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The Cure — In-Between Days
Album: Staring At The Sea (The Singles)
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Released: 1986
Length: 2:52
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Yesterday I got so old
I felt like I could die
Yesterday I got so old
It made me want to cry

Go on go on
Just walk away
Go on go on
Your choice is made
Go on go on
And disappear
Go on go on
Away from here

And I know I was wrong
When I said it was true
That it couldn't be me and be her
Inbetween
Without you
Without you

Yesterday I got so scared
I shivered like a child
Yesterday away from you
It froze me deep inside

Come back come back
Don't walk away
Come back come back
Come back today
Come back come back
Why can't you see?
Come back come back
Come back to me

And I know I was wrong
When I said it was true
That it couldn't be me and be her
Inbetween
Without you
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going out in Beleek castle in ballina. bliss. great tune.
One of the best 'new music' bands of the late 80ties and 90ties.
And Brittish ofcourse!!!!
One of my favorite concerts of all time. Early summer in an outdoor amphitheater in St. Louis, early 90s. Right before the show was starting, the perfect weather changed and got ominous, dark clouds moved in threatening rain, and more. I figured it would start raining like hell and maybe even cause the show to be cancelled, it was looking that bad. 

The warmup band, pretty good, but I forget their name, came on looking at the sky nervously but the rain held off and they had a great set. 

Then right before the Cure came on, I'm getting a shiver as I recall this now, the sky literally turned into a giant green swirling cauldron, complete with the occasional lighting flash hidden in the depths - those of you from the midwest may have seen these pre-tornado beasties. The wind picked up and the temperature dropped, now I'm thinking not only might the show be cancelled, but in this large crowd and the car far away in distant parking lot, I might be in danger.

The Cure took the stage to the most perfect Cure-like environment imaginable, dark and dangerous, like a Hollywood movie, only real, and played a killer show. Damn that was a fine night indeed.
It is awfully difficult not to crank the volume all the way up for that one!! 
What a cool song! Thanks!!!
A
AWE SO GOOD
Perfect segue from Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"   THANK YOU BILL!!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! Takes me back 30 years ago to great memories!
Dancing at my desk.  Thanks, Bill!!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
I always sing the first two lines of Yes' staple 'Yours Is No Disgrace to this

'Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face
Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race,'
(For those not old enough to remember!)

Never really went for The Cure in the day - I was too much of a music snob.

Radio Paradise has (hopefully) resolved that problem.
Just been to see them play live in London last weekend. What a fantastic live band! Over two hours of back to back songs. 
If you get the chance... get on down! 
Just bought "Mixed Up" Box set, Deluxe Edition.

What will the "Shiver Mix" - 2018 remaster of this song be like...........?
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Dear Bill,
We need a "Play it Again Button"! 
 
What a great idea!
 legacyofrob827 wrote:
doesnt anyone ever listen to the cure and think this sounds like a slightly modified version of another song of theres... in this case something like heaven guitar tone meets lyrically start of friday im in love
 
Odd, since this song is from 1985; older than either of those songs - much older than the second one you mentioned.  There are some similarities in some of their chord progressions and guitar sound sometime, though.
Interestingly, some thought the Cure were "over" and then this one was released. They had some life left in em, that was for sure
 ChrisVIII wrote:
This song is old now but somehow still survives time and keeps bringing energy every time I listen to it. I love it !
 
Well said. Listening to the arrangement, and trying to remove my personal knowledge and bias from the equation, I really believe this could pass for a new song. It certainly doesn’t sound 30 years old. The energy from the drumming is palpable. A solid 9 for me.
Just makes me wanna dance. {#Dancingbanana}
This song is old now but somehow still survives time and keeps bringing energy every time I listen to it. I love it !
Its a wonderful sensation listening to a song and feel a smile come across your face {#Biggrin}
8,...............at least, probably a 9
 legacyofrob827 wrote:
doesnt anyone ever listen to the cure and think this sounds like a slightly modified version of another song of theres... in this case something like heaven guitar tone meets lyrically start of friday im in love
 
oh yeah, I thought this was friday I'm in love

My mood just changed completely when RP played this song this morning. This song always puts me in a great mood!
doesnt anyone ever listen to the cure and think this sounds like a slightly modified version of another song of theres... in this case something like heaven guitar tone meets lyrically start of friday im in love
Busy in the kitchen preparing and this song comes on.....funny how some songs pull those memories in and instantly puts a smile on your face!
 Vakse wrote:
Tomorrow is the day.... 
Vakse wrote:
just got tickets to these guys....
can't wait....
{#Bananajam} 

