The Cure

Artist rating: 77.91 % (ranking: 37)
Highest rating: 78.72 % (1992)
Most recent trend: 59.05 % (2008)
Highest trend: 83.98 % (1992)

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Andy Anderson, Perry Bamonte, Jason Cooper, Michael Dempsey, Simon Gallup, Matthieu Hartley, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Phil Thornally, Lol Tolhurst, Boris Williams
1990 1992
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Wild Mood Swings

The Cure - Wild Mood Swings
46.21 %
(2011-02-03)
Release date: 1996-05-21
Type: studio
In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 04:25
Average song rating:

Ranking

The Cure:
13
/
13
Year (1996):
30
/
39
Decade (1990's):
321
/
406
Overall:
/
2244

Tracks

Credits

Perry Bamonte
Jason Cooper
Simon Gallup
Roger O'Donnell
Robert Smith

Lyrics

Want
05:07
i'm always wanting more
anything i haven't got
everything
i want it all
i just can't stop
planning all my days away
but never finding ways to stay
or ever feel enough today
tomorrow must be more
drink more dreams more bed more drugs
more lust more lies more head more love
more fear more fun more pain more flesh
more stars more smiles more fame more sex
but however hard i want
i know deep down inside
i'll never really get more hope
or any more time
any more time
any more time
any more time

i want the sky to fall in
i want lightning and thunder
i want blood instead of rain
i want the world to make me wonder
i want to walk on water
take a trip to the moon
give me all this and give me it soon
more drink more dreams more drugs
more lust more lies more love
but however hard i want
i know deep down inside
i'll never really get more hope
or any more time
any more time
any more time
any more time
Club America
05:02
i ride into your town on a big black trojan horse
i'm looking to have some fun
some kind of trigger-happy intercourse
"club america salutes you" says the girl on the door
"we accept all major lies
we love any kind of fraud
so go on in and enjoy...
go on in and enjoy!!!"

i'm buying for my bright new friends
blue suzannes all round
and my mood is heavily pregnant...
yeah you're right
i couldn't help but notice your icy blue eyes
they've been burning two holes in the sides of my head
since the second i arrived

and it's not too hard to guess from your stick-on stars
and your canary feather dress
your hair in such a carefully careless mess
that you're really trying very hard to impress

you're such a wonderful person living a fabulous life
sensational dazzling perfectly sized
such a wonderful person living a fabulous life
sharing it with me in club america tonight...

so we talk for a while about some band you saw on tv
but i don't listen to you and you don't listen to me
yeah it's an old routine but it's a very special part of the game
and you don't really care what i call you at all
when i can't quite remember your name

and it's not too hard to guess from your stick-on stars
and your canary feather dress
the way you're so carefully couldn't care less
that you're really trying very hard to impress

you're such a wonderful person living a fabulous life
sensational dazzling perfectly sized
such a wonderful person living a fabulous life
sharing it with me tonight
yeah you're a wonderful person living a fabulous life
fantastic divine and thrillingly bright
such a wonderful person living a fabulous lie
with me in club america tonight...
This Is a Lie
04:30
how each of us decides
i've never been sure
the part we play
the way we are
how each of us denies any other way in the world
why each of us must choose
i've never understood
one special friend
one true love
why each of us must lose everyone else in the world

however unsure
however unwise
day after day play out our lives
however confused
pretending to know to the end

but this isn't truth this isn't right
this isn't love this isn't life this isn't real
this is a lie

how each of us believes
i've never really known
in heaven unseen and hell unknown
how each of us dreams to understand anything at all
why each of us decides
i've never been sure
the part we take
the way we are
why each of us denies every other way in the world

however unsure
however unwise
day after day play out our lives
however confused
pretending to know to the end

but this isn't truth this isn't right
this isn't love this isn't life this isn't real
this is a lie
this isn't truth this isn't right
this isn't love this isn't life this isn't real
this is a lie
The 13th
04:08
"everyone feels good in the room" she swings
"two chord cool in the head" she sings
"a-buzz a-buzz a-buzzing like them killer bees..."
tell me this is not for real
please tell me this is not for real...

