Pulling this watch as faces go
Pulling in a word and done it slow
This other time

I see your face is silent
Go, we go away and
What have you done?
Takes a feeling inside us all

Continue out
With just one push of my arm
But you're so close now
And you're so close now

All I have to do is three short blows
All that still is pressed inside
The full when the wall
And you don't even know

All I have to do is kill her
All I have to do is kill her
All I have to do is kill her

And all the other faces here with me
The others dressed in summer's things
Finding one way to be wonderful
Finding one way to the other souls
And every time it's you
It's like the blood on the stairs is sent away
And every time we see it's all said before you

Finding the ways to kill you
You used to say this fear of drowning
Fear no death by water
Father walks in at the foot of the bed
Six of you want to see you safe
Just one time you'll meet this man
All you've got to do is kill her
And all you've got to do is kill her

Trickle the sands against and pull the animals
Just out of the womb
Seeing the cow dead before he was born
The man he, he loved
The solid pieces fell on the ground
He couldn't kill another life
He couldn't kill another life
He couldn't kill another life

It's all been putting up
It could have been some friends
Pulling strings so I could meet you
All I want to do is hit you

She says
"Look over my shoulder!
See the sky!"
And the sky goes black!
And the sky goes black!
I just told you to be there!
I just told you to be there!
Angels come to be there!
Angels come to be there!

Everytime I looked up the stairs
I used to see her die
She would move so slow
Anyone could have been but she was a cat
Anyone could have been she was a cat
Pulling away as I used to fight
Let's just make some noise
That ugly or pretty
The face stays the same

Her face stays the same
Her face stays the same
The ugly or pretty
Her face stays the same
Stays the same, stays the same

And looking on the final walls
And looking on the final walls
Did you now find this malice out
The angels fall
Let's make some noise
Let's make some noise
Let's make some noise
Let's make some noise
Let's make some noise
Let's make some noise
Let's make some noise

Looking for help, help they used to say
Help me be your mother for just one day
Let's fall in churches far outside

They used to love
They used to love
They used to
They used to

Lyrics submitted by MDMaster, edited by Mellow_Harsher, ciccio, granday

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a difficult song to analyze, not least because it's only available on a bootleg with mediocre sound quality and deciphering the lyrics is problematic. For instance, I personally think the first two lines of the third stanza are not as they're quoted above, but are rather: "I turned you out with just one push of my arm". Likewise, there are several other lines I would dispute the accuracy of.

    Nevertheless, I believe the general vibe of the song is intact, and it simply represents a dark fairy tale of sorts that Robert Smith wrote while under the influence of many controlled substances. This was the same period as the "Pornography" album, where he toured the remains of an insane asylum and was inspired to think about what the residents might have thought or felt while they were confined there. I could imagine this being the tale of two tragic lovers, where the man was somehow driven to kill the woman he loved, or possibly a scenario in which an abusive father kills his daughter.

    I don't think the "meaning" of the song is so much in the narrative telling, but in the atmosphere it evokes, which is one of love, murder, and loss.
    jaysthenameon December 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's not the forever song.. still, a very beautiful 1 although i'm not gettin the meanin of it.. i just fell in love with the title..
    Cure.on August 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDepressing... extremely depressing... still... I love this song. It's apparentially one of the least-known The Cure songs, but maybe it is just a good thing.
    Kuroion December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat cd is this on?
    rexbasioron January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are applauses at the end of the song, so I think this is live-only song. And so it seems:

    "Performed live during the 1984 era, it is a variation of the song Three, from Seventeen Seconds."
    Kuroion January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's on the 'M'-bootleg (from June 7 1982) and also on the 'Alternative Medicine'-bootleg (live from Paris L'Olympia, 1982 (the Pornography tour))
    HateSaikoon March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim going mad cause i dont understand this song call me slow cause i am but i still dont understand it!!!!
    .::.tralalalala.::.on February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can I gei it? please let me know, I really REALLY want to hear this one the lyrics are great just like 99% of the cure songs, robert smith is a genius .
    Zerovermarson April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's cool but the double voices become kinda annoying after 7 minutes
    Zerovermarson May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the actual title is "All Mine".

    The most insane Cure song ever. "Give Me It" looks tame by comparison. Eleven minutes of total musical meltdown.
    Cynothoglyson September 11, 2006   Link

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