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The Cure — Out Of This World
Album: Bloodflowers
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1650









Released: 2000
Length: 6:25
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When we look back at it all,
As I know we will
You and me, wide-eyed
I wonder will we really remember
How it feels to be this alive
And I know we have to go
I realise
We only get to stay so long
We always have to go back to real lives
Where we belong
Where we belong
Where we belong

When we think back to all this
And I'm sure we will
Me and you, here and now
Will we forget the way
It really is
Why it feels like this
And how?
And we always have to go
I realise
We always have to say goodbye
Always have to go back to real lives
But real lives are the reason why
We want to live another life
We want to feel another time
Another time
Another time
To feel another time

When we look back at it all
As I know we will
You and me, wide-eyed
I wonder will we really remember
How it feels to be this alive

And I know we have to go
I realise
We always have to turn away
Always have to go back to real lives
But real lives are why we stay
For another dream, another day
For another world, another way
For another way

One last time before it's over
One last time before the end
One last time before it's time to go again
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I do love The Cure, one of my favourite bands, but this one just draaaaags. It could do with being a couple of minutes shorter. Interesting inclusion on RP when there are so many better tracks that barely see the light of day.
I so love this - 9 > 10
Great music tonight!
 ziggytrix wrote:
Every artist sounds like themselves if they have any sort of coherent style (not that coherent style is everything - consider Madonna or David Bowie being masters of reinvention, but I digress).

I'd agree that this song does sound a bit like a track that could have been on Disintegration, but it really does not sound like a rehash of Pictures of You unless maybe that's the only other Cure song you'd heard, in which case I could understand the confusion.... {#Stupid}

 
Yes.  The sound of the guitar playing the occasional backing licks sound like some of the guitar sounds on Disintegration, but even if parts of the melody sound similar, the chord progression is very different from that of "Pictures of You".
A friend of mine was a cure fan and somehow it grew on me. Not one of my favorites but gave it a 7.

no cure no pay
Only a 5 from me
I owe ya ten bucks.
 Clyde_Bedow wrote:
First listen:
Started out pretty good. Interesting.
Then the vocals came in. Deduct one point.
By the second verse I am thinking "this would have made a nice instrumental!"  Deduct another point.
By the end, its just dragging on dreadfully long for me, deduct another point.

That brings me to a 3. But good news, that makes it probably my highest rated song ever by the Cure.

Second listen, exact duplicate response. Confirmed 3. This would indeed make a good instrumental.
 
LMAO!
Edit: (I gave it a 4 but certainly won't argue with a 3, given my "rating system.")
First listen:
Started out pretty good. Interesting.
Then the vocals came in. Deduct one point.
By the second verse I am thinking "this would have made a nice instrumental!"  Deduct another point.
By the end, its just dragging on dreadfully long for me, deduct another point.

That brings me to a 3. But good news, that makes it probably my highest rated song ever by the Cure.

Second listen, exact duplicate response. Confirmed 3. This would indeed make a good instrumental.
don't love this version
 
 ziggytrix wrote:

 
I'd agree that this song does sound a bit like a track that could have been on Disintegration, but it really does not sound like a rehash of Pictures of You unless maybe that's the only other Cure song you'd heard, in which case I could understand the confusion.... {#Stupid}
 
More like one of the others from Disintegration - Untitled, maybe.
How in the hell did I give this a 4 the first time I heard it? Must have been hungover.  Just moved up to 7 (by Cure song standards).
Mental.  And Perfect. 10 from me.  I love The Cure.
brilliant messy piano
8
Everytime I hear The Cure I appreciate them more.  Also thankful for the person who dragged me to see them in 1986.
Meh. 
Amazing tune! The whole Bloodflowers was great, happy times.
 MassivRuss wrote:
Thom Yorke & RadioHead WISH they could do this. But they CAN'T. And this is one of The Cure's weaker efforts.

 
Congratulations, you win the award for the most unintentionally funny comment of the day.

And I like the Cure and this tune. 
 cattail321 wrote:
{#Whisper} why can't guys  apply make-up properly!!!??{#Roflol}tune is good...album art is another story....

 
Joker (Alex Ross).jpg   HeathJoker.png

Maybe he takes his comic books a bit too seriously
Perrrrrfect......such a lovely and yet intense tune...
I love The Cure!!!
This album was a step in the right direction after the awful Wild Mood Swings, but I'm afraid they never recovered after losing Boris Williams.
c'est trop beau... et je pense à toi ...
Great song !!!
{#Bananapiano} Top British band - amazing live
Like.... a lot..,
I always loved this song. . . and at last I just read the lyrics. . . which makes this lovely ditty a perfect 10. 

