Disintegration Album

Artist(s): The Cure

Cover Art

The Cure Disintegration Cover Art

Tracklist

Plainsong

length: 5:16
producer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
engineer: David M. Allen and Robert Smith
assistant engineer: Roy Spong and Richard Sullivan
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Robert Smith and Porl Thompson
keyboard: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup and Roger O’Donnell
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
lyricist: Robert Smith
composer: Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup, Robert Smith

"I think it's dark and it looks like rain" you said
"and the wind is blowing like it's the end of the
World" you said "and it's so cold it's like the
Cold if you were dead" and then you smiled for
A second.
"I think I'm old and I'm in pain" you said
"and it's all running out like it's the end of the
World" you said "and it's so cold it's like the
Cold if you were dead" and then you smiled for
A second

Sometimes you make me feel like I'm living at
The edge of the world like I'm living at the edge
Of the world "it's just the way I smile" you said

Pictures of You

length: 7:29
producer: David M. Allen and Robert Smith
engineer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
assistant engineer: Roy Spong and Richard Sullivan
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Porl Thompson and Robert Smith
keyboard: Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell and Robert Smith
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
composer: Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup
lyricist: Robert Smith
I've been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe 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 feel

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 and wider than 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
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly
Open my eyes
But I never see anything

If only I'd thought of the right words
I could have held 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

Closedown

length: 4:21
producer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
engineer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
assistant engineer: Richard Sullivan and Roy Spong
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Robert Smith and Porl Thompson
keyboard: Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup and Robert Smith
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
composer: Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup
lyricist: Robert Smith
I'm running out of time
I'm out of step and closing down
And never sleep for wanting hours
The empty hours of greed and uselessly
Always the need to feel again
The real belief of something more than mockery
If only I could fill my heart with love

Lovesong

length: 3:29
remixer: Chris Parry, Robert Smith and Mark Saunders
producer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
mixer: Chris Parry, Robert Smith and Mark Saunders
engineer: David M. Allen and Robert Smith
assistant engineer: Richard Sullivan and Roy Spong
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Porl Thompson and Robert Smith
keyboard: Simon Gallup, Robert Smith and Roger O’Donnell
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
composer: Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup, Robert Smith
lyricist: Robert Smith
Whenever I'm alone with you,
You make me feel like I am home again.
Whenever I'm alone with you,
You make me feel like I am whole again.

Whenever I'm alone with you,
You make me feel like I am young again.
Whenever I'm alone with you,
You make me feel like I am fun again.

However far away,
I will always love you.
However long I stay,
I will always love you.
Whatever words I say,
I will always love you;
I will always love you.

Whenever I'm alone with you,
You make me feel like I am free again.
Whenever I'm alone with you,
You make me feel like I am clean again.

However far away,
I will always love you.
However long I stay,
I will always love you.
Whatever words I say,
I will always love you;
I will always love you.

Lullaby

length: 4:11
remixer: Chris Parry, Robert Smith and Mark Saunders
producer: Robert Smith, Mark Saunders, Chris Parry and David M. Allen
mixer: Robert Smith, Chris Parry and Mark Saunders
engineer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
assistant engineer: Richard Sullivan and Roy Spong
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Robert Smith and Porl Thompson
keyboard: Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell and Robert Smith
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
composer: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Laurence Tolhurst, Roger O’Donnell, Boris Williams
lyricist: Robert Smith
On candy stripe legs the Spiderman comes
Softly through the shadow of the evening sun
Stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
Looking for the victim shivering in bed
Searching out fear in the gathering gloom and
Suddenly!
A movement in the corner of the room!
And there is nothing I can do
When I realize with fright
That the Spiderman is having me for dinner tonight!

Quietly he laughs and shaking his head
Creeps closer now
Closer to the foot of the bed
And softer than shadow and quicker than flies
His arms are all around me and his tongue in my eyes
"Be still be calm be quiet now my precious boy
Don't struggle like that or I will only love you more
For it's much too late to get away or turn on the light
The Spiderman is having you for dinner tonight"

And I feel like I'm being eaten
By a thousand million shivering furry holes
And I know that in the morning I will wake up
In the shivering cold

And the Spiderman is always hungry

Fascination Street

length: 5:16
producer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
engineer: David M. Allen and Robert Smith
assistant engineer: Roy Spong and Richard Sullivan
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Robert Smith and Porl Thompson
keyboard: Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell and Robert Smith
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
lyricist: Robert Smith
composer: Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup
Oh it's opening time
Down on Fascination Street
So let's cut the conversation
And get out for a bit
Because I feel it all fading and paling
And I'm begging
To drag you down with me
To kick the last nail in
Yeah! I like you in that
Like I like you to scream
But if you open your mouth
Then I can't be responsible
For quite what goes in
Or to care what comes out
So just pull on your hair
Just pull on your pout
And let's move to the beat
Like we know that it's over
If you slip going under
Slip over my shoulder
So just pull on your face
Just pull on your feet
And let's hit opening time
Down on Fascination Street

So pull on your hair
Pull on your pout
Cut the conversation
Just open your mouth
Pull on your face
Pull on your feet
And let's hit opening time

