Blur song! The horns are very cool.
    Acheruson July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about a family(man & wife) that just started their life as a couple, but none of them is interested on really planning how their family life should be, and instead they are much focused than their mostly selfish interests(his face having some lines, her butt falling-their getting older)

    anyway, the horns are really good!ska-ish.
    bear_hug20on May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very clear lyric to me. It's about a married couple who live together but completely separate lives. He's got his friends and interests and she's got hers. They got married because that was the expected pattern of things but they do nothing together and essentially co-habit.

    Now when one's in, the other's out. "I have darts Monday, you're at the karoake bar Tuesday, Wednesday's at Terry's for a games night, you see the girls on Thursdays..." and so on.
    TonyM101on May 23, 2016   Link

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