"A Strange Day" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Simon Gallup....
Give me your eyes
That I might see the blind man kissing my hands
The sun is humming
My head turns to dust as he plays on his knees
As he plays on his knees
And the sand
And the sea grows
I close my eyes
Move slowly through drowning waves
Going away on a strange day

And I laugh as I drift in the wind
Blind
Dancing on a beach of stone
Cherish the faces as they wait for the end
Sudden hush across the water
And we're here again
And the sand
And the sea grows
I close my eyes
Move slowly through drowning waves
Going away
On a strange day

My head falls back
And the walls crash down
And the sky
And the impossible
Explode
Held for one moment I remember a song
An impression of sound
Then everything is gone
Forever

A strange day


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"A Strange Day" as written by Robert James Smith Laurence Andrew Tolhurst

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    General CommentFunny, I always thought this was supposed to be the thoughts of someone as they committed suicide (by walking out into the sea and drowning) rather than the end of the world.

    Beautiful though.
    sephereniaon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe that there is no mention of the band's heavy drug use during this period. c'mon people Robert was tripping his ass off while he wrote this album! i'm not saying the lyrics aren't deep and meaningful, they are, but the harder to explain lyrics shouldn't be analyzed too hard. Unless of course you're on acid, then this album will probably make perfect sense. but yes i do think this song is about escaping, but more so about escaping reality.
    superdopestaron January 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti dont think its about the end of the world. i think its the end of his world. i think its his suicide played out. he cant see the beauty of the world through his own eyes...
    "Give me your eyes
    That I might see the blind man kissing my hands
    The sun is humming
    My head turns to dust"

    the beauty kills him, makes him sad, his mind cant process the beauty. he knows its there, but he cant see it through his foggy/depressed state.

    "And the sand
    And the sea grows
    I close my eyes
    Move slowly through drowning waves
    Going away on a strange day"

    he walks into the water, * i refer to water because it says sea and sand and waves, but really i think it can be applied to any smothering thing, life itself, too many drugs, anything that leads to the end*.hes ready to die. the sea gets higher around his body, slowly up to his neck. he keeps walking out towards the deepness, pushing through the waves.

    "And I laugh as I drift in the wind
    Blind
    Dancing on a beach of stone"

    i love this line... one of my most favourite of any song. here im not sure, maybe hes thinking back, as hes walking/swimming to his death. hes happy that hes blind to the ugliness of the world, and happy the end of his world is coming.

    "My head falls backs
    And the walls crash down
    And the sky
    And the impossible
    Explode
    Held for one moment I remember a song
    An impression of sound
    Then everything is gone
    Forever"

    here its obvious, hes under, and the end comes.

    one of my favourite songs. i think it can also be applied to a drug overdose too... same theory. except with another self destructive method.
    Imaginaryboyon August 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my opnion, Pornography is the best of all the cure albums. It's tone and style was Robert Smith's tibutte to the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas.

    THE SONG IS ABOUT SUICIDE, AND SUICIDE AT THE BEACH, AND HE IS SUCCESSFUL ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT.

    'GIve me your eyes that I might see the blind man kissing my hand' refers to his dispair being to deep, he cannot see the blessings he has. The reference to a blind and paralyzed man kissing his hands and he needs help seeing it, menas he is asking for someone to show him what is good and worth living for.
    He then, blind with dispair, he walks into the ocean, 'as the sand and the sea grows' and this is the second time he has tried this 'and we're here again.....'.
    'Head falls back adn the walls crash down..... an impression of sound and then everything is gone forever' HE IS DEAD. Chilling especailly if you here the guitar buld up on the last verse. It really projects the horros of suicide.
    As usual, great lyrics by Robert Smith.
    nifbutton September 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIMHO - the best song on the Pornography album. I've said it before, but I'll say it again - Robert Smith is a freaking genius!
    monster36604on November 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is about a end on purpose. whoever it is commits suicide by drowning. that would be a strange day.
    MrPinkEyezon January 30, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningFor me the best album ever and this my favourite song. This will be the song I will one day say goodbye to the world with. 'Held for one moment I remember a song' is what I want to be the last thing I remember about this world. Thank you for this song Robert.
    AndrewSpruiton April 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lovely song about the end of the world.
    Chloe le Fayon July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA Strange Day--what else could it be but the end of the world? Bleak subject, but beautiful song. Luv it!
    theexplodinggirlon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the end of the world and what he would do if it were the end of the world... Take it all in, laugh, and remember a forgotten song. Sing it sweetly for tomorrow may never come.
    painted_dollon February 11, 2005   Link

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