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The Cure — Burn
Album: Join The Dots
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 2557









Released: 2004
Length: 6:13
Plays (last 30 days): 2
'Don't look don't look,' the shadows breathe
Whispering me away from you
'Don't wake at night to watch her sleep
You know that you will always lose
This trembling
Adored
Tousled birdmad girl...'
But every night I burn
Every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again

'Oh don't talk of love,' the shadows purr
Murmuring me away from you
'Don't talk of worlds that never were
The end is all that's ever true
There's nothing you can ever say
Nothing you can ever do...'
Still every night I burn
Every night I scream your name
Every night I burn
Every night the dream's the same
Every night I burn
Waiting for my only friend
Every night I burn
Waiting for the world to end

'Just paint your face,' the shadows smile
Slipping me away from you
'Oh it doesn't matter how you hide
Find you if we're wanting to
So slide back down and close your eyes
Sleep a while
You must be tired...'
But every night I burn
Every night I call your name
Every night I burn
Every night I fall again
Every night I burn
Scream the animal scream
Every night I burn
Dream the crow black dream
Every night I burn
Scream the animal scream
Every night I burn
Dream the crow black dream

Dream the crow black dream...
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Three hour concert last year at Paleo, highlight of the musical year!
From The Crow Soundtrack from 1994. This was the last great thing the band did. Their amazing drummer, Boris Williams, quit before making their next album, and for every album afterwards, his absence is noticeable.
Even the lyrics are kinda decent.
it amazes me that this band has been a part of the soundtrack of my life, spanning so many years, and I still love their music, it never became outdated for me. And they are still rocking! 
First part of this track before the vocals had me thinking; Blue Man Group, really? 
 Hoosfoos wrote:
This was from 1994, from The Crow soundtrack. The departure of their drummer, Boris Williams, after this track, was the death knell for this band. They never really got their mojo back after that.
 
The percussion on this track certainly adds up with the other elements to get a 10 from me.  Immense.
It took a special mood.  Wow, this is one helluva pop song!
 Noé wrote:
It seems like the album New Gold Dream of SIMPLE MIND (1982) ... But it's good
 
Simple Minds did some ground breaking work for sure.   
A long way ,and pronounced evolution …. from the likes of "Killing an Arab" !

The CURE : No better place to gyet you melancholy on!
I can't listen to this song without thinking about Brandon Lee. RIP!!!!!!!!
When they're good, they're f****in' awesome.
 oldviolin wrote:

Sayth the crow...

 
"caw caw - bang - f***, i'm dead."
 Funny, I get some "Depeche Mode" feeling, instead... :-)

Noé wrote:
It seems like the album New Gold Dream of SIMPLE MIND (1982) ... But it's good

 

 bronorb wrote:

What's the point?
U2 is U2. The Cure is The Cure.

 
Thanks Capt. Obvious.

My point is that, for me, I'd enjoy U2 a lot more than I do if they had a bit more *snazzy adjective here* to them. 

blue man group may of found some inspiration here...
 lizardking wrote:
This is the sound I wish U2 had. 

 
What's the point?
U2 is U2. The Cure is The Cure.
Hadn't rated before but this band was monster in the 80's: instant 9
I have the cure....just miss'n a little cowbell.
You are reading my mind Bill :)
Going 7 on first listen but is proly an 8 as I listen again
This is the sound I wish U2 had. 
This was from 1994, from The Crow soundtrack. The departure of their drummer, Boris Williams, after this track, was the death knell for this band. They never really got their mojo back after that.
 SmackDaddy wrote:
Nice segue Bill.

 
He might want to follow this with Burn by Deep Purple
It seems like the album New Gold Dream of SIMPLE MIND (1982) ... But it's good
Nice segue Bill.
 Hoosfoos wrote:
The last good song the Cure ever did before they fell off the map.

 
Alt.End on their 2004 album was pretty cool.
rolling electricity{#Music}
 He was already dead. He died a year ago the moment he touched her. They're all dead. They just don't know it yet.

Sayth the crow...

 


 zepher wrote:


"Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children."

 
Sayth the crow...
 OceanBlue wrote:
Nice song, but they never learned to keep 'em short and sweet did they?

 
Why would they if they can do long and sweet?
The sound design and instrumentation on this tune is insane...headphones madness....bliss
{#Drummer} loving it!
 Sarcasm-hime wrote:
Right from the opening bars: full-body goosebumps, every time. 

