"Harold and Joe" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson and Boris Williams....
Nothing ever gets in my way
Nothing ever gets on my mind
Nothing ever makes me stop to think about
Nothing of the kind

Nothing ever loses me sleep
Nothing ever wins my heart
Nothing ever makes me want to sing along
And nothing makes me want to start

If I'm falling down a mountain
Then I pick myself up
If I crash into an iceberg
I don't give a frightful look around
If I am burning then I put myself out
I'm so completely full
I scare the world
Oh, all the world
All inside out

Just look around
Just look around

Nothing ever puts me out
Nothing ever pulls me in
Nothing ever makes me want to jump
Nothing makes me want to begin

Nothing ever gets me down
Nothing ever gets me uptight
And nothing ever makes me run around
And nothing makes me feel I might

If I'm hanging from a peach tree
Then I cut myself down
And if I look into the sun
I just turn up the sound
And if I swallow death cap love rooms
Then I spit them right out
I'm so completely full
I scare the world
Yeah, all the world
Inside out

Just look around
Just look around
Just look around

Nothing ever gets in my way
Nothing ever gets on my mind
Nothing ever makes me stop to think about
Nothing of the kind

Harold and Joe
Go go go
Harold and Joe
Go go go
Yeah
Sing birds sing


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Harold and Joe" as written by Porl Thompson Boris Williams

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    General Comment"who are "harold and joe"?
    Robert Smith: "Creatures in Simon's mind!"
    simple as really. i think that it's like, don't let anything get to you, just relax and take it easy... well thats the feeling i get from the sound of the song... but then again, i said do the hansa was hamsters on helium 0_0
    SimonBassLuvaon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Cure songs ever. Definitely in the top 10, I think it's amazing, I'm surprised more people haven't commented. I think it was criminally wasted by just being a B-side, it should have been the A-side rather than "Never Enough", a good song but nothing compared to this.

    I haven't really thought about the lyrics of this one much, I see at as quite a straightforward, sarcastic, cynical song, about someone being a miserable bastard but being proud of it. According to the 'Join the Dots' booklet, Harold and Joe are none other than the characters of Harold Bishop and Joe Mangel from the Australian soap Neighbours (which is popular in the UK), Simon came up with that title because he came up with the song's music and he happened to be watching Neighbours at the time, so Robert Smith kept the title for a laugh...

    My favorite memory of this song is one night I had in a Goth club years back when it was the late hours and the place was near deserted as most people had gone home... and the DJs played this song last. The only time I've ever heard it in a club; and as my favorite 'obscure' Cure song I was thrilled to hear it and I had a great dance to it, I was in my element on the dancefloor, one of my most memorable clubbing moments ever.
    MaskOfSanityon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this. Roberts voice is so sexy. I think this is kind of forgotten, because it's on join the dots and I think that it's a little harder to kind of love all the songs on join the dots, love them like the "hits". Just because they are so many.. If you're a cure-newbie, then it'll take a while to get to the join the dots (you have to listen to all the other great songs first).

    Something like that.
    Well, I don't have much to say about the lyrics, not that many cryptical things in it. I love it, the music, the sarcastic lyrics (the nothing ever-parts is fun to sing) and Roberts voice.. :D
    deadangleon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentagain, i think Harold is another use for t heroin. anything with an H usually refers to heroin.
    the song is sung like in a mono tone like he's on the nod, and doing heroin makes you feel like you don't care about anything.
    nothing ever get me down
    nothing ever gets in my way
    nothing ever gets in my mind

    just another heroin experience used as inspiration for a song. i used to just fix and listen to this song and whistle like at the end.
    sorry
    MrPinkEyezon January 30, 2010   Link

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