#651 The Cure – Disintegration

There are a few albums that you know so well and you know the score you will give it before you listen to for the 100th time. The Cure‘s Disintegration is that album. This album came out at the right time of my life. I could feel everything in it. Even today when I put it on the first seconds of “Plainsong” gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes.

Pictures of You” is one of my favourite song because…

“I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel”

I will tell you something that only a few people know about me. If you give me an empty picture frame, then it will always remain empty. I cannot bring myself to fill it. I am not sure why, but I rather stare at the frame, then feel the pain of staring at someone I no longer know, but once loved.

Lovesong” might not have been my favourite track, but I love the lyrics and I live them.

However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you
I will always love you

The song that gets me the most is “Lullaby“. The lyrics tell a story that I can relate to. I believe it is about child abuse; physical and sexual. The irony of calling a song lullaby and giving it a dreamy like music is only something that The Cure could accomplish.

Quietly he laughs and shaking his head
Creeps closer now
Closer to the foot of the bed
And softer than shadow and quicker than flies
His arms are all around me and his tongue in my eyes
Be still be calm be quiet now my precious boy
Don’t struggle like that or I will only love you more
For it’s much too late to get away or turn on the light
The Spiderman is having you for dinner tonight
And I feel like I’m being eaten
By a thousand million shivering furry holes
And I know that in the morning I will wake up
In the shivering cold
And the Spiderman is always hungry

The music in “Fascination Street” makes it a place that I have always wanted to visit. I think one such place is Bourbon Street in New Orleans. There is something for almost everybody. It has one of the best bass line intros ever. I could listen to the intro over and over. The Cure can get away with doing overly long songs. This album has my heart and my head.

One of my favourite songs is “Untitled“. It is so sad. It kills me every time. It is the perfect ending to a perfectly cohesive album. Disintegration is a perfect example of doom and gloom done properly. Others will try, but none will succeed.

Hopelessly drift
In the eyes of the ghost again
Down on my knees
And my hands in the air again
Pushing my face in the memory of you again
But I never know if it’s real
Never know how I wanted to feel
Never quite said what I wanted to say to you
Never quite managed the words to explain to you
Never quite knew how to make them believable
And now the time has gone
Another time undone
Hopelessly fighting the devil
Futility
Feeling the monster
Climb deeper inside of me
Feeling him gnawing my heart away
Hungrily
I’ll never lose this pain
Never dream of you again.

Overall, really you expect an overall? You will not get one. 10/10.

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