Just Like Heaven
The Cure Lyrics


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"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
Kissed her face and kissed her head
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've 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

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Cure's song "Just Like Heaven" describe someone who is deeply in love with another person and is desperate to know the secret to making that person "scream" with pleasure while also making them "laugh". This desire for intimacy is emphasized when the singer promises to "run away" with the person if they show him the trick. The second verse describes the dizzying intoxication of being in love and the experience of dreaming up ways to make the other person happy. But despite this, there is still a sense of sadness and longing in the lyrics, as the singer wonders why the object of his affections is "so far away" and unable to see that he is in love with them.


The final verse turns darker and more introspective, as the singer wakes up alone and realizes that the person he loves has been taken from him by a "raging sea" that has drowned her inside of him. The repetition of the phrase "soft and lonely" suggests the pain that the singer is feeling, and the phrase "just like heaven" seems to imply that the memory of the person he loves is both a source of happiness and a source of torment.


Line by Line Meaning

Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
She asks him to show her the trick that makes her scream


The one that makes me scream", she said
She wants to see the trick that makes her scream


"The one that makes me laugh", she said
She wants to see the trick that makes her laugh


And threw her arms around my neck
She hugged him tightly


Show me how you do it
She asks him to show her the trick


And I promise you, I promise that
He promises her that something will happen


I'll run away with you
He will leave with her


I'll run away with you
He will leave with her


Spinning on that dizzy edge
He is feeling dizzy


Kissed her face and kissed her head
He is kissing her on the face and head


Dreamed of all the different ways
He imagined all the different ways to make her happy


I had to make her glow
He needed to make her happy


"Why are you so far away?", she said
She wonders why he is emotionally distant


"Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you
She loves him but he is unaware


That I'm in love with you?"
She wants him to know


You
Referring to the subject of his love


Soft and only
The subject is gentle and unique


You
Referring to the subject of his love


Lost and lonely
The subject is lost and lonely


You
Referring to the subject of his love


Strange as angels
The subject is mysterious and angelic


Dancing in the deepest oceans
A metaphor for the subject being remote and inaccessible


Twisting in the water
A metaphor for their inner turmoil and struggle


You're just like a dream
The subject feels like an ideal dream


You're just like a dream
The subject feels like an ideal dream


Daylight licked me into shape
He was awakened by daylight


I must've been asleep for days
He was asleep for multiple days


And moving lips to breathe her name
He was mumbling her name in his sleep


I opened up my eyes
He finally woke up


And found myself alone, alone
He woke up alone


Alone above a raging sea
He is alone and overwhelmed by emotions


That stole the only girl I loved
He has lost the love of his life


And drowned her deep inside of me
He is consumed by grief and pain


You
Referring to the subject of his love


Soft and lonely
The subject is gentle and unique


You
Referring to the subject of his love


Lost and lonely
The subject is lost and lonely


You
Referring to the subject of his love


Just like heaven
The subject is perfect and like heaven




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Robert James Smith, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Boris Williams, Simon Johnathon Gallup

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LYRICS:

"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
Kissed her face and kissed her head
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've 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



@flutterself4453

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
Threw her arms around my neck
Show me how you do it and I'll promise you
I'll promise that I'll run away with you, I'll run away with you

Spinning on that dizzy edge
Kissed her face and kissed her head
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 only
You lost and lonely
You just like heaven
=thanks 4 listening Xd



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@LOL-cringe

- I honestly think this is one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

@johnlindsay2215

I have to agree with you on that one also!!

@winstonlomeda8801

This and Inbetween Days would have to be my top 2 Cure songs.

@VeryAllegorical

Hands down

@stigma3343

Greatest pop song ever written in my opinion

@yndireyes6126

Totalmente, te invita a amar la vida

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@LOL-cringe

- I went to their concert tonight! When they played this song I got the biggest goose bumps and couldn’t stop smiling and dancing. Thank you The Cure for an amazing night🖤

@Famr4evr

Jealous!!

@user-zu6sh4kc1w

So góooooooood song

@LOL-cringe

- nobody could make you feel like the Cure did.
- Robert wrote a song for every possible human emotion.
- Just incredible.
- the feeling he put into it was almost beyond words.

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