Staring at the sea

Robert Smith: gitar, vokal

Simon Gallup: bas

Lol Tolhurst: Klavye

Porl Thompson: Gitar, Klavye

Boris Williams: Davul, Perküsyon

 

1986 Tarihinde yayınlandı; Robert Smith, Dave Allen ve Howard Grey tarafından prodüktörlüğü yapıldı

  • Killing An Arab 2:22
  • 10:15 Saturday Night 3:37
  • Boys Don't Cry 2:35
  • Jumping Someone Else's Train 2:54
  • Forest 4:53
  • Play For Today 3:41
  • Primary 3:33
  • Other Voices 4:27
  • Charlotte Sometimes 4:13
  • The Hanging Garden 4:21
  • Let's Go To Bed 3:33
  • The Walk 3:28
  • The Love Cats 3:38
  • The Caterpillar 3:38
  • In Between Days 2:56
  • Close To Me 3:39
  • A Night Like This 4:11

KILLING AN ARAB

Standing on the beach With a gun in my hand Staring at the sea Staring at the sand Staring down the barrel At the arab on the ground See his open mouth But hear no sound I'm alive I'm dead I'm the stranger Killing an arab I can turn and walk away Or I can fire the gun Staring at the sky Staring at the sun Whichever I choose It amounts to the same Absolutely nothing I'm alive I'm dead I'm the stranger Killing an arab I feel the steel butt jump Smooth in my hand Staring at the sea Staring at the sand Staring at myself Reflected in the eyes Of the dead man on the beach The dead man On the beach I'm alive I'm dead I'm the stranger Killing an arab

10:15 SATURDAY NIGHT

10:15 Saturday night And the tap drips Under the striplight And I'm sitting In the kitchen sink And the tap drips Drip drip drip drip drip drip... Waiting For the telephone to ring And I'm wondering Where she's been And I'm crying For yesterday And the tap drips Drip drip drip drip drip drip... It's always the same...

BOYS DON'T CRY

I would say I'm sorry If I thought That it would change your mind But I know that this time I have said too much Been to unkind I try to laugh about it Cover it all up with lies I try and laugh about it Hiding the tears in my eyes Cos boys don't cry I would break down at your feet And beg forgiveness Plead with you But I know that It's too late And now there's nothing I can do So I try to laugh about it Cover it all up with lies I try to laugh about it Hiding the tears in my eyes Cos boys don't cry I would tell you That I loved you If I thought that you would stay But I know that it's no use That you've already Gone away Misjudged your limit Pushed you too far Took you for granted I thought that you needed me more Now I would do most anything To get you back by my side But I just Keep on laughing Hiding the tears in my eyes Cos boys don't cry Boys don't cry

JUMPING SOMEONE ELSE'S TRAIN

Don't say what you mean You might spoil your face If you walk in the crowd You won't leave any trace It's always the same You're jumping someone elses train It won't take you long To learn the new smile You have to adapt Or you'll be out of style It's always the same You're jumping someone elses train If you pick up on it quick You can say you were there Again and again and again You're jumping someone elses train It's the latest wave That you've been craving for The old ideal Was getting such a bore Now you're back in line Going not quite as far But in half the time Everyone's happy They're finally all the same Cos everyone's jumping Everybody elses train Jumping someone elses train Jumping someone elses train

A FOREST

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

PLAY FOR TODAY

It's not a case of doing what's right It's just the way I feel that matters Tell me I'm wrong I don't really care It's not a case of share and share alike I take what I require I don't understand You say it's not fair You expect me to act like a lover Consider my moves And deserve the reward To hold you in my arms And wait For something to happen It's not a case of telling the truth Some lines just fit the situation You call me a liar You would anyway It's not a case of aiming to please You know you're always crying It's just your part In the play for today

PRIMARY

The innocence of sleeping children Dressed in white And slowly dreaming Stops all time I slow my steps and Start to blur So many years have filled my heart I never thought I'd say those words The further we go And older we grow The more we know... The less we show... The very first time I saw your face I thought of a song And quickly changed the tune The very first time I touched your skin I thought of a story And rushed to reach the end Too soon Oh remember Please Don't change And so the fall came Thirteen years A shining ring And how I could forget your name The air no longer in my throat Another perfect life is choked But it always feels the same So they close together Dressed in red and yellow Innocent forever Sleeping children in their Blue soft rooms Still dream

OTHER VOICES

Whisper your name in an empty room You brush past my skin As soft as fur Taking hold I taste your scent Distant noises Other voices Pounding in my broken head Commit the sin Commit yourself And all the other voices said Change your mind You're always wrong Come around at Christmas I really have to see you Smile at me slyly Another festive compromise But I live with desertion And eight million people Distant noises Other voices Pulsing in my swinging arms Caress the sound So many dead And all the other voices said Change your mind You're always wrong

CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES

All the faces All the voices blur Change to one face Change to one voice Prepare yourself for bed The light seems bright And glares on white walls All the sounds of Charlotte sometimes Into the night with Charlotte sometimes Night after night she lay alone in bed Her eyes so open to the dark The streets all looked so strange They seemed so far away But Charlotte did not cry The people seemed so close Playing expressioneless games The people seemed so close So many other names Sometimes I'm dreaming Where all the other people dance Sometimes I'm dreaming Charlotte sometimes Expressionless the trance Sometimes I'm dreaming So many different names Sometimes I'm dreaming The sounds all stay the same Sometimes I'm dreaming She hopes to open shadowed eyes On a different world Come to me scared princess Charlotte sometimes... On that bleak track (See the sun is gone again) The tears were pouring down her face She was crying and crying for a girl Who died so many years before... Sometimes I dream Where all the other people dance Sometimes I dream Charlotte sometimes Sometimes I dream The sounds all stay the same Sometimes I'm dreaming There are so many different names Sometimes I dream Sometimes I dream... Charlotte sometimes crying for herself Charlotte sometimes dreams A wall around herself But it's always with love With so much love it looks like Everything else Of Charlotte sometimes So far away Glass sealed and pretty Charlotte sometimes

THE HANGING GARDEN

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 Catching haloes on the moon Gives my hand the shapes of angels In the heat of the night Walking into a dream... 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 Creatures kissing in the rain Shapeless in the dark again In the hanging garden Change the past In the hanging garden Wearing furs And masks 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 animal die In the hanging garden

LET'S GO TO BED

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 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 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 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 Let's go to bed

THE WALK

I called you after midnight Then ran until I burst I passed the howling woman And stood outside your door We walked around a lake And woke up in the rain And everyone turned over Troubled in their dreams again Visiting time is over And so we walk away And both play dead then cry out loud Why we always cry this way? I kissed you in the water And made your Dry lips sing I saw you look like a japanese baby In an instant I remember everything I called you after midnight Then ran until I burst I passed the howling woman And stood outside your door I kissed you in the water And made your Dry lips sing I saw you look like a japanese baby In an instant I remember everything Take me for a walk Let's go for a walk Take me for a walk

THE LOVECATS

We move like cagey tigers We couldn't get closer than this The way we walk The way we talk The way we stalk The way we kiss We slip through the streets While everyone sleeps Getting bigger and sleeker And wider and brighter We bite and scratch And scream all night Let's go and throw All the songs we know Into the sea You and me All these years and no one heard I'll show you in spring It's a treacherous thing We missed you hissed the lovecats We missed you hissed the lovecats We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully Wonderfully pretty Oh you know That I'd do anything for you We should have each other to tea huh? We should have each other with cream Then curl up in the fire And sleep for a while It's the grooviest thing It's the perfect dream Into the sea you and me All these years and no one heard I'll show you in spring It's a treacherous thing We missed you hissed the lovecats... We're so wonderfully wonderfully Wonderfully wonderfully pretty Oh you know that I'd do anything for you We should have each other to dinner We should have each other with cream Then curl up in the fire Get up for a while It's the grooviest thing It's the perfect dream Hand in hand Is the only way to land And always the right way round Not broken in pieces Like hated little misses How could we miss Someone as dumb as this We missed you hissed the lovecats I love you Let's go Oh solid gone (never never never Never never never no never) Lovecats How could we, how could we, How could we Love, love How could we How could we miss someone as dumb (Miss someone as dumb as this) As this We missed you hissed the lovecats We missed you hissed the lovecats Lovecats lovecats lovecats Ha ha lovecats

THE CATERPILLAR

Flicka flicka flicka Here you are Cata cata cata Caterpillar girl Flowing in And filling up my hopeless heart Oh never never go Dust my lemon lies With powder pink and sweet The day I stop Is the day you change And fly away from me You flicker And you're beautiful You glow inside my head You hold me hypnotized I'm mesmerised Your flames The flames that kiss me dead

IN BETWEEN DAYS

Yesterday I got so old I felt like I could die Yesterday I got so old It made me want to cry Go on go on Just walk away Go on go on Your choice is made Go on go on And disappear Go on go on Away from here And I know I was wrong When I said it was true That it couldn't be me and be her Inbetween without you Without you Yesterday I got so scared I shivered like a child Yesterday away from you It froze me deep inside Come back come back Don't walk away Come back come back Come back today Come back come back Why can't you see Come back come back Come back to me And I know I was wrong When I said it was true That it couldn't be me and be her Inbetween without you Without you

CLOSE TO ME

I've waited hours for this I've made myself so sick I wish I'd stayed asleep today I never thought this day would end I never thought tonight could ever be This close to me Just try to see in the dark Just try to make it work To feel the fear before you're here I make the shapes come much too close I pull my eyes out Hold my breath And wait until I shake But if I had your faith Then I could make it safe and clean If only I was sure That my head on the door was a dream... I've waited hours for this I've made myself so sick I wish I'd stayed asleep today I never thought this day would end I never thought tonight could ever be This close to me But if I had your face I could make it safe and clean If only I was sure That my head on the door Was a dream...

A NIGHT LIKE THIS

Say goodbye on a night like this If it's the last thing we ever do You never looked as lost as this Some times it doesn't even look like you It goes dark It goes darker still Please stay... But I watch you like I'm made of stone As you walk away I'm coming to find you If it takes me all night A witch hunt for another girl For always and ever is always for you Your trust The most georgeously stupid thing I ever cut in the world Say hello on a day like today Say it every time you move The way that you look at me now Makes me wish I was you It goes deep It goes deeper still This touch And the smile And the shake of your head... I'm coming to find you If it takes me all night Can't stand here like this anymore For always and ever is always for you I want it to be perfect As before I want to change it all I want to change