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The Cure — The Love Cats
Album: Staring At The Sea (The Singles)
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Released: 1986
Length: 3:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We move like caged tigers
Oh, we couldn't get closer than this
The way we walk, the way we talk
The way we stalk, the way we kiss
We slip through the streets
While everyone sleeps
Getting bigger and sleeker
And wider and brighter
We bite and scratch and scream all night
Let's go and throw all the songs we know

Into the sea, you and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring, it's a treacherous thing
"We missed you", hissed the lovecats

So wonderfully, wonderfully
Wonderfully, wonderfully pretty
Oh, you know that I'd do
Anything for you
We should have each other to tea, huh?
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up in the fire and sleep for awhile
It's the grooviest thing, It's the perfect dream

Into the sea, you and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring, it's a treacherous thing
"We missed you", hissed the lovecats
"We missed you", hissed the lovecats
"We missed you", hissed the lovecats
"We missed you", hissed the lovecats

We're so wonderfully, wonderfully
Wonderfully, wonderfully pretty
You know that I'd do
Anything for you
We should have each other for dinner
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up in the fire, get up for awhile
It's the grooviest thing, it's the perfect dream

Hand in hand is the only way to land
And always the right way round
Not broken in pieces like hated little meeces
How could we miss someone as dumb as this?

"We missed you", hissed the lovecats

I love you, let's go
Oh, solid gold
Lovecats
How could we miss someone as dumb as this?
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I always loved this song. It was great fun on a dance floor amidst the "let's all dress in black and never smile" club scene of the 80's.

It's one of about a half dozen Cure songs that, if you had never seen a photo of the band, you could easily attribute to one of the Pastels & Big Blonde Hair bands like Haircut 100, Flock of Seagulls, or Duran Duran.
 ziggytrix wrote:
This was initially written as a parody, and Robert Smith later distanced himself from the song. In Rock & Folk magazine, Smith said: "'The Love Cats' is far from being my favorite song: composed drunk, video filmed drunk, promotion made drunk. It was a joke."
 
Smith's work when he's drunk is better than some other people's when they're sober. 
On Earth2, Morphine covered this. Gloriously.
Brilliant song - it will always be!
I can't decide whether I love or hate this song. Yin and yang. Therefore impossible to rate it.
This was initially written as a parody, and Robert Smith later distanced himself from the song. In Rock & Folk magazine, Smith said: "'The Love Cats' is far from being my favorite song: composed drunk, video filmed drunk, promotion made drunk. It was a joke."
 Faithful_Fool wrote:


 
{#Hearteyes}
Hisssssssss!

So wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully pretty.
Out of all the stuff in Cure's library, why is this one in rotation?  It's in heavy rotation, too.
ok as a pop song however their earlier work was far far superior

An acid tab on my tongue, aged 20, circa 1988. Love it.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpkcu8NRtr1qcs34oo1_500.jpg

 
When I saw this picture, I thought "who's been taking pictures of my cats ?".
Moonshadow ( former psycho cat ) and Ellis ( miniature tiger ) are good friends,
occasionally exchanging gentle head bumps.
Of course, when food is involved, they're not inclined to share. {#Smile}

Oy. Again? This is played way to much for my taste.
I could go quite a while without hearing this again.
 Stingray wrote:
Teeny Boppers!

 
yep still got some in me
Sweet bass line in this tune.
https://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpkcu8NRtr1qcs34oo1_500.jpg
Great follow-up to Dave Brubeck.
Oh yeah - laid back cruise. 
One of my favorite Cure tracks ever....beautiful...reminds me of my ex wife...
 
Last play: Feb 20, 2015
Its a cool song, but some more diversity on RP would not hurt.
 Thebiglebowski wrote:
Love this song, was 14 when it came out and so wanted to be a Goth but I was far too cheerful     {#Nyah}
 
Me to, but in my case I had curly hair and it didn't work. Plus I was too old.
Good but overplayed IMO
That's not a whack!

 Hannio wrote:


Yeah, that sums it up for me, too.

 
Some songs do not need any written statements!

This "clip" tells everything about song and band - perfectly! 
Is it true that the guy on the cover is the son of Keef Richards?
 Thebiglebowski wrote:
Love this song, was 14 when it came out and so wanted to be a Goth but I was far too cheerful     {#Nyah}
 
Haaaa - wonderful comment! Smiling!
ENOUGH OF THIS SONG!
Teeny Boppers!
Bill thank you for a great arvo whilst I chair dance at work.....
 spigolli wrote:


 

Yeah, that sums it up for me, too.
 Thebiglebowski wrote:
Love this song, was 14 when it came out and so wanted to be a Goth but I was far too cheerful     {#Nyah}
 
Its completely possible to be a cheerful Goth. Been there, kept the boots.
Lenas version or her...


