song of the day. #41 | song lyric sunday.

song of the day | what sandra thinks

This edition of ‘song of the day‘ is also a post for ‘Song Lyric Sunday‘. The challenge is to post a song that fits the weekly theme. Or even a song that doesn’t fit… just to share some lyrics and music.

This week’s theme is revenge/vengeance.  It took me about 2 seconds to think of a song.

Maybe it’s not really about revenge or vengeance. But it is full of hate.

A hundred years ago (okay, not that long), I had these friends (who all happened to be guys). They used this song as a sort of revenge… against a girl who treated everyone like dirt… because she thought she was better than everyone… and because she was ‘beautiful‘.

The first line is… “You want to know why I hate you?” How could I not love this song (yeah… darkness)? Plus it’s The Cure.

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How Beautiful You Are / The Cure
You want to know why I hate you?
Well, I’ll try and explain
You remember that day in Paris
When we wandered through the rain
And promised to each other
That we’d always think the same
And dreamed that dream
To be two souls as one
And stopped just as the sun set
And waited for the night
Outside a glittering building
Of glittering glass and burning light
And in the road before us
Stood a weary greyish man
Who held a child upon his back
A small boy by the hand
The three of them were dressed in rags
And thinner than the air
And all six eyes stared fixedly on you

The father’s eyes said “Beautiful! How beautiful you are!”
The boy’s eyes said
“How beautiful! She shimmers like a star!”
The child’s eyes uttered nothing
But a mute and utter joy
And filled my heart with shame for us
At the way we are

I turned to look at you
To read my thoughts upon your face
And gazed so deep into your eyes
So beautiful and strange
Until you spoke
And showed me understanding is a dream
“I hate these people staring
Make them go away from me!”

And this is why I hate you
And how I understand
That no-one ever knows or loves another

Written by The Cure:
Robert Smith, Boris Williams, Porl Thompson, Simon Gallup, Lol Tolhurst 

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Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics… just everything else… which isn’t much… ©2017 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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18 Responses to song of the day. #41 | song lyric sunday.

  1. Marquessa says:

    Oooo…those lyrics are…everything!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. herheadache says:

    Ah, Cure is the cure for all things. Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The lyrics are amazing – poetry and story all in one. And who doesn’t love a little Cure on a Sunday afternoon. Great choice!
    It’s also great to see a newcomer. Thanks for playing along! I hope to see you again soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    I like songs from the Cure, and this was a great choice! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Rallisblog says:

    I have nominated you for the bloggers recognition award. 🙂


  6. Angie Sim says:

    I’m loving these lyrics! Thanks for sharing that- guess I need to check out Cure songs now 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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