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Tears for Fears – Pale Shelter

Pale ShelterWritten by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was originally the band’s second single release in early 1982, but it would not see chart success until a reissue (with a different recording) the following year. It eventually became the third UK Top 5 chart hit taken from their debut LP The Hurting (1983), peaking at number 5. As with the previous two singles, the song also reached the Top 40 in several other countries.

It’s a kind of a love song, though more referring to one’s parents than to a girl— Roland Orzabal.

The title of the song is a reference to “Pale Shelter Scene”, a 1941 drawing by British sculptor Henry Moore.

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