"End" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams and Perry Bamonte....
I think I've reached that point
Where giving up and going on
Are both the same dead end to me
Are both the same old song
I think I've reached that point
Where every wish has come true
And tired disguised oblivion
Is everything I do

Please stop loving me
Please stop loving me
I am none of these things

I think I've reached that point
Where all the things you have to say
And hopes for something more from me
Are just games to pass the time away

Please stop loving me
Please stop loving me
I am none of these things

I think I've reached that point
Where every word that you write
Of every blood dark sea
And every soul black night
And every dream you dream me in
And every perfect free from sin
And burning eyes
And hearts on fire
Are just the same old song

Please stop loving me
Please stop loving me
I am none of these things
I am none of these things

I am none of these things


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"End" as written by Perry Bamonte Boris Williams

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  • +4
    General Commentmy current interpretation of this song reflects a relationship in which the narrator (male or female) doesn't feel like they deserve any of the praise or love the other party is trying to give them.

    By giving up and going on, the narrator is abandoning the hope that they can live up to their lover's praises and be as good to them as they are back. They are giving in to the tired, disguised oblivion that they have been trying so hard to deny and to eradicate from themselves and their behaviors, that they have been trying to hide from the one who loves them.

    As the narrator's lover refuses to give up on them, in holding on to the faith they have in them, it's reached the point that it seems simply a game to someone who has given up on having faith in themselves.

    The narrator is of the mind that all of the values and qualities that their lover praises them for are wrongly founded, that if they truly knew everything, the imperfections, the sin, they would stop loving them.

    Thus, the narrator implores for them to stop loving, because they are none of these things that they have made the narrator out to be.
    billionandoneon August 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"In one sense, it's me addressing myself. It's about the persona I sometimes fall into into. On another level, it's addressed to people who expect me to know things and have answers, and it has a broader idea, to do away with the way you fall into a path, it just becomes habitual even though it's not really the way you want to be...I had it in the back of my mind when I wrote the songs that when it comes to performing on the tour, it would remind me each night that I'm reducible to what I'm doing. I do need reminding because it's got to the stage where I could happily fall into the rock star trap...our success has reached the kind of magnitude where it's insistent and insiduous. It achieves everything I wanted it to."

    - Robert Smith.


    I love this song.
    xskunkxon September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last verse is great, i just love what rob is saying because so many people think hes just this or that, just one thing but hes not really to be categorized into any group, because all he is , is robert smith and particurlarly for the people who love him for his more famous songs, or maybe im missing the point.

    "please stop loving me, I am none of these things"
    fleaaaaaaon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe girl you thought you loved and then things changed. how do you tell her? do you even bother? do you keep on? do you write a song like this? giving up and going on both the same dead end. and if it gets worse will the situation end up hurting you and her more than if you or had ended it? because if she doesnt stop loving you the yuck will get worse. like a a tar baby that just gets you more and more dirty. wasting her time and heart!
    nevereaston July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats a great intepretation
    fleaaaaaaon July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song !
    mentalloon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually always thought this song was Robert talking to some of his "Fanatical" fans and how they look upon him as a "god" and he just lets them know that "He is none of these things".
    mentalloon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats what i always looked at it as, though of course it can be interpreted many different ways
    Girgoon October 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always felt that you could listen to Wish in a linear form, that it told one continuous story finally culminating with this. It sounds to me like a perfect rebuttal to "To Wish Impossible Things"
    juiceman46on August 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know that my opinion of what this song means is very personal to me because of my problems with mental health but I think this song is about suicide. The song is titled "End" and the lyrics are in typical Smith fashion dark, and depressing but more so than usual at least to me. I always thought that the person is just fed up with life, living, and their dead relationship so they just kill themselves.

    I also think it could be about maybe fame and fans too. So many fans think their ______ is god. I think it can be quite a complicated relationships there. Especially is the work isn't steady, declining, or even if it's great some people just are head over heals with these celebrities, and won't be disappointed by what they do.
    liktheangelon July 29, 2011   Link

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