Hüsker Dü – Pink Turns To Blue (1984)

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“Pink Turns to Blue” is a song by American rock band Hüsker Dü. Written by Grant Hart, it is the 17th track on their 1984 double album Zen Arcade. It describes a young woman who gets addicted to drugs, overdoses, and dies. The song was never released as a single, but is considered one of their best songs. “Pink Turns to Blue” was written by Grant Hart and recorded in one take, as were the majority of songs on the album. The song examines the devastating effects of drug addiction. Lyrics such as “No more rope and too much dope she’s lying on the bed/Angels pacing, gently placing roses ’round her head,” describe the overdose of the protagonist’s friend.


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