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The Cure — Let's Go To Bed
Album: Staring At The Sea (The Singles)
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6.9

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Total ratings: 808









Released: 1986
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Let me take your hand, I'm shaking like milk
Turning, turning blue all over the windows and the floors
Fires outside in the sky look as perfect as cats
The two of us together again but it's just the same, a stupid game

But I don't care if you don't
And I don't feel if you don't
And I don't want it if you don't
And I won't say it if you don't say it first

You think you're tired now but wait until three
Laughing at the Christmas, lights you remember from December
All of this then back again, another girl, another name
Stay alive but stay the same, it's a stupid game, a stupid game

But I don't care if you don't
And I don't feel if you don't
And I don't want it if you don't
And I won't play it if you don't play it first

You can't even see now so you ask me the way
You wonder if it's real because it couldn't be rain
Through the right doorway and into the white room
It used to be the dust that would lay here when I came here alone

But I don't care if you don't
And I don't feel if you don't
And I don't want it if you don't
And I won't play it if you don't play it first

Let's go to bed
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 MJdub wrote:
I've never been a fan of The Cure and don't know what their singer looks like, but I just realized that it's probably not the guy on the cover of this album who I have the mental image of singing whenever I hear them.
 
Robert Smith young. . . 



Robert Smith not so young. . . 



Not changed at all! But is getting closer and closer to looking like the guy on the cover every year. 
 1wolfy wrote:
this song always brings back bad memories for me of a painful time in a  relationship that 'went south'
 

Me too. The situation in this song hurts like hell. The song itself is great.
 MJdub wrote:
I've never been a fan of The Cure and don't know what their singer looks like, but I just realized that it's probably not the guy on the cover of this album who I have the mental image of singing whenever I hear them.
 

Yeah - Robert Smith that ain't!  LOL!
I've never been a fan of The Cure and don't know what their singer looks like, but I just realized that it's probably not the guy on the cover of this album who I have the mental image of singing whenever I hear them.
 mguzina wrote:

Must be something wrong with me ...

 
I don't care, if you don't.
{#Sleep}
Love the groove on this one. Great bass lines.

Back then I was listening to a now defunct radio station from Long Island - WLIR - and this song was smack in the middle of the 80's new wave flow. Having come from a southern rock influenced 70's, this type of sound was so revolutionary and fun at the same time (No, not punk, I know!)

I'm immediately transported back to the carefree days of the mid 80's. Ah, youth!
 lily34 wrote:
this is making me chair dance. haven't heard it in years and years.

 
Having a similar effect here. Seems to be good for a funk.
this song always brings back bad memories for me of a painful time in a  relationship that 'went south'
This is very dated. Devo-lution and meh. More than 3 hearings it would become annoying. This is # 2. Maybe literally. 
 oldfart48 wrote:
and you have the gall to put dylans voice down.........

 
At least Robert stays on key...
 
Ah, the MTV prime days... in rotation with White Wedding. Such innocence.
{#Cheers}      {#Cheers}      {#Cheers}
 Ollerich wrote:
Incredible.. This has got to be the most annoying voice in the known universe.. How can people like The Cure? {#Doh}

 

I agree with you though I like most of their songs so much I have learned to tolerate his voice.
 Alexandra wrote:
I am a Cure fan, through and through. Every time one of their songs comes on, I just perk right up! {#Music}  I never tire of them.....they certainly made a unique musical signature.

 
Timely as well as timeless 
Perkin up here  just time for bed but never tire  of Cure either 
and you have the gall to put dylans voice down.........
When I bought this CD it didn't have the "B sides" that were included on the cassette version I bought in the 80's. Anyone know what the deal is with that? (I hesitate to put this out there knowing I've opened the floodgates for an ensuing barrage of caustic and impulsive remarks but what the hell. The sacrifice will be worth it)
.."Ooooohhhhh...!"..

