The Cure - The Top
NME.COM feature on The Cure - The Top album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 14 August 2006
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- Shake Dog Shake
- The Birdmad Girl
- Wailing Wall
- Give Me It
- Dressing Up
- The Caterpillar
- Piggy In The Mirror
- The Empty World
- The Top
- You Stayed ... (Robert Smith Home Demo)
- Ariel (Robert Smith Home Demo)
- A Hand Inside My Mouth (Studio Demo)
- Sadacic (M05) (Robert Smith Studio Demo)
- Shake Dog Shake (Studio Demo)
- Piggy In The Mirror (Studio Demo)
- Birdmad Girl (Studio Demo)
- Give Me It (Studio Demo)
- Throw Your Foot (Studio Demo)
- Happy The Man (Studio Demo)
- The Caterpillar (Studio Demo)
- Dressing Up (Studio Alternative Mix)
- Wailing Wall (Studio Alternative Mix)
- The Empty World (Live Bootleg)
- Bananafishbones (Live Bootleg)
- The Top (Live Bootleg)
- Forever (version) (Live Bootleg)
- Oct 24, 2008
If it's really the end, it's some way to go...
- Jul 15, 2004
Utterly brilliant band, perfectly reasonable box set...
- Jan 30, 2004
Bombay Bicycle Club and Crystal Castles both play new material on the Main Stage
Cancer Bats, Bombay Bicycle Club and You Me At Six also thrill crowds as the event gets underway
Bombay Bicycle Club, You Me At Six, Crystal Castles will also take the stage at Richfield Avenue today
The Cure - The Top: Wikipedia Album Entry
"The Top" is the 5th studio album of seminal post-punk / gothic rock band The Cure.
With the incorporation of folk, psychedelic and ethnic elements "The Top" is the band's most experimental work to date, though much of the gloomy strains and post-punk melodicism of earlier Cure albums were retained throughout this album's duration.
Reception to "The Top" has been varied since its release, however it was a moderate commercial success which furthered Cure's exposure to music fans around the world. It entered 180th in The Billboard 200 for 1984.
"The Top" was followed by a world tour that same year.
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The holy city breathed
Like a dying man
It moved with hopeful tears
With the tears of the blind
Curl into a ball like you have more fun
Well that would make it faster
Why do you do it do you do it do you act like you?
Why do you do it do you act like you?
Get away from me
Get your fingers out of my face
This room's so hot
This room's so hot
This girl has got a smile
That can make me cry
This girl just burns with love
She's burning, burning deep outside
Shapes in the drink like Christ
Cracks in the pale blue wall
I'm walking slowly and quickly but always away
I'm twisting twisting to the floor
Wake up in the dark, the aftertaste of anger in the back of my mouth
Spit it on the wall and cough some more
And scrape my skin with razor blades
And make up in the new blood and try to look so good, follow me
As stiff as toys and tall as men
And swaying like the wind torn trees
She talked about the empty world
With eyes like poisoned birds
I don't care
If only I could say that
And not feel so sick and scared
And I don't care
Flicka flicka flicka, here you are
Cata cata cata, caterpillar girl
Flowin' and fillin' up my hopeless heart
Oh never, never go
Going under slowly
It never seems too late
Going under so slow