"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

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 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 lonely
You
Lost and lonely
You
Just like heaven


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

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    General CommentI remember hearing and really liking this song (but not really listening to the lyrics) in '91 when dating with my very first girlfriend. I was at my worst puberty at the time, pretty much lost and not really knowing how to handle the relationship with this absolutely magical girl who, being slightly younger and a somewhat shy and reserved was not expressing her affection in the way that I thought I wanted. I'm not talking about anything sexual, just some abstract "little things" I felt were missing but could not explain. After about 18 months of frustration I dumped her for another girl - a lot "easier" and outgoing one who didn't make me think about all the relationship stuff all the time. I remember even feeling a bit angry towards this ex-girlfriend (not sure why), even when reading her tear-stained letters asking what she had done wrong and telling me about her family issues. I selfishly dumped her at the worst possible moment.

    It took me a while but I finally realized what I had lost. I did not care at all about this new girl (actually strongly disliked her after some time). I could not understand why I had been such an ass and what the hell I had thought was missing in the previous relationship, but I was so ashamed of myself that I found it impossible to beg her to come back. All my later relationships were just poor excuses for what I now knew I really wanted.

    About seven years later I bought "Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me" and was absolutely blown away by how fittingly these lyrics described what I had gone through and felt like back then and what I had only realized afterwards. All the things that really matter had always been there, I had just been too blind (stupid) and confused with _myself_ to see it.

    btw, I finally ended up marrying and having kids with my "just like heaven" girl :D
    mjbasson January 13, 2010   Link

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