like this one a lot and also see it in a more general view, that sometimes one has to let something end now, a friendship, relation, almost knowing that one day the time is right to begin or try again. it sounds peaceful, full of trust and faith that things might be good again after all. the calm of a goodbye that is not end.
And again, and again, and again... It proves that RS thinks, writes and talks much but he keeps both feet on the ground, and he knows that the end has never come yet.
Interview for The Word Magazine, June 2012:
"You’re contemplating the end of The Cure?
Well, we are a lot closer to the end! We couldn’t tour in the same way as we used to. It would be physically impossible for me to tour, because I refuse to not do this (lifts drink). I’m not going to go on and just sing the songs, but I also know I’m heading towards my mid-fifties, so there’s no fudging way I’m going to do a hundred shows in four months and they’ll all be great shows.
So the last tour was the last tour?
Yes. I haven’t said this for 20 years, but the last tour was the last world tour that I will ever do with The Cure. (...)"
Such a heartbreaking song. It´s in some way so bitterly sweet and always provokes sadness inside me no matter what mood I am in. I haven´t found any other song to influence me this mushc except for Out Of This World (only because I heard the song live) and The Reasons Why (when I consider the lyrics with the greatesr opening line ever found in a song)