"To Cure A Weakling Child" as written by and Richard D. James....
My feet, my arms, and my ears
and your feet

(repeat)


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"To Cure a Weakling Child" as written by Richard D. James

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's loosely about child abuse. The title: "To Cure a Weakling Child" denotes a harsh attitude toward a child, from which one can infer the "cure" not being a positive thing.

    The lyrics, a child's voice talking about his body parts connecting with "your feet," further hints at an abusive theme.

    The percussion starts off slow, connotation of the earlier, "more precious" years in life. The further it goes on, the the more menacing the beat becomes, until the 2:10 mark, where the song completely shifts from an innocent, albeit creepy tone to a ravaging of percussions reminiscent of a life-threatening beating. After which, the child's voice is played backwards, denoting that nothing could be the same.

    The song continues as before the pounding drums, but fades out, leaving the haunting voice as the last thing to flicker out, suggesting either future beatings, or the rekindling of scars from the past.

    Leastaways, that's how I see it. I could just be talking out of my arse, but that's what it means to me past the scarce lyrics.
    kommunistbagelson December 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about finding the meaning of life. I can't believe how beautifully phrased these lyrics are; Richard D. James is obviously a poetic genius. The words are so plain yet so complex, deep, and twisted. You have to look deep to understand their true meaning, however. I wish more musicians could write like this.
    lenny beeon July 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it's a stretch to say it's about child abuse. In the context of such a dark and disturbing album, it was the first thing that crossed my mind.
    lemgruberon October 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a great song although those lyrics above are incorrect... it goes "My Feet, My Arms, And My Ears, And Your Beat"
    freak_on_a_leaschon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentacrually its feet not beat
    i_luv_fuon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually*
    i_luv_fuon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentiv always thought it was feet but i now think it could be "beat". Think about it... My Feet (dancing), My Arms (waving around) And My Ears (listening to the music)...And Your BEAT (Aphex's tunes!) What do u all think???
    axjson November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, richard just recorded himself saying a bunch of random shit. and then chopped this together. i don't think there is a meaning. find beauty in the random complexities of inane babble? maybe.
    femmesofrussiaon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteither or, the song rocks it. hard.
    kidbon December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhether its 'feet' or 'beat', doesnt matter cause the words are skewed to let you hear what you want. To me, this song is about listening to any aphex twin curing his listeners, especially on the Richard D. Jame's album, most of the songs are soothing. I wish he had done a music video for this song, does he have any from RDJ's album?
    Itmplyurvyldon June 20, 2005   Link

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