Early in their career, The Cure were trying to get a record deal. In the liner notes to the deluxe edition of Three Imaginary Boys, they explain that an executive for the record company Fiction...
10.15
10.15
Saturday night
Saturday night
And the tap drips
And the tap drips
Under the strip light
Under the strip light
And I'm sitting
And I'm sitting
In the kitchen sink
In the kitchen sink
And the tap drips
And the tap drips
Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip
Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip

Waiting
Waiting
For the telephone to ring
For the telephone to ring
And I'm wondering
And I'm wondering
Where she's been
Where she's been
And I'm crying
And I'm crying
For yesterday
For yesterday
And the tap drips
And the tap drips
Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip
Drip drip drip drip drip drip drip drip

It's always the same
It's always the same


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"10:15 Saturday Night" as written by Michael Stephen Dempsey Laurence Andrew Tolhurst

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty self-explanatory, especially for a Cure song. Waiting for the phone, water dripping. -drip- -drip- -drip- -drip-
    theexplodinggirlon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, the song is pretty self-explanatory. But just for the hell of it, im going to stick this in here-
    Robert Smith says of the song "10:15 Saturday Night was written at the table in our kitchen. Watching the tap dripping, feeling utterly morose, drinking my dad's homemade beer...my evening had fallen apart, and i was back at home feeling very sorry for myself!"
    This is one of the first Cure songs i ever heard, and the one that clinched my obsession for The Cure. i make it a point to listen to it every saturday night, as close to 10:15 as i can.
    ZombieCultHeroon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbeing the obsessive cure fan that i am.. when i was younger, i always thought there had to be a deeper meaning to this..

    ..i thought, it was about getting stood up, or maybe desperately waiting for that one person to call and all you hear is the drips of a sink, instead of the phone ringing..

    ..then i came across an article, years back where robert smith says "self-explanatory- me sitting on a kitchen sink, waiting for a call"

    and i reread the lyrics and came to the conclusion that i have way to much time on my hands
    xpsychicheartsxon June 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe beauty of the cure has always been in the profundity of their art. Listen deeply to how every aspect of the song is another dripping sound all leading into the moment of frenzied frustration with the guitar grinding. The bass line, the drums, the drooling guitar chords. Listen carefully...
    MurderRapeLoveon July 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt means "TEENAGE EXISTENTIALISM".
    NomadMonadon July 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAn experiment, a trial in song-scaping by a young band of misfits steeped in literature and punk influences. Mixing anarchy with water torture on a night usually reserved for more social and exciting affairs.
    iomusikon May 04, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreminds me of being a teenager.. cept these days i know how to fit a washer on a tap
    Ratzodyon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell to me it reminds me of when a family member or lover doesn't come home one night and your just waiting, worried sick, for them to come home. Every sound you hear in the house, you think it's them.
    sqwigglyon October 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just a teenager party song... Waiting for that girl call... that's all...
    Leobasitaon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds as if Robert Smith is talking of a rogue lover he adores but knows she doesn't love him as he lives her, and he waits for her patiently to arrive home
    "Where she's been
    And I'm crying for yesterday "
    . It could also be as simple as a teenager party song but what sort of teenage song calls for such sorrowful and passionate vocals??
    ming mingon December 24, 2004   Link

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