The Cure Boys Don't Cry (c) 1983 10.15 Saturday Night - 10.15 Saturday night And the tap d

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The Cure Boys Don't Cry (c) 1983 10.15 Saturday Night ----- -------- ----- 10.15 Saturday night And the tap drips Under the strip light And I'm sitting In the kitchen sink And the tap drips Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip Waiting For the telephone to ring And I'm wondering Where she's been And I'm crying For yesterday And the tap drips Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip It's always the same Accuracy -------- We sit in the same room Side by side I give you the wrong lines Feed you Accuracy Accuracy Look into my eyes We both smile I could kill you Without trying That's accuracy Accuracy Accuracy ... Accuracy Accuracy Practice all day for accuracy Mirror mirror on the wall Another Day ------- --- The sun rises slowly On another day The eastern sky grows Cold Winter in water colours Shades of grey Something Something holds me Holds me hypnotized I stare at the window Stare at the window Waiting for the day To go Winter in water colours Shades of grey Boys Don't Cry ---- ----- --- I would say I'm sorry If I thought that it would change your mind But I know that this time I've said too much Been too unkind I try to laugh about it Cover it all up with lies I try and Laugh about it Hiding the tears in my eyes 'cause boys don't cry Boys don't cry I would break down at your feet And beg forgiveness Plead with you But I know that It's too late And now there's nothing I can do So I try to laugh about it Cover it all up with lies I try to laugh about it Hiding the tears in my eyes 'cause boys don't cry I would tell you That I loved you If I thought that you would stay But I know that it's no use That you've already Gone away Misjudged your limits Pushed you too far Took you for granted I thought that you needed me more Now I would do most anything To get you back by my side But I just Keep on laughing Hiding the tears in my eyes 'cause boys don't cry Boys don't cry Boys don't cry Fire in Cairo ---- -- ----- Slowly fading blue The eastern hollows catch The dying sun Night-time follows Silence and black Mirror pool mirrors The lonely place Where I meet you See your head In the fading light And through the dark Your eyes shine bright And burn Like fire Burn like fire in Cairo Burn like fire Burn like fire in Cairo Shifting crimson veil Silken hips slide Under my hand Swollen lips whisper My name And I yearn You take me in your arms And start to burn FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO Then the heat disappears And the mirage Fades away FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO Burn like a fire in Cairo Burn like a Fire Blaze like a fire in Cairo Blaze like a Fire Flare Burn like fire Burn like Fire in Cairo Grinding Halt -------- ---- No light No people No speak No people No cars No people No food No people Stopped Short Grinding halt Everything's coming to a griding halt No sound No people No clocks No people No fine No people No me No people Stopped Short Grinding halt Everything's coming to a griding halt Everything's coming to a griding halt Slow down Slow down No people Slow down Everything's coming to a Everything's coming to a Everything's coming to a Everything's coming to a Jumping Someone Else's Train ------- ------- ------ ----- Don't say what you mean You might spoil your face If you walk in the crowd You won't leave any trace It's always the same You're jumping someone else's train It won't take you long To learn the new smile You'll have to adapt Or you'll be out of style It's always the same You're jumping someone else's train If you pick up on it quick You can say you were there Again and again and again You're jumping someone else's train It's the latest wave That you've been craving for The old ideal Was getting such a bore Now you're back in line Going not quite quite as far But in half the time Everyone's happy They're finally all the same 'cause everyone's jumping Everyone else's train Jumping someone else's train Jumping someone else's train Jumping someone else's train Killing An Arab ------- -- ---- Standing on the beach With a gun in my hand Staring at the sea Staring at the sand Staring down the barrel At the arab on the ground I can see his open mouth But I hear no sound I'm alive I'm dead I'm the stranger Killing an arab I can turn And walk away Or I can fire the gun Staring at the sky Staring at the sun Whichever I chose It amounts to the same Absolutely nothing I'm alive I'm dead I'm the stranger Killing an arab I feel the steel butt jump Smooth in my hand Staring at the sea Staring at the sand Staring at myself Reflected in the eyes Of the dead man on the beach The dead man on the beach I'm alive I'm dead I'm the stranger Killing an arab Object ------ You know you turn me on Eyes so white and legs so long But don't try to talk to me I won't listen to your lies You're just an object in my eyes You're just an object in my eyes Sophisticated smile You seduce in such fine style But don't try to fool me 'cause I can see through your disguise You're just an object in my eyes You're just an object in my eyes But I don't mind I just don't care I've got no objection To you touching me there Object object Object object Object object Object object You know just what to do Lick your lips And I want you But don't try to hold me 'cause I don't want any ties You're just an object in my eyes You're just an object in my eyes But I don't mind I just don't care I've got no objections To you touching me there You're just an object object Object object You're just an object Plastic Passion ------- ------- Plastic passion is a hard to handle Plastic passion is a sold out scandal Oh it's a plastic passion It's a plastic passion Plastic passion is the ladies lover Plastic passion is the marble mother Oh it's a plastic passion It's a plastic passion Plastic passion is a diamond delight Plastic passion is the nadir of night Oh it's a plastic passion It's a plastic passion It's a plastic passion Plastic passion is a hycoscine heart Plastic passion is a transparent tart Oh it's a plastic passion It's a plastic passion Plastic passion is a gold guarantee The plastic passion is murdering me Oh it's a plastic passion It's a plastic passion It's a plastic passion So What? -- ----- Cake icing and decorating set Special offer Only 3 pound 30 Save 1 pound 52 on recommended retail price Give your cakes and pies a professional look With this superb Decorating set I'm not meant to be here But so what? And nobody's Nobody's taken your place Nobody's taken your place Each set includes A turntable A nine inch icing bag With six high definition nozzles and adaptor With a fifteen inch food decorating bag With three piping nozzles Please send off this leaflet Post it today And if you knew Nothing could replace you If you were sane Your heart wouldn't ache But so what? So what? So what? Order now Allow twenty one days For deliver This offer closes 31st December 1979 British sugar bureau When I told you what I And I And I wouldn't ask you to pretend That we were one And still another time Forget all the lies forgive me the wounds And all the world was used to love And yes we'd still be happy in another time But so what? So what? So please send me icing and decorating sets I enclose a cheque and postal order number So what? So what? Subway Song ------ ---- Midnight in the subway She's on her way home She tries hard not to run But she feels she's not alone Echoes of footsteps Follow close behind But she dare not turn around Turn around Three Imaginary Boys ----- --------- ---- Walk across the garden In the footsteps of my shadow See the lights out No one's home In amongst the statues Stare at nothing in The garden moves Can you help me? Close my eyes And hold so tightly Scared of what the morning brings Waiting for tomorrow Never comes Deep inside The empty feeling All the night time leaves me Three imaginary boys Slipping through the door Hear my heart beats in the hallway Echoes Round and round Inside my head Drifting up the stairs I see the steps behind me Disappearing Can you help me? Close my eyes And hold so tightly Scared of what the morning brings Waiting for tomorrow Never comes Deep inside The empty feeling All the night time leaves me Three imaginary boys sing in my Sleep sweet child The moon will change your mind See the cracked reflection Standing still Before the bedroom mirror Over my shoulder But no one's there Whispers in the silence Pressing close behind me Pressing close behind Can you help me? Can you help me? Can you help me? World War ----- --- Dressed in Berlin black I was only playing Disguise my words to fool you >From what I was saying Mud trench Meat stench The fatherland is looking on Grip you in a luger lock This will be the big one World war No one would believe me No one's a winner No one's a loser Just a dead friend Heaven heaven Give me pride Give me a golden hand Smash them with an iron rule Spit them out like sand Sit and wait Then run like hell Run like hell one time again Sow the seeds of hate Underneath destruction World war No one would believe me No one's a winner No one's a loser Just a dead friend World war No one would believe me No one's a winner No one's a loser Just a dead friend The Cure Disitgration (c) 1989 Closedown ---------- i'm running out of time i'm out of step and closing down and never sleep for wanting hours the empty hours of greed and uselessly always the need to feel again the real belief of something more than mockery if only i could fill my heart with love Disintegration --------------- oh i miss the kiss of treachery the shameless kiss of vanity the soft and the black and the velvety up tight against the side of me and mouth and eyes and heart all bleed and run in thickening streams of greed as bit by bit it starts the need to just let go my party piece oh i miss the kiss of treachery the aching kiss before i feed the stench of a love for a younger meat and the sound that it makes when it cuts in deep the holding up on bended knees the addiction of duplicities as bit by bit it starts the need to just let go my party piece but i never said i would stay to the end so i leave you with babies and hoping for frequency screaming like this in the hope of the secrecy screaming me over and over and over i leave you with photographs pictures of trickery stains on the carpet and stains on the scenery songs about happiness murmured in dreams when we both us knew how the ending would be... so it's all come back round to breaking apart again breking apart like i'm made up of glass again making it up behind my back again holding my breath for the fear of sleep again holding it up behind my head again cut in deep to the heart of the bone again round and round and round and it's