"Just Like Heaven" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
"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 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

Soft and only
Lost and lonely
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 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

Soft and lonely
Lost and lonely
Just like heaven

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"Just Like Heaven" as written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst Boris Williams

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  • +11
    General CommentThis song is just sad. Dreamy at the beginning, but really lonely at the ending. This is the theme song of my life, now and forever...
    NhadzFeelsDizzyon May 27, 2012   Link
  • +9
    General CommentIt's the classic Men Are from Mars/Women Are from Venus. He loves her with all his heart, she is too blinded by insecurity to see and he is too lost in himself to show it. Bummer. Been there before.

    The best part is the flow of the song, the way the lyrics are carried with the flow ("Dancing in the deepest oceans/Twisting in the water/Just like a dream"). It's a great technical blending of the two song elements that just catches your ear the first time you hear it, and makes you enjoy it forever.
    ballzofsnoon April 27, 2002   Link
  • +7
    General CommentI've always interpreted this song to be about one of those rare dreams you have where either a real or imagined girl is absolutely perfect for you. It doesn't matter what you're doing with her, you're having an incredible time.

    "You're just like a dream..." being some forshadowing.

    Then, the bridge going:

    "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 above a raging sea
    That stole the only girl I loved
    And drowned her deep inside of me"

    Being that feeling when you wake up and feel like you've had the longest, most intense dream ever. And realizing the "dream girl" doesn't actually exist or even have a name that you know.

    The raging sea being your mind, where that perfect girl from your dream has now been lost forever.

    I'd never even considered that the song's about oral sex, this makes a lot more sense to me.
    StudyinScarleton December 10, 2009   Link
  • +7
    General CommentAccording to Smith, "The song is about hyperventilating–kissing and fainting to the floor." The lyrics were inspired by a trip with his then-girlfriend (and later wife) Mary Poole to Beachy Head in southern England. 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".
    jaybiamon January 01, 2011   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song does something to my insides. It is truly amazing. To me it's about a situation that occurs in many relationships. A guy and a girl, love each other madly. She tells him how she feels, but he doesn't say what he feels outloud to her, he only thinks of all the amazing ways he loves her. She thinks that because he doesn't say it, that he doesn't love her. But she doesn't understand that he does love her, he loves her so much it chokes him up and he can't say the words! Hehehe there we are. Dammit i LOVE this song. The music makes me feel like im in a dream which is why it fits so well with the lyrics!
    rachiekeeon April 09, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General CommentFirst of all, anyone that thinks this song is about oral sex is fuc*ing retarted. This song is sad, emotional, and depressing, and i dont really think cunnilingus applies to any of those adjectives. From what I have heard, this song was written about Robert Smith's girlfriend in his younger years. The two of them would take trips up to this cliff, where they would play a game kinda similar to chicken. From what i know, I think the two would hold eachother tight and roll towards the edge. the "chicken" being the one who stopped rolling first. "spinning on that dizzy edge". The last game they played, she fell off the edge and drowned. Now, I'd say only robert smith is 100 percent on all of this, but I did hear the story from a pretty credible dude.
    spikejabberon May 18, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think it can be about different timing of feelings between two people. The girl loves him, and though he has feelings for her, he still wants to make sure they are genuine. He later realizes that he's been "asleep for days" and realizes how strongly he loves her. However, he didn't speak up about his feelings, or once he did, she had already moved on.
    aquarianarchiston October 24, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSounds to me like it's about people with a gap in affection. Like Robert and the girl both have these great times together, but Robert builds it up to too much. He gets this emotional "raging sea" of feelings towards her and in a sense drowns her in it but smothering the simple good times with a more powerful feeling that she doesn';t seem to share.
    But yea, I agree, It's bloody brilliant.
    Mortonium Iceon November 29, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI honestly think that this song doesn't have jack shit to do w/ sex.
    I think it's about a guy that really loves this girl
    &the girl doesn't realize it& so she leaves.
    And after he reminisces. . .
    thats my opinion at least.
    kimethon December 18, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI think its about one of those dreams where everything is great and you wake up thinking its true, excited to tell everyone, then realize it was just a dream and lay in bed depressed for a few hours
    youngdirectoron June 03, 2009   Link

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