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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
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    **  The Official Internet Compilation for The Cure's '(KissMe)^3'  **
                **  (release 0.556) 21 November 1995  **
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          mantained by Sergio Lucero (luceros6@cti.ecp.fr)

     Please contribute to this compilation by sending corrections and or
additions to me. Also available: Staring at the Sea, Disintegration and Wish!

*SONGS*

   1    the kiss                          10    all i want
        catch                                   hot hot hot!!!
        torture                                 one more time
        if only tonight we could sleep          like cockatoos
   5    why can't i be you?                     icing sugar
        the snake pit                     15    the perfect girl
        how beautiful you are...                a thousand hours
        hey you!!!                              shiver and shake
        just like heaven                        fight

*CREDITS*

Mario Dorion    (Mario.Dorion@canada.Sun.Com)       2
Sergio Lucero   (luceros6@cti.ecp.fr)           5,9,11,12,15,16
Winston Campbell      7,13,18

*RECENT CHANGES*	Corrected Catch
			Added Why Can't I Be You?
			Added Hot Hot Hot!!!

*TO BE DONE*    + Lots!! This album is going to be tough, I think...
			but we've moved a long way towards completion!
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                                   the kiss

Kiss me kiss me kiss me
Your tongue is like poison
So swollen it fills up my mouth

Love me love me love me
You nail me to the floor
And push my guts all inside out

Get it out get it out get it out
Get your fucking voice
Out of my head

I never wanted this
I never wanted any of this
I wish you were dead
I wish you were dead

I never wanted any of this
I wish you were dead
Dead
Dead
Dead

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                                 catch


Intro: D-D4-D4+-A

	D	     A		      D			A
Yes I know who you remind me of, a girl I think I used to know
	Bm			C#m-A
Yes I'd see her when the day got colder,
	Bm			C#m-A
on those days when it felt like snow

You know I even think that she stared like you,
she used to just stand there and stare
And roll her eyes right up to heaven
and make like I just wasn't there

 G			E
And she used to fall down a lot
 G				E
That girl was always falling again and again
	D			A
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
	Bm		C#m	A
But I never even caught her name

{start_of_tab}
solo:
6: --0-0-0---------0-0---0-0-0-0-0----------------------------------------|
5: --------3-2-3-2-----------------3-2-3-2-------2-2----------------------|
4: ----------------------------------------2-2-4--------------------------|

6: -----0-5---5-5-7---7-7-9---9-10-9-7-7-9-10-----2-2-2-2-0---0-----------|
5: -2-2-------------------------------------------------3---3-2-2-3-2-----|
4: -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
{end_of_tab}

And sometimes we would spend the night
just rolling about on the floor
And I remember even though it felt soft at the time,
I always used to wake up sore

You know I even think that she smiled like you,
she used to just stand there and smile
And her eyes would go all sort of far away
and stay like that for quite a while

And I remember she used to fall down a lot
That girl was always falling again and again
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
But I never even caught her name
Yes I sometimes even tried to catch her
But I never even caught her name

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                                torture

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

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

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                     if only tonight we could sleep

If only tonight we could sleep
In a bed made of flowers
If only tonight we could fall
In a deathless spell

If only tonight we could slide
Into deep black water
And breathe
And breathe...

Then an angel would come
With burning eyes like stars
And bury us deep
In his velvet arms

And the rain would cry
As our faces slipped away
And the rain would cry
Don't let it end...

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                          why can't i be you?

 Dm			   Bb	G
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

  F 			E
Everything you do is irresistible
  F				E
Everything you do is simply kissable
 Dm	Bb-G
Why can't I be you?

I'll run around in circles 'til I run out of breath
I'll eat you all up or I'll just hug you to death
You're so wonderful too good to be true
You make me make me hungry for you

Everything you do is simply delicate
Everything you do is quite angelicate
Why can't I be you?