coming apart again over and over and over now that i know that i'm breaking to pieces i'll pull out my heart and i'll feed it to anyone crying for sympathy crocodile cry for the love of the crowd and the three cheers from everyone dropping through sky through the glass of the roof through the roof of your mouth through the mouth of your eye through the eye of the needle it's easier for me to get closer to heaven than ever feel whole again i never said i would stay to the end i knew i would leave you with babies and everything screaming like this in the hole of sincerity screaming me over and over and over i leave you with photographs pictues of trickery stains on the carpet and stains on the memory songs about happiness murmured in dreams when we both of us knew how the end always is... how the end always is... Fascination Street ------------------- oh it's opening time down on fascination street so let's cut the conversation and get out for a bit because i feel it all fading and paling and i'm begging to drag you down with me to kick the last nail in yeah i like you in that like i like you to scream but if you open your mouth then i cant be responsible for quite what goes in or to care what comes out so just pull on your hair just pull on your pout and let's move to the beat like we know that it's over if you slip going under slip over my shoulder so just pull on your face just pull on your feet and let's hit opening time down on fascination street so pull on your hair pull on your pout cut the conversation just open your mouth pull on your face pull on your feet and let's hit opening time down on fascination street Homesick --------- hey hey! just one more and i'll walk away all the everything you win turns to nothing today and i forget when to move when my mouth is this dry and my eyes are bursting hearts in a blood- stained sky oh it was sweet it was wild and oh how we...i trembled stuck in honey honey cling to me so just one more just one more go inspire in me the desire in me to never go home oh just one more and i'll walk away all the everything you win turns to nothing today so just one more just one more go inspire in me the desire in me to never go home Last Dance ----------- i'm so glad you came i'm so glad you remembered to see how we're endeding our last dance together expectant too puctual but prettier than ever i really believed that this time it's forever but older than me now more constant more real and the fur and the mouth and the innocence turned to hair and contentment that hangs in abesement a woman now standing where once there was only a girl i'm so glad you came i'm so glad you remembered the walking through walls in the heart of december the blindness of happiness of falling down laughing and i really believed that this time was forever but christmas falls late now flatter and colder and never as bright as when we used to fall all this in an instant before i can kiss you a woman now standing were once there was only a girl i'm so gled that you came i'm so glld you remembered to see how we're ending our last dance together reluctantly cautiously but prettier than ever i really beleived that this time it's forever but christman falls late now flatter and colder and never as bright as when we used to fall and even if we drink i don't think we would kiss in the way that we did when the woman was only a girl Lovesong --------- whenever I'm alone with you you make me feel like i am home again whenever i'm alone with you you make me feel like i am whole again whenever i'm alone with you you make me feel like i am young again whenever i'm alone with you you make me feel like i am fun again however far away i will always love you however long i stay i will always love you whatever words i say i will always love you i will always love you whenever i'm alone with you you make me feel like i am free again whenever i'm alone with you you make me feel like i am clean again however far away i will always love you however long i stay i will always love you whatever words i say i will always love you i will always love you Lullaby -------- on candystripe legs spiderman comes softly through the shadow of the evening sun stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead looking for the victim shivering in bed searching out fear in the gathering gloom and suddenly! a movement in the corner of the room! and there is nothing i can do when i realise with freight that the spiderman is having me for dinner tonight quietly he laughs and shaking his head creeps closer now closer to the foot of the bed and softer than shadow and quicker than flies his arms are all around me and his tongue in my eyes "be still be calm be quiet now my precious boy don't struggle like that or i will only love you more for it's much too late to get away or turn on the light the spiderman is having you for dinner tonight" and i feel like i'm being eaten by a thousand million shivering furry holes and i know that in the morning i will wake up in the shivering cold and the spiderman is always hungry... Pictures of You ---------------- i've been looking so long at these pictures of you that i almost beleive that they're real i've been living so long with my pictures of you that i almost believe that the pictures are all i can feel remembering you standing quiet in the rain as i ran to your heart to be near and we kissed as the sky fell in holding you close how i always held close in your fear remembering you running soft through the night you were bigger and brigther than the snow and screamed at the make-beleive screamed at the sky and you finally found all your courage to let it all go remembering you fallen into my arms crying for the death of your heart you were stone white so delicate lost in the cold you were always so lost in the dark remembering you how you used to be slow drowned you were angels so much more than everything oh hold for the last time then slip away quietly open my eyes but i never see anything if only i had thought of the right words i could have hold on to your heart if only i'd thought of the right words i wouldn't be breaking apart all my pictures of you Looking So long at these pictures of you but i never hold on to your heart looking so long for the words to be true but always just breaking apart my pictures of you there was nothing in the world that i ever wanted more than to feel you deep in my heart there was nothing in the world that i ever wanted more than to never feel the breaking apart all my pictures of you Plainsong ---------- "i think it's dark and it looks like rain" you said "and the wind is blowing like it's the end of the world" you said "and it's so cold it's like the cold if you were dead" and then you smiled for a second. "i think i'm old and i'm in pain" you said "and it's all running out like it's the end of the world" you said "and it's so cold it's like the cold if you were dead" and then you smiled for a second sometimes you make me feel like i'm living at the edge of the world like i'm living at the edge of the world "it's just the way i smile" you said Prayers for Rain ----------------- you shatter me your grip on me a hold on me so dull it kills you stifle me infectious sense of hopelessness and prayers for rain i suffocate i breathe in dirt and nowhere shines but desolate and drab the hours all spent on killing time again all waiting for the rain you fracture me your hands on me a touch so plain so stale it kills you strangle me entangle me in hopelessness and prayers for rain i deteriorate i live in dirt and nowhere glows but drearily and tired the hours all spent on killing time again all waiting for the rain The Same Deep Water as You --------------------------- kiss me goodbye pushing out before i sleep can't you see i try swimming the same deep water as you is hard "the shallow drowned lose less than we" you breathe the strangest twist upon your lips "and we shall be together..." "kiss me goodbye bow your head and join with me" and face pushed deep rteflections meet the strangest twist upon your lips and dissapear the ripples clear and laughing break against your feet and laughing break the mirror sweet "so we shall be together..." "kiss me goodbye" pushing out before i sleep it's lower now and slower now the strangest twist upon your lips but i don't see and i dont feel but tightly hold up silently my hands before my fading eyes and in my eyes your smile the very last thing before i go... i will kiss you i will kiss you i will kiss you forever on nights like this i will kiss you i will kiss you and we shall be together... Untitled --------- hopelessly drift in the eyes of the ghost again down on my knees and my hands in the air again pushing my face in the memory of you again but i never know if it's real never know how i wanted to feel never quite said what i wanted to say to you never quite managed the words to explain to you never quite knew how to make them beleivable and now the time has gone another time undone hopelessly fighting the devil futility feeling the moster climb deeper inside of me feeling him gnawing my heart away hungrily i'll never lose this pain never dream of you again The Cure Faith (c) 1981 All Cats Are Grey --- ---- --- ---- I never thought that I would find myself In bed amongst the stones The columns are all men Begging to crush me No shapes sail on the dark deep lakes And no flags wave me home In the caves All cats are grey In the caves The textures coat my skin In the death cell A single note Rings on and on and on Doubt ----- Stop my flight to fight And die And take a stand to change my life So savage with red desperation I clench my hands You draw your claws A hidden rage consumes my heart Fuelled by years of wasted time I close my eyes And tense myself And screaming Throw myself in fury over the edge And into your blood Tear at flesh And rip at skin And smash at doubt I have to break you Fury drives my vicious blows I see you fall but still I strike you Again and again Your body falls The movement is sharp and clear and pure And gone I stop and kneel beside you Drained of everything but pain Screaming throw myself in fury Over the edge and into your blood Kiss you once and see you writhe Hold you close and hear you cry Kiss your eyes and finish your life Kiss your eyes Finish your life Again and again Your body falls The movement is sharp and clear and pure And gone I stop and kneel beside you Knowing I'll murder you again tonight Knowing I'll murder you again Knowing I'll murder you again Knowing I'll murder you again Knowing I'll murder you again Tonight The Drowning Man --- -------- --- She stands twelve feet above the flood She stares Alone Across the water The loneliness grows and slowly Fills her frozen body Sliding downwards One by one her senses die The memories fade And leave her eyes Still seeing worlds that never were And