This song originated from a jam session. Frontman Tim Booth told Billboard
magazine: "Weird songs get thrown up in jamming, things you couldn't consciously think about. No one comes in with chords or ideas. I never sit down to write about anything. You start jamming and we start bouncing off each other. It could be one note and we're off…"
"'Curse Curse' is the only song since 'Laid
' that's come out where it was kind of playful and a bit witty," he continued. "I got some of the lyrics while I was singing it in that jam and it was like, 'Oh, this has to be, I have to now write the rest of the lyrics.' Cause you can't write a funny lyric or a comedy lyric 'cause you can only hear that three or four times and then you're done with it. Wit is a different thing, only a few people can pull that off, you know, [Pulp's] 'Common People
' -- that great song -- a few other people... Leonard Cohen pulls of wit all the time, but that's fu---ng work."
"'Curse Curse' I had to work quite hard on, 'cause I tried to have humor in it, but not make it a one-trick pony," Booth added. "And it's the first time probably since "Laid" where it had that mischievous, playful sexual edge, you know? Where I'm comparing sex and desire with also this sport, the sexual congress people get when someone scores a goal or has a touchdown in sport you know? Where everyone gets like in ecstasy [laughs] and its like 'Yeeeeeeaaahh!'"