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"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" (Cure News number 11… read more


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  • Avatar for kyucraft
    i'm the stranger killing an arab
  • Avatar for DrewciferCDXX
    Absolutely nothing.
  • Avatar for Fritbread
    "Aujourd’hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-être hier, je ne sais pas." [2] Tinforhal hasn't read it.
  • Avatar for deadbysun
  • Avatar for perfektionismus
    LOL, "sticker against racist usage" in USA. PCness is hilariously grotesque.
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  • Avatar for tinforhal
    Sometimes songs are better than books... Sorry little Camus...
  • Avatar for Noura93
    love it! and I'm an Arab too!
  • Avatar for tribble66
    Based upon 'The Stranger' by Camus. Great book.
  • Avatar for Doods420
    i'm alive you're dead i'm the stranger killing another....

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