one by one the bright birds leave her ... Starting at the violent sound She tries to turn But final Noiseless Slips and strikes her soft dark head The water bows Receives her And drowns her at its ease Drowns her at its ease I would have left the world all bleeding Could I only help you love The fleeting shapes So many years ago So young and beautiful and brave Everything was true It couldn't be a story I wish it was all true I wish it couldn't be a story The words all left me Lifeless Hoping Breathing like the drowning man Oh Fushia You leave me Breathing like the drowning man Breathing like the drowning man Faith ----- Catch me if I fall I'm losing hold I can't just carry on this way And every time I turn away Lose another blind game The idea of perfection holds me Suddenly I see you change Everything at once The same But the mountain never moves Rape me like a child Christened in blood Painted like an unknown saint There's nothing left but hope Your voice is dead And old And always empty Trust in me through closing years Perfect moments wait If only we could stay Please Say the right words Or cry like the stone white clown And stand forever Lost forever in a happy crowd No one lifts their hands No one lifts their eyes Justified with empty words The party just gets better and better I went away alone With nothing left But faith The Funeral Party --- ------- ----- Two pale figures Ache in silence Timeless In the quiet ground Side by side In age and sadness I watched And acted wordlessly As piece by piece You performed your story Moving through an unknown past Dancing at the funeral party Memories of childrens dreams Lie lifeless Fading Lifeless Hand in hand with fear and shadows Crying at the funeral party I heard a song And turned away As piece by piece You performed your story Noiselessly across the floor Dancing at the funeral party The Holy Hour --- ---- ---- I kneel and wait in silence As one by one the people slip away Into the night The quiet and empty bodies Kiss the ground before they pray Kiss the ground And slip away I sit and listen dreamlessly A promise of salvation makes me stay Then look at your face And feel my heart pushed in As all around the children play The games they tired of yesterday They play They play I stand and hear my voice Cry out A wordless scream at ancient power It breaks against stone I softly leave you crying I cannot hold what you devour The sacrifice of penance In the holy hour Other Voices ----- ------ Whisper your name in an empty room You brush past my skin As soft as fur Taking hold I taste your scent Distant noises Other voices Pounding in my broken head Commit the sin Commit yourself And all the other voices said Change your mind You're always wrong Always wrong Come around at christmas I really have to see you Smile at me slyly Another festive compromise But I live with desertion And eight million people Distant noises Of other voices Pulsing in my swinging arms Caress the sound So many dead And all the other voices sing Change your mind You're always wrong Primary ------- The innocence of sleeping children Dressed in white And slowly dreaming Stops all time Slow my steps and start to blur So many years have filled my heart I never thought I'd say those words The further we go And older we grow The more we know ... The less we show ... The very first time I saw your face I thought of a song And quickly changed the tune The very first time I touched your skin I thought of a story And rushed to reach the end Too soon Oh remember Please Don't change So the fall came Thirteen years A shiny ring And how I could forget your name The air no longer in my throat Another perfect lie is choked But it always feels the same So they close together Dressed in red and yellow Innocent forever Sleeping children in their blue soft rooms Still dream The further we go And older we grow The more we know ... The less we show ... The Cure Head On The Door (c) 1985 The Baby Screams ---------------- Heaven Give me a sign Waiting for the sun to shine Pleasure fills up my dreams And I love it Like a baby screams Its so useless How can you be proud When you're sinking into the ground Into the ground fills up my dreams And I love it Like a baby screams Couldn't ask for more you said Take it all And strike me Strike me dead Waiting again Waiting Like I waited before Waiting again Waiting here for nothing at all Heaven fills up my dreams And I love it Like a baby screams Couldn't ask for more you said Couldn't ever let it end Take it all Take it all And strike me dead Heaven Heaven Close to Me ----------- I've waited hours for this I've made myself so sick I wish I'd stayed asleep today I never thought that this day would end I never thought that tonight could ever be This close to me Just try to see in the dark Just try to make it work To feel the fear before you're here I make the shapes come much too close I pull my eyes out Hold my breath And wait until I shake But if I had your faith Then I could make it safe and clean If only I was sure That my head on the door was a dream I've waited hours for this I've made myself so sick I wish I'd stayed asleep today I never thought that this day would end I never thought that tonight could ever be This close to me But if I had your face I could make it safe and clean If only I was sure That my head on the door Was a dream Inbetween Days -------------- Yesterday I got so old I felt like I could die Yesterday I got so old It made me want to cry Go on go on Just walk away Your choice is made Go on go on And disappear Go on go on Away from here And I know I was wrong When I said it was true That it couldn't be me and be her Inbetween without you Without you Yesterday I got so scared I shivered like a child Yesterday away from you It froze me deep inside Come back come back Don't walk away Come back come back Come back today Come back come back Why can't you see Come back come back Come back to me And I know I was wrong When I said it was true That it couldn't be me and be her Inbetween without you Without you Kyoto Song ---------- A nightmare of you Of death in the pool Wakes me up at quarter to three I'm lying on the floor of the night before With a stranger lying next to me A nightmare of you Of death in the pool I see no further now than this dream The trembling hand of the trembling man Hold my mouth To hold in a scream I try to think To make it slow If only here is where I go If this is real I have to see I turn on fire And next to me It looks good It tastes like nothing on earth It looks good It tastes like nothing on earth Its so smooth it even feels like skin It tells me how it feels to be new It tells me how it feels to be new A thousand voices whisper it true It tells me how it feels to be new And every voice belongs Every voice belongs to you A Night Like This ----------------- Say goodbye on a night like this If it's the last thing we ever do You never looked as lost as this Sometimes it doesn't even look like you It goes dark It goes darker still Please stay But I watch you like I'm made of stone As you walk away I'm coming to find you if it takes me all night A witch hunt for another girl For always and ever is always for you Your trust The most gorgeously stupid thing I ever cut in the world Say hello on a day like today Say it everytime you move The way that you look at me now Makes me wish I was you It goes deep It goes deeper still This touch And the smile and the shake of your head I'm coming to find you if it takes me all night Can't stand here like this anymore For always and ever is always for you I want it to be perfect Like before I want to change it all I want to change Push ---- Go go go Push him away No no no Don't let him stay He gets inside to stare at her The seeping mouth The mouth that knows The secret you Always you A smile to hide the fear away Oh smear this man across the walls Like strawberries and cream Its the only way to be Exactly the same clean room Exactly the same clean bed But I've stayed away too long this time And I've got too big to fit this time... Screw ----- When you screw up your eyes When you screw up your face When you throw out your arms And keep changing your shape Taste the taste in your mouth Taste the taste on your tongue On the film on your eyes of what I've become What do I do when you screw up your eyes? What do I do when you screw up your face? What do I do When you throw out your arms Fall on the floor And keep changing your shape? Jump right into your mouth? Jump around on your tongue? And the film on your eyes of the way I've become Makes me sick at the way that I try Anything in the world To impress that I'm doing this Only for you Sinking ------- I am slowing down As the years go by I am sinking So I trick myself Like everybody else The secrets I hide Twist me inside They make me weaker So I trick myself Like everybody else I crouch in fear and wait I'll never feel again If only I could remember Anything at all Six Different Ways ------------------ This is stranger than I thought Six different ways inside my heart And everyone I'll keep tonight Six different ways go deep inside I'll tell them anything at all I know I'll give them more and more I'll tell them anything at all I know I'll give the world and more The think I'm on my hands and head This time they're much too slow Six sides to every lie I say It's that American voice again It was never quite like this before Not one of you is the same This is stranger than I thought Six different ways inside my heart And everyone I'll keep tonight Six different ways go deep inside The Blood --------- Tell me who doesn't love What can never come back You can never forget how it used to feel The illusion is deep Its as deep as the night I can tell by your tears you remember it all I am paralysed by the blood of Christ Though it clouds my eyes I can never stop How it feels to be dry Walking bare in the sun Every mirage I see is a mirage of you As I cool in the twilight Taste the salt on my skin I recall all the tears All the broken words I am paralysed by the blood of Christ Though it clouds my eyes I can never stop When the sunsets glow drifts away from you You'll no longer know If any of this was really true at all The Cure Japanese Whispers (c) 1980 Just One Kiss ------------- I remember the time that you rained all night The queen of Siam in my arms Remember the time that the islands sank But nobody opened their eyes Remember that time that the trees fell down The wood crashing through the wall Remember the sound that could wake the dead But nobody woke up at all Somebody died for this Somebody died for just one kiss Remember the time that the sky went black We waited alone on the sands Remember the taste of the raging sea But nobody held out their hands Somebody died for this Somebody died For just one kiss Just one kiss Just one kiss Lament ------ Today there was a tragedy Underneath the bridge A man walked Cold and blue Into La Ment The sky coloured perfect As the man slipped away Waving with a last vanilla smile Somewhere at a table Two drowned fools Smoking Drinking water as they talked Of how they loved our lady And oh the smell as candles die One more ice cream river body Flowed underneath the bridge Underneath the bridge Let's Go to Bed --------------- Doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo Let me take your hand I'm shaking like milk Turning Turning blue All over the windows and the floors Fires outside in the sky Look as perfect as cats The two of us Together again But it's just the same A stupid game But I don't care if you don't And I don't feel if you don't And I don't want it if you don't And I won't say it If you won't say it first You think you're tired now But wait until three Laughing at the Christmas lights You remember from December All of this then back again Another girl Another name Stay alive but stay the same It's just the same A stupid game But I don't care if you don't And I don't feel if you don't And I don't want it if you don't And I won't say it If you won't say it first You can't even see now So you ask me the way You wonder if it's real Because it couldn't be rain Through the right doorway And into the white room It used to be the dust that would lay here When I came here alone Doo doo doo doo Doo doo doo doo Let's go to bed The Lovecats ------------ We move like cagey tigers We couldn't get closer than this The way we walk The way we talk The way we stalk The way we kiss We slip through the streets While everyone sleeps Getting bigger and sleeker And wider and brighter We bite and scratch and scream all night Let's go and Throw all the songs we know Into the sea You and me All these years and no one heard I'll show you in spring It's a treacherous thing We missed you hissed the lovecats We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully Wonderfully pretty Oh you know that I'd do anything for you We should have each other to tea huh? We should have each other with cream Then curl up by the fire And sleep for awhile It's the grooviest thing It's the perfect dream Hand in hand Is the only way to land And always the right way round Not broken in pieces Like hated little meeces How could we miss Someone as dumb as this I love you ... let's go Oh ... solid gone ... How could we miss someone as dumb As this? Speak My Language ----------------- It was only yesterday Waving arms across the street Your white face left me blue How can I say all the things I have to say to you Oh all the people here All look the same The little time I spend with you We drink each other dry Mammnnarghaassstmmetc Speak my language It was only yesterday My eyes touched yours across the street We cut the words And waved goodbye And dropped off the edge of the world Mammnnarghaassstmmetc Speak my language The Dream --------- You're too far away Too far away to touch And this mother's love inside me Hurts too much Prettily waving Playing on the sand Dreaming of everything Dancing Dancing in our hands Dancing Dancing Dizzy dizzy dizzy As I speak Like a tumbling cat I watch in fascination Like a vampire bat Don't do it don't do it Don't do it don't do it Don't give it away We'll use it up tomorrow If we don't use it today Rest your head Oh just put it outside All wrapped up in ribbons The night The dream The time love died We pushed it in our mouths Pushed it deep inside All wrapped up in ribbons The night The dream The time Love died The Walk -------- I called you after midnight Then ran until my heart burst I passed the howling woman And stood outside your door We walked around the lake And woke up in the rain And everyone turned over Troubled in their dreams again Visiting time is over And so we walk away And both play dead then cry out loud Why we always cry this way? I kissed you in the water And made your dry lips sing I saw you look Like a Japanese baby In an instant I remembered everything I called you after midnight Then ran until my heart burst I passed the howling woman And stood outside your door I kissed you in the water And made your dry lips sing I saw you look Like a Japanese baby In an instant I remembered everything The Upstairs Room ----------------- I love it all These games we play I close my eyes You run away I'm sure I asked you to stay But now you're gone And so I feel the grey Pulse in my head I turn off the lights and crawl into bed I try to think of sunshine But my body goes wet With the first crash of thunder I don't think I can know Anyone but you dear That's for sure When it gets to four It's my turn to go Oh the kiss So alcoholic and slow Arranging me for Saturday I thought you would know That I always sleep Alone I don't think I can know Anyone but you Dear That's for sure The upstairs room is cool and bright We can go up there in summer And dance all night Your sister started talking at a minute after ten So everyone jumped up And then fell over again In April you can join them And stare at me At the ghost from your past The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (c) 1987 All I Want --- - ---- Tonight I'm feeling like an animal Tonight I'm howling inside Tonight I'm feeling like an animal Tonight I'm going wild And all I want is to be with you again And all I want is to hold you like a dog And all I want is to be with you again With you again Just to hold you like a dog Tonight I'm screaming like an animal Tonight I'm losing control Tonight I'm screaming like an animal Tonight oh I'm getting so low And all I want is to be with you again And all I want is to hold you like a dog And all I want is to be with you again With you again Just to hold you like a dog That's all I want Catch ----- Yes I know who you remind me of A girl I think I used to know Yes I'd see her when the day got colder On those days when it felt like snow You know I even think that she stared like you She used to just stand there and stare And roll her eyes right up to heaven And make like I just wasn't there And she used to fall down a lot That girl was always falling Again and again And I used to sometimes try to catch her But I never even caught her name And sometimes we would spend the night Just rolling about on a floor And I remember Even though it felt soft at the time I always used to wake up sore You know I even think that she smiled like you She used to just stand there and smile And her eyes would go all sort of far away And stay like that for quite a while And I remember she used to fall down a lot That girl was always falling Again and again And I used to sometimes try to catch her But I never even caught her name Yes I sometimes even tried to catch her But I never even caught her name Fight ----- Sometimes there's nothing to feel Sometimes there's nothing to hold Sometimes there's no time to run away Sometimes you just feel so old The times it hurts when you cry The times it hurts just to breathe And then it all seems like there's no-one left And all you want is to sleep Fight fight fight Just push it away Fight fight fight Just push until it breaks Fight fight fight Don't cry at the pain Fight fight fight Or watch yourself burn again Fight fight fight Don't howl like a dog Fight fight Just fill up the sky Fight fight fight Fight til you drop Fight fight fight And never never Never stop Fight fight fight Fight fight fight So when the hurting starts And when the nightmares begin Remember you can fill up the sky You don't have to give in You don't have to give in Never give in Never give in Never give in Hey You!!! --- ------ Hey you!!! Yes you Yes you the one that looks like Christmas Come over here and kiss me Kiss me Hey you!!! Yes you Yes you the one that looks delirious Come over here and kiss me Kiss me Hot Hot Hot!!! --- --- ------ The first time I saw lightening strike I saw it underground Six deep feet below the street The sky came crashing down For a second that place was lost in space Then everything went black I left that basement burning And I never went back The second time I saw it strike I saw it at sea It lit up the fish like rain And rained then down on me For a second that boat was still afloat Then everything went black I left it underwater And I never went back Hey hey hey!!! But I like it when that lightening comes Hey hey hey!!! Yes I like it alot Hey hey hey!!! Yes I'm jumping like a jumping jack Dancing screaming itching squealing fevered Feeling hot hot hot!!! The third time I saw lightening strike It hit me in bed It threw me around And left me for dead For a second that room was on the moon Then everything went black I left that house on fire And I never went back Hey hey hey!!! But I like it when that lightening comes Hey hey hey!!! Yes I like it alot Hey hey hey!!! Yes I'm jumping like a jumping jack Dancing screaming itching squealing fevered Feeling hot hot hot!!! How Beautiful You Are --- --------- --- --- You want to know why I hate you? Well I'll try and explain... You remember that day in Paris When we wandered through the rain And promised to each other That we'd always think the same And dreamed that dream To be two souls as one And stopped just as the sun set And waited for the night Outside a glittering building Of glittering glass and burning light... And in the road before us Stood a weary greyish man Who held a child upon his back A small boy by the hand The three of them were dressed in rags And thinner than the air And all six eyes stared fixedly on you The father's eyes said "Beautiful! How beautiful you are!" The boy's eyes said "How beautiful! She shimmers like a star!" The childs eyes uttered nothing But a mute and utter joy And filled my heart with shame for us At the way we are I turned to look at you To read my thoughts upon your face And gazed so deep into your eyes So beautiful and strange Until you spoke And showed me understanding is a dream "I hate these people staring Make them go away from me!" The fathers eyes said "Beautiful! How beautiful you are!" The boys eyes said "How beautiful! She glitters like a star!" The child's eyes uttered joy And stilled my heart with sadness For the way we are And this is why I hate you And how I understand That no-one ever knows or loves another Or loves another Icing Sugar ----- ----- Your delicious Dreaming Slack jawed Green eyed Rub my nose in Icing sugar Smooth as When this cold and deadly Blade Kissed the fruit So soft And gently breathing Under your skin Oh I'll empty you I'll empty you As empty as a boy can be As empty As a boy can be If Only Tonight We Could Sleep -- ---- ------- -- ----- ----- If only tonight we could sleep In a bed made of flowers If only tonight we could fall In a deathless spell If only tonight we could slide Into deep black water And breathe And breathe... Then an angel would come