 

 
Well, how was it ?
Tomorrow is the day.... 
Vakse wrote:
just got tickets to these guys....
can't wait....
{#Bananajam} 

 


The Cure was considered to be one of the coolest bands around when I grew up during the 80's but their songs never really touched me. I like this one though.
When you say it's true  first becomes a make do, and then true.
Just saw Robert Smith and the band last night at MSG in New York City. They sounded amazing, and played a 3 hour show featuring 4 encores and 31 songs (including this one!). It's my third time seeing them (1989, 2008 and 2016) and they are always fantastic. 

Hearing 20,000 people sing along with this song was a great feeling!
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Dear Bill,
We need a "Play it Again Button"! I just can't hear this song once. 8 
 
Agreed  
Dear Bill,
We need a "Play it Again Button"! I just can't hear this song once. 8 
oh yeah just what we need right now
you rock Bill
therefore we rock 
Great song.{#Bananajam}
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe you may have vigorously responded to a deliberately ironic understatement.

 
brutal
 Vakse wrote:
just got tickets to these guys....
can't wait....
{#Bananajam} 

 
me too Munich 24.10. - see you there?
 Stefan_Lutz wrote:
Thanks Bill, I never got into them and thanks to you I have become quite the new fan! Thank you RP!

 
ditto
Thanks Bill, I never got into them and thanks to you I have become quite the new fan! Thank you RP!
just got tickets to these guys....
can't wait....
{#Bananajam} 
 
me too.  yesterday i got so old........  {#Cowboy}

   Oldfastbowler wrote:
Up graded to 10.

 


Thanks RP for the cool "lyrics" button. When I m dancing around to this I ve never listened to the words. Great lyrics, I ve got to go 10 on this one.
Mmh {#Think}. Minus eight thousand.
 Oldfastbowler wrote:
Up graded to 10.

 
...just did the same..
Up graded to 10.
My first original récord on cassette when i was 10, year ' 87, so... 10 儭
My fav Cure tune. The lyrics are not happy but it's boppy driving music and he's not crying in his vodka. 
The  Cure...a Real Cure
Only for teenagers till max. 15 years of age!
 hencini wrote:


Go on, go on... Just walk away...........

{#Nyah}

 
Funny hencini
Now I know why Lazarus loves to dance buck-ass naked like a bow-legged mule-skinner. Gee, that's a lot of hyphens
It's great you play the Cure.  They have some many great songs. This one is great.  Keep playing the Cure!
Please! More from this album!  (I mean Head on the Door, of course, not the Greatest Hits or other such compilation.).I lent my copy to somebody years ago and never got it back. That'll teach me!
 Dosequis wrote:
Do you have to play this everyday?

 

Go on, go on... Just walk away...........







{#Nyah}
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss} ..... outstanding, so very good live
Do you have to play this everyday?
Always a joy to hear!  Outstanding.  {#Dancingbanana}
see previous song post.......
I HEAR THERE IS A CURE FOR THIS NOW, IT IS CALLED REAL MUSIC.......
Buenísimos....Que época

     {#Bananapiano}
 3Dave wrote:

That's one of the first times I have literally lol... for a long time... "a bit dark"? And the winner for the understatement of the last 30 years is?? I really am sorry... I don't want to be one of those shut-ins who do nothing but spew sarcasm and bile...{#Razz} {#Fire}  It's just to have one of the pioneers of Goth, and introspective, nihilistic music{#Skull} called 'a bit dark'? Well I just chuckled again... {#Biggrin}

I remember when I lived in Miami I took my wife, at the time, to see them in concert and she thought she was going to hate it.. but the intricate melodies, sweeping guitars, and mid-evil theatrics if you will... actually impressed her greatly.
 

