“Remember you standing quiet in the rain
As I ran to your heart to be near
And we kissed as the sky fell in, holding you close
How I always fell close to your fear”
- Pictures of You
C was a tough one. I had many worthy choices: Culture Club, The Clash, The Cars, The Cure. In the end, I chose The Cure (obviously from my title) because they had the most songs I loved and I wore their t-shirt in high school. (I was going to download a picture, but I forgot to find the picture in time. Bummer.)
A Forest is still one my favorite songs. It gets a pretty decent rotation on my iPod:
A different look for Robert Smith.
I heard he wrote this song for his wife for their wedding day. Awwww.
This is the Robert Smith we know and love.
He even saved South Park one episode:
I listened to The Cure all the time in high school. Some other excellent songs:
Boys Don’t Cry
In Between Days
Close to Me
Pictures of You
Perfect lyrics about breakups and not being with the one you want, when you want. Although I’m sure he was singing about missing his girlfriend while on tour, I imagined those songs were about unrequited love. Let’s face it, that’s how I spent most of high school—crushing on some guy who barely knew I existed.
And Robert Smith is still making great music. He’s got a trippy song on the recent Alice in Wonderland soundtrack. And he sang on Crystal Castle's excellent recent song “Not in Love”:
Robert Smith and The Cure: loved them then—love them now.