from time to time her eyes get wide
and she's always got them stuck on me
i'm surprised at how hot honey-coloured and hungry she looks
and i have to turn away to keep from bursting
yeah i feel that good!

she slips from the stage
a foot no more
but it seems to take an hour for her to reach the floor
and the two chord cool still grooves
as she slides towards me smooth as a snake
i can't swallow i just start to shake
and i just know this is a big mistake
yeah but it feels good!

do it to me! do it to me! do it to me! do it to me!
do it to me! do it to me! do it to me!

"if you want i can take you on another kind of ride..."
"believe me i would but..."
deep inside the 'but' is 'please'
i am yearning for another taste
and my shaking is 'yes'

"you will be all the things in the world you've never been
see all the things in the world you've never seen
dream all the things in the world you've never dreamed..."
but i think i get a bit confused...
am i seducing or being seduced?

oh i know that tomorrow i'll feel bad
but i really couldn't care about that
she's grinning singing spinning me round and round
smiling as i start to fall
her face gets big her face gets small
it's like tonight i'm really not me at all
and it feels good!

do it to me! do it to me! do it to me! do it to me!
do it to me! do it to me! do it to me!

it feels good!
Strange Attraction
04:19
it started with a dedication
"lost in admiration - happy birthday - i'm forever yours - blossom"
faded red inside a tiny book of butterflies
i smiled surprised at how when flickered through
the wings flew by spelled out my name...

six months went by the summer lost
obsessively the letters dropped into my life
the same soft blood smooth flowing hand
"please try to understand - i have to see you - have to feel you -
tell you all the ways i need you - yours forever in love..."

strange attraction spreads it's wings
it varies but the smallest things
you never know how anything will change
strange attraction spreads it's wings
and alters but the smallest things
you never know how anything will fade

the year grew old incessantly she wrote to me
she'd started smoking poetry!
i laughed in recognition of a favourite phrase
she'd pulled me in...
i answered her
a christmas card in sepia
arranging when and where
and how the two of us should meet...

her opening so well prepared
a nervous smile
i couldn't take my eyes from her
she whispered
"can i use some of your lipstick?"
it was perfect so believable
i couldn't help but feel that it was real
and kissing crimson fell into her waiting arms...

strange attraction spreads it's wings
it varies but the smallest things
you never know how anything will change
strange attraction spreads it's wings
and alters but the smallest things
you never know how anything will fade

so alone into the cold new year without another word from her
i wrote to ask if we could maybe meet again before the spring
but weeks went by with no reply until once more my birthday came
and with it my surprise but this time nothing was the same...

"i'm sorry - blame infatuation - blame imagination -
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 spreads it's wings
it varies but the smallest things
you never know how anything will change
strange attraction spreads it's wings
and alters but the smallest things
and you never know...
Mint Car
03:33
the sun is up
i'm so happy i could scream!
and there's nowhere else in the world i'd rather be
than here with you
it's perfect
it's all i ever wanted
i almost can't believe that it's for real

i really don't think it gets any better than this
vanilla smile
and a gorgeous strawberry kiss!
birds sing we swing
clouds drift by and everything is like a dream
it's everything i wished

never guessed it got this good
wondered if it ever would
really didn't think it could
do it again?
i know we should!!!

the sun is up
i'm so fizzy i could burst!
you wet through and me headfirst
into this is perfect
it's all i ever wanted
ow! it feels so big it almost hurts!

never guessed it got this good
wondered if it ever would
really didn't think it could
do it some more?
i know we should!!!

say it will always be like this
the two of us together
it will always be like this
forever and ever and ever...

never guessed it got this good
wondered if it ever would
really didn't think it could
do it all the time?
i know that we should!!!
Jupiter Crash
04:16
she follows me down to the sound of the sea
slips to the sand and stares up at me
"is this how it happens? is this how it feels?
is this how a star falls?
is this how a star falls?"

the night turns as i try to explain
irresistible attraction and orbital plane
"or maybe it's more like a moth to a flame?"
she brushes my face with her smile
"forget about stars for a while..."
as she melts...

meanwhile millions of miles away in space
the incoming comet brushes jupiter's face
and disappears away with barely a trace...

