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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Head on the Door


Undoubtedly and obviously, The Cure is my all-time favorite band, and The Head on the Door (1985, Polydor/Fiction) my all-time favorite Cure album. I love anything Robert Smith and The Cure, so no need to mention what Cure songs my favorites are. There are days when all I would listen to are strictly Cure songs. However, if I have to single out only one Cure song, "Pictures of You," from Disintegration (1989), would be it. Every time I hear this melancholic song, I feel like crying in ecstasy, and this is not a hyperbole. Posted by Hello

I've been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe 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 brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe
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
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly
Open my eyes
But I never see anything

If only I'd thought of the right words
I could have held 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

2 Comments:

  • At Thursday, May 19, 2005 2:42:00 AM, Blogger IVY said…

    If only I'd thought of the right words
    I could have held on to your heart
    If only I'd thought of the right words
    I wouldn't be breaking apart
    All my pictures of you

    Help!!!!Bring me back to the 80's. I feel like crying....

     
  • At Friday, May 20, 2005 6:26:00 AM, Blogger eLf ideas said…

    Ivy,
    I, too, feel that way every time I listen to these songs. As in, I literally shed some tears--tears of nostalgia.

     

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