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The Cure — Just Like Heaven (Live)
Album: Great Xpectations Live
Avg rating:
7.7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1117









Released: 2003
Length: 3:27
Plays (last 30 days): 1
"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'll promise you, I'll promise that
I'll run away with you
I'll run away with you"

Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed her face, I 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'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
Stole the only girl I loved
And drowned her deep inside of me

You - soft and only
You - you're lost and lonely
You - just like heaven
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More Brittish then brittish!!!!
 coloradojohn wrote:
His voice does not seem as sharp as on the earlier studio version, but wow, the tempo, the guitars, the atmosphere is pure PARTY ON!
 
Originally released in 1987, I think his voice has aged well... 
 Kaisersosay wrote:
suddenly,,,back at my wedding 22 years ago, on a beach, down the cape...best october day there ever was......
 
30 years ,luckily, still dancing with that same girl. Man, this song.......... 
Rating to me only 7
Rating down to 3 + skip
His voice does not seem as sharp as on the earlier studio version, but wow, the tempo, the guitars, the atmosphere is pure PARTY ON!
{#Cowboy}  quite simply, one of the greatest songs ever written 
{#Hearteyes}that I'm in love with you{#Hearteyes}
great live version of this beautiful song
{#Bananajam}
 
Solid contender for the happiest song ever – and it's great to hear a live version.
 salice wrote:

8 for this

10 for the Dinosaur version {#Whisper}

 
tigerspy wrote:

great tune - Dinosaur Jr's cover of this is also rather bad ass. Never heard RP play Dinosaur Jr. tho... :(
 

 
Agreed on all accounts...c' mon Bill...give us some Dino Jr.!!!
Happy music. Very, very, happy.
Love this song, but not this live version !{#Stop}
Up there in my top 3!
 Jannne wrote:
have loved loved loved this song a long time    {#Daisy}{#Good-vibes}{#Clap}{#Daisy}





 
still
If you've ever been in love...
have loved loved loved this song a long time    {#Daisy}{#Good-vibes}{#Clap}{#Daisy}




{#Cool}

me be smiling


Thanks for a live version of one of the happiest songs ever recorded!
Part of the ritual for going out in my share house days involved swirling around to this (and usually knocking things over) and it would end just before the taxi arrived with "Temple of Love" by the Sisters.  Fond memories.{#Cheers}
Live, remix, album.......it don't freakin' matter.  Just love this song.
Thanks for bringing me back to that day,,,,again....so love this song
Bill LOVES the Cure. Luckily so do I. And this track is a belter.
suddenly,,,back at my wedding 22 years ago, on a beach, down the cape...best october day there ever was......
 tigerspy wrote:

great tune - Dinosaur Jr's cover of this is also rather bad ass. Never heard RP play Dinosaur Jr. tho... :(
 
I don't think there is any Dinosaur Jr on the playlist; there are some of Lou Barlow's other projects, though.


 kingart wrote:
Dance the ass off!
 
Dancing.  Check.

Ass gone.  Check. 
Dance the ass off!
The cure.  I like this band...  great song.
Smith's vocals do not sound good in this recording.  :(
This never FAILS to amend an otherwise poor day - I'm finally smiling!  Yay for the Cure!

{#Bounce}

8 for this

10 for the Dinosaur version {#Whisper}

 
tigerspy wrote:

great tune - Dinosaur Jr's cover of this is also rather bad ass. Never heard RP play Dinosaur Jr. tho... :(
 


Nice!
I've heard like five different versions of this song in the last three days, in random places. Crazy.

I prefer the original one to all of the remixes, live versions, etc. that I've heard.


I've heard cover bands do a better job on this song
disappointing
Surprisingly good!  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Rock on Bob Smith!
 skdenfeld wrote:
The Lips followed by the Cure? That would be Chapstick!
 

{#Lol}
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {#Devil_pimp}
"Pretty Good" - as usual. Cure is my love.
Nice transition, Bill. And of course, live Cure is just like heaven.

{#Cool}
Happy days for beginners on the guitar...