"was that it? was that the jupiter show?
it kinda wasn't quite what i'd hoped for you know..."
and pulling away she stands up slow
and round her the night turns
round her the night turns...

yeah that was it
that was the jupiter crash
drawn too close and gone in a flash
just a few bruises in the region of the splash...

she left to the sound of the sea
she just drifted away from me
so much for gravity...
Round & Round & Round
02:39
round and round and round and round and round we go
trying so hard to get a hold of everyone here
we've got to show how much we love them all
we squeak with idiot fake surprise
flap our hands and flutter our eyes
and lap up all their stupid lies
we've got to love them all

and i really don't know why we do it like this
imitation smiles and how "it's wonderful to be here!"
i'm really not sure what we're so scared we'll miss

so round and round and round and round and round we go
hanging on every shape they throw
it's strange the way we can't say no
until we love them all...

so we laugh at every stupid joke
and smoke and choke and point and poke
and gag on countless lines...
how much we love them all!

and i really don't know why we do it like this
imitation smiles and how "it's wonderful to be here!"
i'm really not sure what we're so scared we'll miss

maybe it's the sex with the drugs and the fools
or maybe it's the promise of belief?
maybe it's the pleasure and the pain of the cruel
or maybe it's the promise of relief?
and i know that we've said it so many times before
"once more and never again"
but however many times that we've said it before
once more is never the end...
Gone!
04:32
oh you know how it is
wake up feeling blue
and everything that could be wrong is
including you
black clouds and rain and pain in your head
and all you want to do is stay in bed

but if you do that you'll be missing the world
because it doesn't stop turning whatever you heard
if you do that you'll be missing the world
you have to get up get out and get gone!

yeah you know how it is
wake up feeling green
sick as a dog and six times as mean
you don't want to sing you don't want to play
you don't want to swing you don't want to sway
all you want to do is nothing
on a day like today

but if you do that you'll be missing the world
because it doesn't stop turning whatever you heard
if you do that you'll be missing the world
you have to get up get out and get gone!
yeah get up get out and have some fun
you have to get up get out and get gone!
yeah get up get out and get it on
get up get out and get gone!
you have to get up get out and get living
yeah this is really it...

so you know how it is
wake up feeling grey
nothing much to think and nothing much to say
don't want to talk don't want to try
don't want to think don't want to know
who what where when or why...

oh but you do that and you're missing the world
yeah it's happening right now whatever you heard
you do that and you're missing the world
you have to get up get out and get gone!
yeah get up get out and have some fun
you have to get up get out and get gone!
yeah get up get out and get it on
get up get out and get gone!
you have to get up get out and get living
yeah this is really it!
Numb
04:50
yeah this is how it ends
after all these years
tired of it all
hopelessly helplessly broken apart
he finally falls
he doesn't want to think
doesn't want to feel
doesn't want to know what's going on
says there's nothing he can do will change anything
he doesn't want to know what's going wrong
because he's in love with a drug
one that makes him numb
one that stops him feeling at all
he's in love with a drug
forget everyone
he really doesn't care anymore
anymore...

yeah this is how it ends
after all this time
everything just fades away
worn-out and empty and all alone
with nothing left to say
oh it's all too big to make a difference
it's all too wrong to make it right
yeah everything is too unfair
everything too much to bear
he doesn't have the strength left for the fight
says all he wants is the drug
the one that makes him numb
the one that stops him feeling at all
he just wants to take the drug
forget everyone
he doesn't want to care anymore
just keeps loving the drug
the one that makes him numb
the one that stops him feeling at all
just keeps loving the drug
the drug that he's become
he isn't really here anymore...

