Last Dance

Album: Disintegration (1989)
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  • In a 1989 interview with Music Box TV, vocalist Robert Smith said the song was about "someone that you meet and you haven't seen for a long time. And you used to have very strong feelings for and you don't anymore, you suddenly realize... It's a horrible sensation."
  • This features a hidden lyric from another Cure track. The lyric, not included in the official lyrics, comes from the 1982 song "Cold," which originally appeared on the album Pornography. Lead singer Robert Smith whispers "your name like ice into my heart" before the last verse. >>
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    Richard - Alva, OK
  • The song was not included on original vinyl pressings of Disintegration and originally was included as a bonus track.
  • After breaking through to the US mainstream with their previous album, the million-selling Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, The Cure fared even better with Disintegration, which peaked at #12 and sold 2 million copies in America. It also featured their highest-charting hit on the Hot 100 to date, "Lovesong," which reached #2.

Comments: 4

  • François from Longueuil,canadaI've been a nostalgic person since before I had memories to ad to the feeling and to me this song, even without the words , is what the nostalgic feeling would be if it was a sound.
  • Paul from Tucson, AzThat's funny that he whisper a line from another song because he also whispers "Fly me to the moon" in Lovesong, same album!
  • Martha from Pasadena, CaThis song is so melancholic and beautiful. It reminds me of the transition of leaving childhood behind and the transition into adulthood; wonderful but also a place were ordinary things have lost their wonder. It also reminds me of how fragile life is and how nothing is forever...
  • Miguel from Casa Grandes, MexicoIn my opinion its about going away from someone and also growing up,like maturing or getting over something,i love this song
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