The Cure - Just Like Heaven (Poly Gore Extended)

by The Cure

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"Just Like Heaven" is a song by British alternative rock band The Cure. The group wrote most of the song during recording sessions in southern France in 1987. The lyrics were written by their frontman Robert Smith, who drew inspiration from a past trip to the sea shore with his future wife. Before Smith had completed the lyrics, an instrumental version of the song was used as the theme for the French television show Les Enfants du Rock.

"Just Like Heaven" was the third single released from their 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, while Smith's memories of the trip formed the basis for the song's accompanying music video. The song became the Cure's first American hit and reached number 40 on the Billboard charts in 1988. It has been praised by critics and covered by artists such as Dinosaur Jr., Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Katie Melua. Smith has said he considers "Just Like Heaven" to be one of the band's strongest songs.

lyrics

"just like heaven"

"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
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

credits

released October 5, 1987
Single by The Cure
from the album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
B-side "Snow in Summer"/"Breathe"/"Sugar Girl"/"A Chain of Flowers"
Released 5 October 1987
Format 7", 12", CD
Recorded Studio Miraval, France, 1987
Genre
Alternative rock new wave gothic rock[1]
Length 3:32
Poly Gore Extended 5:08
Label Fiction
Writer(s) Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams, Lol Tolhurst
Producer(s) David M. Allen, Robert Smith

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