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Sunday Song Lyric:
Boys Don't Cry was always my favorite album by The Cure. The American version of Three Imaginary Boys, it has some of the bands best songs, including the title track, "10:15 Saturday Night," "Plastic Passion," the Camus-inspired "Killing an Arab." This song was assailed in the 1980s as an anti-Arab song, and is rarely played by the band in concert without revisions (such as changing the chorus to "Kissing an Arab" or "Killing Another").


One of my favorite tracks from the album is "Jumping Someone Else's Train." The video isn't much, but it's a fun song that I listened to this morning. The opening lyrics are below.

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 else's train

It won't take you long
To learn the new smile
You'll have to adapt
Or you'll be out of style
It's always the same
You're jumping someone else's train
Mike O'Shea (mail) (www):
I agree; their sparsest, fastest, and most clearly postpunk album. Ergo their freshest and least maundering.

They made good use of their limitations.
7.15.2007 6:16pm
Barry P. (mail):
The odd thing was that the real stink about "Killing an Arab" didn't start up until about 1987, almost a decade after it was first released. Anyway, it led me to Camus, for which I owe Robert Smith a debt of gratitude.
7.15.2007 8:13pm
American Psikhushka (mail) (www):
At least they're just using "adapt" in a fashion or artistic sense.

I hate it when people ignorantly misuse biological terms like "adapt" or "adaptation" and/or misapply them to humans.
7.16.2007 12:26am
Siona Sthrunch (mail):
Aren't you violating the copyright in the lyrics by the posting?
7.16.2007 6:56am
Ziusudra (mail):
This seems to me a clear case of fait use.
7.16.2007 1:27pm
Ziusudra (mail):
Sorry, fair use.
7.16.2007 1:28pm