 
I believe you may have vigorously responded to a deliberately ironic understatement.

Bill's obvious love for this band will always be alien to me!

I do not know anybody (!!!) in my neighbourhood who EVER had a CURE-phase!

 


 salzburg4321 wrote:
Love the cover shot of Keith Richards in 2025....

 

More like 2005, I'd say. Keef looks worse than that now!
I used to need The Cure, but I got better.
Ben Folds has done a very good remake of this, for anyone who's interested in such things.
 jbunniii wrote:
One of the great pop songs of the '80s. Still sounds great today.
 

I agree...  this song is marvelous...
 
One of the great pop songs of the '80s. Still sounds great today.
Unforgettable the cure !!!
There are a lot to choose from, but this is my all-time fave Cure songs and one of my all-time faves period. {#Jump}
 Cynaera wrote:
Another of those bands that I like more and more each time I hear a new song.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
 bmaurey wrote:
Very talented... great music.  However, it is a bit dark.

 
And massively uplifting .... Come back come back to me
 bmaurey wrote:
Very talented... great music.  However, it is a bit dark.

 
That's one of the first times I have literally lol... for a long time... "a bit dark"? And the winner for the understatement of the last 30 years is?? I really am sorry... I don't want to be one of those shut-ins who do nothing but spew sarcasm and bile...{#Razz} {#Fire}  It's just to have one of the pioneers of Goth, and introspective, nihilistic music{#Skull} called 'a bit dark'? Well I just chuckled again... {#Biggrin}

I remember when I lived in Miami I took my wife, at the time, to see them in concert and she thought she was going to hate it.. but the intricate melodies, sweeping guitars, and mid-evil theatrics if you will... actually impressed her greatly.
 
Very talented... great music.  However, it is a bit dark.
Nice, thanks...
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:


honestly romeo, I don't think anyone at all gives a rat ass what that dude posts. anyone can hide behind a keypad and spew diatribe and vitriol. it's meaningless.  me, i just laugh.   rather b u anyday.  seriously,the fact is would someone be willing to stand face to face and cough up that brain diarrhea to someone who could punch his lights out.....i think not....rock on at the heartbreak hotel dude...ever see ur dad?
 
When a drinking  "Rabbi" starts his text with the word "Honestly" all my prejudices against clerics and pseudo-clerics (as in this case)
 are confirmed!
Look how fat Paps looks like: https://www.agudasisraelsynagogue.org/rabbis-autobiography.html    
 salzburg4321 wrote:
Love the cover shot of Keith Richards in 2025....
 

Wrong: It's Keith's grandson!
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:


honestly romeo, I don't think anyone at all gives a rat ass what that dude posts. anyone can hide behind a keypad and spew diatribe and vitriol. it's meaningless.  me, i just laugh.   rather b u anyday.  seriously,the fact is would someone be willing to stand face to face and cough up that brain diarrhea to someone who could punch his lights out.....i think not....rock on at the heartbreak hotel dude...ever see ur dad?
 

I miss my dad soooo much...

everybody in my church loves this great song...

hope you are having a marvelous evening in-between days right this minute...
 
 rdo wrote:

No melody?  No melody?  {#Stupid}
 
Ugh...
Of the Cure tunes, I like this one more than most. I ask though...how many times must we hear the Cure on a given day? I feel that with the wonderful variety that RP offers...there really isn't any reason to have more than one in a day at the most. Not really complaining, just venting a bit. I'll still take this over commercial radio any day.
 Stingray wrote:
NO MELODY!
Don't come back, please!

 
No melody?  No melody?  {#Stupid}
 romeotuma wrote:



There is just no pleasure in live for you other than meanness... 
 

honestly romeo, I don't think anyone at all gives a rat ass what that dude posts. anyone can hide behind a keypad and spew diatribe and vitriol. it's meaningless.  me, i just laugh.   rather b u anyday.  seriously,the fact is would someone be willing to stand face to face and cough up that brain diarrhea to someone who could punch his lights out.....i think not....rock on at the heartbreak hotel dude...ever see ur dad?
Can't stand his broken voice!
 4merdj wrote:

Mercy,  toi aussi mon ami {#Sunny}
 
Je t'adore!  Love this song!

 
nice!
 romeotuma wrote:

Yes, this song is very special...  hope you are having a great time right this minute!

