"Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream", she said
"The one that makes me laugh", she said
And threw her arms around my neck

Show me how you do it
And I promise you, I promise that
I'll run away with you
I'll run away with you

Spinning on that dizzy edge
Kissed her face and kissed her head
Dreamed of all the different ways
I had to make her glow
"Why are you so far away?", she said
"Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you
That I'm in love with you?"

You
Soft and only
You
Lost and lonely
You
Strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You're just like a dream
You're just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape
I must've been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe her name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone, alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only girl I loved
And drowned her deep inside of me

You
Soft and lonely
You
Lost and lonely
You
Just like heaven


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Just Like Heaven Lyrics as written by Porl Thompson Robert James Smith

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  • +16
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    This song does something to my insides. It is truly amazing. To me it's about a situation that occurs in many relationships. A guy and a girl, love each other madly. She tells him how she feels, but he doesn't say what he feels outloud to her, he only thinks of all the amazing ways he loves her. She thinks that because he doesn't say it, that he doesn't love her. But she doesn't understand that he does love her, he loves her so much it chokes him up and he can't say the words! Hehehe there we are. Dammit i LOVE this song. The music makes me feel like im in a dream which is why it fits so well with the lyrics!

    rachiekeeon April 09, 2004   Link
  • +14
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    This song is just sad. Dreamy at the beginning, but really lonely at the ending. This is the theme song of my life, now and forever...

    NhadzFeelsDizzyon May 27, 2012   Link
  • +13
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    It's the classic Men Are from Mars/Women Are from Venus. He loves her with all his heart, she is too blinded by insecurity to see and he is too lost in himself to show it. Bummer. Been there before.

    The best part is the flow of the song, the way the lyrics are carried with the flow ("Dancing in the deepest oceans/Twisting in the water/Just like a dream"). It's a great technical blending of the two song elements that just catches your ear the first time you hear it, and makes you enjoy it forever.

    ballzofsnoon April 27, 2002   Link
  • +11
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    I've always interpreted this song to be about one of those rare dreams you have where either a real or imagined girl is absolutely perfect for you. It doesn't matter what you're doing with her, you're having an incredible time.

    "You're just like a dream..." being some forshadowing.

    Then, the bridge going:

    "Daylight licked me into shape I must have been asleep for days And moving lips to breathe her name I opened up my eyes And found myself alone Alone Alone above a raging sea That stole the only girl I loved And drowned her deep inside of me"

    Being that feeling when you wake up and feel like you've had the longest, most intense dream ever. And realizing the "dream girl" doesn't actually exist or even have a name that you know.

    The raging sea being your mind, where that perfect girl from your dream has now been lost forever.

    I'd never even considered that the song's about oral sex, this makes a lot more sense to me.

    StudyinScarleton December 10, 2009   Link
  • +10
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    According to Smith, "The song is about hyperventilating–kissing and fainting to the floor." The lyrics were inspired by a trip with his then-girlfriend (and later wife) Mary Poole to Beachy Head in southern England. Smith said the opening line of the song ("Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick") refers to his childhood memories of mastering magic tricks, but added "on another [level], it's about a seduction trick, from much later in my life".

    jaybiamon January 01, 2011   Link
  • +7
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    I remember hearing and really liking this song (but not really listening to the lyrics) in '91 when dating with my very first girlfriend. I was at my worst puberty at the time, pretty much lost and not really knowing how to handle the relationship with this absolutely magical girl who, being slightly younger and a somewhat shy and reserved was not expressing her affection in the way that I thought I wanted. I'm not talking about anything sexual, just some abstract "little things" I felt were missing but could not explain. After about 18 months of frustration I dumped her for another girl - a lot "easier" and outgoing one who didn't make me think about all the relationship stuff all the time. I remember even feeling a bit angry towards this ex-girlfriend (not sure why), even when reading her tear-stained letters asking what she had done wrong and telling me about her family issues. I selfishly dumped her at the worst possible moment.

    It took me a while but I finally realized what I had lost. I did not care at all about this new girl (actually strongly disliked her after some time). I could not understand why I had been such an ass and what the hell I had thought was missing in the previous relationship, but I was so ashamed of myself that I found it impossible to beg her to come back. All my later relationships were just poor excuses for what I now knew I really wanted.

    About seven years later I bought "Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me" and was absolutely blown away by how fittingly these lyrics described what I had gone through and felt like back then and what I had only realized afterwards. All the things that really matter had always been there, I had just been too blind (stupid) and confused with myself to see it.

    btw, I finally ended up marrying and having kids with my "just like heaven" girl :D

    mjbasson January 13, 2010   Link
  • +5
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    I honestly think that this song doesn't have jack shit to do w/ sex. I think it's about a guy that really loves this girl &the girl doesn't realize it& so she leaves. And after he reminisces. . . thats my opinion at least.

    kimethon December 18, 2010   Link
  • +4
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    I think it can be about different timing of feelings between two people. The girl loves him, and though he has feelings for her, he still wants to make sure they are genuine. He later realizes that he's been "asleep for days" and realizes how strongly he loves her. However, he didn't speak up about his feelings, or once he did, she had already moved on.

    aquarianarchiston October 24, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    Sounds to me like it's about people with a gap in affection. Like Robert and the girl both have these great times together, but Robert builds it up to too much. He gets this emotional "raging sea" of feelings towards her and in a sense drowns her in it but smothering the simple good times with a more powerful feeling that she doesn';t seem to share. But yea, I agree, It's bloody brilliant.

    Mortonium Iceon November 29, 2004   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaning

    I think its about one of those dreams where everything is great and you wake up thinking its true, excited to tell everyone, then realize it was just a dream and lay in bed depressed for a few hours

    youngdirectoron June 04, 2009   Link

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