 
From the distant squeal you mean. "Premonition" would be a good name for this tune, too. That beat really delivers.
Too much The Cure the last few months on RP. Once a month would be enough thankyouveymuch.
      
        Joining the dots in the burn,
  Earns the Tousled birdmad girl, and
  A madcap enterprising  award here ..
Nice song, but they never learned to keep 'em short and sweet did they?
Lovely..."Like Cockatoos" would be a wonderful addition, if that is possible....
Right from the opening bars: full-body goosebumps, every time. 
 Hoosfoos wrote:
The last good song the Cure ever did before they fell off the map.

 
Totally agree. A shame… love them
The last good song the Cure ever did before they fell off the map.


"Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children."
 sbegf wrote:

I would not have fit in in the least but so wish I could have visited one at that time. :) 

 
Tried a great one in Bristol in the day.  I was a bit the worse for wear and the doorman suggested I might not like to enter, as it was a Goths and Glams night and I was perhaps a little "too old" to appreciate it.  Changed my whole life, I can tell you.  Bit strange stood in the loo next to a guy who was wearing a cape, top hat and lipstick. I couldn't go for a while.
I liked it, thanks {#Guitarist}
{#Bananapiano}  Absolutely Amazing live; as good as it gets.  Cure are the dog's
 jmkate wrote:

This stirs a restlessness that requires a good goth club. Sigh...



 
I would not have fit in in the least but so wish I could have visited one at that time. :) 
Ok, pretty awesome like Raku.
Bill..............I know of no other way of contacting you but it seems I'm getting email that I'm quite sure did not originate from you. I have kept them if you would like to peruse them. They purport to be from RP.

Wayne
That constant drone is annoying.
{#Yawn}
Awesome Song!!

This song is soooo hot...  love it more than baked tomatoes and fried oranges...
 
It's OK but a pretty far cry from their heyday.
Love this one.
 jmkate wrote:

This stirs a restlessness that requires a good goth club. Sigh...

 
The Castle, Ybor City, late 1990s.

This stirs a restlessness that requires a good goth club. Sigh...


I saw the show in Argentina, on 12th april 2013. Great show ! 40 songs... three and a half hours playing !
Robert is 54 years old and his voice sounds the same.
Reeves Gabrels joined them for the Latinamerican tour this year... and Tim Pope is filming the shows.
It was a dream come true.{#Guitarist}
 fiddler wrote:
Robert Smith is a really good guitar player...but that hair...*sigh*

 
Ya, probably should invest in some hair products...
Great song though!
Robert Smith is a really good guitar player...but that hair...*sigh*
 Dalebarely wrote:
this sounds like a Blue Man Group song with whiny vocals
 

Having seen Blue Man Group twice, I'd say that you are EXACTLY right.....  and I like it.
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano} YAA THATS THE GOOOD STUFF!!!!! keep em comin!!! -mechanic1
Nominees for Hall of Fame came out, and Cure is on there. So is Rush. Maybe this time??....

Then again, Hall of Fame...meh.
...never been a cure fan in the 80s......now,at the age of 48, i discover them new......and......damned......a really great band....
Robert and the boys at their best. The Crow was a pretty damn good film, too.
 ozzie1313 wrote:
Grateful to be a Dead Head that can still expand enough to not miss the absolute excellence of the Cure.
 
Bill: we need a Like-button for the comments, like on Facebook.
Don't normally like Cure much, but do like this.
 Danimal174 wrote:


Killer song
  
period.
I do REALLY dig this song!  I recently got the box set and it is a must buy if you are a long time Cure fan....
Ha! I will be seeing The Cure perform at the Leeds Festival in August... yee-hahhh!
 hbs47 wrote:

If it's any guide Cure formed 1976(in the town I live in), DM in 1980.
 
Cool! Do you know any of the band?
 gemtag wrote:
Wonder who came up with this sound first, Cure or Depeche Mode?
 
If it's any guide Cure formed 1976(in the town I live in), DM in 1980.
...wow; this flows really nicely out of on battleship hill!..
Wonder who came up with this sound first, Cure or Depeche Mode?
Grateful to be a Dead Head that can still expand enough to not miss the absolute excellence of the Cure.
This is one of my FAVORITE Cure songs!  thanks for playing it
This song rocks! I bought The Crow soundtrack years ago after seeing the movie, and it's still a favorite today. This song kicks it off...LOVE IT!!!!
some serious drumming...pound them skins indeed!
 d-don wrote:
{#Drummer} pound them skins
 
love it !!!
Couldn't agree more!
Skaterella wrote:

I think he is- that's why he's great...
 