You turn my head when you turn around
You turn the whole world upside down
I'm smitten I'm bitten I'm hooked I'm cooked I'm stuck like glue
You make me make me hungry for you

Everything you do is simply dreamy
Everything you do is quite delicious
Why can't I be you?
Why can't I be you?
Why can't I be you?

You're simply elegant!!!

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                             the snake pit

Well we're a mile under the ground
And I'm thinking that it's Christmas
And I'm kissing you hard
Like I've got very important business
And no-one knows
And no-one sees us
Because they're drinking their selves senseless
And I'm writhing
And I'm writhing
And I'm writhing in the snake pit

Well I'm out in a car
And it's just full of stupid girls
And I've forgotten how to speak
And I just can't remember a word
And my eyes feel like they're bursting
And they're splitting like plums
And I'm writhing
And I'm writhing
And I'm writhing in the snake pit

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                         how beautiful you are

The intro bass riff is:

G -0-|-2--2--2--2-4-|-4------------|--------------|-------------0-|
D ---|--------------|----2--2--0-2-|--------------|-2--0--2-0-2---|
A ---|--------------|--------------|-0--0--0--0-0-|---------------|
E ---|--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------|


The chords are:

Intro:  Am  D   C   D  (4x)

Am                     D
You want to know why I hate you?
          C              D
Well I~ll try and explain...
You remember that day in Paris
When we wandered through the rain
And promised to each other
That we~d always think the same
And dreamed that dream to be two souls as one
And stopped just as the sun set
And waited for the night
Outside a glittering building
Of glittering glass and burning light...

And in the road before us stood a weary greyish man
Who held a child upon his back
A small boy by the hand
The three of them were dressed in rags and thinner than air
And all six eyes stared fixedly on you

    Bm                 A
The father~s eyes said beautiful
    Bm            A
How beautiful you are
    Bm                  A
The boy~s eyes said how beautiful
    Bm
She shimmers like a star
    Am                   Em
The child~s eyes uttered nothing
    F
But mute and utter joy
    Am                   Em
And filled my heart with shame for us
        F
For the way we are
     Am        Em        F
(The way we are)

D    Am    D    Am   D   Am   F   F

I turned to look at you
To read my thoughts upon your face
And gazed so deep into your eyes
So beautiful and strange
Until you spoke and showed me understanding is a dream
-I hate these people staring, make them go away from me-

The father~s eyes said beautiful
How beautiful you are
The boy~s eyes said how beautiful
She shimmers like a star
The child~s eyes uttered nothing
But pride and utter joy
And stilled my heart with sadness
For the way we are

    D             Am
And this is why I hate you
    D          Am
And how I understand
     D           Am                 F
That no-one ever knows or loves another

               Am
Or loves another

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                               hey you!!!

Hey you!!!
Yes you
Yes you the one that looks like Christmas
Come over here and kiss me
Kiss me

Hey you!!!
Yes you
Yes you the one that looks delirious
Come over here and kiss me
Kiss me

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                            just like heaven

   A              E                 Bm                  D
"Show me how you do that trick, the one that makes me scream" she said
      A                  E                 Bm                  D
"The one that makes me laugh" she said, and threw her arms around my neck
   A              E             Bm            D
"Show me how you do it and I promise you I promise that
          A            E          Bm         D
I'll run away with you, I'll run away with you"

Spinning on that dizzy edge, I kissed her face and kissed her head
And dreamed of all the different ways I had to make her glow
"Why are you so far away?" she said
"Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you
That I'm in love with you"

F#m	G
You, soft and only
F#m	G
You, lost and lonely
F#m	G
You strange as angels
D
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You're just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape, I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe her name, I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone alone alone above a raging sea
That stole the only girl I loved and drowned her deep inside of me

You, soft and only
You, lost and lonely
You just like heaven

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                               all i want

Tonight I'm feeling like an animal
Tonight I'm howling inside
Tonight I'm feeling like an animal
Tonight I'm going wild

And all I want is to be with you again
And all I want is to hold you like a dog
And all I want is to be with you again
With you again
Just to hold you like a dog

Tonight I'm screaming like an animal
Tonight I'm losing control
Tonight I'm screaming like an animal
Tonight oh I'm getting so low

And all I want is to be with you again
And all I want is to hold you like a dog
And all I want is to be with you again
With you again
Just to hold you like a dog
That's all I want

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                             hot hot hot!!!

