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The Cure — Just Like Heaven
Album: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
Avg rating:
8.2

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Total ratings: 3841









Released: 1987
Length: 3:25
Plays (last 30 days): 4
"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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One of my favourite songs ever.

It was originally offered by the Cure to a French TV music programme in 1986. as their theme song. I was ten and I can still remember I loved that tune. Didn't have any lyrics at the time.

Thanks for keeping it present :-)

As to the trick, I think there's the magic, the seductive interpretation as well as the real magic trick of feeling carried away, butterflies in your belly, when you realise you love someone and they come within your sight.
 be4con wrote:

In fact, typically in most scoring systems 5, 6, 7 makes you passive, 8-10 is a promoter and 4 and fewer is a detractor.

Regardless, this track is clearly a 10, so it's a moot point :D
 
Net Promoter Score.  The reason why so many service people are begging you for 9 & 10 ratings.  Not sure "most scoring systems" is a correct characterization, though it's certainly prevalent enough these days.
 123heyaho! wrote:


What do you mean by "only" 7...?

I just keep wondering how so many people don't seem to understand the concept of a 1 to 10-rating system... One can also see that when way too many rate a song (or a movie!) with a '10' just because they like it. In other words: a '7' is good!
 
In fact, typically in most scoring systems 5, 6, 7 makes you passive, 8-10 is a promoter and 4 and fewer is a detractor.

Regardless, this track is clearly a 10, so it's a moot point :D
 Tomasni wrote:
Rating from me only 7
 

What do you mean by "only" 7...?

I just keep wondering how so many people don't seem to understand the concept of a 1 to 10-rating system... One can also see that when way too many rate a song (or a movie!) with a '10' just because they like it. In other words: a '7' is good!
 Tomasni wrote:
To me a strong  7 - Quite Likeable  

 
and then some! 
Rating from me only 7
Highly underrated / That is, the Genius of Robert smith and the Cure!
Beautiful and creative lyrically. Masterful tune and production. On top of all this, the song has not aged a day. (Like much of The Cure’s work.) Godlike.
 expatlar wrote:
I've always liked this song but that first verse still makes me roll my eyes when I'm paying attention to the words. Somebody sure thought a lot of his...'skills' back in the day didn't he? And if he taught her the 'trick', why would she have to run away with him? :-)
 
I assumed he was mainly referring to an actual magic trick, thus the use of that word.
"...Smith said the opening line of the song ('Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick') refers to his childhood memories of mastering magic tricks, but added 'on another [level], it's about a seduction trick, from much later in my life'..."
 expatlar wrote:
I've always liked this song but that first verse still makes me roll my eyes when I'm paying attention to the words. Somebody sure thought a lot of his...'skills' back in the day didn't he? And if he taught her the 'trick', why would she have to run away with him? :-)

 
I agree about that verse, and I've assumed that she just wanted to take him away from whomever he learned and practiced his 'tricks' on {#Devil_pimp} 
To me a strong  7 - Quite Likeable  
I've always liked this song but that first verse still makes me roll my eyes when I'm paying attention to the words. Somebody sure thought a lot of his...'skills' back in the day didn't he? And if he taught her the 'trick', why would she have to run away with him? :-)
OMG this is the greatest song ever!
 BowTieDad wrote:

The Cure, that´s why the PSD button



 
Ditto

The Cure, that´s why the PSD button


Love this one, but also Katie Melua's version is great, pls. play it too.
 Gamage wrote:
Do you ever play The Cure's "A Forest"?

 
Bill plays all these!!!!!


The Cure10:15 Saturday NightStaring at the SeaThe Cure2 LateLovesongThe CureA Forest (Live Acoustic)Greatest Hits (Limited Edition)The CureA Forest (tree mix)Mixed UpThe CureA Letter to Elise (Blue Mix)A Letter to Elise (CD Single)The CureAll Cats Are GreyFaithThe CureA Night Like ThisThe Head on the DoorThe CureBoys Don't CryStaring At The SeaThe CureBurnJoin The DotsThe CureClose To MeStaring At The Sea (The Singles)The CureClose to Me (closer mix)Mixed UpThe CureCut HereHitsThe CureDisintegrationDisintegrationThe CureFascination StreetDisintegrationThe CureHarold and JoeJoin The DotsThe CureIn-Between DaysStaring At The Sea (The Singles)The CureJumping Someone Else's TrainStaring At The Sea (The Singles)The CureJupiter CrashWild Mood SwingsThe CureJust Like HeavenKiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss MeThe CureJust Like Heaven (dizzy mix)Close To Me - RemixThe CureJust Like Heaven (Live)Great Xpectations LiveThe CureLet's Go To BedStaring At The Sea (The Singles)The CureLetter to EliseWishThe CureLove SongDisintegrationThe CureLullabyDisintegrationThe CureLullaby (extended mix)Mixed UpThe CureOut Of This WorldBloodflowersThe CurePictures of YouDisintegrationThe CurePurple HazeStone FreeThe CureThe Love CatsStaring At The Sea (The Singles)The CureThe Walk (everything Mix)Mixed UpThe CureThis Twilight GardenJoin The Dots: B-Sides & RaritiesThe CureTreasureWild Mood SwingsThe CureYoung AmericansJoin The Dots
Do you ever play The Cure's "A Forest"?
 Grammarcop wrote:
We be dancing like well dressed accountants and professors! 

