#58 Just Like Heaven

#58 Just Like Heaven – The Cure

So, first a few Cure bits and bobs: Robert Smith wrote the song whilst in France and dreaming about a previous holiday with Mary Poole in Beachy Head (I think that’s the right way round). It was first performed as an instrumental on French TV and later released as a single (with lyrics) and as a track on Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. Apart from the usual Cure spaciness, I’m always a sucker for a descending diatonic and a substantial repetoire of tricks always comes in handy, particularly when you’re on a holiday in Beachy Head with Ms Poole. Up there with the best of the Cure’s singles.


“Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream” she said
“The one that makes me laugh” she said
And threw her arms around my neck
“Show me how you do it
And I promise you I promise that
I’ll run away with you
I’ll run away with you”

Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed her face and kissed her head
And dreamed of all the different ways I had
To make her glow
“Why are you so far away?” she said
“Why won’t you ever know that I’m in love with you
That I’m in love with you”

Soft and only
Lost and lonely
Strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You’re just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe her name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only girl I loved
And drowned her deep inside of me

Soft and only
Lost and lonely
Just like heaven

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