EnglandThe Cure

Artist rating: 77.22 % (ranking: 44)
Highest rating: 77.30 % (2004)
Most recent trend: 59.05 % (2008)
Highest trend: 84.00 % (1992)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)

Statistics

Data

Formed: 1976-01

Formed 45 years ago
 

External links

Official site

Members

Andy Anderson, Perry Bamonte, Jason Cooper, Michael Dempsey, Simon Gallup, Matthieu Hartley, Roger O'Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst, Boris Williams

Genres

1980
55.07 %
1981
58.96 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1983 1984
63.54 %

Pornography

The Cure - Pornography
73.62 %
(2018-09-14)
Release date: 1982-05-04
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD
 
Average song length: 05:25
Average song rating:

Ranking

The Cure:
4
/
13
Year (1982):
9
/
73
Decade (1980's):
132
/
759
Overall:
551
/
2642

Tracks

Credits

Lyrics

One Hundred Years
06:40
It doesn't matter if we all die
Ambition in the back of a black car
In a high building there is so much to do
Going home time
A story on the radio

Something small falls out of your mouth
And we laugh
A prayer for something better
A prayer
For something better

Please love me
Meet my mother
But the fear takes hold
Creeping up the stairs in the dark
Waiting for the death blow

Stroking your hair as the patriots are shot
Fighting for freedom on the television
Sharing the world with slaughtered pigs
Have we got everything?
She struggles to get away...

The pain
And the creeping feeling
A little black haired girl
Waiting for saturday
The death of her father pushing her
Pushing her white face into the mirror
Aching inside me
And turn me around
Just like the old days
Just like the old days

Caressing an old man
And painting a lifeless face
Just a piece of new meat in a clean room
The soldiers close in under a yellow moon
All shadows and deliverance
Under a black flag
A hundred years of blood
Crimson
The ribbon tightens around my throat
I open my mouth
And my head bursts open
A sound like a tiger thrashing in the water
Thrashing in the water
Over and over
We die one after the other
Over and over
We die one after the other after the other

It feels like a hundred years
One hundred years...
A Short Time Effect
04:23
Movement
No movement
Just a falling bird
Cold as it hits the bleeding ground
He lived and died
Catch sight
Cover me with earth
Draped in black
Static
White sound

A day without substance
A change of thought
An atmosphere that rots with time
Colours that flicker in the water
A short term effect

Scream
As she tries to push him over
Helpless and sick
With teeth of madness
Jump jump dance and sing
Sideways across the desert
A charcoal face
Bites my hand
Time is sweet
Derange and disengage everything

A day without substance
A change of thought
An atmosphere that rots with time
Colours that flicker in the water
A short term effect

An echo
And a strangers hand
A short term effect
An echo
And a strangers hand
A short term effect
The Hanging Garden
04:33
Creature kissing in the rain
Shapeless in the dark again
In the hanging garden
Please don't speak
In the hanging garden
No one sleeps

Catching haloes on the moon
Give my hands the shapes of angels
In the heat of the night
The animals scream
In the heat of the night
Walking into a dream...

Fall fall fall fall
Into the walls
Jump jump out of time
Fall fall fall fall
Out of the sky
Cover my face as the animals cry

Creature kissing in the rain
Shapeless in the dark again
In a hanging garden
Change the past
In a hanging garden
Wearing furs
And masks

Fall fall fall fall
Into the walls
Jump jump out of time
Fall fall fall fall
Out of the sky
Cover my face as the animals die
In the hanging garden
Siamese Twins
05:30
I chose an eternity of this
Like falling angels
The world disappeared
Laughing into the fire
Is it always like this?
Flesh and blood and the first kiss
The first colours
The first kiss

We writhed under a red light
Voodoo smile
Siamese twins
A girl at the window looks at me for an hour
Then everything falls apart
Broken inside me
It falls apart

The walls and the celing move in time
Push a blade into my hands
Slowly up the stairs
And into the room
Is it always like this?

Dancing in my pocket
Worms eat my skin
She glows and grows
With arms outstretched
Her legs around me

In the morning I cried

Leave me to die
You won't remember my voice
I walked away and grew old
You never talk
We never smile
I scream
You're nothing
I don't need you anymore
You're nothing

It fades and spins...

Sing out loud
We all die
Laughing into the fire

Is it always like this?
The Figurehead
06:15
Sharp and open
Leave me alone
And sleeping less every night
As the days become heavier and weighted
Waiting
In the cold light
A noise
A scream tears my clothes as the figurines tighten
With spiders inside them
And dust on the lips of a vision of hell
I laughed in the mirror for the first time in a year

A hundred other words blind me with your purity
Like an old painted doll in the throes of dance
I think about tomorrow
Please let me sleep
As I slip down the window
Freshly squashed fly
You mean nothing
You mean nothing

I can lose myself in chinese art and american girls
All the time
Lose me in the dark
Please do it right
Run into the night
I will lose myself tomorrow
Crimson pain
My heart explodes
My memory in a fire
And someone will listen
At least for a short while

I can never say no to anyone but you

To many secrets
Too many lies
Writhing with hatred
Too many secrets
Please make it good tonight
But the same image haunts me
In sequence
In despair of time

I will never be clean again
I touched her eyes
Pressed my stained face
I will never be clean again

Touch her eyes
Press my stained face
I will never be clean again
A Strange Day
05:05
Give me your eyes
That I might see the blind man kissing my hands
The sun is humming
My head turns to dust as he plays on his knees

And the sun
And the sea grows
I close my eyes
Move slowly through drowning waves
Going away on a stange day

And I laugh as I drift in the wind
Blind
Dancing on a beach of stone
Cherish the faces as they wait for the end
A sudden hush across the water
And we're here again

And the sand
And the sea grows
I close my eyes
Move slowly through drowning waves
Going away
On a stange day

My head falls back
And the walls crash down
And the sky
And the impossible
Explode
Held for one moment I remember a song
An impression of sound
Then everything is gone
Forever

A strange day
Cold
04:27
Scarred
Your back was turned
Curled like an embryo
Take another face
You will be kissed again
I was cold as I mouthed the words
And crawled across the mirrow
I wait
Await the next breath
Your name
Like ice into my heart

A shallow grave
A monumemt to the ruined age
Ice in my eyes
And eyes like ice don't move
Screaming at the moon
Another past time
Your name
Like ice into my heart

Everything as cold as life
Can no one save you?
Everything
As cold as silence
And you will never say a word

Your name
Like ice into my heart
Pornography
06:28
A hand in my mouth
A life slips into the flowers
We all look so perfect
As we fall down
In an electric glare
The old man cracks with age
She found his last picture
In the ashes of the fire
An image of the queen
Echoes round the sweating bed
Sour yellow sound inside my head
In books
And films
And in life
And in heaven
The sound of slaughter
As your body turns
But it's too late

One more day like today and I'll kill you
A desire for flesh
And real blood
And I'll watch you drown in the shower
Pushing my life through your open eyes

I must fight this sickness
Find a cure...
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