Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me feel like I am whole again.
The depth of their lyrics always lets a sigh escape from me. The long melodic intros are poetry in it’s self, for me.
I was exposed to The Cure by my eldest brother, Pilar. His loud music would leak into the study, whether I liked it or not. So there I was, in junior high, and familiar with the lots of The Cure, Rancid, Ramones, Sex Pistols, and the legendary Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana.
The Cure – Cut Here (which I think is a totally cool anagram) is one of their singles that I love best. This is another cool example why the cure’s music is so intelligently wholesome. Not only the beauty of their melody accompanied by that eccentric vocal that has its own melody to match the instruments. The lyrics are highly poetic. For example, how they play with the tempo on the chorus:
[[So dizzy Mr. Busy – Too much rush to talk to Billy
All the silly frilly things have to first get done
In a minute – sometime soon –
maybe next time – make it June
Until later… doesn’t always come]] shows how hectic life can be if we let the less important things take our reign. So they speed up this part. Dizzying with the tempo. Excelente!
Then there’s the excess use of these words of regret: should’ve, would’ve, could’ve. Finally, towards the ending, just where regret really sets in, the narrator of this story can’t say anything but this:
[[I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you so much ]]
The Cure was formed in Crawley – UK in 1976 (the year Pilar was born ;) )
The Cure consists of frontman, vocalist, and principal songwriter: Robert Smith (also the only constant member). His idea was a post-punk, new wave music but turned out to be gothic rock instead. Hence, the first two albums were too gloomy. until Smith tried putting a bit more pop into his songs.
Successful singles came popping up the Billboard chart in no time. Such as “Just Like Heaven” , “Lovesong” and “Friday I’m In Love”.
The band signed with Geffen Records in 2003 (No Doubt), they released a four-disc box set titled : Join The Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 which consists of 70 songs. (Damn, I want one!) Lately, they’ve been touring all over with their masterpieces of which plenty still adore.
Some might think of The Cure as ‘has-beens’ but I’ll take em over the Beatles anytime. Anytime. For me, they are my coming of age band. ;)
When I see you happy as a girl that swims in a world of make believe. << here, I'd like to think the girl is me. Forever and always. :)