Song of the Day #2,958: ‘A Forest’ – The Cure

the_cure_seventeen_secondsThe Cure is one of those quintessential 80s bands that helped define the New Wave era, particularly in the mid to late part of the decade. They started their career in the late 70s in a gloomy goth mode that persisted — at least in the band’s appearance — even after they were writing far poppier material.

I’m familiar only with a few of The Cure’s hits, and I like those a lot. Whether that appreciation would carry over to a whole album is anybody’s guess.

1980 saw the release of The Cure’s sophomore album, Seventeen Seconds. This album features the dark, gloomy sound the band was known for through their 1982 album Pornography.

‘A Forest’ is the album’s brooding centerpiece, and a track the band would go on to play live more than any other in their catalog.

[Verse]
Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl
If you can
Come closer and see
See into the dark
Just follow your eyes[x2]
I hear her voice
Calling my name
The sound is deep
In the dark
I hear her voice
And start to run

[Bridge]
Into the trees[x3]

[Outro]
Suddenly i stop
But i know it’s too late
I’m lost in a forest
All alone
The girl was never there
It’s always the same
I’m running towards nothing
Again and again and again and again

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,958: ‘A Forest’ – The Cure

  1. Dana says:

    Not a fan of the Clash or the Cure. Ido, however, love the Ben Folds Reference to their look in “Battle of Who Could Care Less” (You’re all dressed up like The Cure….)

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