Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Real Snow White mention in LA Times

From "Before the 'Huntsman': Snow White's life in pop songs":

Snow White the emo heartbreaker
"You've got what I want," the Cure's Robert Smith sings to open "The Real Snow White," and proceeds to beg and howl as he contradicts himself and makes empty promises over slashing guitars. Evil queens need to be avoided, sure, but hopeless romantics bring plenty of drama themselves. "You're not the real Snow White," Smith snarls, only to follow that up by confessing his infidelities. The battle here is purely emotional, as this kind of obsession is best dealt with by blocked phone numbers and restraining orders. (Thanks Morris)


  1. Interesting. I always thought that song was about his drug binge in the early 80's.