The Cure Lyrics


The Cure Lyrics

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From the Album 4:13 Dream (2008) (buy at amazon.com)
4:13 Dream


From the Single The Only One (2008) (buy at amazon.com)

The Only One
The Only One (Mix 13)
NY Trip


From the Album The Cure (2004) (buy at amazon.com)
The Cure


From the Album Join The Dots: B-Sides And Rarities, 1978-2001 (2004) (buy at amazon.com)
Join The Dots: B-Sides And Rarities, 1978-2001
10:15 Saturday Night
Plastic Passion
Pillbox Tales
Do The Hansa
I'm Cold
Another Journey By Train
Descent
Splintered In Her Head
Lament
Just One Kiss
The Dream
The Upstairs Room
Speak My Language
Mr. Pink Eyes
Happy The Man
Throw Your Foot
New Day
The Exploding Boy
A Few Hours After This...
A Man Inside My Mouth
Stop Dead
A Japanese Dream
Breathe
A Chain Of Flowers
Snow In Summer
Sugar Girl
Icing Sugar
Hey You!!!
How Beautiful You Are...
To The Sky
Babble
Out Of Mind
2 Late
Fear Of Ghosts
Hello, I Love You
Harold And Joe
Just Like Heaven
This Twilight Garden
Play
Halo
Scared As You
The Big Hand
A Foolish Arrangement
Doing The Unstuck
Purple Haze
Burn
Young Americans
Dredd Song
It Used To Be Me
Ocean
Adonais
Home
Waiting...
A Pink Dream
This Is A Lie
Wrong Number
More Than This
World In My Eyes
Possession
Out Of This World
Maybe Someday
Coming Up
Signal To Noise
Just Say Yes
A Forest


From the Album Bloodflowers (2000) (buy at amazon.com)
Bloodflowers


From the Album Galore (1997) (buy at amazon.com)
Galore


From the Album Wild Mood Swings (1996) (buy at amazon.com)
Wild Mood Swings


From the Album Show (Live) (1993) (buy at amazon.com)
Show
A Night Like This
Cut
Doing the Unstuck
End
Friday I'm In Love
From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
High
Inbetween Days
Just Like Heaven
Lullaby
Never Enough
Open
Pictures of You
Trust


From the Album Paris (Live) (1993) (buy at amazon.com)
Paris (Live)
A Letter to Elise
Apart
At Night
Catch
Charlotte Sometimes
Close to Me
Dressing Up
In Your House
Love Song
One Hundred Years
Play for Today
The Figurehead


From the Album Wish (1992) (buy at amazon.com)
Wish


From the Album Mixed Up (1990) (buy at amazon.com)
Mixed Up
Lullaby
Close To Me
Fascination Street
The Walk
Lovesong
A Forest
Pictures Of You
Hot Hot Hot!!!
Why Can't I Be You?
The Caterpillar
Inbetween Days
Never Enough


From the Album Disintegration (1989) (buy at amazon.com)
Disintegration


From the Album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) (buy at amazon.com)
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me


From the Album Standing On The Beach (Staring At The Sea): The Singles (1985) (buy at amazon.com)
Standing On The Beach (Staring At The Sea): The Singles
Killing An Arab
Boys Don't Cry
Jumping Someone Else's Train
A Forest
Primary
Charlotte Sometimes
The Hanging Garden
Let's Go To Bed
The Walk
The Lovecats
The Caterpillar
Inbetween Days
Close To Me
10:15 Saturday Night
Play For Today
Other Voices
A Night Like This


From the Album The Head On The Door (1985) (buy at amazon.com)
The Head On The Door


From the Album The Top (1984) (buy at amazon.com)
The Top
Shake Dog Shake
Bird Mad Girl
Wailing Wall
Give Me It
Dressing Up
The Caterpillar
Piggy In The Mirror
The Empty World
Bananafish Bones
The Top


From the Album Japanese Whispers (1983) (buy at amazon.com)
Japanese Whispers
Let's Go To Bed
The Dream
Just One Kiss
The Upstairs Room
The Walk
Speak My Language
Lament
The Lovecats


From the Album Pornography (1982) (buy at amazon.com)
Pornography
One Hundred Years
A Short Term Effect
The Hanging Garden
Siamese Twins
The Figurehead
A Strange Day
Cold
Pornography