..anybody can upload "Push" from The Head on the Door?..that's a cool one too..

..all thx to RP for the wonderful breadth of music sensibility..!!..
My favorite lyric:

"Laughing at the Christmass lights you remember from December."
mesmerizing...
 Ollerich wrote:
Incredible.. This has got to be the most annoying voice in the known universe.. How can people like The Cure? {#Doh}
 
Must be something wrong with me ...
this song, also not a butt farm. {#Bananajumprope}
this is making me chair dance. haven't heard it in years and years.
 Ollerich wrote:
Incredible.. This has got to be the most annoying voice in the known universe.. How can people like The Cure? {#Doh}
 

Germans must stick together!

Fullhearted agreement! 


I get it.....that was a 3some!
I don't care if you don't. I won't feel it if you don't.
Incredible.. This has got to be the most annoying voice in the known universe.. How can people like The Cure? {#Doh}
BillG is digging deep, not that I'm complaining. 

This is the first Cure song I ever heard (and saw), thanks to MTV. It was part of a massive shift in taste for me, and will always hold a tiny part of my heart.  
Wow - only a 6.3 for one of the true Alternative Anthems of the 80's?  This cannot stand.

9. 

I am a Cure fan, through and through. Every time one of their songs comes on, I just perk right up! {#Music}  I never tire of them.....they certainly made a unique musical signature.
Great song, great album!
 Enrique wrote:
Sounds horribly dated.
 
I saw The Cure live in '86 and they played this song—didn't know much about them, but this sounded pretty good back then. 

Doesn't now.  
Great bass in this song. I'm not a Cure fan, but this ain't too shabby.

And nice Bed set with the Police.

Still sounds great to me after all these years.
...but it's three-thirty!..
Way...way far from lame. 8+

 
ediTed wrote:
OK
I just pushed the MUTE button.
This is about as lame as you can get.
 


The Cure wrote some of the most hypnotic, depressing and intelligent "goth" music of the 80's, as well as some of the most melodic and dancey "pop" music of the 80's and 90's for that matter whilst still retaining the intelligence. Robert Smith is a prolific songwriter, and has wrote some of the best music of the past 30 years. They jump from genre to genre seamlessly. This particular track was the begining of their "pop" stage, an amazing song. Never grows old "t's the grooviest thing,it's the perfect dream"
OK I just pushed the MUTE button. This is about as lame as you can get.
pilgrim wrote:
Not my fave, but this song makes me as happy as a man who thought a cat had done his business on his pie, but it turned out to be an extra large blackberry!
Thanks for this comment...amid all the negativity from the non-cure fans, your comment was a treat! made me chuckle...
This was lame when it first arrived on the \"scene\". I can\'t, for the life of me, understand why you would want to insult our intelligence with this crap. Toss this song before I toss my lunch.
oh, the doors this band opened up for me in the \'80s... :notworthy: super, super cool tune, too!
Originally Posted by scren: i'll never tire of this song-- and i have to disagree with all the "this song sounds dated" comments... long live robert smith and the cure! more '80's tunes, please (long live 91X of the old days!) :clap:
Another reminder of how old I am :rolleyes: I like it, though.
i\'ll never tire of this song-- and i have to disagree with all the \"this song sounds dated\" comments... long live robert smith and the cure! more \'80\'s tunes, please (long live 91X of the old days!) :clap:
Classic cure...will never die out in my book
:evil: Beyond burned out
Originally Posted by Enrique: Sounds horribly dated.
That's the greatest thing about this mix, good stuff that might be "dated" is played with the current good stuff and even good stuff that came 30 years before this "dated" sound. :)
An old KROQ rock of the 80\'s favorite. An interesting song to have in the mix.
Sounds horribly dated.
definitely reminds me of my last year or so in high school and first year or so in college. great fun song!
Not my fave, but this song makes me as happy as a man who thought a cat had done his business on his pie, but it turned out to be an extra large blackberry!