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The Only One

The Scream: The most famous of the "Frieze of Life" series of paintings and one of the most iconic images in modern art, Edvard Munch's masterpiece also provided the title of Siouxsie & the Banshees' first album. Unsurprisingly, references to screaming and crying pop up throughout the Cure's catalog: "Burn," "Fascination Street," "The Holy Hour," "Doubt," "A Short Term Effect," "Hanging Garden," "Figurehead," "Kyoto Song," "The Baby Screams," "The Love Cats," "Boys Don't Cry," "Watching Me Fall," "Just Like Heaven," "The Only One."

The Stranger: 1942 novel by Albert Camus examining the ramifications of existentialist behavior, in this case the protagonist's seaside shooting of an Arab. The source of one of the Cure's earliest breakthrough singles, 1979's "Killing an Arab," and title of 1986 singles compilation Staring at the Sea. Smith has turned to literature for inspiration several other times: Seventeen Seconds' "The Drowning Man" is based on Mervyn Peake's gothic Gormenghast series, while The Top's "Bananafishbones" takes its title from the J.D. Salinger short story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish."

Set List: May 26, 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia

Robert Smith and company sound poppier today than they have in years.
Robert Smith and company sound poppier today than they have in years.

Fascination Street

The Walk

The End of the World

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Lovesong

Sleep When I'm Dead

Pictures of You, Lullaby

The Perfect Boy

From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

Hot Hot Hot

The Only One

Push

Friday I'm In Love

In between Days

Just Like Heaven

Primary

Never Enough

Wrong Number

One Hundred Years

The Love Cats

Let's Go To Bed

Freakshow

Close To Me

Why Can't I Be You?

Boys Don't Cry

Jumping Someone Else's Train

Grinding Hall

10:15 Saturday Night

Killing An Arab

A Forest

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