"Doing the Unstuck" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams and Perry Bamonte....
It's a perfect day for letting go
For setting fire to bridges
Boats
And other dreary worlds you know
Let's get happy!
It's a perfect day for making out
To wake up with a smile without a doubt
To burst grin giggle bliss skip jump and sing and shout
Let's get happy!
But it's much to late you say
For doing this now
We should have done it then
Well it just goes to show
How wrong you can be
And how you really should know
That it's never too late
To get up and go

It's a perfect day for kiss and swell
For rip-zipping button-popping kiss and well

There's loads of other stuff can make you yell
Let's get happy!
It's a perfect day for doing the unstuck
For dancing like you can't hear the beat
And you don't give a further thought
To things like feet
Let's get happy!

But it's much too late you say
For doing this now
We should have done it then
Well it just goes to show
How wrong you can be
And how you really should know
That it's never too late
To get up and go

Kick out the gloom
Kick out the blues
Tear out the pages with all the bad news
Pull down the mirrors and pull down the walls
Tear up the stairs and tear up the floors
Oh just burn down the house!
Burn down the street!
Turn everything red and the beat is complete
With the sound of your world
Going up in fire
It's a perfect day to throw back your head
And kiss it all goodbye

It's a perfect day for getting old
Forgetting all your worries
Life
And everything that makes you cry
Let's get happy!
It's a perfect day for dreams come true
For thinking big
And doing anything you want to do
Let's get happy!

But it's much too late you say
For doing this now
We should have done it then
Well it just goes to show
How wrong you can be
And how you really should know
That it's never too late
To get up and go

Kick out the gloom
Kick out the blues
Tear out the pages with all the bad news
Pull down the mirrors and pull down the walls
Tear up the stairs and tear up the floors
Oh just burn down the house!
Burn down the street!
Turn everything red and the dream is complete
With the sound of your world
Going up in fire
It's a perfect day to throw back your head
And kiss it all goodbye


Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Doing the Unstuck" as written by Perry Bamonte Boris Williams

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song ALWAYS puts me in a good mood.
    cochese79on April 05, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is NOT about sex! its about trying to come out of utter blackness and not caring how crazy people think you look as you do so. its all about dancing and having fun and just being crazy as long as it makes you feel better in the end.
    saturnineon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSex is in the song, there's no doubt:

    "It's a perfect day for kiss and swell
    For rip-zipping button-popping kiss and well..."

    Come on, do I have to spell this one out to you guys?

    But ultimately, it's about passion. Passion for life. Unstoppable lust and a heedless desire to escape the 'dreary world' you're in!
    The "violence" you speak of, maddsurgeon, I think is just that feeling you get, deep in your heart, when you're about to do something great and you're busting out of the seams...
    bradleybon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment1st of all: It's quite strange to see Bob Smith writting such a happy lyrics! He probably was in a (VERY) good mood when he did this one. Well, I think his fans tend to believe he's a dark person all the way, but this one is a proof that (maybe) he has been just played the character of the terribly sad/ultra-melancholic boy all this time... It's a kind of involuntary funny thing to read lines as "For rip-zipping button-popping" coming out from Bob's lipstick mouth.

    Anyway, it's a lovely, lovely, lovely pop song and it talks about a couple who have lived in an almost complete depression while the girl has considered everything is lost for them and nothing is able to take them from this situation indeed. Then one day the boy decides for some reason that they can do everything works on their lives, it's just a question of relaxing and changing the way how they see their own lives. They don't need anymore to be those sad ones they used to be just because life is always expecting an opportunity for smiling to you and you just need to smile back to it, no matter how much sorrow you have carried inside your heart. And he has finally discovered this and he's trying to convince her about this truth in a very emphatic way!
    circusjuggleron October 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has the same meaning as Gone! on the album Wild Mood Swings.

    "That it's never too late
    To get up and go..." (Doing The Unstuck)

    "If you do that you'll be missing the world
    You have to get up, get out and get gone!" (Gone!)

    The basic message: Life is too short so just get on with it!
    blessbabeon March 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningshoot me but I do actually think it is about a new beginning! If anything it might be about getting over a bout of depression?

    In my opinion the lyrics are way to life affirming to be about suicide. If you take the words literally he's ready to burn bridges, burn his boats, kick out the gloom, tear down everything and burn it, to start afresh.

    He's talking about doing something spontaneous and different, laughing at things and having a shag again etc, which does not sound particularly suicidal to me. The 'much too late...' bit is kind of typical for anyone stuck in a rut, isn't it?

    I think even a major doom monger like Robert Smith might feel like ditching the gloomy outlook once in a while and clearing the slate.
    (And I say that as a fan who adores the Cure at their bleakest - my favourite albums are probably Faith, Pornography, Seventeen Seconds, and Disintegration)
    inkyblackon January 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a great song. I played it on repeat the last day of school. It makes me happy, and I need that.
    JewelryTearson June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song and I love waking up to it. It really just makes you happy.
    "Let's get happy!"
    sunglassesaresexyon May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a great theme song for anyone who has dreams of escaping from a dreary situation because it has that power to motivate...I know it's definitely one of my theme songs...
    sorrywrongnumbahon October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it could be about sex. Hmmm....
    This song doesnt make me happy at all. Its great, but makes me wanna tear up the windows, walls, stairs, and floors- all at the same time.
    ILOVELIFEon December 18, 2004   Link

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