All of your faith in simple shadows
From my hope for something more
How about yourself were caught in
Any reason to be sure
You believe, there's nothing more to add
You believe, it's as simple as that

I don't care about the
Aliens, ghosts, and fairies
All the voices in your head
It's when your "I believe it's true, I know"
I start to get upset

Because you don't know, you don't know
You don't know you just want it all true
No, you don't know, you don't know
You don't know you just have to say you do
You can't really know
You can only believe with a
Confidence born of deceit

The only angels you should
Hear are reason, honesty, equality and love
The only devils you should
Fear are hatred, ignorance
Greed and a world full of people scared dumb

You believe, it's as simple as that
You believe, there's nothing more to add

I don't care about your
Sinners, saints, and saviours
Acting with mysterious ways
It's when your "I believe
It's true, I know!"
I start to feel dismayed

Because you don't know, you don't know
You don't know you just want it all true
No you don't know, you don't know
You don't know you just have to say you do

You can't really know, you can only believe
It really is insane
All this crazy desperate need
For unknowable magic
Strange supernatural power
You're flying through space at a
Million miles an hour
For 4 billion years, the sun keeps coming up
It's all too wonderful for words but
For you it's not enough
You should step out of the shadows
Yeah and step into the light

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Step Into the Light Lyrics as written by Robert James Smith

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    This song was part of the 4.13 Dream recording sessions. When that album was cut down from a double album to a single album this was one of the songs kept back for a companion album to be entitled 4.14 Scream, which was to contain some of the darker songs of the period such as A Boy I Never Knew, It Can Never Be the Same and Please Come Home. The Cure didn't manage to complete the album in 2008 and then in 2009 there was tension within the band because guitarist Porl Thompson was in the process of divorcing the sister of Cure frontman, Robert Smith. Thompson's last performance with the band came on 19 April 2009. Smith put the band on hold and turned his attention to supporting his sister. The Cure became active again in 2011 with the Reflections Tour which celebrated the first 3 Cure albums. In 2012 Reeves Gabrels was recruited as Thompson's replacement. Smith did toy with the idea of releasing 4.14 Scream in 2014 but expressed discomfort at the idea of promoting an album created with a previous line-up. In 2018, Simon Gallup revealed that the album was being worked on once again with Gabrels adding some additional guitar parts. Nothing more has been heard of the project and it remains unreleased. Two songs, Step Into the Light and It Can Never Be the Same began to be played in live shows from 2016 onwards.

    There's no great mystery about the meaning of Step Into the Light. Smith is well-known as an atheist and in the song he imagines or narrates a conversation with a religious person, with his interlocutor trying to assert God as an absolute truth and Smith responding that it is just a question of belief rather than fact.

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