Plus, the post below made me laugh out loud {#Arrowd} Those who know, know. 

 

 terrapin52 wrote:
Bands like The Cure see music as an opportunity to make something beautiful and timeless.  

 
Well said.
cc: NSA/GCHQ 
 jhorton wrote:
The people in my trailer park think this guy looks weird, but wrote some nice songs, like this one!

 
Maybe Lazarus can comp them some hotel rooms. Or church franchises. 

Robert Smith worries about his weird looks all the way to the bank in the fucking Seychelles.  

One of the few Cure albums I have. I can't listen to the Cure for an entire album at once, but they definitely belong in most eclectic playlists. 

Are The Cure the older, darker brother of The Smiths? Discuss. 
Thom Yorke doesn't dream of being the Cure anymore than he dreams of being Boy George.

Disliking one creative and talented band (or singer) does not make your praise for another talented artist any greater.
Thom Yorke & RadioHead WISH they could do this. But they CAN'T. And this is one of The Cure's weaker efforts.
Man, I never appreciated the Cure back "in the day" - this is a great song!
A fine quality recording, very lively with a good sense of space.
 ..."Why So Serious?" 
The Cure - Roskilde 2012

Live, still soooo awesome!!!
Saw them in Roskilde a few weeks ago.

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 jhorton wrote:
The people in my trailer park think this guy looks weird, but wrote some nice songs, like this one!
 
He's quite articulate and interesting, actually. Not that I've met him but I have seen several interviews in which he wasn't weird, just odd looking
 
The people in my trailer park think this guy looks weird, but wrote some nice songs, like this one!
It makes me so sleepy, feel like I am drifting into another world ... must resist and stay here for next song
one of my top 5 cure tunes.
 o_unico wrote:
I was distracted focusing on another things, and after a long intro I thought: "This sounds like The Cure. Let's see which band is this..."
{#Lol} 
 
ditto{#Mrgreen}
love the piano

Nice!
Bands like The Cure see music as an opportunity to make something beautiful and timeless.  
This is a pretty cool song!
Trying to give this a chance, but his voice just brings about a visceral reaction. 

And not a good one. 
Great guitar in this one!
 bindi wrote:
sound like less of a whiny girl than usual!    {#Lol}
 
Why bring Manbird into this?

Sorry. It's just too easy.

I was distracted focusing on another things, and after a long intro I thought: "This sounds like The Cure. Let's see which band is this..."
{#Lol} 
Maybe this song sounds like "Pictures of You" because its meant to.   

"The albums Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers are inextricably linked in so many ways, and the realisation of this Trilogy show is one of the highlights of my time in The Cure." - Robert Smith

"Pictures of You" was on Disintegration and "Out of This World" is on Bloodflowers. Two different parts of the Trilogy.

All Cure reminded me of High School... and my first "real" girl friend.

Good times!
 Jelani wrote:
Pictures of You????
 
yep, i hear it too...

 newwavegurly wrote:
FlatCat wrote:
A sprawling, tuneless mess. And a ripoff of their own Pictures of You, besides. Why not play the original, which is so much better?

I was wondering if anyone else heard the undertones of "Pictures Of You" in this one, but it would appear you're the only other person to mention it. I had never noticed it when I heard this song before, though it was immediately recognizable to me as a tune by The Cure. I don't mind them borrowing from themselves to make this one, it has a completely different cadence and pace.
 
 
Every artist sounds like themselves if they have any sort of coherent style (not that coherent style is everything - consider Madonna or David Bowie being masters of reinvention, but I digress).

I'd agree that this song does sound a bit like a track that could have been on Disintegration, but it really does not sound like a rehash of Pictures of You unless maybe that's the only other Cure song you'd heard, in which case I could understand the confusion.... {#Stupid}

LOVE!!!
This is The Cure at their very, very best!{#Clap}
love this.
I like the sound painting in the piano line, especially that they made it wrap in 3d without sounding like a 4 year old is at the mixing board. It's subtle but effective.
 I love this picture!

Bazooka wrote:
next
 


The Paul Oakenfold remix is what makes this song Out Of This World. This version is mediocre.

sound like less of a whiny girl than usual!    {#Lol}
 Stefen wrote:
I'm not often a fan of The Cure, but this is okay.
 
Same as me, but this is NOT ok

I'm not often a fan of The Cure, but this is okay.
what i need here is a new rating between 9 and 10:
9 - Outstanding
9.5 - Out Of This World
10 - Godlike

(but there should be no inflation of 10's, so - rounded - it's a 9)
 stratzippy wrote:
maybe it was something in my coffee but i hear this tune and find myself wondering how elmer fudd might have rendered his version ... it could work ...{#Bananajam}
 
I hear it!! {#Lol}
next
maybe it was something in my coffee but i hear this tune and find myself wondering how elmer fudd might have rendered his version ... it could work ...{#Bananajam}
 cattail321 wrote:
{#Whisper} why can't guys  apply make-up properly!!!??{#Roflol}tune is good...album art is another story....
 