mineralBOB wrote:
I definitely like Lena's version more! {#Mrgreen}

 


Love this song, was 14 when it came out and so wanted to be a Goth but I was far too cheerful     {#Nyah}
Loving the mix, can't stop my feet from tapping!
Can I PSD my ears?
My fondest memory of my cat Rocket (RIP, lived 16 years) was when he got out of his carry-on bag on-board a 12 hour flight from NYC to Tel Aviv.  I was half-awake and most of the people were asleep when said incident occurred.  The flight attendant came by and said "excuse me, sir, but I believe your cat is loose and roaming around in first class".  I was naturally mortified after examining the empty bag at my feet.  Rocket was stalking beneath a dozing, sprawled-out, Ultra-Orthodox in the very front row.  Moral of the story:  Never give your cat a tranquilizer for a flight - they do just the opposite.  Without that, Rocket was always as calm as a cucumber in flight, the most perfect travelling companion you could imagine (on this occasion the captain would not let Rocket board unless he actually witnessed me administer the pill).
I definitely like Lena's version more! {#Mrgreen}

...kitten...

The Cure anytime! Can't complain.
Loads of Cure when listening to RP lately.  Definitely not complaining just happily noting.
Ok, I seriously don't believe the "Plays in past month: 3" stat there...it's gotta be at least 20....
 calypsus_1 wrote:
 
That kitty is toilet paper tube trained!
 msymmes wrote:

What is the time signature here ?



 
2/2 time with a shuffle ;)


What is the time signature here ?




Ouch!! I agree!{#Beat}

 
gemtag wrote:
I like The Cure but this song hurts.
 


 gemtag wrote:
I like The Cure but this song hurts.
 
Come on!

Seriously?

NEVER 
I like The Cure but this song hurts.
Scroobious!

I couldn't see a non-Cure fan loving this song, but there's always a chance.  I love it.
 DoctorHooey wrote:
I don't hate a lot of songs in the world, but this is one of them. I don't rate any song in RP that I consider below an 8, but I'm tempted to make an exception for this one
 
I did...  sucko barfo
I don't hate a lot of songs in the world, but this is one of them. I don't rate any song in RP that I consider below an 8, but I'm tempted to make an exception for this one
Jamie Cullum and Katie Malua do a great version of this song that is to be found here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmVL4VGhN9c

Good song. Kinda tired of hearing it, though.

 calypsus_1 wrote:

miuw1 by ~photosentez
gökhan süsler ©2006-2011 ~photosentez

photographer: gokhan susler
model:handan eksioglu
styling: handan eksioglu

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{#Clap}


miuw1 by ~photosentez
gökhan süsler ©2006-2011 ~photosentez

photographer: gokhan susler
model:handan eksioglu
styling: handan eksioglu

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 Netto wrote:



 

Very funny. Khimki!

I am not surprised you still you RED
(even for bra's....)

Freakin' Communists!
(just kiddin'...)

The cat is wonderful! Really funny!
Thanx.


 calypsus_1 wrote:

 
Soooo sweet!
CURE?

If I were 16....? Maybe!

You know that one song.  The one that takes you back to a place and in your mind you can see her face smiling back at you?  This is it for me oddly enough.  Hope your dreams have all come true Alix!

Normally I'd switch RP off when this song comes on, but I'm reading this article on Cracked, and the two seem to go together quite well.

Every time I hear The Cure, I think of that girl that liked them, the girl I didn't end up with.  So, hearing The Cure makes me happy.
 PA1749 wrote:
This is the first day that I've listened to RP and couldn't get into it. If today was my first experience, I probably wouldn't put it back on. Just seems to be a really strange day.

 

Every day is quite unique. Keep listening.
This is the first day that I've listened to RP and couldn't get into it. If today was my first experience, I probably wouldn't put it back on. Just seems to be a really strange day.

 to_the_eleven wrote:

 

{#Lol}




Don't like this band, but like this for some reason.
 zerosomething wrote:
Like it but the version by Tricky is just a little better on a rainy day.
 
Tricky's version is just naughty.

Meeeeoooooowwww!!!

"We should have each other for dinner"

This makes me want to go on the prowl{#Whipit}


This is Music.!
And im gettin sad when some people nag, it is the song, not other people we rate.. (you sounds like a kindergarten)
 romeotuma wrote:
You have every right to tell me what I should do, and I have every right to tell you to pop a squat on a chainsaw...
 
You tell 'em, Romeo!

Like it but the version by Tricky is just a little better on a rainy day.
 romeotuma wrote:


You have every right to tell me what I should do, and I have every right to tell you to pop a squat on a chainsaw...