With burning eyes like stars And bury us deep In his velvet arms And the rain would cry As our faces slipped away And the rain would cry Don't let it end... Just Like Heaven ---- ---- ------ "Show me how you do that trick The one that makes me scream" she said "The one that makes me laugh" she said And threw her arms around my neck "Show me how you do it And I promise you I promise that I'll run away with you I'll run away with you" Spinning on that dizzy edge I kissed her face and kissed her head And dreamed of all the different ways I had To make her glow "Why are you so far away?" she said "Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you That I'm in love with you" You Soft and only You Lost and lonely You Strange as angels Dancing in the deepest oceans Twisting in the water You're just like a dream Daylight licked me into shape I must have been asleep for days And moving lips to breathe her name I opened up my eyes And found myself alone alone Alone above a raging sea That stole the only girl I loved And drowned her deep inside of me You Soft and only You Lost and lonely You Just like heaven Like Cockatoos ---- --------- She walked out of her house And looked around At all the gardens that looked Back at her house (Like all the faces That quiz when you smile...) And he was standing At the corner Where the road turned dark A part of shiny wet Like blood the rain fell Black down on the street And kissed his feet she fell Her head an inch away from heaven And her face pressed tight And all around the night sang out Like cockatoos "There are a thousand things" he said "I'll never say those things to you again" And turning on his heel He left a trace of bubbles Bleeding in his stead And in her head A picture of a boy who left her Lonely in the rain (And all around the night sang out like cockatoos) One More Time --- ---- ---- I'd love to touch the sky tonight I'd love to touch the sky So take me in your arms And lift me like a child And hold me up so high And never let me go Take me Take me in your arms tonight Hold me Hold me up so high And never let me down Hold me Hold me up so high To touch the sky Just one more time Take me in your arms tonight Take me in your arms Just one more time Just one more time Just one more time The Perfect Girl --- ------- ---- You're such a strange girl I think you come from another world You're such a strange girl I really don't understand a word You're such a strange girl I'd like to shake you around and around You're such a strange girl I'd like To turn you All upside down You're such a Strange girl The way you look like you do You're such a strange girl I want To be with you I think I'm falling I think I'm falling in I think I'm falling in love with you With you Shiver and Shake ------ --- ----- You're just a waste of time You're just a babbling face You're just three sick holes that run like sores You're a fucking waste You're like a slug on the girl Oh you're useless and ugly And useless and ugly And I shiver and shake When I think of how you make me hate I want to smash you to pieces I want to smash you up and screaming I want to smash you helpless Down on the floor Smash you until you're not here anymore And I shiver and shake Shiver and shake The Kiss --- ---- Kiss me kiss me kiss me Your tongue is like poison So swollen it fills up my mouth Love me love me love me You nail me to the floor And push my guts all inside out Get it out get it out get it out Get your fucking voice Out of my head I never wanted this I never wanted any of this I wish you were dead I wish you were dead I never wanted any of this I wish you were dead Dead Dead Dead The Snakepit --- -------- Well we're a mile under the ground And I'm thinking that it's Christmas And I'm kissing you hard Like I've got very important business And no-one knows And no-one sees us Because they're drinking themselves senseless And I'm writhing And I'm writhing And I'm writhing in the snakepit Well I'm out in a car And it's just full of stupid girls And I've forgotten how to speak And I just can't remember a word And my eyes feel like they're bursting And they're splitting like plums And I'm writhing And I'm writhing And I'm writhing in the snakepit A Thousand Hours - -------- ----- For how much longer can I howl into this wind? For how much longer Can I cry like this? A thousand wasted hours a day Just to feel my heart for a second A thousand hours just thrown away Just to feel my heart for a second For how much longer can I howl into this wind? Torture ------- I'm in the room without a light The room without a view I'm here for one more treacherous night Another night with you It tortures me to move my hands To try to move at all And pulled My skin so tight it screams And screams and screams And pulls some more Hanging like this Like a vampire bat Hanging like this Hanging on your back I'm helpless again My body is cut and broken It's shattered and sore My body is cut wide open I can't stand anymore It tortures me to move my hands To try to move at all And pulled My skin so tight screams And screams and screams And screams some more Hanging like this Like a vampire bat Hanging like this hanging on your back Oh it's torture And I'm almost there It's torture But I'm almost there It's torture But I'm almost there It's torture But I'm almost there Why Can't I Be You? --- ----- - -- ---- You're so gorgeous I'll do anything I'll kiss you from your feet To where your head begins You're so perfect you're so right as rain You make me Make me hungry again Everything you do is irresistable Everything you do is simply kissable Why can't I be you? I'll run around in circles Til I run out of breath I'll eat you all up Or I'll just hug you to death You're so wonderful Too good to be true You make me Make me hungry for you Everything you do is simply delicate Everything you do is quite angelicate Why can't I be you? You turn my head when you turn around You turn the whole world upside down I'm smitten I'm bitten I'm hooked I'm cooked I'm stuck like glue You make me Make me hungry for you Everything you do is simply dreamy Everything you do is quite delicious Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you? Why can't I be you? You're simply elegant!!! The Cure (Stuff not on Albums) 2 Late ------ So I'll wait for you Where I always wait Behind the signs that sell the news I'll watch for you like yesterday And hope for you One day that once Spent out on me And up 'til late I search for you Your hat pushed straight Away from me Your measured step Heads up you win Always too late If I could just once catch your eye Invisible against the words That hold you down in solitude And never let you go The way that every time My eyes just close Like lids of wooden men in file I put you under rainy day Your hat's all off And I'm gone away Babble ------ Nothing ever changes Nothing ever moves I swim around in circles In the same old lifeless room And talk about the mirror man The whispers in my ear again The hot and sticky pillow man Is smothering my face again Nothing ever changes Nothing ever moves And I run around hysterical In dead persistent gloom And babble out in simile Like dog-head-monkey-music me Shut up shut up shut up shut up Shut up!!! And let me breathe... Breathe ------- Breathe Breathe on me Be like you used to be Breathe on me Move in me Be like you used to be Move in me Move in me Be with me Be like you used to be With me With me Chain Of Flowers ---------------- Please wake up It's so dark and cold Please wake up I feel so alone And I feel so scared That you're going away And I feel so scared... All I want is summer Stories from before Just like the day you tried to hide Behind the churchyard wall And fell asleep before I came I found you In a chain of flowers Sleeping like a marble girl Sleeping in another world... I'll never tell you Of all the different ways You make me so afraid... Charlotte Sometimes ------------------- All the faces All the voices blur Change to one face Change to one voice Prepare yourself for bed The light seems bright And glares on white walls All the sounds of Charlotte sometimes Into the night With Charlotte sometimes Night after night she lay alone in bed Her eyes so open to the dark The streets all looked so strange They seemed so far away But Charlotte sometimes did not cry The people seemed so close Playing expressionless games The people seemed so close So close So many Other names Sometimes I'm dreaming Where all the other people dance Sometimes I'm dreaming Charlotte Sometimes Sometimes I'm dreaming Expressionless the trance Sometimes I'm dreaming So many different names Sometimes I'm dreaming The sounds all stay the same Sometimes I'm dreaming She hopes to open shadowed eyes On a different world Come to me Scared princess Charlotte sometimes On that bleak track (See the sun is gone again) The tears were pouring down her face She was crying and crying for a girl Who died so many years before... Sometimes I dream Where all the people dance Sometimes I dream Charlotte sometimes Sometimes I dream The sounds all stay the same Sometimes I'm dreaming There are so many different names Sometimes I dream Sometimes I dream... Charlotte sometimes crying for herself Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself But it's always with love With so much love it looks like Everything else Of Charlotte sometimes So far away Glass sealed and pretty Charlotte sometimes Do the hansa -- --- ----- Ein zwei drei vier Steve oh yeah Platinum all the way Do the hansa Do the hansa Etc etc The Exploding Boy ----------------- I couldn't hear a word you said I couldn't hear at all You talked until your tongue fell out And then you talked some more I knew if I turned I'd turn away from you And I couldn't look back Tell yourself we'll start again Tell yourself it's not the end Tell yourself it couldn't happen Not this way Not today Fear Of Ghosts -------------- Like a feeling that I'm down Down inside my heart Like I'm looking out through Splitting bloodred Windows in my heart >From a higher up than heaven And a harder down than stone Shake the fear that always clawing Pulls me clawing down alone As I spitting splitting bloodred Breaking windows in my heart And the past is taunting Fear of ghosts Is forcing me apart And the further I get >From the things that I care about The less I care about How much further away I get... I am lost again With everything gone And more alone Than I have ever been I expect you to understand To feel it too But I know that even if you will You cannot ever help me Nor can I Ever help you A Few Hours After This... ------------------------- The look before I go Is the look for you You only have to look and it will all come true And we can fall outside Into the fizzy night Or pull me down in here You know it's all the same I only want to see if you are happy again Or we can