Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Cure: The Blood
From the CD "The Head on the Door"

Faith, doubt, holy, blood and similar words litter the landscape of lyrics written by Robert Smith of The Cure. Most of these meant as double entendre.

The key line in this song: "I am paralyzed by the blood of Christ."

There is a bitter irony as Robert Smith cites that this phrase hints at the numbness he experienced after downing a bottle of Spanish wine called "The Blood of Christ."

Comments of side, there's still some sense of religious introspection in the song:



Tell me who doesn't love
What can never come back
You can never forget how it used to feel

The illusion is deep
Its as deep as the night
I can tell by your tears you remember it all

I am paralysed by the blood of Christ
Though it clouds my eyes
I can never stop

How it feels to be dry
Walking bare in the sun
Every mirage I see is a mirage of you
As I cool in the twilight
Taste the salt on my skin
I recall all the tears
All the broken words

I am paralysed by the blood of Christ
Though it clouds my eyes
I can never stop

When the sunsets glow drifts away from you
You'll no longer know
If any of this was really true at all