Bass:

D |-----------------------0-2-|
A |---------------0-0-3-3-----|
E |-5-5-5--5h3h1-1------------|

	Am	F

	Am				F
The first time I saw lightning strike I saw it underground
Six deep feet below the street the sky came crashing down
For a second that place was lost in space then everything went black
I left that basement burning and I never went back

The second time I saw it strike I saw it at sea
It lit up all the fish like rain and rained them down on me
For a second that boat was still afloat then everything went black
I left it underwater and I never went back

 Dm			E7
Hey hey hey!!! But I like it when the lightning comes
Hey hey hey!!! Yes I like it a lot
Hey hey hey!!! Yes I'm jumping like a jumping jack
Dancing screaming itching squealing fevered
Feeling hot hot hot!!!

The third time I saw lightning strike it hit me in bed
It threw me around and left me for dead
For a second that room was on the moon then everything went black
I left that house on fire and I never went back

Hey hey hey!!! But I like it when the lightning comes
Hey hey hey!!! Yes I like it a lot
Hey hey hey!!! Yes I'm jumping like a jumping jack
Dancing screaming itching squealing fevered
Feeling hot hot hot!!!

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                             one more time

(capo on 1st fret)

Two progressions:
for the verse it's F (Am-C) Dm (Dm/C)
and for the chorus, it's Bb Cm Gm

     F					Dm
I'd love to touch the sky tonight, I'd love to touch the sky
So take me in your arms and lift me like a child
And hold me up so high and never let me go
Take me, take me in your arms tonight

 Bb			   Cm-Gm
Hold me, hold me up so high and never let me down
Hold me, hold me up so high to touch the sky just one more time

Take me in your arms tonight
Take me in your arms
Just one more time
Just one more time
Just one more time

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                             like cockatoos

Like many Cure songs, the there is really only one real riff for this song
with other cool stuff added in (like the string orchestrations at the end).
Anyway, the main (and intro) riff are these:

  INTRO (4x)            MAIN RIFF

E --------------------||-------------|---------|-------------|-----------|
B ---------0----------||-------6-6---|---------|-------------|-----------|
G -------0---0--------||----5--5-5---|-3-3-----|-------------|-----------|
D -----3-------3------||-3--5--3-3---|-3-3-5-5-|--6-6--8-8-8-|-6--5--3-3-|
A ---3-----------3----||-3--3--------|-1-1-5-5-|--6-6--8-8-8-|-6--5--3-3-|
E -1---------------1--||-1-----------|-----3-3-|--4-4--6-6-6-|-4--3--1-1-|


[Chords are FFCCFF BbBbGG G#G#BbBb G#G#GFF]

The ever so cool lyrics are:

She walked out of her house
And looked around
At all the gardens that looked back at her house
(Like all the faces that quiz when you smile)

And he was standing at the corner
Where the road turned dark
A part of shiny wet
Like blood the rain fell black down on the street

And kissed his feet she fell
Her head an inch away from heaven
And her face pressed tight
And all around the night sang out like cockatoos

And in her head
A picture of a boy who left her loney in the rain
(And all around the night sang out like cockatoos)

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                              icing sugar

You're delicious
Dreaming
Slack jawed
Green eyed
Rub my nose in
Icing sugar
Smooth as
When this cold and deadly
Blade
Kisses the fruit
So soft
And gently breathing
Under your skin

Oh I'll empty you
I'll empty you
As empty as a boy can be
As empty
As a boy can be

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                            the perfect girl

Intro: D Cadd9 G Cadd9 (dum dum dum)

 D		Cadd9	G
You're such a strange girl
	    Cadd9	D     Cadd9	G Cadd9
I think you come from another world
You're such a strange girl
I really don't understand a word
You're such a strange girl
I'd like to shake you around and around
You're such a strange girl
I'd like to turn you all upside down

You're such a such a such a strange girl
The way you look like you do
You're such a strange girl
I want to be with you

 Em	    D/F#	G
I think I'm falling
 Em	    D/F#	G
I think I'm falling in
 Em	    D/F#	G	 Em-D/F#-G
I think I'm falling in love with you
	D Cadd9 G Cadd9
With you

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                            a thousand hours

D Bm F#m A

For how much longer can I howl into this wind?
For how much longer
Can I cry like this?

