The Cure loves christmas!!

Started by corrosiveheadpollution, February 28, 2008, 00:46:49

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corrosiveheadpollution

Has anyone else besides me noticed that Robert Smith makes a lot of references to Christmas or December in his songs?  Let's Go To Bed "laughing at the christmas light you remember from december".  Last Dance "walking through walls in the
heart of december.....christmas falls late now flatter and colder".  Also on the new album there is supposed to be a song called "Christmas Without You".  There are a few other songs as well with similar references but i can't think of them off the top of my head right now.
every time i try to pick it up like falling sand as fast as i pick it up
it runs away through my clutching hands

melly

maybe it's because it is one of the very few times Robert can get together with his family, to relax and enjoy their company, to hug the ones he loves...
" Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain "...

corrosiveheadpollution

That very well could be the reason.  either way it's suhh-weet! he can sing about Christmas all he wants.
every time i try to pick it up like falling sand as fast as i pick it up
it runs away through my clutching hands

corrosiveheadpollution

..... oh and also in the song SNAKEPIT, "Well we're a mile under the ground
And I'm thinking that it's Christmas"
every time i try to pick it up like falling sand as fast as i pick it up
it runs away through my clutching hands

corrosiveheadpollution

HEY YOU, "Yes you're the one that looks like CHRISTMAS
Come over here and kiss me"
every time i try to pick it up like falling sand as fast as i pick it up
it runs away through my clutching hands

mint car

Other Voices: " come around at Christmas
I really have to see you..."

See The Children " I am a supermarket Santa
underneath the Christmas tree..."

Strange Attraction: "I answered her
a Christmas card in sepia..."

:P :P :P


[i]...sleep sweet child the moon will change your mind...[/i]

corrosiveheadpollution

oh yeah, all those songs too!  He sure likes Christmas.  I've never heard SEE THE CHILDREN, when did the do that song?
every time i try to pick it up like falling sand as fast as i pick it up
it runs away through my clutching hands

mint car

See The Children is The Easy Cure demo  :D
[i]...sleep sweet child the moon will change your mind...[/i]

dsanchez

Very good observations! Thank you both for sharing :smth023
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Ulrich

Quote from: dsanchez on December 24, 2017, 12:52:12
Thank you both

Sadly both have been "inactive" for years.  :(

But it is true, as Lol mentions in his book: Robert may have disliked his "Catholic upbringing", but he still loves Christmas very much!  :o

The band also covered "Merry Xmas everybody" (by Slade) towards the end of their 1987 tour:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqMs4JsypD8
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dsanchez

Just got notified by Google that lots of people have been reading this topic this last month ;)
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Ulrich

Quote from: dsanchez on January 03, 2023, 15:07:30... have been reading this topic this last month ;)

I wonder why...

Indeed the Cure (or RS) have mentioned Christmas quite a lot in the lyrics, this article here mentions it too:

https://post-punk.com/christmas-songs-for-goths/

QuoteRobert Smith and his band The Cure are noted for their love of Christmas and use the holiday as a metaphor in songs like "Other Voices," "Hey You!," "Last Dance," and "The Snakepit," but only one studio recording directly refers to celebrating the holiday in such a festive manner enough to be called a Christmas song – 1982's "Let's Go To Bed".
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