1989’s Disintegration album by The Cure became super successful in many countries hailing four singles: Love Song, Fascination Street, Pictures of You, and Lullaby. Not to mention, it had many other great songs including the album’s title track.
The Cure has such a distinct sound and this is one of my favorites to listen to. To me, the music is so incredibly beautiful and the sound of shattered glass throughout the guitars and drums creates so much emotion.
This track is so different from the usual lyrics that Robert creates. It’s not a love song by any means – no dreaminess about it. Instead, it tells the story of someone walking out on their significant other for someone else. It’s hard to tell whether or not the speaker is the one who walked out, or was walked out on, because of the first person narrative even though the identities seem to change. It could actually be a conversation between two people.
Throughout the song, you can hear so many creative lyrics: Through the glass of the roof, through the roof of your mouth, through the mouth of your eye, through the eye of the needle, It’s easier for me to get closer to heaven than ever feel whole again.
One thing is for sure, Robert Smith is an incredible poet. This is one of my favorite lines, Songs about happiness murmured in dreams when both of us knew how the end always is…