Fun to play.....

hot damn this rocks. Oh so many memories........ I have seen them no less than 15 times and will every tour until robert or I die.
tigerspy wrote:
:music: great tune - Dinosaur Jr's cover of this is also rather bad ass. Never heard RP play Dinosaur Jr. tho... :(
I heard a acoustic-type cover of this by Katie Melua recently, it's pretty cool too.
I am looking forward to seeing them play this live (hopefully) next week. 22 years of seeing The Cure live and every time a joy.
I prefer the studio version, but this is still one of the great pop songs of all time. (IMHO)
:music: great tune - Dinosaur Jr's cover of this is also rather bad ass. Never heard RP play Dinosaur Jr. tho... :(
:daisy: For Rostogol
Nice one!
Love this song. :bananajam:
themotion wrote:
kids, i like some cure ... but there's no reason this song should be a 7.6 ... it is boring and goes nowhere ... and sounds like 95% of all other cure songs
I missed the live version so I don't know how it sounds. But as far as this song getting an avg 7.6 rating I agree that seems a bit off...should be closer to 10. It is a classic.
Molly Dancers Unite!
I am sure the Smith's will be played soon...this is so boring
this is a horrible let down after that set
What the hell is going on!! evil
The Lips followed by the Cure? That would be Chapstick! :dance:
On_The_Beach wrote:
Well, I don't feel quite that strongly, but I always kinda wondered what people saw (heard) in the Cure. That whiney voice gets old real fast.
For some reason putting The Cure on in college worked like Spanish Fly. Girls loved it, they felt all "alternative".
okobojicat wrote:
Seconded. All ratings going forward shall be 2's in an rather pathetic effort to reduce their airplay.
Not another "I give every song by them a 2 threat. Get over yourself. If you can't get more that 2 from this song fine but don't be narrow minded to the extent of assuming all by the band will fail to awaken your taste. You sound like tux, who despite muting or switching stations still likes to throw in comments about u2 or coldplay.
kids, i like some cure ... but there's no reason this song should be a 7.6 ... it is boring and goes nowhere ... and sounds like 95% of all other cure songs
aw, you guys are crabby! this song is perfect for a friday afternoon of feeling good!
chucklesalmon wrote:
If there is anything worse than the studio recording of this song.... it's this awful version. Everybody has dreadful lapses in musical taste.... so I endure this in order to hear all the other gems right around the corner on Radio Paradise.
Well, I don't feel quite that strongly, but I always kinda wondered what people saw (heard) in the Cure. That whiney voice gets old real fast.
ediTed wrote:
You'd think that the Cure has stock in this station or something the way that they get played all the time. I, for one, am getting sick of them.
Seconded. All ratings going forward shall be 2's in an rather pathetic effort to reduce their airplay.
This tune holds so many memories for me.... All outstanding...
wh00t!
why yes, i've asked that first line recently. yeah, you know who you are!
On July 16, 2006, this song was played as a wake-up call for the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery on their flight STS-121 at the request of astronaut Piers Sellers' family.
Robert Smith sure lost a lot of weight ever since he joined the Killers....
You'd think that the Cure has stock in this station or something the way that they get played all the time. I, for one, am getting sick of them.
I feel like crying
I actually prefer this listening to this live version because I hate the crap muddy production of the studio version. That said, if I was introducing someone to the song, I'd play them the studio version.
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Nobody can pout & whine quite like Robert!
Clearly you've never met my girlfriend. :shhh:
Great version!
Nobody can pout & whine quite like Robert!
chucklesalmon wrote:
If there is anything worse than the studio recording of this song.... it's this awful version.....
Oh I think the live version redeems the studio version enough to make it not so annoying... good in fact.
Kerly wrote:
Hahahaaa, this is funny. My 65 y.o. colleague said that this is his song, after noticing that I was beating my feet against the floor. I asked why it is your song and he answered, well it is written to me, since you are beating rhythm :) Simple as that.
Simple as that? I don't get it at all...
