Why “Faith&Doubt?”

To a large extent, this site is inspired by an entire album and song by the UK band The Cure, released in 1981.

The song “Faith” is the last one on the album (track #4 on the cassette side B), and I am pasting below: (1) the lyrics (2) a video of the album version (3) a video of “Faith” being performed live.

This song, as part of a person’s struggle with faith and doubt, serves as the basis for this project with its associated music, poetry, blog, and reflections (“Reflections” was the name given to The Cure concert’s featuring the album Faith played in its entirety).

The Cure | Faith | Lyrics

Catch me if I fall
I’m losing hold
I can’t just carry on this way
And every time
I turn away
Lose another blind game
The idea of perfection holds me
Suddenly I see you change
Everything at once
The same
But the mountain never moves
Rape me like a child
Christened in blood
Painted like an unknown saint
There’s nothing left but hope
Your voice is dead
And old
And always empty
Trust in me through closing years
Perfect moments wait
If only we could stay
Say the right words
Or cry like the stone white clown
And stand forever
Lost forever in a happy crowd
No one lifts their hands
No one lifts their eyes
Justified with empty words
The party just gets better and better
I went away alone
With nothing left
But faith…

The Cure | Faith | Videos

Below: Faith with lyrics video

The Cure Faith “Tian An Men Version” – An epic live performance, spanning 14 minutes

The Cure Faith – Entire album performed in Sydney, 2011