From the Album Faith (1981) (buy at amazon.com)
Faith
The Holy Hour
Primary
Other Voices
All Cats Are Grey
The Funeral Party
Doubt
The Drowning Man
Faith


From the Album Seventeen Seconds (1980) (buy at amazon.com)
Seventeen Seconds
A Reflection
Play For Today
Secrets
In Your House
Three
The Final Sound
A Forest
M
At Night
Seventeen Seconds


From the Album Boys Don't Cry (1980) (buy at amazon.com)
Boys Don't Cry
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Boys Don't Cry
Plastic Passion
10:15 Saturday Night
Accuracy
Object
Subway Song
Killing An Arab
Fire In Cairo
Another Day
Grinding Halt
World War
So What?
Three Imaginary Boys


From the Album Three Imaginary Boys (1979) (buy at amazon.com)
Three Imaginary Boys
10:15 Saturday Night
Accuracy
Grinding Halt
Another Day
Object
Subway Song
Foxey Lady
Meathook
So What?
Fire In Cairo
It's Not You
Three Imaginary Boys
The Weedy Burton



Other Songs:
A Boy I Never Knew
2 Late
A Few Hours After This...
A Foolish Arrangement
A Japanese Dream
A Sign From God
Adonais
All Day and All of the Night
All I Have To Do Is Kill Her
Babble
The Big Hand
Breathe
Burn (from "The Crow" soundtrack)
Chain of Flowers
Charlotte Sometimes
Cut Here
Do the Hansa
Fear of Ghosts
Few Hours After This...
Foolish Arrangement
Halo
Happy Bithday Simon
Happy the Man
Harold and Joe
Hello Goodbye
Hello, I Love You
Heroin Face
Hey You!!!
I Dig You (from "I'm A Cult Hero" single)
I'm a Cult Hero
I'm Cold
It Used to be Me
I Want to Be Old
Just Say Yes
Japanese Dream
Man Inside My Mouth
Mr. Pink Eyes
Never Enough
New Day
Ocean
Out of Mind
Pillbox Tales
Pirate Ships
Play
Scared as You
See the Children
Snow in Summer
Spilt Milk
Splintered in Her Head
Stop Dead
Sugar Girl
The Exploding Boy
This Twilight Garden
Throw Your Foot
To the Sky
Waiting
World in My Eyes
World War
Wrong Number
Yesterday's Gone
You Really Got Me
You're So Happy (You Could Kill Me!)


The Cure Info:

The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with frontman, vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member.

The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with its debut album Three Imaginary Boys. They were a part of the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band's increasingly dark and tormented music helped form the gothic rock genre. -Wikipedia

From:
Crawley, England

Genres:
Gothic rock, post-punk, dark wave, alternative rock, new wave

Years active:
1976-present

Associated acts:
Malice, Easy Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Glove

Name Origin:
They started in 1976 as The Easy Cure. Which was the name of a song written by their original drummer Lol Tolhurst. Later Robert Smith felt The Easy Cure was too hippie-like and shortened it to The Cure.

Members:
Robert Smith -
vocals, guitar, six-string bass
(1976-present)

Simon Gallup -
bass 1979-1982, 1985-present)

Roger O'Donnell -
keyboards (1987-1990, 1995-2005, 2011-present)

Jason Cooper -
drums (1995-present)

Reeves Gabrels -
guitars (2012-present)

Past members:
Michael Dempsey - bass (1976-1979)
Mark Ceccagno - lead guitar (1976)
"Graham" - drums (1976)
"Graham's brother" - vocals (1976)
Porl Thompson - guitar (1976-1978, 1984-1992, 2005-2010)
Lol Tolhurst - drums (1976-1982, 2011), keyboards (1981-1988, 2011)
Martin Creasy - vocals (1976)
"Gary X" - vocals (1977)
Peter O'Toole - vocals (1977)
Matthieu Hartley - keyboards (1979-1980)
Andy Anderson - drums (1983-1984)
Phil Thornalley - bass (1983-1985)
Boris Williams - drums (1984-1994, 2001)
Perry Bamonte - keyboards (1990-1994), guitar (1995-2005)

Formed:
When they were in the St. Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School in Crawley, Sussex

