Radio XLVIII, side A, track 1: “Lullaby” by The Cure

The Cure - LullabyOh, The Cure, screw you, guys.  Seriously, screw off, The Cure.  What is wrong with you?  Here I was, looking forward to the weekend, looking forward to a brand new tape to listen to, hell, The Cure, looking forward to listening to this song.  The thing is, even though I totally remembered the song, I never really paid attention to the lyrics, partly because my stereo speakers weren’t the best and also because I just wasn’t paying attention.  All I really remembered was that I thought it was a great song, albeit a little creepy.

Well, the only thing that’s changed is that now I KNOW this song is creepy.  Still a great song, The Cure, but what in the hell?!?!?  I do NOT need this right now, The Cure.  I’m writing this particular post right before bed, and now I’m going to be dreaming about this goddamn spider-man.  And NOT Spider-Man, mind you, which would be a welcome dream.  No, The Cure, I’m going to be dreaming about YOUR spider-man, that guy on the candy-striped legs seeking out fear in the gloom.  Well, he’s gonna find it thanks to you, The Cure, shivering in bed just like he likes ’em.

Listen, The Cure, if it was just me, fair enough.  I still wouldn’t be happy about it, but I’ve got a wife now.  And three dogs in that bed with us!  Sometimes some cats, too.  And now you’ve got this spider-man creeping in, and I don’t want to have to hope that he takes one of the pets before me.  It’s not a fair position to put a man in, The Cure, but if that spider-man shows up at the foot of the bed, I’m ashamed to admit that I’m going to be throwing some beagles at him.

So screw the hell off, The Cure.  I’m going to listen to this song again, but only because it’s awesome, and it doesn’t mean I’ve forgiven you.  All I can say is that I am amazingly grateful that I did not pay attention to this song as a child because not only would I have stopped collecting Spider-Man comics, I would have never slept again.  Go fuck up someone else’s head for awhile, The Cure.


<awesome The Cure jam>

On candy-stripe legs
The spider-man comes
Softly through the shadow of the evenin’ sun

Stealin’ past the windows of the blissfully dead

Lookin’ for the victim
Shivering in bed

Searching out fear in the gathering gloom
A movement in the corner of the room, and there is nothing I can do
I realize with fright
That the spider-man is having me for dinner

<awesome The Cure jam>

Quietly he laughs
Shaking his head
Creeps closer now
Closer to the foot of the bed
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
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 spider-man is having you for dinner tonight”
And I
Feel like I’m being eaten by a
Thousand million shivering furry

And I know that in the mornin’
I will wake up in the shivering cold

The spider-man is always hhhhungry

<awesome The Cure jam>

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One thought on “Radio XLVIII, side A, track 1: “Lullaby” by The Cure

  1. […] Hot New Music Hour, huh?  Seriously, Eric Clapton, we’ve already had crazy good new music by The Cure, Tom Petty, Camper Van Beethoven, and Janet Jackson, and now here you were with a brand new song, […]


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