 
 
Mercy,  toi aussi mon ami {#Sunny}
 JH_Junior wrote:


I Agree...  this song is great, everybody loves this song
 
Yes, this song is very special...  hope you are having a great time right this minute!

 
great dancing song!!!
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song soooo much...
 
 

I Agree...  this song is great, everybody loves this song
 Egrey wrote:
Eddie Vedder, Damien Rice, and now The Cure...a great set.  Gotta love RP.  BTW, Bill & Rebecca played some great music this weekend! (09/17-09-18/2011).
 
Ahhhhh.......the good old days, etc.
 Stingray wrote:

One of this 18-bucks Hotels on the strip?
 


There is just no pleasure in live for you other than meanness... 



 romeotuma wrote:

You are welcome here!

Everybody in my hotel room just jumped to their feet and started dancing...  love this song...  time flies when we're having fun...

 
 
One of this 18-bucks Hotels on the strip?


This song is soooo good!  Love it!

 
VERY VERY MUCH DISLIKE HER ANNOYING VOICE
Sweet!!!
 ABPainter wrote:
 I want to be in your hotel room.
 
You are welcome here!

Everybody in my hotel room just jumped to their feet and started dancing...  love this song...  time flies when we're having fun...

 
 I want to be in your hotel room.
romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song soooo much...
 
 




This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...
 
 pannaramma wrote:
Yeah - "Yesterday I got old" - That happened to me yesterday. And it sucks.
 
"You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely." - Ogden Nash


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song soooo much...
 
 salzburg4321 wrote:
Love the cover shot of Keith Richards in 2025....
 
No, I think that was Keith 10 years ago.
Love the cover shot of Keith Richards in 2025....
This song is great after thousands and thousands of listens.  I love this, love it, love it!!
It's always nice to hear this song!
Eddie Vedder, Damien Rice, and now The Cure...a great set.  Gotta love RP.  BTW, Bill & Rebecca played some great music this weekend! (09/17-09-18/2011).


Everybody in my hotel room be belly dancing...  love this song...


Robert Smith - Musical genius and lets not forget that he also saved the town of South Park from Mega-Streisand!
Ahhh....120 Minutes.  Great show!  I relied on it back in the mid-to-late '80s to introduce me to music I would never have heard anywhere else.  The Cure was one of the groups, but there were several others: Robyn Hitchcock, Smiths, World Party, Ministry, etc.

 
MLavender wrote:
This song single handedly started my interest in alternative music (back when it was truly alternative).  I recall staying up late and watching "120 Minutes" on MTV (back when MTV played music).  The Cure's Head on the Door was the #1 album on the college charts and the VJ played this song.  And my love affair with current, but not on the radio, music began.  Thank you, Robert Smith et al!

 




We be dancing...  love it...

 
 pannaramma wrote:
Yeah - "Yesterday I got old" - That happened to me yesterday. And it sucks.
 


I think that if you think about it, it's much better than not getting old!
:-)
Yeah - "Yesterday I got old" - That happened to me yesterday. And it sucks.
 tbor79 wrote:
i prefer ben folds' cover of this
 
I love the Ben Folds cover, but this is majestic, too.

There is no reason for that voice to work and yet it sells the yearning better than any professional crooner could. 
i prefer ben folds' cover of this
cure i like it wonderful shit mk
The godfather of that annoying affected singing voice that was so popular in 80's singing, and everybody tried to copy, especially out of the UK.

Yet, somehow I still like it.


perfect...

 
Yesterday a morning came a smile upon your face
Caesars Palace, morning glory, silly human race

It fits!! 

Sort of

But I still love it

;-)
 
Belly - Slow Dog {#Arrow} The Cure - In-Between Days

YAY! Just what I need to hear!


Great galloping gobs of goo— this song is great!  Reminds me of many yesterdays...  sigh...  I love this song soooo much...

 

I'm off to the basement to dig out the LP {#Motor}

... damn - where's my record player?