"Dressing Up" as written by and Robert James Smith....
Going under slowly
It never seems too late
Going under so slow
Dressing up to kiss
Dressing up to touch all this

I'm dressing up to dance all week
I'm dressing up to sleep

Dressing up to kiss
Dressing up to be all this

I could eat your face
I could eat all of you
Oh this night will never let me go

Going under slowly
Never seems too late
Going under slow
You'll pick me up again


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"Dressing Up" as written by Robert James Smith

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    General CommentI'm fourteen Years old and just started listening to the Cure this morning and this is by far the most beautiful vocal performance entranced with haunting image creating lyrics i have ever heard if i ever have the chance to sing on a teen idol show i will definitly try to do something like this. Absolutely Beautiful, It literally brought tears to my eyes
    GreenDrag92on September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always adored this song. I first heard it on PARIS which led me to seek out THE TOP, which I could only find at a used music store on casette tape. Beautiful music adornes this meditation on seeking pleasure, whether via performing "i'M DRESSING UP TO DANCE ALL WEEK", food or sex "I could eat all of you" or drugs "Going under slowly...You'll pick me up again." I love it when the Cure are being all decadent and gloomy. It's fabulous for us sinners who feel guilt but like to be naughty anyway.
    davidbeauyon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti HEAR ALL THOSE ASSHOLES SINGING ON THE TEEN IDOL TYPE SHOWS.
    SOMEONE SHOULD TRY TO CONVINCE THEM TO TRY TO SING THIS IF THEY CAN. IF THEY COULD PULL IT OFF (WHICH THEY COULDNT) THAN THEY WOULD SURELY WIN. iTS THE GRAETEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE FROM ROBERT. PROBABLY WASNT IN HIS RIGHT MIND AT THE TIME THOUGH.
    jancsibohocon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm fifteen years old and I love this band.
    Anti-Heroon December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother beautiful Cure song. Robert sings this wonderfully.
    Bananafishboneson January 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a perfect one-two punch with "Give Me It." The two sides of heroine addiction....
    mrpinkeyeon May 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about him and Mary.
    ElyseKernon June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSmith said once it was about performing.
    monster36604on November 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always though that I was about Mary and him, I read an interview and he said that he and Mary used to dress up in different kinds of crazy disguises because they liked to play and dance this way when they were alone... and he also said something about naughty disguises, so maybe they were having sex too. I just love this song, I think it is very intimate.
    NeonVeinson September 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAccording to Robert, this song was inspired by the ritual of getting ready for a show.
    clammon March 05, 2016   Link

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