Song Lyric Sunday #34

What do I have in my archives in response to Jim Adams’ prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge which is Endless/Eternity/ Everlasting/Forever/Infinity/Omega. On reflection I have lots, particularly including the terms Endless/Eternity/Everlasting, but I’ve gone for Anniversary by The Cure.

The Cure are an English rock band that got together in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1978. The composition of the band has changed several times, though lead guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter Robert Smith has been them throughout. The band’s debut album along with several early singles, placed the band in the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the UK. However their second album in 1980 showcased a new, increasingly dark and tormented style, which, together with Smith’s distinctive stage look, had a strong influence on the emerging genre of gothic rock as well as the subculture that eventually formed around the genre.

Following the release of their fourth album in 1982, with the band’s future was uncertain, Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired, introducing a greater pop sensibility into the band’s music.Subsequent releases helped the band gain greater commercial acclaim. To date the band has released 13 studio albums, two EPs and over 30 singles to date. The Cure were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

Anniversary is the fifth track on its The Cure (12th) album released in 2004 on Geffen Records which achieved a top ten debut on both sides of the Atlantic. To promote the album, the band headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The same year the band was honoured with an MTV Icon award.

Lyrics: Anniversary

A year ago today we stood
Above this same awakening world
I held you…
You never wanted me to know
Another year ago today
Before this same awakening world
I held you…
I never meant to let you go
There was a moment
There always is
When time stood still
And always was this…
One endless moment
You turn in pain
And I always let you go
Over and over again…
A year ago tonight we lay
Below this same remembering sky
I kissed you
You never wanted me to know…
Another year ago tonight
Behind this same remembering sky
I kissed you…
I never meant to let you go
Another moment
There always is
As time stands still
And always is this…
One endless moment
You tell me all
And I hold you and I kiss you
And I never let you go
I never let you go…Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Jason Toop Cooper / Perry Bamonte / Robert James Smith / Roger O’donnell / Simon Gallup
Anniversary lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Challenge Rules

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to Jim’s post or place your link in his comments section.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Most of all, have fun and enjoy the music.

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