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The Cure

Killing An Arab (2:23)

"Killing an Arab" was the first single by The Cure. It was recorded at the same time as their first LP in the UK, Three Imaginary Boys (1979) but not included on the album. However it was included on the band's first US album, Boys Don't Cry (1980).

Composer Robert Smith has said that the song "was a short poetic attempt at condensing my impression of the key moments in L'Étranger (The Stranger) by Albert Camus"…

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Standing on the beach with a gun in my hand
Staring at the sky, staring at the sand
Staring down the barrel at the Arab on the ground
See his open mouth but I hear no sound

The Cure - Killing An Arab Lyrics


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  • Absolutely nothing.
  • "Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas." [2] Tinforhal hasn't read it.
  • мерсо
  • LOL, "sticker against racist usage" in USA. PCness is hilariously grotesque.
  • <3
  • Sometimes songs are better than books... Sorry little Camus...
  • love it! and I'm an Arab too!
  • Based upon 'The Stranger' by Camus. Great book.
  • i'm alive you're dead i'm the stranger killing another....
  • if only they could have done more like this

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