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Disintegration Lyrics

Oh I miss the kiss of treachery

The shameless kiss of vanity

The soft and the black and the velvety

Up tight against the side of me

And mouth and eyes and heart all bleed

And run in thickening streams of greed

As bit by bit it...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2020 report

    I think this song is actually about facing the reality of growing old. He talks about being younger and feeling closer to Heaven than to feel whole again (he gets closer to heaven aka death each day, yet longs for the wholesomeness of childhood). Robert wrote this song when he was 29, going on 30. As someone who is in my mid 20’s currently, I completely relate to that feeling of missing your childhood and family members as you grow older

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 28th 2020 report

    One of the most powerful songs. As has been said, this song about a painful end of a relationship and the accompanying feelings that go with that. Swirling through the Shock, Withdrawal, Internalization, Rage and Lifting (SWIRL) as Susan Anderson describes in the breakup process. He goes over and over these feelings trying to put together the pieces of a puzzle that can’t be put together and finally realizes that there’s nothing more than to accept that the end is just the end.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2019 report

    In my opinion, the song is about infidelity and heartbreak. As another person above said, Robert Smith sings about how he misses the younger days of his relationship. He misses the dangerous and fierce kisses, the earlier days where they used to fuck every day and every night, and that part makes me think heartbreak. He sings about how it's not like it used to be, and because of that, he begins to feel more attracted to younger women. "The addiction of duplicities"
    Obviously, he refers to sexual intercourse. Another way of saying that they used to "go at it like bunnies"

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 26th 2018 report

    That it could be about the end of a relationship is obvious but I think it could be about an artist leaving the stage too. Specially the 2nd half of the song.

  5. chickenwaffles666
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    Aug 3rd 2018 report

    i believe that the song is about a realationship that has fallen apart an because of that his whole world has broken into pieces so he feels the desire to die because he does not see worth in living anymoree

  6. chickenwaffles666
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    Aug 3rd 2018 report

    i actually can see a lilttle bit of a suicidal desire in the song , i belive that the song is about a relationship that has fallen appart and because of that his whole world has broken into pieces and he does not see the worth on living anymore

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 8th 2018 report

    It seems to me, to be about a relationship that has lost its love. He sings about missing the dangerous kisses they used to enjoy, and how he cannot help but be attracted to lots more women because he isn't getting any love from his existing relationship. They both know that it isn't working, but he knows that when it ends, it will end like all his relationships - painful and bitter. He sings about going round and around again- all his romance fails and he knows eventually he will leave her too, even though it will break them both and probably push him over the edge.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2017 report

    It's about an affair with a younger person, who gives validation to it because of their obsession with the band and their popularity.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2015 report

    Even though he misses and yearns the love he once knew that felt good with all of the trappings in a relationship finally turned inward on it's self in the hope to stop the pain of sin, while dissintragating slowly in the feeling of falling without hitting the bottom of the void and continually being sucked slowly by the black hole of the mind.

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2012 report

    I think that the song is about him having a child and how he cannot accept the next chapter of his life.

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 2011 report

    I think it's about how there is always that one special person will leave you bleeding for them.

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