It Used To Be Me Lyrics

The Cure


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jason Toop Cooper, Perry Bamonte, Robert James Smith, Roger O'Donnell, Simon Gallup
album: Track in album Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities
release date: 2004-1-26
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length: 6:51

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The Cure Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities cover art
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All he needs is everyone I've been
And all she needs is everywhere I've seen
All they need
Anything I've touched
And all you need is everything I've loved
Everything I've heard everything I've learned
Everything I've tried everything I've held
Everything I've felt everything I've lost
Everything I've cried
Until my whole head shrieks with grinding my teeth
Struggling to find a single word I can keep
Any kind of truth
Any kind of hope
Oh just any kind of word that doesn't make me choke

But I keep saying I will and I won't
I keep saying I do and I don't
I keep saying I feel
But there is nothing to feel
Just a strange kind of nothing where it used to be me...
It used to be me

All he needs from me is everyone I've ever missed
And all she needs from me
Everyone I've ever kissed
All they need from me
Anything I've ever sung
Yeah and all you need from me is everything I've ever said
Everything I've ever done everything I've ever made
Everything I've ever prayed everything I've ever believed
Everything I've ever touched everything I've ever loved
Everything I've ever thought everything I've ever dreamed
Until my whole head screams with grinding my teeth
Desperate to find a single word I can keep
Any kind of faith
Any kind of fix
Oh just any kind of word that doesn't make me sick

And I keep saying I will but I won't
I keep saying I do but I don't
And I keep saying I feel
But there is nothing to feel
Just this strange kind of nothing where it used to be me...

Anything and everything
All that you need
Get it for free
Anything and everything
All that you need
Get it from me

Get it from me
Get it from me
Get it from me


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 10:15 Saturday Night
  • 2 Plastic Passion
  • 3 Pillbox Tales
  • 4 Do the Hansa
  • 5 I’m Cold
  • 6 Another Journey by Train
  • 7 Descent
  • 8 Splintered in Her Head
  • 9 Lament (Flexipop version)
  • 10 Just One Kiss
  • 11 The Dream
  • 12 The Upstairs Room
  • 13 Lament
  • 14 Speak My Language
  • 15 Mr Pink Eyes
  • 16 Happy the Man
  • 17 Throw Your Foot
  • 18 New Day
  • 19 The Exploding Boy
  • 20 A Few Hours After This…
  • 21 A Man Inside My Mouth
  • 22 Stop Dead
    CD 2
  • 1 A Japanese Dream
  • 2 Breathe
  • 3 A Chain of Flowers
  • 4 Snow in Summer
  • 5 Sugar Girl
  • 6 Icing Sugar (New mix)
  • 7 Hey You!!! (extended remix)
  • 8 How Beautiful You Are (Clearmountain mix)
  • 9 To the Sky
  • 10 Babble
  • 11 Out of Mind
  • 12 2 Late
  • 13 Fear of Ghosts
  • 14 Hello I Love You (Psychedelic mix)
  • 15 Hello I Love You
  • 16 Hello I Love You (Slight Return)
  • 17 Harold and Joe
  • 18 Just Like Heaven (Dizzy mix)
    CD 3
  • 1 This Twilight Garden
  • 2 Play
  • 3 Halo
  • 4 Scared as You
  • 5 The Big Hand
  • 6 A Foolish Arrangement
  • 7 Doing the Unstuck (Saunders 12″ remix)
  • 8 Purple Haze (Virgin Radio version)
  • 9 Purple Haze
  • 10 Burn
  • 11 Young Americans
  • 12 Dredd Song
  • 13 It Used to Be Me
  • 14 Ocean
  • 15 Adonais
    CD 4
  • 1 Home
  • 2 Waiting
  • 3 A Pink Dream
  • 4 This is a Lie (Ambient mix)
  • 5 Wrong Number (p2p mix)
  • 6 More Than This
  • 7 World in My Eyes
  • 8 Possession
  • 9 Out of This World (Oakenfold mix)
  • 10 Maybe Someday (acoustic mix)
  • 11 Coming Up
  • 12 Signal to Noise (acoustic version)
  • 13 Signal to Noise
  • 14 Just Say Yes (Curve mix)
  • 15 A Forest (Mark Plati mix)