Got Their Big Break:
In 1977, the then called "The Easy Cure" auditioned for Hansa Records and walked away with a 1000 contract

Worldwide Sales:
estimated at over 30 million albums worldwide

The Cure Quotes:
"What I really had against Lol, is that he had taken away more than a year of my time...our argument puts a shadow over my life."[Speaking about the former band member, Laurence Tolhurst court case against him that Robert eventually won]
Robert Smith De Standaard 11/16/01 (Belgium Newspaper)

[Robert Smith referring to some of his favorite songs]
Faith: "I don't think I'll ever write a song that'll ever move me as much as Faith, that'll change my life as much as that song did, or encapsulates a period of my life as well as that one does."
Just Like Heaven: "The best pop song the Cure has ever done. All the sounds meshed, it was one take, and it was perfect. I love Dinosaur Jr.'s version of the song, and they've influenced how we play it."
A Forest: "The archetypal Cure sound, it was probably the turning point when people started listening to the group and thinking we could achieve something, including me."
Robert Smith Chicago Tribune 7/12/92

"The Cure, is the kind of band that wanders in and out of the mainstream's gaze." Robert Smith The Boston Globe 1997

"...I mean there's a Holy Grail for Cure fans which has always been the Disintegration tour of 1989 and I was quite shocked to find that as we were going along this year the internet reviews were getting more and more glowing. They've reached the giddy heights of 'as-good-as-or-if-not-better-than-the-Disintegration-tour'. There's no higher accolade from Cure fans than that. It's been great." [Referring to the Dream Tour 2000] Robert Smith X-Press Magazine 9/00

"You don't really know a song until you play it live."

"Seeing someone f**k a monkey doesn't particulary shock me. I get much more shocked by someone attacking someone else for doing it." [Referring to his views on pornography]


"It's been the most enjoyable Cure tour I've ever done. I think that's probably because we've been playing songs that I really like, the side of The Cure that I really prefer live, which is the darker side." [Referring to the Dream Tour set lists]
Robert Smith X-Press Magazine 9/00

"There are countries where the organizers don't know what they're doing or what's going on - but I wouldn't name Italy and Spain!"

"We started off the tour [swing tour] in Britain and the difference is quite stunning between the audience there and over here [U.S.]. I mean, they're so loud over here, I've forgotten how...keen everyone is to having a good time in America."
Robert Smith Radio station KROQ 1995

"...soon I started to buy records on my pocket money; the first one was Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. And the first concert I attended was Hendrix on the Isle of Wright; I was 10." Robert Smith Les Inrockuptibles 10/28/97

"Jimi Hendrix changed my life. Each generation influences the following one and as a consequence brings it back to the past..." [Referring to the influence The Cure purportedly has had on young English bands] Robert Smith L'Express 2/00

"Mary has been the great influence in my life, the rock that stays strong when I lose my head. She noticed, for example that I become aggressive and unfriendly when I cut my hair. So I make it long. Mary is very maternal with me. And very, very tolerant. "

"If any of our songs ever did make it on the top ten, I'd disband the group immediately."

"The Press try to categorize me a 'gloom-and-doom' singer. But, take a look at Morrissey! That man's a professional moaner!"

"I've always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don't write about it." Robert Smith Rolling Stone 1997

"I don't think of death in a romantic way anymore." Robert Smith L'Express 2/00

"I go off-roading occasionally, drunkenly at night across fields."

"I never wanted to be the personality of the group. When I was with the Banshees, I was only a guitarist, and it's great being just that. What happens with this group is that the others don't talk, only when they're drunk. Well, Roger speaks all the time, but what happens is he just speaks stupidities. I hope nobody translates this interview to English. Roger, I'm sorry, I didn't want to say that." [laughs]
Robert Smith De Standaard 11/16/01 (Belgium Newspaper)

"There is a reason for me always shoe-gazing. I simply can't look into the eyes of several thousand people." Robert Smith Article by Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun

"If I didn't wear make-up I couldn't get on stage. I'd be much too self conscious. "

The Cure Awards
1990
Nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Post Modern Video ("Fascination Street").
BRIT Award for British Video Best Music Video: "Lullaby"

1991
BRIT Award for British Group

1993
Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance (Wish).

2001
Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance (Bloodflowers).

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