The Cure has always written some of the most memorable and poignant love songs. What I've always admired about Cure love songs is that they keep an element of realism compared to most love songs. Although many love songs focus on only the good points and how love is supposed to ultimately be perfect, the Cure always seemed to focus on love as it exists more realistically; such as the flaws or unique features you can love about someone, or even loving someone who might be a million miles away from you.
Likewise, Robert Smith has always seemed to express that love is such a multi-faceted emotion throughout his lyrics. There is a vast range and spectrum of all of the sides of love, and Robert Smith has often written about these things, whether they were from experience or just the pure coincidence of his knowing way with words. And sure, some people continue to make fun of Cure fans for the emotional lyrics - but I'd rather listen to a song that was realistic and provoked emotion than a song that written only for the sake of dancing and partying.
When I think of all of the Cure songs that focus on love and relationships, it's a wonder to me that they have never specifically created an album that was purely dedicated to love songs - or rather, it's shocking to me that there hasn't been some sort of tribute album made towards them, like many other artists have encountered. Yet if it were to happen, I can't help but wonder what songs would be included.
What are some of your favorite love songs by The Cure?