 

I will never ever be able to speak that well, fine and gentle english... I love this language for that. Try to translate it and you'll loose the humo(u)r. Love it with or without cats


Don't love cats at all, I'd rather have a dog.


when playing a peppy cure song on a Friday afternoon I would go for the more obvious one but this one is nice too! {#Dance}
 romeotuma wrote:
You have every right to tell me what I should do, and I have every right to tell you to pop a squat on a chainsaw...
 
{#Lol}

 Droidac wrote:

Dude, you really need a new comment for songs.

 

You have every right to tell me what I should do, and I have every right to tell you to pop a squat on a chainsaw...

this song be good...


Some Cure is just far too busy and noisy.  This one, for instance.
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is so good for the ears...
 
Dude, you really need a new comment for songs.



This song is so good for the ears...


{#Bananapiano}{#Moon}
 govna wrote:
...and the RE-DIPPED in an even more synthetic cheese, left to harden into a disgusted cheese ball, and then marketed as self loathing goth rubbish.
 
It's pretty up-beat and optimistic for The Cure so definitely not "self-loathing", and you could never describe The Cure as "goth". They were the original emos, sure enough, but never had the darkness, religiosity or thanatic angst of goth.

 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:

Cat on Bass

Personally, I liked this song best when I heard it LIVE in Tampa last year...studio version is surprisingly cheesy.

 
well, yeah...it was the 80's!! this is one of my favs...but i love all cure songs.

So wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully silly {#Rolleyes}
 jenakle wrote:
UR SLEENKEE BASE LINE AMOOZES ME
^insert picture of cat on bass guitar here^
 
Cat on Bass

Personally, I liked this song best when I heard it LIVE in Tampa last year...studio version is surprisingly cheesy.

Last week's Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan had "Cats" as the theme.  He didn't play this, but it was filler on my disk.
my cat loves this
 Shamsiel wrote:
Love Cats? LOL Cats? ^^
  UR SLEENKEE BASE LINE AMOOZES ME
^insert picture of cat on bass guitar here^


 That_SOB wrote:
Look at it this way, they probably keep several Avon saleslady's in (their) the (fish &) chips... All I can see when I think of the Cure is two black circles, like what used to be called a two holler. . . . The Black Plague would have been much more apropos a title..
 
{#No}

Love Cats? LOL Cats? ^^
Love this reminds me of heady student disco's in Bath. - {#Dancingbanana}
 kaybee wrote:

{#Yes}

 

{#Drunk}Always on this song !
 Gednabb wrote:
this is the upside of his manic depression . . .
 
{#Yes}

Gednabb wrote:
this is the upside of his manic depression . . .
Look at it this way, they probably keep several Avon saleslady's in (their) the (fish &) chips... All I can see when I think of the Cure is two black circles, like what used to be called a two holler. . . . The Black Plague would have been much more apropos a title..
What's gotten into Bill today? All over the place, musically speaking. Diggin' it ~ Keep 'em guessing!!! :clap:
Beloved of a whole generation of English males for being a crucial (or inevitable) part of the playlist in those very formative first school discos... Not quite as delightfully uncomfortable and erotic as Tainted Love which was just that bit slower. Wish I'd known then what I know now... :cool:
We go from Dave Brubeck to this? :eh: Don't get me wrong, I love The Cure. It's just the progression is a bit off.
this is the upside of his manic depression . . .
Classic... :bananajam:
Now I can get back to work. :angel:
:eek:...:puke:
drtjdel wrote:
I don't remember posting this!!!
ya either need to cut or amp the dosage then!
smehan55 wrote:
Maybe an "Alternative" radio station isn't for you.
no it's fine, except when "alternative" means "shitty."
...everybody wants to be a cat, 'cause the cat's the only cat who knows where it's at!..
govna wrote:
...and the RE-DIPPED in an even more synthetic cheese, left to harden into a disgusted cheese ball, and then marketed as self loathing goth rubbish.
Maybe an "Alternative" radio station isn't for you.
govna wrote:
...and the RE-DIPPED in an even more synthetic cheese, left to harden into a disgusted cheese ball, and then marketed as self loathing goth rubbish.
how is this song self loathing?
Tagish_girl wrote:
Covered with melted cheese.... velveeta PLASTIC cheese.
...and the RE-DIPPED in an even more synthetic cheese, left to harden into a disgusted cheese ball, and then marketed as self loathing goth rubbish.
3:15 am - The Cure - The Love Cats 3:12 am - The Doors - Break On Through 3:08 am - Madrugada - Majesty 3:05 am - The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again How can I possibly work with such a fantastic playlist?
Tagish_girl wrote:
Covered with melted cheese.... velveeta PLASTIC cheese.
Otherwise, I like Robert Smith and the Cure. :music:
govna wrote:
cheese. pure cheese in a filthy cheese basket.
Covered with melted cheese.... velveeta PLASTIC cheese.
cheese. pure cheese in a filthy cheese basket.
Really like the video for this.