"Three Imaginary Boys" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Michael Stephen Dempsey....
Walk across the garden
In the footsteps of my shadow
See the lights out
No one's home
In amongst the statues
Stare at nothing in
The garden moves
Can you help me?
Close my eyes
And hold so tightly
Scared of what the morning brings
Waiting for tomorrow
Never comes
Deep inside
The empty feeling
All the night time leaves me
Three imaginary boys

Slipping through the door
Hear my heart beats in the hallway
Echoes
Round and round
Inside my head
Drifting up the stairs
I see the steps behind me
Disappearing
Can you help me?

Close my eyes
And hold so tightly
Scared of what the morning brings
Waiting for tomorrow
Never comes
Deep inside
The empty feeling
All the night time leaves me
Three imaginary boys sing in my
Sleep sweet child
The moon will change your mind

See the cracked reflection
Standing still
Before the bedroom mirror
Over my shoulder
But no one's there
Whispers in the silence
Pressing close behind me
Pressing close behind
Can you help me?
Can you help me?
Can you help me?


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"Three Imaginary Boys" as written by Michael Stephen Dempsey Laurence Andrew Tolhurst

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    General Comment"Three Imaginary Boys": Me, Myself, and I.
    sweet solo.
    Phalloustotson May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI personally think that the title "Three Imaginary Boys" may have some connection to the three members of the Cure in the early days. This song seems very haunting, almost like someone is following the character in it--perhaps a ghost. Whatever it's about is very chilling.
    theexplodinggirlon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with theexplodinggirl. you gotta love this song . . .
    the_lovecat7000on April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperfect...
    sarah89on August 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed. lol
    xJotunxon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Three Imaginary Boys": Me, Myself, and I.
    sweet solo.
    Phalloustotson May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentweren't there three boys in the band when this was created..
    moonlight starson January 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry that was mentioned all ready, i just read all these comments before and left thinking Phalloustots had a good realization, but now both I will keep in mind
    moonlight starson January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel a lot of loneliness in this song.
    &paper_angel&on July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGo to Wikipedia and look up "The Cure". You will learn that The Cure had many members come and go before they acually became known as "The Cure". They had different names for the band too. And This was the original album title (Three Imaginary Boys) for "Boys Dont Cry". "Boys Dont Cry" was the name for the american release; it was released in 1980 instead of 1979.
    penguinTUXon February 22, 2008   Link

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