MORE CURE!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Hahahaaa, this is funny. My 65 y.o. colleague said that this is his song, after noticing that I was beating my feet against the floor. I asked why it is your song and he answered, well it is written to me, since you are beating rhythm :) Simple as that.
Foreverfree wrote:
:guitarist: i love the sound of this guitar
hell yes!
If there is anything worse than the studio recording of this song.... it's this awful version. Everybody has dreadful lapses in musical taste.... so I endure this in order to hear all the other gems right around the corner on Radio Paradise. I keep the link to the RP "listener Review Channel" handy for these occasions.
Remind me why I *didn't* like The Cure back in the '80s?? 9! l(so.much.older.then;younger.now)mic
I love you Robert...... you saved my life, and it's all because of you if I learned to play.... love love love..... 4 ever! :pray: :clap: :dancingbanana:
RichardPrins wrote:
Poppy cure... live <-(
It's funny; I saw them live in '93 and they rocked hard. Including this song; it was a very memorable show. So this version sounds a bit poppier than I recall.
:bananajam: Something good came out of the late 80's.
Eww. Sounds like the singer is recovering from sinus surgery. But he always sounds like that. Yuk.
love that song - great live version! i want to see them live again...hopefully they come back on a big tour in 2006! :bananajam:
Spot_69 wrote:
I always liked this song, but why is he singing it in a different key? Sounds like a 45 being played on 33. Or something. Musta had a cold that night, I guess. Doesn't sound good to me. Anyone else think so?
Actually, it sounds better. He doesn't sound like he's about to cry for once.
I always liked this song, but why is he singing it in a different key? Sounds like a 45 being played on 33. Or something. Musta had a cold that night, I guess. Doesn't sound good to me. Anyone else think so?
I saw the Cure in concert many years ago and was very impressed with them. They came out for something like a 45-60 minute encore after a full show. I thought that was pretty cool of them. This is s very uplifting song that I've not thought of in too long.
plutodazed wrote:
Great "happy" song that reminds me of "Friday I'm In Love." :bounce: :mrgreen: :bounce: :mrgreen: :bounce:
this came out before Friday I am in Love........... have good, get give baby arm
Great "happy" song that reminds me of "Friday I'm In Love." :bounce: :mrgreen: :bounce: :mrgreen: :bounce:
Takes me back. I have tons of Cure in the CD player, but little of it has made the conversion to mp3 yet, so I don't hear it that often now. I have a live Cure CD from about 1988 that has this song, I think it was recorded at the Wembly arena, it is one of the best Live CD's I've ever heard. Unfortunately it was an import only, and I have the only copy of it I've ever seen. I'll upload something off it this weekend.
Pinback wrote:
When I hear this song, I wonder why I haven't bought any album of this group yet!
I did buy their greatest hits after hearing this song here. I love the lyrics, so passionate. Isn't it wonderful to be able to make another person glow!
A tune for the ages. Brings me back to college. A bit overplayed, but tremendous when heard infrequently.
A classic Cure tune, if a bit tired. I appreciate hearing the live version on RP rather than the same old...
Foreverfree wrote:
:guitarist: i love the sound of this guitar
Big DITTO on that. :clap: :clap:
Pinback wrote:
When I hear this song, I wonder why I haven't bought any album of this group yet!
I recommend buying the trilogy DVD for the ultimate exposure to the Cure
:guitarist: i love the sound of this guitar
When I hear this song, I wonder why I haven't bought any album of this group yet!
my question is why.
Very good song, one of my Cure favorites. Saw them live about 10-12 years ago. they put on a great show and the encore was about an hour long. Gotta love a band that will treat their fans that way.
RichardPrins wrote:
Poppy cure... live <-(
Holy Doodle! That's gotta be the first time I've seen you post a negative on a song! I was weaned on Boys Don't Cry, but I love this too.
Wonderful!!
Doesn't sound significantly different from the original, but still a sublime tune.
phineas wrote:
"Live music is better"
That's right :nodhead:
Poppy cure... live <-(
stubbsz wrote:
sometimes
Would you go for "often"?
I like Dinosaur Jr's live version more than this one.
phineas wrote:
"Live music is better"
sometimes
Hey! This is the song that my friend who just got married had played for the wedding recessional. It was neat. Of course the groomsmen were all wearing kilts and the bridesmaids had black dresses and black roses...
"Live music is better"