 
Now that's a great Lazarus-like comment! 

I came here to say that, only in the last few years, did I realize this was a different song than "Friday I'm in Love" - and while that song is OK, this one here is freaking awesome and I just now bumped it to a 9.  If not for the sonic similarities to that other one I might even go to a 10.  I just adore songs with a storyline....something more than just words that rhyme.  LONG LIVE RP!!


Such a great song from an amazing band.
Been a 10 for me since the day I first heard it, still a 10 today - many years later.

Reminds me of a girl back then - no longer; ended as abruptly as this song...
I noticed that the Cure's live gigs attract a wide diversity of people. 50+ men like me but also teenage girls.This is one of the songs that had them dancing like, well like only young girls can. Until then they made me think they were at the wrong concert.
Love this one!!
great song to start a Friday morning with — thanks {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananasplit}{#Guitarist}{#Jump}
Had to move to 9....Had to!
Still a 10.
Perfect for an overcast morning.  So joyful.
psd'd from chronically whiney depressive TY Radiohead to something with some tuneful cojones. thump and dance me through a rainy saturday. 
 
How can I get anything done today with a great set list that is keeping me listening?{#Dancingbanana_2}
 2020sk wrote:
For a completely different interpretation of this song, please go to Katie Melua - I would like to campaign to get this woman back on RP, but forget the bicycles and the Leonard Cohen cover.

 
I looked it up on your reccommendation, it had a nice girl-scouts-around-the-campfire sound to it but I didn't care for it
 2020sk wrote:
For a completely different interpretation of this song, please go to Katie Melua - I would like to campaign to get this woman back on RP, but forget the bicycles and the Leonard Cohen cover.

 
Searching for a worthwhile comment on here is difficult and then I found yours, 2020sk. Thanks!
"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
.

. gives me a silly juvenile smile
such an excellent song.
For a completely different interpretation of this song, please go to Katie Melua - I would like to campaign to get this woman back on RP, but forget the bicycles and the Leonard Cohen cover.
Goldfinger did a pretty good cover of this, if anybody is interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdrzFTC4_lw
Sweet, perfect and innocent! The magnificent Cure!
     I confessed considering
       How she asked me
      'How you do that trick.'


One of the most exuberant, innocent, catchy, spell-inducing songs ever; maybe their best. Makes me want to hear The Ocean Blue...
This is simply a nearly perfect pop song.
We be dancing like well dressed accountants and professors! 
Unable to up grade to 11.
 Kaw wrote:

I like reading this kind of posts in this era of divorces and unloyal behaviour.

My wife doesn't know this song, but I will try to remember to dance during this song when we are 26 years together. With 13 years we are half way and also still madly in love.
 
This song, I know,,,,, I always post about it. It just sends me back to the day. In fact it was 26 years ago yesterday.
I am a lucky person. I hope you and anyone else who finds songs that evoke the same feelings are as lucky.
Best wishes.     
There's no activity, including sitting at my desk dreaming of all the places I want to go see, that this song does not compliment.

Take me away, DJ...
If only I could go back in time to the year this was written. Where's that f'ing hot tub when you need it?
Has that vibe of youth and freedom. Dance.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Sitting next to the girl I danced with to this song 26 years ago so still in love 
  Me too!! Only it's a hubby!


 Kaisersosay wrote:
Sitting next to the girl I danced with to this song 26 years ago so still in love 
 
I like reading this kind of posts in this era of divorces and unloyal behaviour.

My wife doesn't know this song, but I will try to remember to dance during this song when we are 26 years together. With 13 years we are half way and also still madly in love.

Glad to be in work early so I've not missed this little gem.  Still 10.
Classic !!!
 
Sitting next to the girl I danced with to this song 26 years ago so still in love 
Easily my fav Cure tune! The musical equivalent of a segue from their typical Qualudes and Zoloft to hash with Jack over Coke. 
The Cure is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Shameful!!!!  Even if you don't like them, they were influential and productive.
Terrific set.  Hats off to the DJ (again).  
Dig the hell
 rascal wrote:
real musicians, always have dug this


 Highspirits wrote:

What's that supposed to mean?    

 
I guess rascal should have used a semi-colon instead of a comma.

Just wonderful...


11!
But we just heard this YESTERDAY!  C'mon Bill!
Still Beyond Godlike for the memories it evokes...................
 RiverOfLife wrote:
Absolutely classic & wonderful - I've loved this from the first time I heard it ... 

 
I agree. The rest of their catalogue, however, seems less inspired and more depressive than this one.  The cure for what, exactly? Whatever — dance on! 
 
Absolutely classic & wonderful - I've loved this from the first time I heard it ... 
Classic. This is everything good about the era.
Was in Conor O'Neill's a few weeks ago when the band Whiskey Autumn played this, Spot-On, mind you! and sent us into a FRENZY!
Trip_Estes wrote:
Heard this song..went to give it a 10 and saw I already had given it a 9. Then I saw the comments below. haha

 

This.
And thought to myself, "What? I only gave it a 9?"