Down on Fascination Street

Prayers for Rain

length: 6:10
producer: David M. Allen and Robert Smith
engineer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
assistant engineer: Roy Spong and Richard Sullivan
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Robert Smith and Porl Thompson
keyboard: Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell and Robert Smith
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
composer: Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup
lyricist: Robert Smith
You shatter me your grip on me a hold on me
So dull it kills you stifle me infectious sense of
Hopelessness and prayers for rain I suffocate I
Breathe in dirt and nowhere shines but desolate
And drab the hours all spent on killing time
Again all waiting for the rain

You fracture me your hands on me a touch so
Plain so stale it kills you strangle me entangle
Me in hopelessness and prayers for rain I
Deteriorate I live in dirt and nowhere glows but
Drearily and tired the hours all spent on killing
Time again all waiting for the rain

The Same Deep Water as You

length: 9:22
producer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
engineer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
assistant engineer: Roy Spong and Richard Sullivan
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Robert Smith and Porl Thompson
keyboard: Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell and Robert Smith
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
composer: Boris Williams, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup
lyricist: Robert Smith
Kiss me goodbye
Pushing out before I sleep
Can't you see I try
Swimming the same deep water as you is hard
"the shallow drowned lose less than we"
You breathe the strangest twist upon your lips
"and we shall be together"
"Kiss me goodbye bow your head and join with me"
And face pushed deep reflections meet
The strangest twist upon your lips and disappear
The ripples clear and laughing break
Against your feet and laughing break the mirror sweet
"so we shall be together"

"Kiss me goodbye" pushing out before I sleep
It's lower now and slower now the strangest
Twist upon your lips but I don't see and I don't
Feel but tightly hold up silently my hands
Before my fading eyes and in my eyes your
Smile the very last thing before I go

I will kiss you I will kiss you I will kiss you
Forever on nights like this I will kiss you I will
Kiss you and we shall be together

Disintegration

length: 8:24
producer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
engineer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
assistant engineer: Richard Sullivan and Roy Spong
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Robert Smith and Porl Thompson
keyboard: Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell and Robert Smith
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
composer: Boris Williams, Simon Gallup, Laurence Tolhurst, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Roger O’Donnell
lyricist: Robert Smith
Oh I miss the kiss of treachery the shameless
Kiss of vanity the soft and the black and the
Velvety up tight against the side of me and
Mouth and eyes and heart all bleed and run in
Thickening streams of greed as bit by bit it
Starts the need to just let go my party piece
Oh I miss the kiss of treachery the aching kiss
Before I feed the stench of a love for a younger
Meat and the sound that it makes when it cuts
In deep the holding up on bended knees the
Addiction of duplicities as bit by bit it starts
The need to just let go my party piece

But I never said I would stay to the end so I
Leave you with babies and hoping for frequency
Screaming like this in the hope of the secrecy
Screaming me over and over and over I leave
You with photographs pictures of trickery
Stains on the carpet and stains on the scenery
Songs about happiness murmured in dreams
When we both us knew how the ending would
Be

So it's all come back round to breaking apart
Again breaking apart like I'm made up of glass
Again making it up behind my back again
Holding my breath for the fear of sleep again
Holding it up behind my head again cut in deep
To the heart of the bone again round and round
And round and it's coming apart again over and
Over and over

Now that I know that I'm breaking to pieces
I'll Pull out my heart and I'll feed it to anyone
Crying for sympathy
Crocodile cry for the love of the crowd and the three cheers from everyone
Dropping through sky through the glass of the roof through the roof of your mouth
Through the mouth of your eye through the eye
Of the needle it's easier for me to get closer to
Heaven than ever feel whole again

I never said I would stay to the end I knew
I would leave you with babies and everything
Screaming like this in the hole of sincerity
Screaming me over and over and over I leave
You with photographs pictures of trickery
Stains on the carpet and stains on the memory
Songs about happiness murmured in dreams when
Both of us knew how the end always is

How the end always is

Untitled

length: 6:27
producer: David M. Allen and Robert Smith
engineer: Robert Smith and David M. Allen
assistant engineer: Richard Sullivan and Roy Spong
bass guitar: Simon Gallup
drums (drum set): Boris Williams
guitar: Robert Smith and Porl Thompson
keyboard: Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell and Robert Smith
lead vocals: Robert Smith
performer: Laurence Tolhurst
composer: Laurence Tolhurst, Boris Williams, Porl Thompson, Robert Smith, Roger O’Donnell, Simon Gallup
lyricist: Robert Smith
Hopelessly drift
In the eyes of the ghost again
Down on my knees
And my hands in the air again

Pushing my face in the memory of you again
But I never know if it's real
Never know how I wanted to feel
Never quite said what I wanted to say to you

Never quite managed the words to explain to you
Never quite knew how to make them believable
And now the time has gone
Another time undone

Hopelessly fighting the devil
Futility
Feeling the monster
Climb deeper inside of me

Feeling him gnawing my heart away
Hungrily
I'll never lose this pain
Never dream of you again