Gel medium transfer on canvas100cm x 70cm


Play For Today

I was listening to Play For Today from The Cure (live version from the album ‘Paris’) which is one of my favorite songs. While doing this I was reading and at the same time understanding the lyrics for the first time. This may be strange to a native English speaker, but people like me hardly ever understand what a song is exactly about. I had to think of the photo above … I made it some years ago, but it’s worth a re-post … and … here are the lyrics.

It’s not a case of doing what’s right
It’s just the way I feel that matters
Tell me I’m wrong
I don’t really care

It’s not a case of share and share alike
I take what I require
I don’t understand …
You say it’s not fair

You expect me to act
Like a lover
Consider my moves
And deserve the reward
To hold you in my arms
And wait
And wait
And wait
For something to happen

It’s not a case of telling the truth
Some lines just fit the situation
Call me a liar
You would anyway

It’s not a case of aiming to please
You know you’re always crying
It’s just your part
In the play for today