And I know I was wrong,
When I said it was true,
That it couldn't be me,
And be her in between,
Taken from The Cure’s sixth studio album, The Head On The Door in 1985, this number penned by frontman Robert Smith could be another on that list of perfect pop songs, but its inclusion today is as much to do with our current numbers connection. We’ve just had Lene Lovich Lucky Number one and De La Soul’s Magic Number being three, but here the number is also three and unlucky. As upbeat as this song may be with that jangly guitar, keyboard and Smith’s distinctive high voice, it is really about a love triangle in which the singer is trapped between two other lovers. It has also been covered by a variety of other artists, including Ben Folds, Kim Wilde and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, but this is remains the original, definitive and best, and certainly among The Cure’s finest. The band continue to tour, and anyone catching one of their shows will experience an epic three hours of many of their best, and sometimes complete classic albums.
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