If any Cure song deserves a 10, it is surely this one. Well, and maybe Siamese Twins. {#Cheesygrin} 
 Jannne wrote:
..perfect sound for a spring time Saturday morning ..thanks RP  {#Clap}

 
Not so bad for a cold Wednesday night in the dead of Winter. {#Dance}
Ahhhh, heady days gone by, new love, excitement, possibilities...  So many memories and feelings wrapped up with this song. 
+++!
 rascal wrote:
real musicians, always have dug this

 
What's that supposed to mean?    
Yeah! Me likey like, very much!
{#Bananajumprope} 
under rated
real musicians, always have dug this
Love love love this song
..perfect sound for a spring time Saturday morning ..thanks RP  {#Clap}
I may tolerate this overplayed tune on FM but not on my favorite web radio. PSD!
so damn good
Just one of my most favorite songs 
Brilliant lyrics to this song.
Just like heaven indeed. 10 {#Bananajam}
Two and a half minutes of unbridled joy.
My how it shimmers... Absolutely wonderful... 





msymmes wrote:
It really is pure Rock N Roll when you step back and listen to it !
 

 
I always think that when I hear Boys Don't Cry. They're just a 4/4, rock 'n' roll, drums/guitar/bass band. The Ramones with a Goth filter. : )
Played way too much.
love, love, love this...{#Hearteyes}...am I still a teenager?  .....probably in my head when I hear this song...
 Stingray wrote:
Music for 16-year olds!

 
There may be some truth to that, in the sense that this is very innovative and usually innovation is more readily appreciated by the young who are more receptive.  Also, this is just a great melody that appeals to all ages.  There is not even a hint of stodgy blues music in it, which appeals to older listeners generally. You cannot pour new wine in old wineskins.
I put this on compilation tape for my wife before we got engaged. She was working in France so I put my weird and obscure love songs on a tape. She played it to death... It included The Ship Song among others.... Fond memories...
 msymmes wrote:
It really is pure Rock N Roll when you step back and listen to it !
 

 
With more than a little extra, even if I've heard way way far to many times.
 Webfoot wrote:

Here's to being transported back in time.  {#Cheers}

 
{#Lol}
 Stingray wrote:
Music for 16-year olds!

 
Here's to being transported back in time.  {#Cheers}
Music for 16-year olds!
It really is pure Rock N Roll when you step back and listen to it !
 
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Bananapiano}  Wonderfully Stuff - we are on a roll tonight
 
I am with you! This song is wonderful!
{#Bananapiano}  Wonderfully Stuff - we are on a roll tonight

OMG, I am young again and stealing kisses at YMCA summer camp!


Divine.
 robotbass wrote:
The singer sounds like he is in pain.
 
Do you have a "CURE" ?
Gorgeous.  
I can think of no song that better expresses what it is like to fall in love.........
If ever a song took me back to a time and place in my life, this is it.
Heard this song..went to give it a 10 and saw I already had given it a 9. Then I saw the comments below. haha
That fabulous cascading guitar riff sends shivers down my spine every time..sigh...
hells yeah!!  {#Cowboy}
Check out the Watson Twins' version
Top Notch!

 
 ereme wrote:
8..no, 9!
 
I was at 9 but....
had to go to 10.
Just love this sound, everytime 

marvelous...  love it...
 
Mmmmmm. {#Angel}
8..no, 9!
This and "Like Cockatoos" can still raise the hairs on my arm. Beautiful....
The singer sounds like he is in pain.
{#Jump}{#Dance}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer} love love love the Cure
 rdo wrote:

So what was it like...ya know...being dead?
 

This explains it, friend...  hope you are having a very nice time right this moment...

we be dancing...


 Lazarus wrote:


Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 



So what was it like...ya know...being dead?
 oldsaxon wrote:

I miss you. Do you still dance but silently? Did they kick you out of the hotel for dancing to much? 
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 mcullers wrote:

Me too
 



  Forest267 wrote:
I've always wanted to know what "that trick" is...




..it's The Cure, of course-!..

..i always like thinking about "i kissed her face and kissed her head / and dreamed of all the different ways i had / to make her glow"..
 grungepuppy wrote:

Awesome! I have someone I feel the exact same away about when I hear this song. Solid 10.
 
Love this song on a Friday, near the end of the day. Just awesome,
Although not as good as the orginial, the Dinosaur Jr. version of this song is quite interesting (in case you check it out: that's really how the song ends).
 (former member) wrote:


marvelous...  love it...

 
 
I miss you. Do you still dance but silently? Did they kick you out of the hotel for dancing to much? 
ahhhh, The Cure ... LOVE Robert Smith. Saw them live 3 times in Toronto, and the BEST concert was when they released "Disintegration".  They played at the CNE Bandstand, and they played forever. Never get enough of that CD .. full of darkness, amazing sound ..
Oh, how much I love this song...wonderful 80's :)
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Still love this......and the memories it evokes
 
...agreed.....happy
Still love this......and the memories it evokes