How Beautiful You Are

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The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with frontman, vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with its debut … more »

You want to know why I hate you? 
Well I'll try and explain.
You remember that day in Paris 
When we wandered through the rain 
And promised to each other 
That we'd always think the same 
And dreamed that dream 
To be two souls as one 
And stopped just as the sun set 
And waited for the night 
Outside a glittering building 
Of glittering glass and burning light
And in the road before us 
Stood a weary greyish man 
Who held a child upon his back 
A small boy by the hand 
The three of them were dressed in rags 
And thinner than the air 
And all six eyes stared fixedly on you 

The father's eyes said "Beautiful! 
How beautiful you are!" 
The boy's eyes said 
"How beautiful! 
She shimmers like a star!" 
The childs eyes uttered nothing 
But a mute and utter joy 
And filled my heart with shame for us 
At the way we are 

I turned to look at you 
To read my thoughts upon your face 
And gazed so deep into your eyes 
So beautiful and strange 
Until you spoke 
And showed me understanding is a dream 
"I hate these people staring 
Make them go away from me!" 

The fathers eyes said "Beautiful! 
How beautiful you are!" 
The boys eyes said 
"How beautiful! She glitters like a star!" 
The child's eyes uttered joy 
And stilled my heart with sadness 
For the way we are 

And this is why I hate you 
And how I understand 
That no one ever knows or loves another 

Or loves another


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