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M by The Cure

Album: Seventeen SecondsReleased: 1980
  • The Cure frontman Robert Smith wrote this for his wife Mary, who he commonly refers to as "M."
  • This might explain Smith's rather evasive answer to the inspiration for the song: "about a girl..." (Curenews, 1989).

    The lyrics are even more cryptic, though perhaps most revealing is the opening line "hello image," which, given what we know about the inspiration of the song, seems to equate Mary with the reflection of Smith himself.
  • Seventeen Seconds is the second Cure album. The band was keeping the songs simple as they were refining their sound. "Their ultimate strength is their minimalism," drummer Lol Tolhurst wrote in his memoir.
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This song is in the album seventeen seconds, and when robert writted this song he was having couple- problems with mary. Hear the song again and its all about conflicts etc... ``you love someone else´´Mary Smith - Capital Federal, Argentina
what does the song mean?Charlotte Smith - El Paso, Tx
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