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Just Like Heaven – The Cure.

Atualizado: 25 de abr. de 2021

How the goth masters wrote one of the best romantic songs of all time.

Its Valentine's Day, at least in Brazil, and nothing better than enjoying good romantic song. But if we look at most romantic songs, they’re actually sad songs, heartbroken songs about broken relationships, betrayals and tragedies.

This is not the mood I want for my Valentine's Day, I want the happiness of a corresponded love, the celebration of a joyful heart, an exaltation of matching souls. Well, sometimes love is where we least expect it and, interestingly, we found what we were looking for in The Cure.

But how do the gothic masters wrote one of the best romantic songs of all time? But the truth is, if look beyond the dark clothes long messy hairs and Gothic looks, The Cure wrote some of the world's most iconic pop songs. During the 1980s and 1990s, Robert Smith and company delivered a variety of perfect tracks for a variety of moods.

"I was never a big fan of irony," said Smith, and maybe that's why this daydream of love, direct, sincere, unassuming and simple song is his favorite The Cure song. The track, written in 1987 and released on the double album Kiss-me, Kiss-me, Kiss-me, is responsible for the bands breakthrough in the United States, being the first single of them to reach the Top 40 of that country.

According to Smith, "the is song about hyperventilating, kissing and passing out on the floor". The lyrics took inspiration on a trip he made with his girlfriend (and future wife) Mary Poole to Beachy Head in southern England. Smith said the song's opening line ("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". Also, the girlfriends of the band members “contributed” to the song as they, during a recording , “sit on the sofa in the back of the control room and give the songs marks out of 10”.

The video was directed by Tim Pope and filmed at Pinewood Studios, set on a cliff overlooking the sea, recreating the landscape of the trip Smith had with his love.

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