Torture
The Cure Lyrics


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I'm in the room without a light
The room without a view
I'm here for one more treacherous night
Another night with you
It tortures me to move my hands
To try to move at all
And pulled
My skin so tight it screams
And screams and screams
And pulls some more
Hanging like this
Like a vampire bat
Hanging like this
Hanging on your back
I'm helpless again

My body is cut and broken
It's shattered and sore
My body is cut wide open
I can't stand anymore
It tortures me to move my hands
To try to move at all
And pulled
My skin so tight screams
And screams and screams
And screams some more

Hanging like this
Like a vampire bat
Hanging like this hanging on your back
Oh it's torture
And I'm almost there
It's torture
But I'm almost there

It's torture
But I'm almost there




It's torture
But I'm almost there

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Cure's song Torture is a vivid depiction of the agony the human body can undergo when subjected to torture. The lines "I'm in the room without a light, The room without a view" paints a picture of isolation - something that is often used as a tool for psychological torture. The singer in the song speaks of being in the room for just one more treacherous night, indicating that it’s not the first night they’ve been subjected to this brutal treatment.


The lyrics go on to describe the physical pain: "My body is cut and broken, It's shattered and sore, My body is cut wide open, I can't stand anymore." The suffering is so unbearable that the singer is left "helpless again." The line "Hanging like this, Like a vampire bat, Hanging like this, Hanging on your back," highlights the helplessness and vulnerability of the singer as they undergo torture.


The final lines, "It's torture, But I'm almost there," suggest that the singer is on the verge of breaking down, that their resistance is almost at an end from the pain they’ve undergone. The song Torture highlights the inhumanity of torture and its ability to leave scars that never heal, both physically and emotionally.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm in the room without a light
I am in a room that has no source of light


The room without a view
The room is completely enclosed and has no windows or outside view


I'm here for one more treacherous night
I am in this room for another painful and dangerous night


Another night with you
I am in this room with another person who is causing me pain


It tortures me to move my hands
The physical pain I am feeling makes it very difficult and painful to move my hands


To try to move at all
Trying to move my body at all is a painful experience


And pulled My skin so tight it screams And screams and screams And pulls some more
My skin is being stretched and pulled so tight that it is causing me immense pain, yelling in agony and it feels like it's only becoming worse


Hanging like this
I am suspended in the air, unable to move or escape this painful situation


Like a vampire bat
The way I am suspended in the air and the pain I am experiencing is reminiscent of how a vampire bat hangs upside down


Hanging like this
I am still suspended and unable to move


Hanging on your back
The person causing me pain is the one holding me suspended


I'm helpless again
I am completely powerless and cannot escape this painful situation


My body is cut and broken
I have been physically injured and my body is in a state of disrepair


It's shattered and sore
My body is in so much pain that it feels like it has been broken into pieces


My body is cut wide open
My injuries are so severe that my body has been cut open


I can't stand anymore
The physical pain is so intense that I am unable to remain standing


Oh it's torture
The pain I am experiencing is unbearable and torturous


And I'm almost there
I am close to my limit and cannot take anymore of this situation


It's torture
The unbearable pain I am experiencing is indeed torture


But I'm almost there
I am reaching my breaking point and will not be able to endure this much longer


It's torture
The pain and suffering is too much to bear


But I'm almost there
I am on the brink of collapse and cannot take much more of this torment




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Boris Williams

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