"Subway Song" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Michael Stephen Dempsey....
Midnight in the subway
She's on her way home
She tries hard not to run
But she feels she's not alone
Echoes of footsteps
Follow close behind
But she dare not turn around
Turn around


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"Subway Song" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Michael Stephen Dempsey

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    General CommentAccording to Smith it was a story that was told him, then he says:

    "I had this habit of telling people I knew someone who'd been murdered in a subway. It wasn't true at all."

    very cool song!
    monster36604on December 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about how terrifying one's mind can make a harmless situation out to be.
    SiouxsieKittenon June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used to listen to music to fall asleep at night and when I would put this album on, by the time it got to subway song I would be almost asleep and suddenly the SCREAM would come on and I would bolt upright in bed. Eventually I came to really dislike this song....
    zephy76on December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol.
    Bertxxon January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentZephy, that scream always gets me. I hate it, but the song itself is pretty cool.
    Discoon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI had to scrub off this song from the album because the scream really got me !
    Catroaron July 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know the screams gotta come sometime but you don't quite know when. And then.......
    Wallamanageon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw The Cure play live in Manchester I convinced everyone I was with to shout out "Subway song!" during the Encore. And they actually played it! However, They didn't do the scream.
    Major disappointment!
    Dizzon March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it might actually be about someone being killed in the subway at night.
    TheSilverNobleon June 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is creepy. Imagined or not...

    "Turn around..."

    AAAAAUGH-
    Cynothoglyson August 08, 2006   Link

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