We move like cagey tigers
We couldn't get closer than this
The way we walk
The way we talk
The way we stalk
The way we kiss
We slip through the streets
While everyone sleeps
Getting bigger and sleeker
And wider and brighter
We bite and scratch and scream all night
Let's go and throw
All the songs we know

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats

We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully
Wonderfully pretty!
Oh you know that I'd do anything for you
We should have each other to tea huh?
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up by the fire
And sleep for awhile
It's the grooviest thing
It's the perfect dream

Into the sea
You and me
All these years and no one heard
I'll show you in spring
It's a treacherous thing
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats
We missed you hissed the lovecats

We're so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully
Wonderfully pretty!
You know that I'd do anything for you
We should have each other to dinner
We should have each other with cream
Then curl up in the fire
Get up for awhile
It's the grooviest thing
It's the perfect dream

Hand in hand
Is the only way to land
And always the right way round
Not broken in pieces
Like hated little meeces
How could we miss
Someone as dumb as this?

I love you, let's go
Oh, solid gone
How could we miss
Someone as dumb as this?



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"The Lovecats" as written by Robert James Smith

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  • +2
    General Comment:ahhh....this song is so cool. it makes me want to do something retarded.
    WangNChungon June 25, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:According to some very realiabe souces (one of them being Robert himself)-
    He wrote the words when he was on LSD.
    They filmed the video after having some drinks.
    The song is about a suicide pact between two lovers. "into the sea, you and me" means they are going to drown themselves together and "all the years and no one heard" means, obviously, no one will hear from them again since they are dead. "How could we miss someone as dumb as this?" is thier friends talking, wondering why they should even bother missing the two lovers since they were stupid enough to kill themselves. Alright, that last one was a guess, but it seems to fit right??
    And yeh, i totally get what you guys mean, its the most danceable song ever
    ZombieCultHeroon February 14, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:This song contains some of Robert Smith's greatest ever meows. Most Cure covers fail because no-one meows quite like Smith.
    tittletaton November 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:panapapapapa
    Its about being in love...
    not sure of this part: a...hm..prohibited love...
    Kinu_Deetzon September 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Well, the suicide pact things makes a lot more sense, but i read somewhere that this song was written about Robert being annoyed that everyone was saying that the Cure were really dark and gothy, so he wrote this as a kind of ironic joke. Which explains the 'lets go and throw all the songs we know... into the sea'. But i think that's a bit silly really. This song is lovely and makes me wanna dance dance dance!
    fiddlefaddleon September 29, 2005   Link
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    Song Meaning:"Let's go and throw
    All the songs we know...

    Into the sea
    You and me
    All these years and no one heard
    I'll show you in spring
    It's a treacherous thing
    'We missed you,' hissed the lovecats"

    This set of lyrics would, at first glance at least, lead me to believe that it's reference to The Cure's deviation from their normal song style, and that the "Lovecats" might be those that write all the trendy love songs that become hits.

    "'We missed you,' hissed the lovecats" might be a reference to other musicians giving praise or a welcoming back to a more mainstream type of song.

    "All these years and no one heard" might be a reference to how long it had been since this band created a song of this nature.


    There's really nothing here to indicate anything about actual cats. In fact, the lyrics specifically mention the love cats aging, returning to something, being greeted by other cats, and a few other items that directly contradict that idea.

    It's also clearly not about a suicide pact - for those very same reasons.
    Alastoron March 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:isnt it "so wonderfully, wonderfully, wonderfully pretty!". Anyway, apparently this song was written because Rob got sick of them being called a goth band, it was a big hit for them and when they got that sucess, well you probably know the lovecats has always stuck with them and i think they sort of resent this. Maybe this is why end from the album wish brings in words like "please stop loving me, i am none of these things"
    fleaaaaaaon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yup, its "wonderfully............." You have to say that compared to a lot of the Cures stuff this song is far more accesable and catchy, so fleaaaaaa.s comment is most definatly right
    propheton July 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:its kinda like saying .. well we can do this and we do do this but yet we can do that .. oh what? you like that?
    hmm well we prefer to do this ..
    "lets go and throw all the songs we know"

    what i like though is that even in a fun jingle he can still write good lyrics
    Ratzodyon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:great
    Fred39on March 31, 2003   Link

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