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Lullaby - The Cure

Lullaby

Disintegration
80s new wave alternative post-punk rock


Lullaby" is a 1989 single by The Cure from their album Disintegration. The song is the most successful single by the band, reaching number five in their home country of the UK, and the music video won the 1990 Best British Video at the 1990 Brit Awards. Background The meaning of "Lullaby" has been speculated by fans, including as a metaphor for addiction or for depression, and Smith has offered multiple, different explanations as to its theme or content. Tim Pope, a long-time collaborator of The Cure on many of its music videos, reported that "Lullaby" was, in fact, an allegory for lead singer Robert Smith's druggy past. Music video The music video for "Lullaby" was filmed at a sound stage in London, England. It features Robert in bed, in a dream sequence, and the rest of the band playing tin soldiers who sporadically appear throughout the music video for a few seconds. The music video, during which Smith plays both the cannibalistic "spiderman" mentioned in the lyrics (which does not refer to the similarly-named Marvel Comics superhero) and his intended victim, concludes with Smith being swallowed by what appears to be a giant spider. The music video, directed by Tim Pope and edited by Peter Goddard won Best Video at the 1990 Brit Awards. Reception Upon its release, "Lullaby" became The Cure's highest charting hit in their home country when it reached number five; in fact, it remains their only single to reach the Top 5 in the UK Released-10 April 1989 Format-7", 12" Genre-Alternative rock, dark wave, gothic rock Length-4:10 Label-Fiction Records Producer(s)-Robert Smith, Dave Allen


The Cure are a rock band which formed in 1976 in Crawley, England, United Kingdom. The band originally consisted of Robert Smith (vocals, guitar), Porl Thompson (guitar), Michael Dempsey (bass) and Lol Tolhurst (drums), with the band's lineup overgoing several changes throughout the years and Smith remaining as the only constant member throughout the band's history. The band currently consists of Smith (vocals, guitar), Simon Gallup (bass), Roger O'Donnell (keyboards), Jason Cooper (drums) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar). Show more ...

Lullaby - The Cure

on candystripe legs spiderman comes
softly through the shadow of the evening sun
stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
looking for the victim shivering in bed
searching out fear in the gathering gloom and
suddenly! a movement in the corner of the
room! and there is nothing i can do when i
realise with freight that the spiderman is having
me for dinner tonight

quietly he laughs and shaking his head creeps
closer now closer to the foot of the bed and
softer than shadow and quicker than flies his
arms are all around me and his tongue in my
eyes "be still be calm be quiet now my precious
boy don t struggle like that or i will only love
you more for it s much too late to get away or
turn on the light the spiderman is having you
for dinner tonight"

and i feel like i m being eaten by a thousand
million shivering furry holes and i know that in
the morning i will wake up in the shivering cold
and the spiderman is always hungry...



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