"Torture" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
I'm in the room without a light
The room without a view
I'm here for one more treacherous night
Another night with you
It tortures me to move my hands
To try to move at all
And pulled
My skin so tight it screams
And screams and screams
And pulls some more
Hanging like this
Like a vampire bat
Hanging like this
Hanging on your back
I'm helpless again

My body is cut and broken
It's shattered and sore
My body is cut wide open
I can't stand anymore
It tortures me to move my hands
To try to move at all
And pulled
My skin so tight screams
And screams and screams
And screams some more

Hanging like this
Like a vampire bat
Hanging like this hanging on your back
Oh it's torture
And I'm almost there
It's torture
But I'm almost there

It's torture
But I'm almost there
It's torture
But I'm almost there


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"Torture" as written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst Boris Williams

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  • +2
    General Commentanal sex!
    dothehansaon February 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI also think it's about a girl who doesn't give love to him. Just pain. Not physical. And he can't be who he wants to be. Himself.
    Did listen for hours and hours to this "kiss me, kiss me"-album.
    It's a part of my youth.
    opelgton August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti had a very similar experience.
    its tough.
    jancsibohocon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOH MY GOD why is there only one comment on this song? It's amazing, I've had a similar experience too.

    IT'S TORRRRTUUURE.
    hothothot!on April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike "The Kiss", this song could be about an intimate act with someone who's overly forceful and who you've no real attraction to... though a lot of this song sounds to me as though it's about sadomasochism; possibly he's involved with a girl who's into domination though maybe he doesn't quite enjoy it so much...
    MaskOfSanityon April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, i can also relate to this. maybe not as extreme.
    eve.119on May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like habitual masterbation to me.
    brianshalfbakedon May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Abasement in a basement..." Duh!...obviously.
    monster36604on January 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRobert Smith said "its about bondage! best left untouched!"
    i guess it was pretty obvious though.
    jwoodon May 23, 2015   Link

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