"Alt.End" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Perry Bamonte and Jason Toop Cooper....
Yeah it's a big bright beautiful world
Just the other side of the door
Six billion beautiful faces
But I saw them all before...

No this is not about running out on you
Not a case of right or wrong
It's only that it's over and done for me
It's already been and gone

And I don't want another go round - I don't want to start again
No I don't want another go round - I want this to be the end
I want this to be the end - I don't want to start again
I want this to be the last thing we do
It for me and you...

For all my dreams came true
Yeah I know I should care if you come with me
Yeah and I should care if you go
Really should care about your love or your hate of me
Yeah I should care...but I don't

And it's not about giving up on you
It's not a case of do or die
It's simply that it's over and out for me
There's no more room inside

And I don't want another run around - I don't want to start again
No I don't want another run around - I want this to be the end
I want this to be the end - I don't want to start again
I want this to be the last thing we do
It for me and you...

Yeah it's a big bright beautiful world out there
Just the other side of this door
Six billion beautiful faces await
But I saw it all before...

No this is not about running out on you
Not a case of right or wrong
It's only that it's over and done for me
It's already been and gone

And I don't want another go around - I don't want to start again
No I don't want another go around - I want this to be the end
I want this to be the end - I don't want to start again
I want this to be the last thing we do - this to be it for me and you
This to be the last we go through
This to be the end
For all my dreams came true


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"Alt.end" as written by Perry Bamonte Jason Toop Cooper

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General Commentif robert smith retires then i will be the saddest sack in the universe!
    kid pirateon December 04, 2004   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationi see this in a different light though. since in literature a piece's meaning could also be your own and yeah i can pretty much relate to the song now actually...

    for me this is a bitter song. i see the persona of the song as someone who's already tired of love probably because his/her relationships failed. then in the middle of a song, it's as if he's addressing the song to someone who is in love with but would not like to take the risk anymore in spite of people telling him there are still a lot of people in the world who could possibly love him back the way he wanted to as seen in this stanza:

    "Yeah it's a big bright beautiful world
    Just the other side of the door
    Six billion beautiful faces
    But I saw them all before..."

    and:

    "And it's not about giving up on you
    It's not a case of do or die
    It's simply that it's over and out for me
    There's no more room inside"

    for me it clearly shows that he/she doesn't want to be in a relationship with the person because he already closed his heat's door.

    then the persona further tells in this stanza that "ok you can still love me. come whatever may in the future but as of now, i don't care. and if you're gonna hate me for it, it's still fine with me"

    "Yeah I know I should care if you come with me
    Yeah and I should care if you go
    Really should care about your love or your hate of me
    Yeah I should care... but I don't"

    here it is shown that he/she never fell out of love and still holds the feeling. he just doesn't want to entrust him/herself again and be hurt, which is a vicious cycle he/she wanted to free him/herself of:

    "No this is not about running out on you
    Not a case of right or wrong
    It's only that it's over and done for me
    It's already been and gone

    And I don't want another go around - I don't want to start again
    No I don't want another go around - I want this to be the end
    I want this to be the end - I don't want to start again
    I want this to be the last thing we do - this to be it for me and you
    This to be the last we go through this to be the end.."

    then the last line shows that he/she is contented, or perhaps enjoying his freedom of being single - of not being broken again by another person:

    "For all my dreams came true"


    just my 2 cents.. i hope this makes sense

    tinkertotson December 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song strikes me as about reincarnation. 6 billion people in the world, he's seen them all before (maybe over many lives), he doesn't care who he leaves behind. He doesn't want to come back to live through another life. All his dreams came true in this one.
    Samantha703on April 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh shit, i can't believe how closely this relates to me right now. robert smith, you are a genius.
    kamanakaon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone who knows much about the Cure knows that their last studio album, Bloodflowers, aside from being the best album ever released was also meant as a farewell. It was a sincere goodbye to the fans, meant to be their last record. And then, years later, we were blessed with yet another album by the Cure. This song is saying, 'yeah we gave you another... but no more.'

    Yeah it's a big bright beautiful world out there
    Just the other side of this door
    Six billion beautiful faces await
    But I saw it all before...

    That refers to the people who love the cure all around the world.

    No this is not about running out on you
    Not a case of right or wrong
    It's only that it's over and done for me
    It's already been and gone

    Robert Smith, while he loves his music and he loves touring and seeing his fans, has had enough of it. He is ready to officially retire. Sad song really...
    1234567890bon October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually you can have hope that they will return! Because they signed a 3 or 4 record deal with the studio when they released "The Cure" So they still have 2 or 3 more albums before that deal is fulfilled.
    nsjdogon December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes they have a record deal, but when the album was made it was intended to be thier last, as with Bloodflowers. But the producer totally turned the way they made music upside down for them, and now the band is seeing the industry in a new light and they're ready to make more rather than call it quits.

    i agree with 1234567890b
    naomcaraon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, 1234567890b's theory does seem to make sense.
    but i dont want them to go >_
    ZombieCultHeroon February 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme either
    green_day_babyon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah it's a big bright beautiful world out there
    Just the other side of this door
    Six billion beautiful faces await
    But I saw it all before...
    No this is not about running out on you
    Not a case of right or wrong
    It's only that it's over and done for me
    It's already been and gone

    I don't think this song is music industry at all
    I think it's about a relationship that ends, which is normally a sad thing, but it's a good thing in this case because the person walking away is finally seeing that there is a whole 'nother world out there besides romance..
    But that's just me.
    xinniefulon March 19, 2005   Link

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