Some guys can. Robert Smith just goes for the "less is less, more is better look."
{#Whisper} why can't guys  apply make-up properly!!!??{#Roflol}tune is good...album art is another story....
 arsenault wrote:
this song really grows on me..
nice.. 
 

Definitely.
this song really grows on me..
nice.. 
I love The Cure but this song just does nothing for me.
Pictures of You????
I really like this song, laid back and soothing. 
FlatCat wrote:
A sprawling, tuneless mess. And a ripoff of their own Pictures of You, besides. Why not play the original, which is so much better?
yep I hear it too. Too close . . . .
How many qualudes did they have to take to make this song? :sleep: :sleep: :sleep:
love the piano....... :cool:
FlatCat wrote:
A sprawling, tuneless mess. And a ripoff of their own Pictures of You, besides. Why not play the original, which is so much better?
I was wondering if anyone else heard the undertones of "Pictures Of You" in this one, but it would appear you're the only other person to mention it. I had never noticed it when I heard this song before, though it was immediately recognizable to me as a tune by The Cure. I don't mind them borrowing from themselves to make this one, it has a completely different cadence and pace.
this ain't as great as what you mentioned but its not bad, a 6. and porcupine tree is better and better all the time. horstman wrote:
I so loved the Cure when they were young and fresh. Boys don't Cry, Faith, Seventeen Seconds, Pornography were such phenomenal albums : dark, moody, introspective. Then they became masters of pop rock of the later eighties. What a complete turnoff. I see bands as capsules of time. Echo and the Bunnymen are the same way. The early stuff was so energetic, their later albums were like doing exercises that they all knew : going through the motions. Enjoy and love bands for their time in their glory. On another note, there is a band I love that has gotten better with every album : Porcupine Tree! Guess that's why they call it progressive. It just keeps better and better.
horstman wrote:
I so loved the Cure when they were young and fresh. Boys don't Cry, Faith, Seventeen Seconds, Pornography were such phenomenal albums : dark, moody, introspective. Then they became masters of pop rock of the later eighties. What a complete turnoff. I see bands as capsules of time. Echo and the Bunnymen are the same way. The early stuff was so energetic, their later albums were like doing exercises that they all knew : going through the motions. Enjoy and love bands for their time in their glory. On another note, there is a band I love that has gotten better with every album : Porcupine Tree! Guess that's why they call it progressive. It just keeps better and better.
I'm pleased to say I totally agree with you Horstman...in fact I see you in a different light..you're a sensitive soul really. :hug: :shifty:
I so loved the Cure when they were young and fresh. Boys don't Cry, Faith, Seventeen Seconds, Pornography were such phenomenal albums : dark, moody, introspective. Then they became masters of pop rock of the later eighties. What a complete turnoff. I see bands as capsules of time. Echo and the Bunnymen are the same way. The early stuff was so energetic, their later albums were like doing exercises that they all knew : going through the motions. Enjoy and love bands for their time in their glory. On another note, there is a band I love that has gotten better with every album : Porcupine Tree! Guess that's why they call it progressive. It just keeps better and better.
Sounds like they're really tired and saying let's just do this and get it over with.
mandolin wrote:
...i agree that most of their recent material sounds forced, like a band trying to play to the image of being the cure...that said, when i picked up the deluxe version of their most recent self-titled album, it included a videodisc featuring a few of their recording sessions - different, rawer versions from the final mixes on the album - and in the music of those videos, the magic was unquestionably still there... ...great stuff sadly not available in music-only format; it makes me wonder if the tired forced sound of their recent material is all a result of the production and mastering, rather than the source material...
Really informative comment. Thanks, mandolin! I agree that the song does sound forced.
A sprawling, tuneless mess. And a ripoff of their own Pictures of You, besides. Why not play the original, which is so much better?
...i agree that most of their recent material sounds forced, like a band trying to play to the image of being the cure...that said, when i picked up the deluxe version of their most recent self-titled album, it included a videodisc featuring a few of their recording sessions - different, rawer versions from the final mixes on the album - and in the music of those videos, the magic was unquestionably still there... ...great stuff sadly not available in music-only format; it makes me wonder if the tired forced sound of their recent material is all a result of the production and mastering, rather than the source material...
horstman wrote:
I used to listen to the cure when I started college in 1980 and I would listen to the cure on my friend's sony walkman, the big old metal cassette unit! Crunching along in 20 below zero snow. Crunch, crunch, crunch. The cure were so pure back then. Now, its seems very forced, as if they just came in from the rain and just don't have the energy, or the will, or the heart to put it out.
:iamwithstupid: Not so much the "stupid" but I do agree.
That little "now playing" list has come in handy once again, allowing me to delay putting on the headphones until The Cure is moved safely downward...
I used to listen to the cure when I started college in 1980 and I would listen to the cure on my friend's sony walkman, the big old metal cassette unit! Crunching along in 20 below zero snow. Crunch, crunch, crunch. The cure were so pure back then. Now, its seems very forced, as if they just came in from the rain and just don't have the energy, or the will, or the heart to put it out.
weak, ho-hum, marginal,. . .take your pick . . .
Much better than the last album the cure put out.
stickers11 wrote:
Nobody does melancholy like the Cure...perfect for the rainy day that's keeping me inside.
:) A couple months later it's a perfectly rainy day in Vancouver
UltraNurd wrote:
BILL is activated - the Bionically Intelligent Listener Liquidator.
That is funny! :lol: :lol: :lol:
IEverything I've ever heard from The Cure sounds like whining put to music. I get plenty of that from my kids, thank you very much.
Jars of Cure?
Nobody does melancholy like the Cure...perfect for the rainy day that's keeping me inside.
the best song of this album... one of my cure's favourites! great band, great music!
Dang it. There is still too much Cure that I don't yet have in my collection. Must fix that soon! Good stuff.
Euphemism wrote:
Bill's gotta sleep sometime. These pre-selected bits keep us addicts going when the sane world sleeps.
You see, when night strikes Paradise, CA, that is when BILL is activated - the Bionically Intelligent Listener Liquidator. If you don't like the late-night playlist, you can take it up with him and his titanium exoskeleton.
This is the first time I've heard this song. I'm liking it. Kind of dreamy and both Cureish and not-Cureish at the same.
Does the cure even do anything anymore? :think:
byrd wrote:
He must be sleeping again right now, cause here's the same trio again.
it's amazing how much these freeloading listeners complain about the DJ. :)
not my favorite song by The Cure, but pretty good still.
Euphemism wrote:
Bill's gotta sleep sometime. These pre-selected bits keep us addicts going when the sane world sleeps.
He must be sleeping again right now, cause here's the same trio again.
this is nice
And again today.
Bill's gotta sleep sometime. These pre-selected bits keep us addicts going when the sane world sleeps.
Dylan76 wrote:
I've never heard this track before. I like it, surprisingly. I usually hit mute when The Cure comes on.
Same here...
i agree! I hate the cure!! For me, it is his voice like a chalkboard but this one doesn't seem so painful auditorilly (SP??)Dylan76 wrote:
I've never heard this track before. I like it, surprisingly. I usually hit mute when The Cure comes on.
nick_valensi wrote:
ok, .... coldplay, tom petty, the white stripes, arctic monkeys, rolling stones, radiohead, the cure... this is so inspiring... PLEASE SOME BEATLES, BILL!!!
no! no Beatles, please!
I've never heard this track before. I like it, surprisingly. I usually hit mute when The Cure comes on.
Dante_Angelo wrote:
hmm... same segue again? are you getting lazy Bill? however, i think it is awesome too... Now Playing: The Cure - Out Of This World Radiohead - Optimistic Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
And again today. Same sequence. Sort of like astrology. Cure in the house of Radiohead with Stones rising. I know that didn't make any sense. I'm an idiot. Sorry..
:cool: Wasn't crazy about this album, but the waily guitar on this track always reminded me of My Bloody Valentine...
Sounds like a 45 played at 33 RPM, and not in a good way.
i love this track.
RongoTBurg wrote:
Well, the station broadcasts 24 hours a day, so if you are only 1 or 2 people, you have to either have some random segue process (not as good) or use thoughtfully crafted segues and repeat 'em (better).
I'd rather have the repeats on RP than the endless crappy ones you hear on commercial radio.
pdhski wrote:
For always and ever is always for you...
:heartkiss:
mojoman wrote:
Well, we have here an achievement that I thought was impossible: the taking of an utterly wretched song and making it even more wretched. There must be a tear in the space-time continuum.
It happens quite a lot. The unfortunate part is that some of them end up on RP. :arghhh:
Dante_Angelo wrote:
hmm... same segue again? are you getting lazy Bill? however, i think it is awesome too... Now Playing: The Cure - Out Of This World Radiohead - Optimistic Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Well, the station broadcasts 24 hours a day, so if you are only 1 or 2 people, you have to either have some random segue process (not as good) or use thoughtfully crafted segues and repeat 'em (better).