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Artist: Oingo Boingo
Genre: New Wave
Appears On: Good For Your Soul
Appears On (Mixes): The Boys And Girls Are Lifting Up Their Plates
Song Notes: Since you posted the Cure's version recently, I figured I'd send off the original! If by original I mean a song that had nothing to do with it other than sharing the same title that came out a little bit before! Oingo Boingo originally recorded it for the Good For Your Soul album. And, for a long, long time, I just figured that the Cure had covered the Oingo Boingo song, but doing research for this shows that the songs are completely different. Shows me to not really listen to the Cure, huh? I assume actually one listen to the song would have shown that, but hey. I still like the Boingo one a lot, though. Good For Your Soul is a pretty good record, really. Of course, now I feel all silly, all prepared to write about how the Cure made the song a big hit, and how it showed up in ads, which was weird with such lyrics (from the Oingo Boingo one) as:
Pictures of you In that lovely white dress, oh your skin was so white With the moon in your eyes, on that cold winter night When your lips were so soft, that I though they would Melt, And the sound of your breath and the way that you felt And I said yes And I said yes It’s just pictures of you with a knife in your hand With a rose in your teeth lying nude in the sand It’s just pictures of you, standing high on a cliff With the wind in your hair, and a smile on your lips And your eyes were so wild, when you started to laugh Blending in with the wind, sounded just like a scream Why do pictures of you Come to me when I dream In darkness
(Not that I suppose, the Cure's lyrics are much cheerier... but, hey, it IS the Cure.)
So, just like, never mind about these notes, and just go and listen to an awesome song that has nothing to do with anything. - Rev. Syung Myung Me