The Cure (1992)
The ninth studio album from The Cure was released thirty years ago today. It would reach #1 in the UK and was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 35th Grammy Awards.
Robert Smith may be the only person who could write a beautiful and heartbreaking song of resignation like A Letter To Elise and include it on the same album as a song that reaches the pure joy of Friday I'm In Love.
A Letter To Elise
The Cure (1992)
Elise it doesn't matter what you sayI just can't stay here every yesterdayLike keep on acting out the sameThe way we act outEvery way to smile, forgetAnd make believe we never neededAny more than thisElise it doesn't matter what you doI know I'll never really get inside of youTo make your eyes catch fireThe way they shouldThe way the blue could pull me inIf they only would, if they only wouldAt least I'd lose this sense of sensingSomething else that hides awayFrom me and you, there are worlds to partWith aching looks and breaking heartsAnd all the prayers your hands can makeI just take as much as you can throwAnd then throw it all awayI'll throw it all awayLike throwing faces at the skyLike throwing arms round yesterdayI stood and staredWide-eyed in front of youAnd the face I saw looked back the way I wanted toBut I just can't hold my tears away the way you doElise, believe I never wanted thisI thought this time I'd keep all of my promisesI thought you were the girl I always dreamed aboutBut I let the dream goAnd the promises broke and make-believe ran outSo, Elise it doesn't matter what you sayI just can't stay here every yesterdayLike keep on acting out the sameThe way we act outEvery way to smile, forgetAnd make-believe we never neededAny more than thisEvery time I try to pick it upLike falling sandAs fast as I pick it upIt runs away through my clutching handsBut there's nothing else I can really doThere's nothing else I can really doThere's nothing else I can really doAt all