Pictures of you
After the release of “Friday I’m in love” in 1992 I decided that I have had enough of The Cure and that I would do my best to avoid their music. I was 14 at the time and I just got tired of their sound, they were played on the radio too much and at that time, there were no itunes or Pandora. In Colombia there were only 2 or 3 good radio stations, so basically I was forced to listen to them. At 14, I decided that I just have had enough and since then I managed to stay away from The Cure fever.
I guess that as you grow old, you start to see life in a different way, your likes and dislikes change and also your music taste evolves… Today I listened to The Cure for the first time in years; I woke up with the song “Pictures of You” in my head and for some strange reason decided to play one of their albums. The selected one was “Galore – The Singles 1987-1997”
I must say that I loved this album and I finally understood why people like The Cure so much, their sound is timeless. This time around, I found Robert Smith’s melancholic voice fascinating and the lyrics of the songs were simply beautiful … “remembering you fallen into my arms, crying
for the death of your heart”. Beautiful!
Today, I can’t say that I am a huge fan of The Cure, I can’t listen to “Boys don’t Cry” or “Killing and Arab” but after all these years, I can say that I finally enjoyed their music.