"Kyoto Song" as written by and Robert James Smith....
A nightmare of you
Of death in the pool
Wakes me up at quarter to three
I'm lying on the floor of the night before
With a stranger lying next to me
A nightmare of you
Of death in the pool
I see no further now than this dream
The trembling hand of the trembling man

Hold my mouth
To hold in a scream
I try to think
To make it slow
If only here is where I go
If this is real
I have to see
I turn on fire
And next to me
It looks good
It tastes like nothing on earth
It looks good
It tastes like nothing on earth
Its so smooth it even feels like skin
It tells me how it feels to be new

It tells me how it feels to be new
A thousand voices whisper it true
It tells me how it feels to be new
And every voice belongs
Every voice belongs to you

Lyrics submitted by oofus

"Kyoto Song" as written by Robert James Smith

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    General CommentThe music on this song is an old japanese lullaby. I can't recall the title, but it's something about a demon coming for the kid.

    love this song.
    charlieSometimeson December 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe I'm weird, but I find this song incredibly sexy, lyrics and all.
    messedupgirl77on October 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read somewhere Robert saying this song is about both a dream Mary had where she drowned in a pool, and a dream he had about eating someone....

    i loove this song
    Wowrobertsmithon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKyoto is a city in Japan...
    marquiceriseon December 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song - I think the it may actually be a prostitute - I know - not the tastes good - but maybe that is just it feels good, and is outa this world? But the girl is like someone he knows " every voice belongs to you" He is trying to get em out of his head but it isn't working : )
    Izeon November 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"""It taste like nothing on this earth.

    Tells me how it feels to be new. . . . .and every voice belongs to you."""""

    Couldn't every cURE song be a dream?
    who cares. they are all portraits.
    pton January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthx for your post, Wowrobertsmith. =) that's a cool tidbit.
    girlybaton March 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoa.... this song has probably the best lyrics ive ever seen
    tefon April 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about hedonism and even self-destructiveness and avoiding dealing with your fears. It's written in a surreal way, but he's basically grasping at things that give him pleasant sensations, and trying to block out unpleasant things. The first verse shows that these unpleasant thoughts creep in through his dreams, and they scare him and leave him trembling. Ultimately, he cannot get past these fears, as he is avoiding them when awake by focusing on physical pleasures. So it ends up being that his real life is like a dream, but his dreams show the reality of his life.
    voodoodollyon November 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to Smith:

    "Half of it comes from a dream Mary had - death in a swimming pool - and half from one of mine about eating someone."
    monster36604on January 15, 2009   Link

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