You're just a waste of time
You're just a babbling face
You're just three sick holes that run like sores

You're a fucking waste
You're like a slug on the girl
Oh you're useless and ugly
And useless and ugly
And I shiver and shake

When I think of how you make me hate
I want to smash you to pieces
I want to smash you up and screaming
I want to smash you helpless
Down on the floor
Smash you until you're not here anymore

And I shiver and shake
Shiver and shake

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Shiver And Shake Lyrics as written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst Boris Williams

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    General CommentThat's what Robert Smith has said in a few interviews, but somehow I doubt it.

    For one thing, Lol was still a member of the band at this stage. Would he have really played on a song that was basically attacking him?

    Also, Robert Smith seems to have been really negative towards Tolhurst in interviews since the court case (understandably). I wonder if that is an example of this?

    Perhaps there's a few different interpretations of the song... whenever I listen to it, I can't help but feel it's about self-loathing... but, really that's just a possible interpretation of the song.
    david_lpfanon October 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccording to Wikipedia, kid pirate is right. Lol was abusing alcohol and drugs, and by the time Disintegration came out he wasn't contributing anything anymore.
    Wurby Tictocon May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. i always listen to it when i'm mad.

    it relates completely to my mood and life right now.
    fireincairoon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about Lol
    kid pirateon December 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE this song...Robert Smith is a genius!
    monster36604on December 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI’m Cure news issue 13, Robert was asked what this song is about and said “an appreciation of lol, and others like him”
    mbrsbshon December 05, 2017   Link

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