"The Reasons Why" as written by Robert James Smith, Jason Toop Cooper, Simon Gallup and Porl Thompson....
I won't try to bring you down about my suicide
Got no need to understand about my big surprise

Oh I am falling through the sky
You remember this?
I am falling in their eyes
You remember the kiss?

I won't try to bring you down about my suicide
Got no need to understand about my big surprise
I won't beg to hang you up about my love of life
If you promise not to sing about the reasons why

I am writing you a letter
Getting better
Can I see you?
When,
All the lights go out together
Blame the weather
Yeah the cold again
In the darkness for a second
I am sure I see them smiling then
I feel them calling me
Yeah they are calling me

And I am falling through the stars
You remember now?
Yeah I am falling in their arms
You remember how?
Oh I am falling through the sky
You remember this ?
I am falling in their eyes
You remember the kiss?

I won't try to pull you in about my sacrifice
Makes no sense to get upset about the other side
I won't beg to put you out about my right to die
If you promise not to sing about the reasons why

I am calling you at midnight
Feeling alright, can I tell you?
When?
On the line no sound but my words
Must be night birds on the wire again
In the silence for a second
I am sure I hear them laughing then
I feel them calling me
Yeah they are calling me

I am falling through the stars
You remember now
Yeah, I am falling in their arms
You remember how
I am falling through the sky
You remember this
I am falling in their eyes
You remember the kiss

"We know"
They said
"You're holding on
To nothing left of something gone"

"We know"
They said
"In letting go
Of fear and dread
And all you know
You'll lose the need of certainty
And make-believe eternity
To find the true reality
In beautiful infinity"

But I won't try to bring you down about my suicide
If you promise not to sing about the reasons why


Lyrics submitted by topside, edited by veglord

"The Reasons Why" as written by Porl Thompson Jason Toop Cooper

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about somebody wanting to commit suicide out of loneliness. "I wont try to bring you down about my suicide, if you promise not to sing about the reasons why" Meaning I wont make you feel bad about it, just dont remind me. Writing somebody a letter and asking when they can see them. Thats what i would think if i didnt know it was about a suicide note in 87'
    Fenderguy94on April 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this could possibly be a song about someone committing suicide. They're happy about just letting go and they don't want people to question why they did it.

    But I'm taking that meaning from just looking at the lyrics by face value and not delving any deeper.
    zyxion October 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn an interview with NME Robert said this song was about a suicide note he recieved in 1987. Some of the lines are taken from the letter. He said
    "I knew the person who sent me the letter. It was a genuine suicide. They would be my age"
    babybaton October 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is "a song with lyrics taken from a real-life suicide note that Smith was sent in 1987 ('The Reasons Why' - "I knew the person who sent me the letter. It was a genuine suicide. They would be my age")"
    Hintonianon April 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrix r so fucked up
    Cure.on October 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont understand much...
    tefon October 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis and Siren Song are the best on the new album for that good Cure "pop but still soulful and a bit depressing sound haha."

    I'm going to need a few years for this one to sink in though....you cant feel every song automatically.
    mikevee33on February 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah it's about suicide, i read that NME as well

    I am sure I hear them laughing then
    I feel them calling me
    Yeah they are calling me...

    I am falling through the stars
    You remember now
    Yeah, I am falling in their arms
    You remember how
    I am falling through the sky
    You remember this
    I am falling in their eyes
    You remember the kiss

    that really sums up really deep depression though, so i figure it must be
    scaredasyouon May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuicide for sure. it's a sad song but it's just soo fucking great. this song is meant for you to just sit there for ever and listen to it on repeat and let it sink into every single one of your pores.
    "You'll lose the need of certainty
    And make-believe eternity
    To find the true reality
    In beautiful infinity...."
    my favorite part.
    clouds1on October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I heard it was about a fan's suicide letter, sad really.
    seanstuarthomeon October 20, 2010   Link

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