Just Like Heaven – Cure

November 28, 2021

Today’s song of the day title goes to “Just Like Heaven,” the perfect melancholic love song by the alternative rock band Cure. 

The song features a unique blend of fast beats, spunk, and synthesizers. It might have a happy ending to it, but it sure does pull at the heartstrings.

Fun Facts

  • The band realized the classic single on October 5th, 1987
  • “Just Like Heaven” was one of three songs released in the 1987 album.
  • In 1988, “Just Like Heaven” was the first song to reach number 40 on the Billboard charts out of the three.
  • Smith wrote the song and doctored pre-existing chords and melodies to create the masterpiece.
  • The song’s first minute is made up of an instrumental intro that adds to its oomph.
  • After writing the song’s alluring lyrics, Robert Smith announced that he would never write a better song in his lifetime, adding he couldn’t do it if he tried.
  • Despite his words, Robert Smith and the band did produce a masterpiece, “Disintegration,” although fans have argued “Just Like Heaven” is the better of the two songs.

Lyrics:

( Musixmatch)

“Show me, show me, 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

You

Soft and only

You

Lost and lonely

You

Strange as angels

Dancing in the deepest oceans

Twisting in the water

You’re just like a dream

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

You

Soft and lonely

You

Lost and lonely

You

Just like heaven

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