A thousand wasted hours a day
Just to feel my heart for a second
A thousand hours just thrown away
Just to feel my heart for a second

For how much longer can I howl into this wind?

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                            shiver and shake

You're just a waste of time
You're just a babbling face
You're just three sick holes that run like sores
You're a fucking waste
You're like a slug on the floor
Oh you're useless and ugly
And useless and ugly
And I shiver and shake
When I think of how you make me hate

I want to smash you to pieces
I want to smash you up and screaming
I want to smash you helpless
Down on the floor
Smash you until you're not here anymore

And I shiver and shake
Shiver and shake

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                                 fight

This is the track that closes -Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me-, a total hopeful
track for Cure fans alike (but I am not a critic so I will not go on).
I have transcribed the basic guitar riff for the verses, the synth line for
the verses as well as chorus, and the guitar chords for the chorus.

The verse riff is:

E -------------------------------------|
B -------------------------------------|
G -------------------------------------|
D -------------------------------------|
A ----1--1p0----0--3--3--1--6----------|
E -3---------3-------------------------|

(make sure you slide between the last two notes, meaning slide between
 fret 1 and 6).


The synthesizer riff (fit for guitar) for the verse is:

E -3----1-------------1--||-6------------------1--||
B -3---------4--3--4-----||-8----6----4--3--4-----||
G -----------------------||-----------------------||
D -----------------------||-----------------------||
A -----------------------||-----------------------||
E -----------------------||-----------------------||

(the double vertical lines in between means to repeat the riff)


For the ~Fight! Fight! Fight!~ part, the guitar plays a D5 chord (with
three staccato strums -hence the fight! fight! fight! part- it plays
D5 for about a second after that, then plays the C5 for another second,
then it plays C5 staccato three times.  In between is the synth line.
If you work on it, you will know what I mean.


Synth lines inbetween -Fight! Fight! Fight!-

  D5       C5                        C5        D5

E --------------                  E ------------------|
B -3h4-3---1----                  B -1h3-4--4--3-3----|
G --------------  ..............  G ------------------|
D --------------                  D ------------------|
A --------------                  A ------------------|
E --------------                  E ------------------|


That is basically it.  The song ends on D5 and that is about it.

Sometimes there's nothing to feel
Sometimes there's nothing to hold
Sometimes there's no time to run away
Sometimes you just feel so old
The times it hurts when you cry
The times it hurts just to breathe
And then it seems like there's no-one left
And all you want is to sleep

Fight fight fight
Just push it away
Fight fight fight
Just push it until it breaks
Fight fight fight
Don't cry at the pain
Fight fight fight
Or watch yourself burn again
Fight fight fight
Don't howl like a dog
Fight fight
Just fill up the sky
Fight fight fight
Fight til you drop
Fight fight fight
And never never
Never stop

Fight fight fight
Fight fight fight

So when the hurting starts
And when the nightmares begin
Remember you can fill up the sky
You don't have to give in
You don't have to give in

Never give in
Never give in
Never give in
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Special Chords:

Cadd9 x23022    D/F#    200323  D4+	X00234	Dm/C x30231	E7 020130

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	    Sergio Lucero Vera			   "it's better to regret
        Ingeniero Civil Matematico		     something you did
Etudiant de Mastere a l'Ecole Centrale Paris	than something you didn't do"
      http://www.dim.uchile.cl/~slucero/            (the Butthole Surfers)
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