Who Sang Killing an Arab? The Cure

The Cure Boys Don’t Cry cover art

Some other versions of "Killing an Arab"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Michael Stephen Dempsey, Robert James Smith
release date: 1980-2
length: 2:24
producer: Chris Parry
membranophone: Laurence Tolhurst
vocal: Robert Smith
engineer: Mike Hedges
bass: Michael Dempsey
guitar: Robert Smith
Standing on the beach
With a gun in my hand
Staring at the sea
Staring at the sand
Staring down the barrel
At the Arab on the ground
I can see his open mouth
But I hear no sound

I'm alive
I'm dead
I'm the stranger
Killing an Arab

I can turn
And walk away
Or I can fire the gun
Staring at the sky
Staring at the sun
Whichever I chose
It amounts to the same
Absolutely nothing

I'm alive
I'm dead
I'm the stranger
Killing an Arab

I feel the steel butt jump
Smooth in my hand
Staring at the sea
Staring at the sand
Staring at myself
Reflected in the eyes
Of the dead man on the beach
The dead man on the beach

I'm alive
I'm dead
I'm the stranger
Killing an Arab

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Jumping Someone Else’s Train
  • 2 Boys Don’t Cry
  • 3 Plastic Passion
  • 4 10:15 Saturday Night
  • 5 Accuracy
  • 6 Object
  • 7 Subway Song
  • 8 Killing an Arab
  • 9 Fire in Cairo
  • 10 Another Day
  • 11 Grinding Halt
  • 12 World War
  • 13 Three Imaginary Boys

  • Album Information
    label: PVC Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin