Alkaline Trio - Exploding Boy Lyrics




[The Cure cover]

I couldn't hear a word you said.
I couldn't hear at all.
You talked until your tongue fell out.
And then you talked some more.
I knew if I turned...
I knew if I turned, I'd turn away from you.
I couldn't look back.
I couldn't look back.
Tell yourself we'll start again.
Tell yourself it's not the end.
Tell yourself, it couldn't happen...
Not this way.
Not too late.
Not too late.
I couldn't hear a word you said.
I couldn't hear at all.
You talked until your tongue fell out.
And then you talked some more.
I knew if I turned...
I knew if I turned, I'd turn away from you.
I couldn't look back.
I couldn't look back.
Tell yourself we'll start again.
Tell yourself it's not the end.
Tell yourself, it couldn't happen...
Not this way.
Not too late.
Not too late.
Not too late.
Not too late.





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Alkaline Trio Exploding Boy Comments
  1. Wayne B.

    Yo, I love alk3 and the cure. In my opinion this is not better than the cure's, but it is indeed very stellar. The best Cure cover I've ever heard.

  2. muy thai

    dare i say possibly better than the original? or just different?

    Vini Lopez

    i dont know if better, but i definitely find this version more appealing personally, i love trio and the cure and this just kicks ass...same with their "cut here" cover...alot of cure fans say it sucks but i think the acoustic sad tone makes the song so much better

  3. Francis Cooper

    My parents got me into Alkaline Trio back when I was in elementary school (I have cool parents haha), and it took me until today to realize this was a Cure cover.

    Headpool182

    +Francis Cooper You must have pretty rad parents!

    Dillon Vaughn

    same. my mom has the heart and skull on her forearm!!!

  4. Briarrose29

    Wow, as someone who grew up on "The Cure", I really didn't expect to love this version so much. It's hard to go wrong with this song though!

  5. Derik Gustafson

    ....most underrated Trio song. Sends chills up my spine....every single time.

    Truth #3

    It's a Cure song.

  6. donotwantdowant

    This song is amazing. I actually prefer covers of the cure to the originals.

    Paul Metzger

    donotwantdowant Nothing about this cover, or any Cure cover, is as good as the original.

    Truth #3

    No band that covers The Cure is as good as The Cure.