and that makes me cry
Return
03:28
oh i really love it here!
oh you've thought of it all!
candlelight! coconut ice! and fur on the floor!
and i reeely love the way you wear your hair
and nothing more...
so tell me...
what is going on?
i was sure that i'd already gone...

but all you say is we're all spinning
it's really not just me
but that doesn't seem to help me figure out how i can be
a prisoner in pvc a minute after three...
it didn't used to be like this
must be all that sleep i missed...

yeah but i really love it here!
you've done everything to please!
stolichnaya! banco de gaia! bad timing on tv!
and i reeely love the way you turn
your smile into striptease...
but i'm still not sure what's going on
and i can't help feeling something's wrong

but you just say that we're all spinning
and it's really not just me
but that doesn't seem to help me figure out how i can be
still wrapped inside your rubber as i wriggle at your feet...
no it didn't used to be like this
must be something strange i kissed...
maybe when my eyes were closed?

so tell me what is going on?
i'm sure that i've already gone...
but all you say is we're all spinning
and it's really not just me
but that doesn't seem to help me figure out how i can be
still fixed inside your fantasy
a tv refugee...
so tell me what is going on?
just can't help feeling something's wrong...
or is it right this way i feel?
someone get me out of here!!!
i'm waiting on my knees...
Trap
03:38
drowning like a fly in my drink
you drone about being on the brink
but i really don't care what you think
oh i'm sick of it all
sick of it all
i hate the way it's always the same
hate recrimination and blame
and you just wait for me to fuck up again
oh i'm sick of it all
sick of it all

the ways you try and put me down
sweet revenge for the things i've done
the ways you try and twist me around
"give me a taste of my own medicine"

drowning like a fly in my drink
you whine about being out of synch
but i really don't care what you think
oh i'm sick of it all
sick of it all

i hate the way you want me to be
hate regret and humility
and you just wait for me to fall at your feet
oh i'm sick of it all
sick of it all

the ways you try and run me down
make me pay for the things i've been
the ways you try and push me around
all you want to do is win

any love you once felt for me
has turned into this travesty
of selfishness and jealousy
so why can't you just let me go?
any love you once felt for me
has turned into this travesty
of selfishness and jealousy
so why can't i just let you go?
Treasure
03:45
she whispers
"please remember me
when I am gone from here"
she whispers
"please remember me
but not with tears...
remember I was always true
remember that I always tried
remember I loved only you
remember me and smile...
for it's better to forget
than to remember me
and cry"

"remember I was always true
remember that I always tried
remember I loved only you
remember me and smile...
for it's better to forget
than to remember me
and cry"
Bare
07:57
if you've got something left to say
you'd better say it now
anything but "stay"
just say it now
we know we've reached the end
we just don't know how
"well at least we'll still be friends"
yeah one last useless vow...

"there are different ways to live"
yeah i know that stuff
"other ways to give"
yeah all that stuff
but holding onto used to be
is not enough
memory's not life
and it's not love

we should let it all go
it never stays the same
so why does it hurt me like this
when you say that i've changed?
when you say that i've aged?
say i'm afraid...

and all the tears you cry
they're not tears for me
regrets about your life
they're not regrets for me
it never turns out how you want
why can't you see?
it all just slips away
it always slips away
eventually...

so if you've got nothing left to say
just say goodbye
turn your face away
and say goodbye
you know we've reached the end
you just don't know why
and you know we can't pretend
after all this time

so just let it all go
nothing ever stays the same
so why does it hurt me like this
to say that i've changed?
to say that i've aged?
say i'm afraid...

but there are long long nights when i lay awake
and i think of what i've done
of how i've thrown my sweetest dreams away
and what i've really become
and however hard i try
i will always feel regret
however hard i try
i will never forget

i will never forget
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