 Teko wrote:
The Cure are a tough sell for me. I love the atmosphere of their songs and the synth-guitar stuff that just has that great gauzy gothy feel to it. But I simply can't get into Robert Smith's vocals. They always sound like he's petulantly holding back tears.
 


I think he is- that's why he's great...
{#Drummer} pound them skins
 Poacher wrote:

You are SO out of step with the world I really do wonder what you are doing here. 

Don't like the Cure? Fine. I can understand some people not getting what, for the vast percentage of listeners, is an iconic and breathtakingly good band.

But to have a pop at someone because his 'body language' does not suit your obviously narrow frame of existance. Well, that to me is borderline racist. 

For that reason, you, sunny boy, are in my crosshairs. Grow up or ship out.
 
You're wasting good ammo if you aim for Stingray - he's just a mouthy little bastard who loves to stir things up whenever possible. ANY attention is good attention, as far as he's concerned. Still, I can't help but wonder if he's a dwarf clown with bad teeth and a little pecker, who lives in a basement and whose only contact with the outside world is through the Internet.

Geez, I think I just scared myself...

 rabbi_phil wrote:

Wireless Headphones?

 
Naw - I'd rather just rattle windows. This song is worth it, especially in light of the fact that we have a neighbor who parties hard until four a.m. and then catches his ride to the mine; another neighbor with four huge barking dogs; yet another neighbor who has screaming matches with her live-in whatever-he-is until the cops show up... I think The Cure is the lesser of several evils.

OST
 kingfish2004 wrote:
Now THAT was one HELL of a change between songs!!!!! Way to go guys!!!! That was GREAT!!!!!!
From  Loreena McKennitt - The Gates of Istanbul to The Cure - Burn

 
Agreed

The Cure are a tough sell for me. I love the atmosphere of their songs and the synth-guitar stuff that just has that great gauzy gothy feel to it. But I simply can't get into Robert Smith's vocals. They always sound like he's petulantly holding back tears.
This was noted a while back — it reminds me, too, of The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?"
Was a mad-as-fcuk fan of The Cure in my youth... but lost touch... this is pretty good though & maybe I need to reawaken the listening..

Saw them at Sydney opera house last night... Unbelievable, feeling blessed!
this sounds like a Blue Man Group song with whiny vocals
Now THAT was one HELL of a change between songs!!!!! Way to go guys!!!! That was GREAT!!!!!!
From  Loreena McKennitt - The Gates of Istanbul to The Cure - Burn

Amazing transition, Hats off to RP!
 Cynaera wrote:

I still love this song. Cranking it up, and it's after ten. My neighbors work shifts at the mine, so I'm pretty sure one of them is trying to get some shut-eye... But I can't help it - I just love this song. And yeah - The Crow is on my list. Again. If I ever have to hock DVDs again, I'll rethink my former choices...

 
Wireless Headphones?

 Cynaera wrote:
Oh, man - I really HATE it when I have to turn my speakers up and bother the neighbors... Someday, they're gonna call the police on me, because it usually happens whenever this song plays. Maybe I'll start dressing in black... {#Evil}
 
I still love this song. Cranking it up, and it's after ten. My neighbors work shifts at the mine, so I'm pretty sure one of them is trying to get some shut-eye... But I can't help it - I just love this song. And yeah - The Crow is on my list. Again. If I ever have to hock DVDs again, I'll rethink my former choices...

 drews wrote:

Hope you feel lucky if the evil dwarf clowns come after you, I hear they get very medieval



 
Oh, Jayzus. My worst nightmare in triplicate. I HATE clowns (and subsequently, circuses.)  Still really love this song, though - and I think I'm going to re-purchase "The Crow" trilogy.  Now, please make those clowns go away, 'kay?

 Stingray wrote:
THE CURE are a weird 80's band!

2% world-class songs...
4% avarage filler-kinda songs...
94% pure-pure rubbish!

We are lucky today - this one belongs to the 4%-group!

PS
Look at the body-language of this dwarf-clown!
What a WEIRDO!!

 
Hope you feel lucky if the evil dwarf clowns come after you, I hear they get very medieval





 woozurbuddy wrote:
One of my favorites from The Cure.  Somewhat disturbing, but that's one of the things I like best about them.
 


Blue Man Group stole their rhythms.  {#Shhh}
 Stingray wrote:
THE CURE are a weird 80's band!

2% world-class songs...
4% avarage filler-kinda songs...
94% pure-pure rubbish!

We are lucky today - this one belongs to the 4%-group!

