Sunday, 5 April 2009

Oldie of the week (3) - The Cure, 'Pictures of You'

First of all, hurray to our Belgian cyclist Stijn Devolder who's just won the Ronde van Vlaanderen for the second year in a row!

But okay - sorry for keeping things so quiet on this blog during the last week. Belgium finally got treated to some great weather and I've spent most of my time sitting outside, singing along to summer songs or eating ice cream and chocolate easter eggs. That way I'd even forgotten about the Oldie of the Week. But don't worry, I've got one in store for you!

This week's Oldie is a song by a band that probably doesn't need much of an introduction: The Cure. The song I picked is 'Pictures of You' and isn't even thàt old. It's part of the brilliant 1989 album Disintegration (the same album that also features songs like Lovesong, Lullaby and Fascination Street) and got released as a single the year after. The Cure are without a doubt the masters of melancholy, but in this song they even manage to outshine themselve.

I've looked up a live version for you, because there's only an official video clip for the shorter radio edit, that just isn't as incredible as the full version.

i've been looking so long at these pictures of
you that i almost belive 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

remembering 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
held close in your fear remembering you
running soft through the night you were bigger
and brighter than the snow and
screamed at the make-believe screamed at the
sky and you finally found all your courage to
let it all go

remembering you fallen into my arms crying
for the death of your heart you were stone
white so delicate lost in the cold you were
always so lost in the dark remembering you
how you used to be slow drowned you were
angels so much more than everything oh hold
for the last time then slip away quietly open
my eyes but i never see anything

if only i had thought of the right words i could
have hold on to your heart if only i'd thought of
the right words i wouldn't be breaking apart all
my pictures of you

Looking So long at these pictures of you but i
never hold on to your heart looking so long for
the words to be true but always just breaking
apart my pictures of you

there was nothing in the world that i ever
wanted more than to feel you deep in my heart
there was nothing in the world that i ever
wanted more than to never feel the breaking
apart all my pictures of you


  1. Have I mentioned lately that I love your blog? :)

    You are so going places, girl.

  2. Aww, thank you so much! I hope to keep you entertained in the future. ;)