'All I Have to do is Kill Her'
'Happy Birthday to Simon'
'I Hate Rock and Roll'
Sometimes live performances of 'A Forest' would morph into 'Three' (or some variation thereof). It's obviously a pretty monumental composition for the band, and specifically creative center (and composer) Robert Smith.
No official spokesperson from or for the band has ever explained what the hell any of it means.
Nor should they.
So, through research and communication, I've discovered something: I guess I've had my own version of a 'Three' type composition for a while now. . . .
Composition number: 3
date of composition: fall 2012
title: "untitled 3."; "moira davidson."
known recordings: literally dozens since it was initially conceived; most of them now lost. If I had to estimate how many recordings have been made, I'd say thirty. It has been played so many different times, so many different ways. Some versions even have lyrics (no, I'm sorry to say, you may not know them). Here is one of the initial recordings from late 2013. Here is the most recent recording as of this writing (June 2019) — this one is intended to be the definitive and final one.
special notes: along with compositions #1 and #4, this is the "folk music" of my psyche. The original Moira was a character in the Nevil Shute doomsday novel On the Beach. Moira was prone to loud, antagonistic behavior after too much drinking. She had the end of the world looming, so I guess it was acceptable to behave the way she did sometimes. Also, she was a fictional entity. The real Moira Davidson was (and, as far as I know, still is) just plain miserable. She had accepted her doomsday fate; despite the fact that the world had never been under any immediate threat — and Moira was fully aware that it wasn't. Moira was (and again, as far as I know, still is) extremely unpleasant.