Javier beBee en Best Music Tracks Ever, The Cure, Music / Música Co-founder & CEO • beBee 9/10/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 2,4K

The Cure - In between days


The Cure - In between days

In Between Days

Yesterday I got so old
I felt like I could die
Yesterday I got so old
It made me want to cry
Go on, go on
Just walk away
Go on, go on
Your choice is made
Go on, go on
And disappear
Go on, go on
Away from here

And I know I was wrong
When I said it was true
That it couldn't be me and be her
Inbetween without you
Without you

Yesterday I got so scared
I shivered like a child
Yesterday away from you
It froze me deep inside
Come back, come back
Don't walk away
Come back, come back
Come back, today
Come back, come back
Why can't you see
Come back, come back
Come back, to me

And I know I was wrong
When I said it was true
That it couldn't be me and be her
Inbetween without you
Without you


Song Review by Bill Janovitz

One of the great pop songs from the 1980s, "In Between Days" has the Cure concocting an irresistible combination of musical elements for an undeniably energetic single: danceability and emotion, organic and acoustic instruments with synthesized textures, ebullience, love, desperation, and regret. The beat is insistent, the bass and guitar lines slinky, the melody infectious, hummable, and a bit sad. The song is for those who like the bitter with the sweet and who are capable of dancing, feeling, thinking, and singing at the same time.

At the time -- 1985 -- "In Between Days" was at once comfort food for the soul and a challenging new sound that made sense of a myriad of disparate influences. To be sure, the rubbery lead bass line was almost straight out of New Order bassist Peter Hook's playbook. And the grounding in warm, human, and friendly acoustic sounds of techno-synth also represents a give and take between the Cure and such colleagues. The driving beat -- all overdubbed layers of drums and nonstop 16th-note guitar strumming -- can have its source traced to Spanish and Brazilian (and subsequently African) roots. The beat is so danceable that there is no need for sequencers, samples, or beat boxes -- though "In Between Days" was successfully remixed for the 1990 collection Mixed Up.

Robert Smith wisely allows the arrangement to go around one full time, establishing the various musical hooks and themes, before entering with the song's beautiful melody and harmony. He offers a poignant, vulnerable, almost Dylanesque lyric of regret and plea for forgiveness: "Yesterday I got so old I felt like I could die/Yesterday I got so old it made me want to cry/Go on, go on, just walk away/Go on, go on, your choice is made/Go on, go on, and disappear/Go on, go on, away from here/And I know I was wrong when I said it was true/That it couldn't be me/And be her in between without you."

Though the song and the LP Head on the Door were the biggest commercial breakthrough in America for the band, the record oddly failed to crack the Top 40, a lack of commercial success that belied their status as pop stars overseas and the impressive and ever-increasing cult-sized audience they had cultivated in the States.


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Mohammad Azam Khan 12/10/2016 · #7

Hooked and cooked.

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#3 @Belen Robles, amazed! you are able to choose a fav from them, I'm honestly can not say the same, anyhow good choice.

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Javier beBee 10/10/2016 · #4

#2 @David Grinberg it is really beautiful to dream big. Have a great week !

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Belen Robles 10/10/2016 · #3

Probably my favourite Cure song... I looove it!!!

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David B. Grinberg 9/10/2016 · #2

I listened to The Cure a lot in high school and college. One thing I tell people now is the beBee is "the cure" for the social media malaise.

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Pedro Gómez 9/10/2016 · #1

@Javier beBee, always I liked this band, I remember from 80 years, and I've always thought of them as a "bipolar band", in the good meaning. They make very lively, positive songs (manic phase) but also create intimate, slower and personal music (depressive phase) ... in any case it is pathological, but to understand their music from a standpoint of mind. And this song is the most "maniacal" of them. A greeting.

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