Posted by: Paul | July 10, 2011

Facebook’s 30 Day Song Challenge – Day 22

Day 22 – A song you listen to when you’re sad. The Cure – ‘A Letter To Elise’

My relationship with The Cure is deep and long-lasting. Several Cure albums would make it into my top twenty albums of all time, if I was pushed to write such a thing, and I really have only picked one of several dozen songs which would have done the job here. But I like this combination of a slightly sweet melody (bittersweet, even) underscored with their trademark childlike keyboards, with a sad story you feel like you’ve been dropped right into the middle of. Almost all The Cure’s songs are effective little vignettes of one kind or another, but ‘A Letter To Elise’ has the added charm of being that rare thing – an ultra-sad singalong.


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