If I compiled "the worst of the cure" this song is a strong candidate for #1. Wild Mood Swings is not a very popular album since it has some of their worst songs (this one, Club America, Return, Mint Car...), but it also contains some hidden gems (Numb, Trasure, Want, Bare)
I sorta got the impression they got more flippant and "meh" with their actual single choices, post-Wish. Whilst it has its moments for me The 13th is a bit...... "obtuse". The real gems, whilst a bit more scant are hidden on the albums and as b-sides from 1996 onwards.