One More Time
The Cure Lyrics


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I'd love to touch the sky tonight
I'd love to touch the sky
So take me in your arms
And lift me like a child
And hold me up so high
And never let me go
Take me
Take me in your arms tonight

Hold me
Hold me up so high
And never let me down
Hold me
Hold me up so high
To touch the sky
Just one more time

Take me in your arms tonight
Take me in your arms
Just one more time




Just one more time
Just one more time

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of The Cure’s song “One More Time” express a longing to reach the sky and soar, and the need for the comfort of someone’s embrace, like that of a caring parent or guardian. The singer of the song wants to be lifted up like a child into their lover’s arms, held securely and never let go. The desire to feel this level of protection and care is expressed through the repetition of the refrain “Hold me, hold me up so high, and never let me down”, while the longing to touch the sky is highlighted in the verses “I’d love to touch the sky tonight, I’d love to touch the sky”.


The lyrics indicate that the singer is seeking a feeling of safety in someone else’s arms, allowing them to escape from their daily troubles and to reach for something greater than themselves. This can be interpreted as a metaphor for the need for human connection and support, which is essential for survival and fulfillment. As the song progresses, it becomes clear that the singer is aware that this moment of being held up high and touching the sky is a fleeting one, as they repeat the lines “Just one more time” several times, implying that they know they will have to return to reality once the moment ends.


Line by Line Meaning

I'd love to touch the sky tonight
I have a strong desire to reach the sky tonight


I'd love to touch the sky
I long to experience the feeling of touching the sky


So take me in your arms
I need you to embrace me


And lift me like a child
I want you to pick me up, just like how you would lift a child


And hold me up so high
Keep me up above the ground, really high


And never let me go
Don't ever leave me, always hold me tightly


Take me
Please take me with you


Take me in your arms tonight
Hold me close, especially tonight


Hold me
I need you to hold me tightly


Hold me up so high
Lift me up even higher


And never let me down
Keep me up high always


To touch the sky
So that we can reach the sky together


Just one more time
Let's do it again, just one more time


Take me in your arms
Hold me tight


Just one more time
Let's do it one more time


Just one more time
Once again, only one more time




Lyrics © DistroKid, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network
Written by: ROBERT JAMES SMITH, SIMON GALLUP, PORL THOMPSON, LAURENCE ANDREW TOLHURST, BORIS WILLIAMS, NAILAH THORBOURNE, NYANDA THORBOURNE, ERROL THOMPSON, MIKE THOMPSON

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