roll around And find out upside down A few hours after this and we're apart again Like two white checks Like opposite poles In a secret game (like nothing like these I suppose...) I really should have known by the cut of your smile That the answer would be simple It still took you awhile to get it out of me I thought you'd do it easily Just put your hands around my heart And squeeze me until I'm dry I never thought you'd ever start to ever ask me why I never saw you again Happy the Man ------------- I'll never understand (Come closer and I'll whisper) Who was that standing in the rain? If only I could remember What he said (And how it all began) Happy the man With the face that smiles But it has to have a name (Something strong, something faithful, something pure) How does he look so safe? He'll never Never turn away Happy the man Heroin Face ----------- Spit out the shout of a warning Death is an honour with doubts So you live in the end And you mistrust the start Because you don't think it counts But you'll pay for yourself You'll pay for yourself You're just a heroin face You see a heroin face in the mirror And someone is clutching your breath And you believe in the needle of night You're only doing your best But you'll pay for yourself You'll pay for yourself You believe in the needle of night And someone is cluthing your breath So you mistrust the start By always running away But you'll never come back You're just a heroin face Heroin face I'm Cold -------- You're begging me to stay But I'm laughing in your face You're so desperate Not to let those years of care All go to waste But it was you who wanted love Not romance You have to pay the price My body may be made of fire But my soul is made of ice I'm me I'm cold I'm cold I'm told I'd love to love you girl But my body Has just been sold A Japanese Dream ---------------- I'm going back to the land of the blind Back to the land where the sun never shines I'm going back there and I'm hoping to find Everything just as it was before I left it all behind I slept at nights there hysterically Twisted and turned But I just couldn't get free Opened my eyes But I still couldn't see But I could feel her China white girl So I get down on the floor Like I am worshipping god Burning like a monkey I get down on the floor Like I am praying to the lord Burning like a monkey Mmmmmm that was a Japanese dream alright The sound of the storm And the flickering light And the way that her scent used to fill up the night like... Like her scent used to fill up the night So I get down on the floor Like I am worshipping god Burning like a monkey I get down on the floor Like I am praying to the lord Burning like a monkey Just look at me now Just look at me this way It looks like I am quite insane It looks like I am trying to eat off my face It looks like I'm going to the land of the blind anyway Back where the sun never shines Back to the land of the blind Back in a Japanese dream A Man Inside My Mouth --------------------- I woke up at seven and my body was vibrating I was wrapped up in a blanket I was grey Damp and sore The bedroom was an engine and my heartbeat was erratic (like I think I'm at the racing Like the night before) I remember one girl standing One was sitting on the ground One was holding me up The other pulling me down And I couldn't decide which one was real Because there wasn't a sound (Like I was pregnant again...) "Don't move don't blink don't even breathe" she said "Or the photograph will spoil And cut you off at the head" So I was sucking I was suncking like a fat lady would But I couldn't hold it down another second (Bleagh!) "Don't twitch don't shout don't think don't even breathe" she said "Or the photograph will spoil and cut you off at the head" So I was sweating I was sweating like a fat lady would And I woke up With a man inside my mouth (This won't hurt at all) New Day ------- New day In heaven the ground is waiting For the dust The seed My love once more I shout New day Hold the air and gasp in life This solid dance This cold cold night Is gone The dark heat throbs The fools sweat swims The hazy light The deadly sins Are gone Crack the stone Invade my head Dropping honey dropping dead again The silence shouts Across the gap Another dreaming Love me again Shout. Out of Mind ----------- I've been up for days And I feel like a menagerie I'm scratching 'til I bleed And I keep on seeing Imaginary lemurs In the street In the middle of the day But as long as I can breathe Then I know I'll be OK I'll be alright I'm out of mind I'm out of sight I'm out of sight I've been up for days And I feel like a laboratory rat Inside a maze And I reel in the monotony of Screaming At the moon In the middle of the day But as long as I can see it Then I know I'll be ok I'll be fine I'm out of sight I'm completely out of mind Completely out of mind OK Alright Come and watch me shake tonight Mouth wide Soft and bright Bite my hand and scream OK Alright Come and watch me break tonight Push deep Out of sight Bite my hand and hold on tight... Pillbox Tales ------------- Electric line Racing time Fire down the wall Spinning around The killing ground It makes you look so small Henna years The stinging tears Flesh on the railway track The screaming queen On the TV screen Is never coming back Don't suffer no more Just step inside and listen Listen to my pillbox tales Your special days Your winning ways You're living out the past You're lying lies And tying ties And running much too fast But you feel so sick If you run too quick And wishing every day Wishing you were years away Don't suffer no more Just step inside and listen Listen to my pillbox tales Mr. Pink Eyes ------------- You look so cool Oh I don't think Just fall over be like me Mr. Pink Eyes Your mind is blank And mine's away Oh you can't see You can't smell Mr. Pink Eyes It's got to be jazz That's what she wants You are so vile Mr. Pink Eyes Oh give me a look Give me a look Or sit on my head Or jump on my foot Do something Snow in Summer -------------- High up on this mountain The whole world looks so small And all the rivers Run away Slipping in your deep green heart I drink you as I swim And I'm sliding And I'm sliding with you Slide beneath my skin Sleek and deep And salty sweet You open up in me Just like the snow in summer High up on this mountain The whole world looks so small And all the rivers Run away Slipping in your soft white heart I drink you as I swim And I'm falling And I'm falling with you Fall beneath my skin Sleek and deep And salty sweet You come And close in me Just like the snow in summer Just like the snow in summer As it melts Into the sea Splintered in her Head ---------------------- Shape is still Asleep With the toys As tall as men The pictures in the hallway Turning inside Whispers Unseen Jumping against the sky Slipping away He looks For the last time... Stop Dead --------- Let me forget let me forget Or let me go let me go I'll keep it quiet as a whisper I'll keep it low low low Never The biggest word I ever heard Stop dead Stop dead You're getting too close Before you even opened your eyes I moved about a million ways I killed about a million people And filled about half a day Before you even opened your eyes You had to have to ask me who I love it I mean you My face was in your hands You looked into my eyes You said I tasted right And swallowed me alive Sugar Girl ---------- Oh I wish I could find it funny You laughing like that But instead I change into a rage And run around Without a face I wish I could find it funny When you never came back But I don't suppose I'll ever know The how to keep you Goodbye sugar girl Goodbye sugar girl Throw Your Foot --------------- It's funny how your face gets bigger Gets bigger in this atmosphere And your mouth goes dry With every move you try It's so funny here Jumping around -- click click click When you're so slow It's like the world is stopping Fifteen times I try this And every time I faint You look at me and Start to tell the joke About the man who couldn't stop Hiccupping It would be so perfect If you would just fall out the window Throw your foot away You're tired and your face is grey Like the sad old fool You groove Hey hey hey The Cure Pornography (c) 1982 Cold ---- Scarred Your back was turned Curled like an embryo Take another face You will be kissed again I was cold as I mouthed the words And crawled across the mirror I wait Await the next breath Your name Like ice into my heart A shallow grave A monument to the ruined age Ice in my eyes And eyes like ice don't move Screaming at the moon Another past time Your name Like ice into my heart Everything as cold as life Can no one save you? Everything As cold as silence And you never say a word Your name Like ice into my heart Your name Like ice into my heart The Figurehead --- ---------- Sharp and open Leave me alone And sleeping less every night As the days become heavier and weighted Waiting In the cold light A noise A scream tears my clothes as the figurines tighten With spiders inside them And dust on the lips of a vision of hell I laughed in the mirror for the first time in a year A hundred other words blind me with your purity Like an old painted doll in the throes of dance I think about tomorrow Please let me sleep As I slip down the window Freshly squashed fly You mean nothing You mean nothing I can lose myself in Chinese art and American girls All the time Lose me in the dark Please do it right Run into the night I will lose myself tomorrow Crimson pain My heart explodes My memory in a fire And someone will listen At least for a short while I can never say no to anyone but you Too many secrets Too many lies Writhing with hatred Too many secrets Please make it good tonight But the same image haunts me In sequence In despair of time I will never be clean again I touched her eyes Pressed my stained face I will never be clean again Touch her eyes Press my stained face I will never be clean again I will never be clean again I will never be clean again I will never be clean again The Hanging Garden --- ------- ------ Creatures kissing in the rain Shapeless in the dark again In the hanging garden Please don't speak In the hanging garden No one sleeps In the hanging garden In the hanging garden Catching haloes on the moon Gives my hands the shapes of angels In the heat of the night The animals scream In the heat of the night Walking into a dream . . . Fall fall fall fall Into the walls Jump jump out of time Fall fall fall fall Out of the sky Cover my face as the animals cry In the hanging garden In the hanging garden Creatures kissing in the rain Shapeless in the dark again In a hanging garden Change the past In a hanging garden Wearing furs And masks Fall fall fall fall Into the walls Jump jump out of time Fall fall fall fall Out of the sky Cover my face as the animals die In the hanging garden As