PS
Look at the body-language of this dwarf-clown!
What a WEIRDO!!
 
You are SO out of step with the world I really do wonder what you are doing here. 

Don't like the Cure? Fine. I can understand some people not getting what, for the vast percentage of listeners, is an iconic and breathtakingly good band.

But to have a pop at someone because his 'body language' does not suit your obviously narrow frame of existance. Well, that to me is borderline racist. 

For that reason, you, sunny boy, are in my crosshairs. Grow up or ship out.
 gratefulgator wrote:
Love the Crow soundtrack, but have actually never gotten around to seeing the movie...
 
Definitely give it a go...not sure how it holds up after all this time (been a long time since I have seen the movie), but if nothing else, watch for the "good-bye" to Brandon Lee under the street lamp, really cool...

 Stingray wrote:
THE CURE are a weird 80's band!

2% world-class songs...
4% avarage filler-kinda songs...
94% pure-pure rubbish!

We are lucky today - this one belongs to the 4%-group!

PS
Look at the body-language of this dwarf-clown!
What a WEIRDO!!

 
Really?  Because of his body language?  Have you ever seen Joe Cocker?

Must have listened to lots of Roxy Music growing up
This should cheer you up for sure
See I've got your old I.D.
And you're all dressed up like the Cure
Will you never rest
fighting the battle
of who could care less
unearned unhappiness
You're my hero I confess

-Ben Folds, The Battle of Who Could Care Less


good fun, this song.


THE CURE are a weird 80's band!

2% world-class songs...
4% avarage filler-kinda songs...
94% pure-pure rubbish!

We are lucky today - this one belongs to the 4%-group!

PS
Look at the body-language of this dwarf-clown!
What a WEIRDO!!

Oh, man - I really HATE it when I have to turn my speakers up and bother the neighbors... Someday, they're gonna call the police on me, because it usually happens whenever this song plays. Maybe I'll start dressing in black... {#Evil}
Huh.  I never noticed before how the opening drums in this song sound kind of like a pattern you might hear played on a bodhran until Bill played this right after a Loreena McKennitt song.  Very interesting.
backstage at the Starlight in Kansas City - have autogaphed poster...enuff said. 

"Oh don't talk of love" the shadows purr
Murmuring me away from you
"Don't talk of worlds that never were
The end is all that's ever true
There's nothing you can ever say
Nothing you can ever do... "
Still every night I burn
Every night I scream your name
Every night I burn
Every night the dream's the same
Every night I burn
Waiting for my only friend
Every night I burn
Waiting for the world to end
I like this song, but it's starting to feel a bit overplayed here on RP. The Cure has a lot of other great music, and I wish I would hear some of it more often than I hear this particular piece.
 gratefulgator wrote:
Love the Crow soundtrack, but have actually never gotten around to seeing the movie...
 
I loved everything about The Crow - the movie itself, and the music.  Brandon Lee died too young...  This song in particular is one of my favorites by The Cure (I also love "Fascination Street."){#Dancingbanana_2}
meh
Love the Crow soundtrack, but have actually never gotten around to seeing the movie...
If your looking for a great soundtrack, this was on one of the best...
 spigolli wrote:
If I saw the movie how much less would this tune suck?  Would it still sound like it is straight out of the 80's gaybar genre?

 
This coming from someone who rated The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations a 10...blech.  {#Puke}

 ddbz wrote:
In the controversy that the Cure brings, they have always brought controversy within myself.... technically not my kind if music, but the good stuff is really good?
 
The good stuff is darn good.

In the controversy that the Cure brings, they have always brought controversy within myself.... technically not my kind if music, but the good stuff is really good?
Thank you RP! I can hardly stand to listen to most of the depression seeping Cure songs, but this is one song that is brilliant. Will always love it.
Sorry, I like The Cure but this is B-side fodder... Just about ANY song in "Wish" is better than this.

AND, the film was truly mediocre. Over-rated because of the tragedy on the set? Perhaps, it was the first thing mentioned in every review at the time.
 alanthecowboy wrote:

Speaking from personal experience, if you saw the movie you'd associate this song with anger, grief, vengeance, and black and white makeup.

Great scene from a great movie.

 
Absolutely! One of the best soundtracks to ever come out of the 90's. Let the rage flow!

 spigolli wrote:
If I saw the movie how much less would this tune suck?  Would it still sound like it is straight out of the 80's gaybar genre?

 
 
You'd probably just make a similarly lame comment about the movie. {#Shhh}