Published on the 14 Feb, 2013 in
The Cure VS St. Valentine
Because The Cure is a world that always touches the opposite sides of everything, it wouldn’t be right to leave a post like this one without its counter-companion.
So here it is, a selection of 11 songs that their lyrics evoke a sense of loss of love, a bitter feeling about a relationship, or a story that doesn’t end as one would wish.
Again, I omitted songs that could have been included in the selection, such as Bloodflowers, Play, Apart, Bare or This Is A Lie, but I didn’t want to go for an extremely sad playlist, I wanted to keep it musically upbeat: the lyrics of the selected ones do already their job pretty well, I think.
Here are some lyrics excerpt:
“Well I’m tired of hanging around / I want someone new / I’m not sure who I’ve got in mind / But I know / It’s not you” – It’s Not You
“Sophisticated smile / You seduce in such fine style / But don’t try to fool me / Because I can see through your disguise / You’re just an object in my eyes – Object
“I will never be the one for her / I will never be enough / I will never be the one for her / We will never be in love – Never
“When life is too rare / Yeah it has to be true / The best idea I think / Is for me to go my way / Without you” – Without You
“You stare at me all strange, she said / Are you hungry for more? / I’ve had enough, I said / Please leave me alone / Please go” – Wendy Time
“No nothing I do makes much sense / Say you don’t really get me anymore / I wonder if you ever did / If you ever did at all?” – Signal To Noise
“I thought this time I’d keep all of my promises / I thought you were the girl I always dreamed about / But I let the dream go / And the promises broke / And the make-believe ran out” – A Letter To Elise
“I was sure you’d be the one but I was wrong / It seems reality destroys our dreams / I won’t forget you / Blossom / Faded red inside a tiny book of old goodbyes” – Strange Attraction
“Yeah, me and you are a world, he said / But not the only one I need / The two of us is never all there is / That doesn’t happen for real” – The Perfect Boy
“I wish you felt the way that I still do / The way that I still do / But you don’t / You don’t feel anymore / You don’t care anymore / It’s all gone” – Cut
“But I always want to do it now, she told me in a whisper / I try so hard to place it / Wonder why I really feel it / When to send the pretty flowers / Maybe helps her to believe it” – It’s Over