"One More Time" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst and Boris Williams....
I'd love to touch the sky tonight
I'd love to touch the sky
So take me in your arms
And lift me like a child
And hold me up so high
And never let me go
Take me
Take me in your arms tonight

Hold me
Hold me up so high
And never let me down
Hold me
Hold me up so high
To touch the sky
Just one more time

Take me in your arms tonight
Take me in your arms
Just one more time
Just one more time
Just one more time


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"One More Time" as written by Nailah Thorbourne, Nyanda Thorbourne, Errol Thompson, Mike Thompson

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Roba Music, O/B/O APRA AMCOS

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a song about the loss of innocence and the intense desire to get that innocence back (like the innocence of a child), but one cannot turn back the clock and what is lost is sometimes lost forever in some cases.
    foreverafternoonon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song always brings tears to my face

    just a glimpse of a moment to feel so cherished and protected and loved and yes innocent again
    Ratzodyon September 15, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song has one of the most beautiful melody lines ever. Similar to Breathe. Serene yet heartfelt.
    lokithecaton March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlipssocoldtheyburn might have something...even if all the lyrics aren't the normal idea of romantic, they've all got sort of a heartfelt thing to them, like you really feel like he's speaking from his soul, even in a song like "Killing an Arab."

    Anyway, this song means a lot to me. It was the first Cure song I remember hearing, and I thought my dad put it on just for me, and the "touch the sky one more time" part was about how I loved it when he picked me up and swung me around and stuff. Now sometimes he sings the hard "hold me, hold me up so high" part and I feel like crying.

    Sorry about the sappy part. The bottom line is, this song is beautiful.
    slimshorty11on March 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always loved this song. It could be the innocence of a child, but then again it could be a love/relationship gone bad.

    As tonight, I just want to hold the girl that broke it off with me, I just want to hold her one more time. But then the kisses and everything would send me to the sky, basically she's holding me up to the sky.
    nsjdogon July 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have always loved this song.
    The lyrics are just the right mixture of haunting and romantically beautiful, and the music is sweet and melodious.
    Major Valoron October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha, you know, I heard this the day that me and a guy I like were talking about 'holding me up high'. Although, it was quite literal, holding me up to clean his roof because I'm short.

    I've found, love is very much like flying up high. Nervous, exciting, beautiful, frightening, all the time. I think that is what it's about.
    NickTheStripperon December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song is about innocence.
    Maybe its about wanting to restart a relationship, pretend that the bad things that have befallen the two haven't happened yet "just one more time"
    Going back to the times before they'd had sex and just wishing that they could be young and innocent again.
    I don't think that's what he meant by the song, but that's how it makes me feel.
    It is a very beautiful song
    riverofletheon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song...always makes me cry.
    zeppelinfreakon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, I think it's romantic. All of Robert Smith's lyrics are romantic.
    lipssocoldtheyburnon January 13, 2005   Link

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