the animals die Cover my face as the animals die In the hanging garden One Hundred Years --- ------- ----- It doesn't matter if we all die Ambition in the back of a black car In a high building there is so much to do Going home time A story on the radio Something small falls out of your mouth And we laugh A prayer for something better A prayer For something better Please love me Meet my mother But the fear takes hold Creeping up the stairs in the dark Waiting for the death blow Waiting for the death blow Waiting for the death blow Stroking your hair as the patriots are shot Fighting for freedom on television Sharing the world with slaughtered pigs Have we got everything? She struggles to get away . . . The pain And the creeping feeling A little black haired girl Waiting for Saturday The death of her father pushing her Pushing her white face into the mirror Aching inside me And turn me round Just like the old days Just like the old days Just like the old days Just like the old days Caressing an old man And painting a lifeless face Just a piece of new meat in a clean room The soldiers close in under a yellow moon All shadows and deliverance Under a black flag A hundred years of blood Crimson The ribbon tightens round my throat I open my mouth And my head bursts open A sound like a tiger thrashing in the water Thrashing in the water Over and over We die one after the other Over and over We die one after the other One after the other One after the other One after the other One after the other It feels like a hundred years A hundred years A hundred years A hundred years A hundred years One hundred years Pornography ----------- A hand in my mouth A life spills into the flowers We all look so perfect As we all fall down In an electric glare The old man cracks with age She found his last picture In the ashes of the fire An image of the queen Echoes round the sweating bed Sour yellow sounds inside my head In books And films And in life And in heaven The sound of slaughter As your body turns But it's too late But it's too late One more day like today and I'll kill you A desire for flesh And real blood I'll watch you drown in the shower Pushing my life through your open eyes I must fight this sickness Find a cure I must fight this sickness A Short Term Effect - ----- ---- ------ Movement No movement Just a falling bird Cold as it hits the bleeding ground He lived and died Catch sight Cover me with earth Draped in black Static White sound A day without substance A change of thought An atmosphere that rots with time Colours that flicker in water A short term effect Scream As she tries to push him over Helpless and sick With teeth of madness Jump jump dance and sing Sideways across the desert A charcoal face Bites my hand Time is sweet Derange and disengage everything A day without substance A change of thought The atmosphere rots with time Colours that flicker in water A short term effect A short term effect A short term effect An echo And a stranger's hand A short term effect An echo And a stranger's hand A short term effect Siamese Twins ------- ----- I chose an eternity of this Like falling angels The world disappeared Laughing into the fire Is it always like this? Flesh and blood and the first kiss The first colours The first kiss We writhed under a red light Voodoo smile Siamese twins A girl at the window looks at me for an hour Then everything falls apart Broken inside me It falls apart The walls and the ceiling move in time Push a blade into my hands Slowly up the stairs And into the room Is it always like this? Dancing in my pocket Worms eat my skin She glows and grows With arms outstretched Her legs around me In the morning I cried Leave me to die You won't remember my voice I walked away and grew old You never talk We never smile I scream You're nothing I don't need you any more You're nothing It fades and spins Fades and spins Sing out loud We all die Laughing into the fire Is it always like this? Is it always like this? Is it always like this? A Strange Day - ------- --- Give me your eyes That I might see the blind man kissing my hands The sun is humming My head turns to dust as he plays on his knees As he plays on his knees And the sand And the sea grows I close my eyes Move slowly through drowning waves Going away on a strange day And I laugh as I drift in the wind Blind Dancing on a beach of stone Cherish the faces as they wait for the end Sudden hush across the water And we're here again And the sand And the sea grows I close my eyes Move slowly through drowning waves Going away On a strange day My head falls backs And the walls crash down And the sky And the impossible Explode Held for one moment I remember a song An impression of sound Then everything is gone Forever A strange day A strange day The Cure Seventeen Seconds (c) 1980 A Forest - ------ Come closer and see See into the trees Find the girl If you can Come closer and see See into the dark Just follow your eyes Just follow your eyes I hear her voice Calling my name The sound is deep In the dark I hear her voice And start to run Into the trees Into the trees Into the trees Suddenly I stop But I know it's too late I'm lost in a forest All alone The girl was never there It's always the same I'm running towards nothing Again and again and again and again At Night -- ----- Sunk deep in the night I sink in the night Standing alone underneath the sky I feel the chill of ice On my face I watch the hours go by The hours go by You sleep Sleep in a safe bed Curled and protected Protected from sight Under a safe roof Deep in your house Unaware of the changes at night At night I hear the darkness breathe I sense the quiet despair Listen to the silence At night Someone has to be there Someone has to be there Someone must be there In Your House -- ---- ----- I play at night in your house I live another life Pretending to swim In your house I change the time in your house The hours I take Go so slow ... I hear no sound in your house Silence In the empty rooms I drown at night in your house Pretending to swim Pretending to swim M - Hello image Sing me a line from your favourite song Twist and turn But you're trapped in the light All the directions were wrong You'll fall in love with somebody else Tonight Help yourself But tell me the words Before you fade away You reveal all the secrets To remember the end And escape someday You'll fall in love with somebody else Again tonight Take a step You move in time But it's always back ... The reasons are clear Your face is drawn And ready for the next attack Play For Today ---- --- ----- It's not a case of doing what's right It's just the way I feel that matters Tell me I'm wrong I don't really care It's not a case of share and share alike I take what I require I don't understand ... You say it's not fair You expect me to act Like a lover Consider my moves And deserve the reward To hold you in my arms And wait And wait And wait For something to happen It's not a case of telling the truth Some lines just fit the situation Call me a liar You would anyway It's not a case of aiming to please You know you're always crying It's just your part In the play for today Secrets ------- Secrets Share with another girl Talking all night in a room All night Everything slowing down I wish I was yours ... Strangers Nobody knows we love I catch your eyes in the dark One look relives the memory Remember me The way I used to be Seventeen Seconds --------- ------- Time slips away And the light begins to fade And everything is quiet now Feeling is gone And the picture disappears And everything is cold now The dream had to end The wish never came true And the girl Starts to sing Seventeen seconds A measure of life Seventeen seconds The Cure Three Imaginary Boys (c) 1979 10.15 Saturday Night ----- -------- ----- 10.15 Saturday night And the tap drips Under the strip light And I'm sitting In the kitchen sink And the tap drips Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip Waiting For the telephone to ring And I'm wondering Where she's been And I'm crying For yesterday And the tap drips Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip It's always the same Accuracy -------- We sit in the same room Side by side I give you the wrong lines Feed you Accuracy Accuracy Look into my eyes We both smile I could kill you Without trying That's accuracy Accuracy Accuracy ... Accuracy Accuracy Practice all day for accuracy Mirror mirror on the wall Another Day ------- --- The sun rises slowly On another day The eastern sky grows Cold Winter in water colours Shades of grey Something Something holds me Holds me hypnotized I stare at the window Stare at the window Waiting for the day To go Winter in water colours Shades of grey Fire in Cairo ---- -- ----- Slowly fading blue The eastern hollows catch The dying sun Night-time follows Silence and black Mirror pool mirrors The lonely place Where I meet you See your head In the fading light And through the dark Your eyes shine bright And burn Like fire Burn like fire in Cairo Burn like fire Burn like fire in Cairo Shifting crimson veil Silken hips slide Under my hand Swollen lips whisper My name And I yearn You take me in your arms And start to burn FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO Then the heat disappears And the mirage Fades away FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO FIREINCAIRO Burn like a fire in Cairo Burn like a Fire Blaze like a fire in Cairo Blaze like a Fire Flare Burn like fire Burn like Fire in Cairo Grinding Halt -------- ---- No light No people No speak No people No cars No people No food No people Stopped Short Grinding halt Everything's coming to a griding halt No sound No people No clocks No people No fine No people No me No people Stopped Short Grinding halt Everything's coming to a griding halt Everything's coming to a griding halt Slow down Slow down No people Slow down Everything's coming to a Everything's coming to a Everything's coming to a Everything's coming to a It's Not You ---- --- --- You wear your smile Like it was going out of fashion Dress to inflame But douse any ideas of passion You carry your love in a trinket Hanging round your throat Always inviting Always exciting But I must not take off my coat Well I'm tired of hanging around I want somebody new I'm not sure who I've got in mind But I know That it's not you That it's not you You ask me questions That I never wanted to hear I am the only one Just until you finish this year I would murder you If I had the alibi Here in my hand And you just laugh 'cause you don't understand That I'm tired of hanging around I want somebody new I'm not sure Who I've got in mind But I know that it's not you It's not you It's not you It's not you It's not you It's not you No it's not you That it's not you It's not you It's not you Meathook -------- I went into the butchers I said wanted wanted wanted