"Closedown" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O'donnell, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
I'm running out of time
I'm out of step and closing down
And never sleep for wanting hours
The empty hours of greed
And uselessly always the need to feel again
The real belief of something more than mockery
If only I could fill my heart with love

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"Closedown" as written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst Boris Williams

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  • +4
    General Commenta very cool song. Its so atmospheric and carries you off to another place...i just luv songs that do that.
    jiveturkey202on June 12, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe whole album of Disengration is genius. This album got me into The Cure about 3 years ago, and these guys are brilliant. I was always anti-Cure since I was a die-hard Smiths fan (I guess Morrissy hates Robert Smith and vice-versa). While The Smiths remain my fav band forever, The Cure are great as well. Did I already say I LOVE this album? It is truly indispensable.
    vincent h.on June 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love how long the song is and how short the vocals are. this must be my favourite cure song, i think. it's lovely.
    dri-fton September 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about coming to the end of self-preoccupation then justifying the self-same with self-absorption.

    See how it builds extravagantly and fills and explores the definitive. All three instruments do the same thing at different times. Instruments are expressed definitively and independently.

    Exuberant and exhaustive song.
    The song is about the meaninglessness of self examination and the absorption it incurs.

    The drums never cease.

    They never change.

    They are frantic and searching and then they die.
    tebdanneron May 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful.

    "if only i could fill my heart with love" - i do feel this way...a lot.

    rahtwinkleon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a beautiful song. Not just the words but the music as well. AHHHH memories!
    beehauson December 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes the whole album is absolutely brilliant. Actually it was the first CD I bought when I got a CD player, abandoning vinyl.

    @ rahtwinkle: you are not alone.
    JASGripenon February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinately not
    cichon123on March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits like my life in a song..
    King of Some Islandon January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclosing down from love. he wants that feeling back, but her is running old and the worry of never finding it keeps him awake.
    DepartedFateon March 09, 2007   Link

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