"Hot Hot Hot!!!" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
The first time I saw lightning strike
I saw it underground
Six deep feet below the street
The sky came crashing down
For a second that place was lost in space
Then everything went black
I left that basement burning and I never went back

The second time I saw it strike
I saw it at sea
It lit up all the fish like rain
And rained them down on me
For a second that boat was still afloat
Then everything went black
I left it underwater and I never went back

Hey hey hey
Well I like it when that lightning comes
Hey hey hey
Yes I like it a lot
Hey hey hey
Yes I'm jumping like a jumping jack
I'm dancing, screaming, itching, squealing, fever feeling
Hot hot hot

The third time I saw lightning strike
It hit me in bed
It threw me around and then left me for dead
For a second that room was on the moon
Then everything went black
I left that house on fire and I never went back

Hey hey hey
Well I like it when that lightning comes
Hey hey hey
Yes I like it a lot
Hey hey hey
Yes I'm jumping like a jumping jack
Dancing, screaming, itching, squealing, fever feeling
Hot hot hot
Hot hot hot, hot hot hot

Hot hot hot
Hot hot hot
Hot hot hot
Hot hot hot
Oh


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"Hot Hot Hot!!!" as written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst Boris Williams

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  • +3
    General CommentI think it's one of those Cure songs that are really open to interpretation, although here's something Robert said;

    "This was about three strange sexual experiences: in the basement of a club, on a ferry and at home in my bedroom. Lightning striking was an analogy. I was thinking of a children's book - Earthfast (by William Mayne) about a boy hit by lightning and going back in time - and of that bloke in the Guinness Book Of Records who's been hit numerous times. I told Tim Pope I wanted us to look like a lowdown funky soul band. He translated "lowdown" as "dwarf" and "soul band" as "black-and-white". Polydor said it wouldn't get shown. It didn't."
    hothothot!on April 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHehe, I love this song.
    Chloe le Fayon July 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits funkaaaaaaaaaaay
    fleaaaaaaon July 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThanks for posting that hothothot!... That's pretty strange, as I also thought of the bloke in the Guinness Book of Records, I believe he was a forest ranger who was struck by lightning about seven times on separate occasions and survived each time. He was also the inspiration behind the song "Sometimes" by James, another favorite band of mine, which is about a boy wanting to be struck by lightning for spiritual ecstasy. That could be another interpretation for this song, if we take it more literally, we could assume the narrator has actually been struck by lightning on different occasions and survived them all, but he gets a kind of spiritual ecstasy from the experience each time, as is evident in the chorus.

    Going by what I've read it seems as though it's about three sexual experiences Robert had while on a particular drug, but it's definitely open to some fantastic interpretations.
    MaskOfSanityon April 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment[To thedownpour]
    Look at the liner notes for the deluxe edition of the CD "Pornography". Smith openly admits they were all WAAAAY high on LSD at the time. They had a room full of junk from garbage bins at their studio according to that interview.
    chardsofglasson May 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningOK people, Pay attention! It's NOT about sex, it's about HEROIN. The first time I saw lightning strike is the first time on the drug, and you can never go back, because the second time is never like the first. The same goes for the second, you can never go back. Dancing, screaming, itching, squealing, fevered, feeling hot hot hot, refers to how the drug makes you feel. Like your skin is crawling, your sweating, fevered, hot. You need to know about the band and their recreational activities to understand they were users.
    donsr57on October 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI thought it was about falling madly in love. The lightning being a metaphor for falling in love (Some cultures do refer to falling in love as being hit by The Thunderbolt)
    CuteSparkinaon August 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits actually a pretty literal song.
    its about three strange sexual encounters robert had. in which drugs were involved, obviously
    needafixon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRobert says it's about "drugs". Quite simply, "drugs".
    edge of the worldon September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes edge of the world is correct, it is about drugs...
    nsjdogon January 14, 2005   Link

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