"Strange Attraction" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Perry Bamonte and Jason Toop Cooper....
It started with a dedication
Lost in admiration happy birthday I'm forever yours blossom
Faded red inside a tiny book of butterflies
I smiled surprised at how when flickered through
The wings flew by spelled out my name

Six months went by the summer lost
Obsessively the letters dropped into my life
The same soft blood smooth flowing hand
Please try to understand I have to see you have to feel you
Tell you all the ways I need you yours forever in love

Strange attraction spreads it's wings
It varies but the smallest things
You never know how anything will change
Strange attraction spreads it's wings
And alters but the smallest things
You never know how anything will fade

The year grew old incessantly she wrote to me
She'd started smoking poetry
I laughed in recognition of a favourite phrase
She'd pulled me in
I answered her
A Christmas card in sepia
Arranging when and where
And how the two of us should meet

Her opening so well prepared
A nervous smile
I couldn't take my eyes from her
She whispered
Can I use some of your lipstick?
It was perfect so believable
I couldn't help but feel that it was real
And kissing crimson fell into her waiting arms

Strange attraction spreads it's wings
It varies but the smallest things
You never know how anything will change
Strange attraction spreads it's wings
And alters but the smallest things
You never know how anything will fade

So alone into the cold new year without another word from her
I wrote to ask if we could maybe meet again before the spring
But weeks went by with no reply until once more my birthday came
And with it my surprise but this time nothing was the same

I'm sorry blame infatuation blame imagination
I was sure you'd be the one but I was wrong
It seems reality destroys our dreams I won't forget you blossom
Faded red inside a tiny book of old goodbyes

Strange attraction spreads it's wings
It varies but the smallest things
You never know how anything will change
Strange attraction spreads it's wings
And alters but the smallest things
And you never know, and you never know, and you never know


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"Strange Attraction [Album Mix]" as written by Perry Bamonte Jason Toop Cooper

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    General CommentDudes, you guys really don't know what this is about? Well, King of Some Island is the closest to what it is about. They interview him about the song and it's meaning and he explained how there was this chick that was obsessed with him and woudl write letters to him and all that junk and when they met up, she realizes that he's not the person she thought he was so she just plain ignored him til she finally told him that it was just an infatuation.
    Tapion817on December 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah the caps are kind of taking away from the song!! (sorry oofus!! LOL)

    its a bittersweet song..
    i think its about ppl who share some special or rare interests which bond them in a kind of fascinating relationship, like its all too good to be true. For that period of time they cant believe how incredable each other are alike. but then reality kicks in and one person realises how different they lives really is aside from the interests... (im speaking from personal experience here) ...and so their relationship comes to an abrupt stop.
    linky_01on January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has always reminded me of "Mint Car," as though that should've come first, then "Strange Attraction" on the album. It sounds like "Mint Car" was written in the rapture of the initial relationship, then "Strange Attraction" written in hindsight. You get a much more melancholy feel that way...
    GoatboyX2on August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou know, I really shouldnt have read that.
    I just went through basically the same thing. Of course, things were slightly different... but I can relate to this song a little to well for my own comfort.
    GothicBladeon September 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou know, I also shouldn't have read that.
    Those caps drove me crazy. Easy on the caps lock, oofus. To many caps for my own comfort.
    JewellyBugon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe that this song only has 2 comments and they're not even about the song! This song is so cool, and i think it's so sweet how they both write to each other...The Cure is awesome
    jaquiseeon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Always have and always will and I have to agree with linky_01 on this one. It's right there written for you. No decypting the song, it's right in front of your face the meaning of it.

    I as the first two basically went throught the same thing recently.
    nsjdogon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYe GoatboyX2 Mint Car and Strange Attraction are almost the same. They are both "happy songs" and they are play the same.

    Does "SHE'D STARTED SMOKING POETRY!" mean that she smoked crack/pot/hash? Cause on Pornography Rob was on lots of drugs and wrote a very good album, so maybe poetry is = drugs. Kinda can't explain it, but thats what i think :)
    Stevenpon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn some ways, it sounds like he was with a transvestite.
    Breadfishon February 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow the hell dyou get that?

    I think its about a girl who was obsessed with Robert and was writing letters to him all the time and then he went to meet her and became obsessed with her too but she realized that itd never work
    King of Some Islandon February 14, 2007   Link

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