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The Cure: Why Can't I Be You? Meaning


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Song Released: 1987

Why Can't I Be You? Lyrics

You're so gorgeous I'll do anything
I'll kiss you from your feet
To where your head begins
You're so perfect you're so right as rain
You make me

Make me hungry again

Everything you do is irresistable
Everything you do is simply...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 13th report

    Altar B. Morrison is someone people wanted to be, then they decided they didn't, they really would be dead, and all statements would end.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2020 report

    This song same others by The Cure have death inner it. Is a primordial feeling of the psico before killing to have the place and persolality of victim that he admire... :)

  3. anonymous
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    May 15th 2014 report

    Uh, I thought it was just the mouth in the video saying the word 'Can't', why do people have to make these songs sound like they're all about sex and stuff? I think this is just a song about a guy who knows someone (personally or maybe its a fictional person or I don't know) and they're so perfect and wonderful, he asks Why Can't I Be You? :)

  4. Modlovecat
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    Jul 16th 2005 report

    The video clip to this song cleverly included some risque word play, turning "Can't" into "Cu-t." When the members of the band are symbolizing the words "Why Can't I Be You" as the letters Y _ I B U, by shaping their bodies into the shape of these letters, the word "Can't," which is the only word that could not be symbolized by a letter, was instead represented by a large mouth, or "Pair of lips" turned sideways (i.e. a vagina). Thus, 'Y c-nt I B U.' The original film clip is nowadays often replaced with the film clip of the remix to this song which doesn't include this part of the clip.

    I was so happy to learn this, because I couldnt figure out what they were spelling in the video.

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