Catch
The Cure Lyrics


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One, two
Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo huh
Yeah I know who you remind me of
A girl I think I used to know
Yeah I'd see her when the days got colder
On those days when it felt like snow

You know I even think that she stared like you
She used to just stand there and stare
And roll her eyes right up to heaven
And make like I just wasn't there

And she used to fall down a lot
That girl was always falling
Again and again
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
But never even caught her name

And sometimes we would spend the night
Just rolling about on the floor (just rolling about on the floor)
And I remember even though it felt soft at the time
I always used to wake up sore

You know I even think that she smiled like you
She used to just stand there and smile
And her eyes would go all sorts of far away
And stay like that for quite a while

And I remember she used to fall down a lot
That girl was always falling
Again and again
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
But never even caught her name





Yes, I sometimes even tried to catch her
But never even caught her name

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Cure's song "Catch" are about a girl who the singer feels a strong connection to but cannot seem to truly know. He reminisces about a girl who he thinks he used to know and who reminds him of the girl in question. He describes her as someone who used to stare at him intently but roll her eyes up to heaven as if he wasn't there. He felt like she was always falling, both literally and figuratively, and he would try to catch her but never even knew her name.


The song can be interpreted as being about unrequited love or a missed connection with someone who you feel a deep connection to but can never truly know. The girl in the lyrics represents this idea and the singer's attempts to catch her represent his attempts to connect with her, but ultimately failing.


The repeated lines of "that girl was always falling, again and again" could also be interpreted as a metaphor for the human experience of constantly struggling and falling, but trying to persevere and find a deeper connection with others.


Overall, the lyrics to "Catch" are melancholic and reflective, invoking feelings of nostalgia for a time and a person that the singer cannot fully grasp.


Line by Line Meaning

One, two
The beginning of the song.


Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo
Background music.


Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Background music.


Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo huh
Background music.


Yeah I know who you remind me of
The singer recognizes that the person looks familiar to someone he used to know.


A girl I think I used to know
The singer thinks that the person resembles a girl from his past.


Yeah I'd see her when the days got colder
He used to see her during the cold days.


On those days when it felt like snow
He saw her on days when it felt like it was going to snow.


You know I even think that she stared like you
The girl used to have a similar way of staring that the current person has.


She used to just stand there and stare
The girl would stand and stare at the singer.


And roll her eyes right up to heaven
When she stared, she would roll her eyes upwards.


And make like I just wasn't there
She would ignore the singer's presence.


And she used to fall down a lot
The girl had a tendency of falling often.


That girl was always falling
The girl was known for falling.


Again and again
She would fall repeatedly.


And I used to sometimes try to catch her
Occasionally, he would try to prevent her from falling by catching her.


But never even caught her name
Despite trying to catch her, he never got to know her name.


And sometimes we would spend the night
Sometimes they would hang out at night.


Just rolling about on the floor (just rolling about on the floor)
They would just roll around on the floor.


And I remember even though it felt soft at the time
He recalls that despite the softness at the time, he would still feel sore.


I always used to wake up sore
He would always wake up feeling sore.


You know I even think that she smiled like you
The girl smiled similarly to the current person.


She used to just stand there and smile
The girl would stand and just smile.


And her eyes would go all sorts of far away
Her eyes would look far away.


And stay like that for quite a while
The faraway look in her eyes would last for some time.


And I remember she used to fall down a lot
The girl would fall down frequently.


That girl was always falling
The girl was known for her tendency to fall down.


Again and again
She would repeatedly fall.


And I used to sometimes try to catch her
Sometimes the singer would try to catch her and prevent her from falling.


But never even caught her name
Despite his attempts, he never learned the girl's name.


Yes, I sometimes even tried to catch her
The singer acknowledges that he attempted to catch the girl.


But never even caught her name
However, he was never able to know the girl's name.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave
Written by: ROBERT JAMES SMITH, SIMON GALLUP, PORL THOMPSON, LAURENCE ANDREW TOLHURST, BORIS WILLIAMS

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@OtisNotibrus

0:30 [Verse 1]
Yes, I know who you remind me of
A girl I think I used to know
Yes, I'd see her when the day got colder
On those days when it felt like snow

0:49 [Pre-Chorus]
You know I even think that she stared like you
She used to just stand there and stare
And roll her eyes right up to heaven
And make like I just wasn't there

1:08 [Chorus]
And she used to fall down a lot
That girl was always falling
Again and again
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
But I never even caught her name

1:44 [Verse 2]
And sometimes we would spend the night
Just rolling about on a floor
And I remember
Even though it felt soft at the time
I always used to wake up sore

2:02 [Pre-Chorus]
You know I even think that she smiled like you
She used to just stand there and smile
And her eyes would go all sorts of far away
And stay like that for quite a while

2:20 [Chorus]
And I remember she used to fall down a lot
That girl was always falling
Again and again
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
But never even caught her name

2:39 [Outro]
Yes, I sometimes even tried to catch her
But I never even caught her name



@patrickstocks3986

1, 2
Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo huh
Yeah I know who you remind me of
A girl I think I used to know
Yeah I'd see her when the days got colder
On those days when it felt like snow

You know I even think that she stared like you
She used to just stand there and stare
And roll her eyes right up to heaven
And make like I just wasn't there

And she used to fall down a lot
That girl was always falling
Again and again
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
But never even caught her name

And sometimes we would spend the night
Just rolling about on the floor (just rolling about on the floor)
And I remember even though it felt soft at the time
I always used to wake up sore

You know I even think that she smiled like you
She used to just stand there and smile
And her eyes would go all sorts of far away
And stay like that for quite a while

And I remember she used to fall down a lot
That girl was always falling
Again and again
And I used to sometimes try to catch her
But never even caught her name

Yes, I sometimes even tried to catch her
But never even caught her name



All comments from YouTube:

@j9andphoenix

I always found it interesting that people thought The Cure were depressing - I found them nothing but beautifully uplifting and just exquisite.

@cridin33

I totally agree!!!😊😊😊

@johnnys-left-earring

it's just a surface level opinion that is held by such ignorant, clueless people

@mandyashton9513

damn straight

@florrie8767

💜💖🌺

@artursudnik

just no other band covers everything from darkness to brightness. you can listen to The Cure songs in any mood.

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@a.m.898

What a masterpiece..Cure were a mix of love, depression, lost things, dreams.

@dunklejonas

Best comment ever... You describe the feelings that The Cure leaves on our hearts every time you listen to this beautiful song...

@massimotaricco8203

Real life...

@askabarananek2973

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