Song of the Day #2,576: ‘The Hanging Garden’ – The Cure

cure_pornographyThe Cure’s Pornography didn’t show up on many top ten lists back in 1982, but the album has developed a following in the ensuing years, and it does show up on quite a few retrospective lists chronicling that year.

It’s always interesting to see films, albums or novels get ripped upon release only to become classics decades later. Some works of art are either ahead of their time or require time to sink in.

I cannot comment on whether The Cure’s Pornography is such an album, as I’ve never heard it. Today’s SOTD is effective in its own way but it didn’t grab me the way some Cure songs have.

I suspect there’s about a mix tape’s worth of Cure songs out there that are right up my melancholy alley, but on the whole they don’t quite do it for me.

[Chorus 1]
Creatures kissing in the rain
Shapeless in the dark again
In the hanging garden
Please don’t speak
In the hanging garden
No one sleeps
In the hanging garden[x2]

[Verse]
Catching haloes on the moon
Gives my hands the shapes of angels
In the heat of the night
The animals scream
In the heat of the night
Walking into a dream

[Chorus 2]
Fall fall fall fall
Into the walls
Jump jump out of time
Fall fall fall fall
Out of the sky
Cover my face as the animals cry
In the hanging garden[x2]

[Chorus 1]
Creatures kissing in the rain
Shapeless in the dark again
In a hanging garden
Change the past
In a hanging garden
Wearing furs
And masks

[Chorus 2]
Fall fall fall fall
Into the walls
Jump jump out of time
Fall fall fall fall
Out of the sky
Cover my face as the animals die
In the hanging garden
As the animals die
Cover my face as the animals die

[Outro]
In the hanging garden

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,576: ‘The Hanging Garden’ – The Cure

  1. Dana says:

    I’ve never been much into their sound. It might be another vocal style thing for me, as my aversion for male British pop/punk singers is well-documented.

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