some Meat Pass Me some of that steak over there It looks so Sweet I lost my heart to a meathook That butcher man was some Lady He really stole my heart He hung me up on his meathook A real piece of Slaughterhouse art I lost my heart to a meathook There's a meathook in my heart Tearing me all apart Ripping out my insides But I just can't get away I can't leave my Meathook Lost my heart to a meathook Lost my heart to a meathook Meathook Object ------ You know you turn me on Eyes so white and legs so long But don't try to talk to me I won't listen to your lies You're just an object in my eyes You're just an object in my eyes Sophisticated smile You seduce in such fine style But don't try to fool me 'cause I can see through your disguise You're just an object in my eyes You're just an object in my eyes But I don't mind I just don't care I've got no objection To you touching me there Object object Object object Object object Object object You know just what to do Lick your lips And I want you But don't try to hold me 'cause I don't want any ties You're just an object in my eyes You're just an object in my eyes But I don't mind I just don't care I've got no objections To you touching me there You're just an object object Object object You're just an object So What? -- ----- Cake icing and decorating set Special offer Only 3 pound 30 Save 1 pound 52 on recommended retail price Give your cakes and pies a professional look With this superb Decorating set I'm not meant to be here But so what? And nobody's Nobody's taken your place Nobody's taken your place Each set includes A turntable A nine inch icing bag With six high definition nozzles and adaptor With a fifteen inch food decorating bag With three piping nozzles Please send off this leaflet Post it today And if you knew Nothing could replace you If you were sane Your heart wouldn't ache But so what? So what? So what? Order now Allow twenty one days For deliver This offer closes 31st December 1979 British sugar bureau When I told you what I And I And I wouldn't ask you to pretend That we were one And still another time Forget all the lies forgive me the wounds And all the world was used to love And yes we'd still be happy in another time But so what? So what? So please send me icing and decorating sets I enclose a cheque and postal order number So what? So what? Subway Song ------ ---- Midnight in the subway She's on her way home She tries hard not to run But she feels she's not alone Echoes of footsteps Follow close behind But she dare not turn around Turn around Three Imaginary Boys ----- --------- ---- Walk across the garden In the footsteps of my shadow See the lights out No one's home In amongst the statues Stare at nothing in The garden moves Can you help me? Close my eyes And hold so tightly Scared of what the morning brings Waiting for tomorrow Never comes Deep inside The empty feeling All the night time leaves me Three imaginary boys Slipping through the door Hear my heart beats in the hallway Echoes Round and round Inside my head Drifting up the stairs I see the steps behind me Disappearing Can you help me? Close my eyes And hold so tightly Scared of what the morning brings Waiting for tomorrow Never comes Deep inside The empty feeling All the night time leaves me Three imaginary boys sing in my Sleep sweet child The moon will change your mind See the cracked reflection Standing still Before the bedroom mirror Over my shoulder But no one's there Whispers in the silence Pressing close behind me Pressing close behind Can you help me? Can you help me? Can you help me? The Cure The Top (c) 1984 Bananafishbones --------------- Curl into a ball like you have more fun That would make it faster Why do you do it do you act like you?... Don't fight Go red and blue and black and white Sell this sell this Or leave it senseless like a suck on a gun? Put a piece of metal in your head you said Make you dead Make you hippa hippa hippa hippa A palace of stones Of your bananafish bones I'll buy you a hundred years old To celebrate our difference Theorise and talk yourself Until you're tired and old Disappear everywhere and watch me Pull my lips apart Exploit inspire encourage Be responsible for this Ha ha I don't think I don't think I make use of all this time Oh kill me kiss me once And then we'll throw it away And then we'll throw it away Turn off the lights And tell me about the games you play Bird Mad Girl ---- --- ---- This girl has got a smile That can make me cry This girl just burns with love She's burning burning deep outside Night time night time Sets my house on fire I'll turn into the melting man I'll lose my life To feel I feel desire Oh I should feel Like a polar bear Like a polar bear It's impossible She flies outside this cage Singing girl-mad words I keep her dark thoughts deep inside As black as stone As mad as birds Wild wild wild And never turn away Sends me all her love She sends me everything She sends me everywhere Oh I could be A polar bear Oh I could be A polar bear But it's impossible I try to talk The sky goes red I forget So fill my head With some of this Some of that Some of every word she said Oh I should be A polar bear But it's imposible The Caterpillar --- ----------- Flicka flicka flicka Here you are Cata cata cata Caterpillar girl Flowing in And filling up my hopeless heart Oh never never go Dust my lemon lies With powder pink and sweet The day I stop Is the day you change And fly away from me You flicker And you're beautiful You glow inside my head You hold me hynotized I'm mesmerized Your flames The flames that kiss me dead Dressing Up -------- -- Going under slowly It never seems too late Going under so slow Dressing up to kiss Dressing up to touch all this I'm dressing up to dance all week I'm dressing up to sleep Dressing up to kiss Dressing up to be all this I could eat your face I could eat all of you Oh this night will never let me go... Going under slowly Never seems too late Going under slow You'll pick me up again The Empty World --- ----- ----- As stiff as toys And tall as men And swaying like the wind torn trees She talked about the empty world With eyes like poison birds She talked about the armies That marched inside her head And how they made her dreams go bad But oh how happy she was How proud she was To be fighting in the war In the empty world Give Me It ---- -- -- Get away from me Get your fingers out of my face This room's so hot This room's so hot I break the walls Get away from me Leave me alone Like the pig on the stairs Hanging In a groovy purple shirt Gasping for air I'm gasping for air I'm gasping for love I'm gasping for air Slit the cats like cheese Then eat the sweet sticky things Suck harder suck harder Suck your insides insides out Blood thick swimming round your feet As you're choking Choking Choking on the fleshy words Give me it give me it give me it Deaden my glassy mind Give me it give me it give me it Make me blind One step back and one step down And slip the needles in my side My head is cold My hands are cold My heart is cold My heart is black And stops every fucking night Every night I wait until it stops Sing birds sing birds sing birds sing Get away Piggy in the Mirror ----- -- --- ------ Shapes in the drink like christ Cracks in the pale blue wall I'm walking slowly and quickly but Always away Twisting twisting to the floor Flowers in your mouth and the same dry Song the routine from laughter land 16 white legs and a row of teeth I watch you in secrecy Your dying for the hope is gone >From here we go nowhere again I'm trapped in my face and I'm changing Too much I can't climb out the way I fell in Jump with me For that old forgotten dance The midnight sun will burn you up Your life is cold Your life is hot Your life's too much for words These occasions are such a relief Another point another view to send We start to talk And it's all so safe I feed you in my dreams Footsteps on a wire High above my head The stain reveals my real intention I'm the waiting beast I'm the twisted nerve As I dance dance Back to the body in my bed Look at the piggy Piggy in the mirror Shake Dog Shake ----- --- ----- Ha ha ha Wake up in the dark The after-taste of anger in the back of my mouth Spit it on the wall And cough some more And scrape my skin with razor blades And make up in the new blood And try to look so good Follow me Make up in the new blood And follow me to where the real fun is Ha ha ha As stale and selfish as a sick dog Spurning sex like an animal of god I'll tear your red hair by the roots And hold you blazing Hold you cherished in the dead electric light Your face I'll never see you this way again I captured it so perfectly As if I knew you'd disappear away Shake shake shake shake Shake shake shake shake Shake dog shake Shake shake shake shake Shake shake shake shake Shake dog shake You hit me again You howl and hit me again The same sharp pain Wakes me in the dark And cuts me from my throat to my pounding heart My heart My shaking heart My howl my shake dog Oh shake dog shake Shake shake Shake dog shake But we slept all night in the virgin's bed And dreamed of death And breathed like sick dogs We slept all night in the virgin's bed And breathed like death And dreamed of sick dogs Shake shake Shake dog shake Wake up wake up wake up Shake dog shake Wake up wake up wake up Shake dog shake Wake up in the new blood Make up in the new blood Shake up in the new blood And follow me to where the real fun is Shake dog shake The Top --- --- I don't care If only I could say that And not feel so sick and scared I don't care If only I could say that If only my eyes would close It's jesus brilliant You used to laugh Walking these gorgeous blocks This top is the place Where nobody goes You just imagine You just imagine it all Every day I lie here And know that it's true All I really want is you Please come back Please come back Like all the other ones do Please come back All of you Wailing Wall ------- ---- The holy city breathed Like a dying man It moved with hopeful tears With the tears of the blind And on and on as the night drew in Through broken streets That sucked me in My feet were bare and cut with stones With walking to the promised land I pushed through crowds Through seas of prayer Through twisting hands and choking air A vulture at the wailing wall I circled Waiting X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X Another file downloaded from: The NIRVANAnet(tm) Seven & the Temple of the Screaming Electron Taipan Enigma 510/935-5845 Burn This Flag Zardoz 408/363-9766 realitycheck Poindexter Fortran 510/527-1662 Lies Unlimited Mick Freen 801/278-2699 The New Dork Sublime Biffnix 415/864-DORK The Shrine Rif Raf 206/794-6674 Planet Mirth Simon Jester 510/786-6560 "Raw Data for Raw Nerves" X-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-X

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