Song Lyric Sunday 11/26/17 – Obsession

Helen’s prompt this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is the word obsession. I have thought and thought about this, and there is a song that I really love. The meaning is subject to interpretation, but that is the way of so many great songs. There is a place we all have in our minds, where what we feel is strong enough to warp our minds into believing that is reality. To me, that is the power of obsession. I give you The Cure and Pictures of You.

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 whiter 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
My pictures of you

Lyrics pasted from MetroLyrics
Songwriter(s) Boris Williams, Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson and Lol Tolhurst
Producer(s) Robert Smith, Dave Allen

19 comments

  1. They were a bit before my time, but I came to appreciate them after. This is a good one. It reminds me of Adam Sandler’s character in Wedding Singer, when his fiancé leaves him at the altar. He stays down in his basement bedroom, listening to this one over and over again, on repeat.

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  2. I didn’t start listening to them until a little later as well, but I did listen to this one on repeat after a rough breakup… lots of tears. As soon as I saw what you picked, I thought it was the perfect choice for this week. Thanks for sharing!

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