"Cold" as written by Melvern Rivers Ii Rutherford, Timothy A. James and Joanna Smith....
Scarred
Your back was turned
Curled like an embryo
Take another face
You will be kissed again
I was cold as I mouthed the words
And crawled across the mirror
I wait
Await the next breath
Your name
Like ice into my heart
A shallow grave
A monument to the ruined age
Ice in my eyes
And eyes like ice don't move
Screaming at the moon
Another past time
Your name
Like ice into my heart

Everything as cold as life
Can no one save you?
Everything
As cold as silence
And you never say a word
Your name
Like ice into my heart
Your name
Like ice into my heart


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"Cold" as written by Melvern Rivers Ii Rutherford, Timothy A. James, Joanna Smith

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    General CommentBut then again, sorrywrongnumbah, isn't that just what defines a goth band - publicly stating that they are not goth? Sisters of Mercy claim the same ;)
    HateSaikoon January 30, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Your name like ice into my heart"

    Doesn't get more emotional than that.
    hothothot!on April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA shallow grave
    A monument to the ruined age
    Ice in my eyes
    And eyes like ice don't move
    Screaming at the moon
    Another past time

    I love that stanza
    thedownpouron April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to me that this song is a major indicator of why the Cure is known (rather stereotypically) as the gloomy, "goth-rock" band that mainstream music media portrays them to be.
    Gloomy? At times, deliciously so...and self-indulgently perfect at it; though by no means is that the only feeling their music conveys. "Goth"? Not at all, Robert Smith says, and I agree (although I am certainly no expert at what is and is not goth...I am only a die-hard Cure fan, and that's basically as far as it goes).
    In short, "Cold" is a fanastic song, and it's every bit as frigid as the January air here in Wisconsin. I would suggest that immediately after listening to this song, switch right on over to "Do the Hansa," or "The Caterpillar," for a delightfully amusing contrast.
    sorrywrongnumbahon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis Cure song is the ultimate dark and depressing Cure song. As the title of the is Cold, you actually feel a cold chill running down you spine listening to this song. Pornography which is the title of the album the song is on, is one of the Cure best..ever.
    mentalloon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgony of life, love lost and drug induced inertia. Great stuff!
    Arieson December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me probably the most underrated of all cure songs. Everytime you listen th this song there is something new to behold. This song is in the same class as the figurehead, a forest and same deep water as you. Ubeleivable song - great version on the triiogy. Pornography the best cure album by a mile.
    Chris_Valentineon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinately Chirs_Valentine. It's an excellent song that is by no doubt gloomy, and yes I can see the Cure being tagged as goth if only their work up until pornography is taken into account. It is suck a stark contrast to The Top and KMKMKM.
    wildweasel7on August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel that the songs on pornography seem to fit together chronologically, like its telling a story. The previous song "A Strange Day" is about someone committing suicide because he thinks it's the answer. But i believe that this song is this person's soul looking at his dead body, and realizing that it is better to be alive, but it is too late. It does seem at first like the song is about someone else dying, but that is inconsistent with the rest of the album. So the narrator is this person's soul, which is shapeless, nameless, and is neither in heaven or hell; it is nowhere. I think that the name he's referring to is his own, and it is Cold because it has no meaning anymore.
    ams77on October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Smith:

    "Is another song about another drug and it's grip..."

    The man is a lyrical genius.
    monster36604on November 25, 2008   Link

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