Disintegration Lyrics – The Cure

English 53 May 2, 1989
The lyrics of "Disintegration" by The Cure delve into themes of longing, betrayal, and the inevitable breakdown of relationships. The singer expresses a sense of nostalgia for the passion and duplicity in a past love. As the song progresses, there's a recognition of the impending disintegration and the emotional turmoil that ensues. The chorus encapsulates the idea of leaving behind remnants of the relationship, such as photographs and memories, while acknowledging the inevitability of the end. ...Read More

Disintegration Lyrics

[Verse 1: Robert Smith]
Oh, I miss the kiss of treachery
The shameless kiss of vanity
The soft and the black and the velvety
Up tight against the side of me
And mouth and eyes and heart all bleed
And run in thickening streams of greed
As bit by bit it starts the need
To just let go my party piece

[Verse 2: Robert Smith]
I miss the kiss of treachery
The aching kiss before I feed
The stench of a love for a younger meat
And the sound that it makes when it cuts in deep
The holding up on bended knees
The addiction of duplicities
As bit by bit it starts the need
To just let go my party piece

[Chorus: Robert Smith]
But I never said I would stay to the end
So I leave you with babies and hoping for frequency
Screaming like this in the hope of the secrecy
Screaming me over and over and over
I leave you with photographs, pictures of trickery
Stains on the carpet and stains on the scenery
Songs about happiness murmured in dreams
When we both of us knew how the ending would be

[Verse 3: Robert Smith]
So it's all come back round to breaking apart again
Breaking apart like I'm made up of glass again
Making it up behind my back again
Holding my breath for the fear of sleep again
Holding it up behind my head again
Cut in the deep to the heart of the bone again
Round and round and round and it's coming apart again
Over and over and over

[Bridge: Robert Smith]
And now that I know that I'm breaking to pieces
I'll pull out my heart and I'll feed it to anyone
I'm crying for sympathy, crocodiles cry
For the love of the crowd
And the three cheers from everyone
Dropping through sky
Through the glass of the roof
Through the roof of your mouth
Through the mouth of your eye
Through the eye of the needle
It's easier for me to get closer to Heaven
Than ever feel whole again

[Chorus: Robert Smith]
But I never said I would stay to the end
I knew I would leave you with babies and everything
Screaming like this in the hole of sincerity
Screaming it over and over and over
I leave you with photographs, pictures of trickery
And stains on the carpet and stains on the memory
And songs about happiness murmured in dreams
When we both of us knew how the end always is
How the end always is

[Outro: Robert Smith]
How the end always is
How the end always is
How the end always is
How the end always is
Always is
Always is

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Last Update: December 25, 2023

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Lead Vocalist
  • Producer(s)
  • Dave Allen & Robert Smith
  • Writter(s)
  • Simon Gallup, Pearl Thompson, Boris Williams, Roger O’Donnell & Robert Smith
  • Released On
  • May 2, 1989

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Disintegration" song?

"Disintegration" song is sung by The Cure (Robert Smith is the lead vocalist).

Who is the lyrics writer of "Disintegration" song?

"Disintegration" song lyrics written by Simon Gallup, Pearl Thompson, Boris Williams, Roger O’Donnell & Robert Smith.

Who is the music producer of "Disintegration" song?

"Disintegration" song music composed & produced by Dave Allen & Robert Smith.

When was "Disintegration" song released?

"Disintegration" song was released on May 2, 1989.