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Love Song

by

The Cure



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Cure lead singer Robert Smith originally wrote this as a wedding present for his fiancée, Mary, shortly before their marriage.
The lyrics were inspired by the constant touring Smith had to go through with The Cure. He wanted his wife to know that no matter how much he had to travel and perform, he would always love her. (thanks, sid - bryson city, NC)
This contains a hidden lyric from another song. Robert Smith half-sings/speaks "Fly me to the moon" after the second chorus, before the middle guitar solo. The Cure often performed their song "Why Can't I Be You?" and Smith sang lyrics from other songs during extended breaks, including the classic "Fly Me To The Moon." (thanks, Richard - Alva, OK)
In the US, this was by far the biggest hit for The Cure. In the UK, "Friday I'm In Love" did better, hitting #6.
Tori Amos covered this and has sung it at her concerts. (thanks, Marissa-Elena - Montebello, CA)
A Perfect Circle sampled this on their song "Diary of a Madman" - or, as it's also been called, "Diary of a Lovesong." (thanks, Aimee - Auckland, New Zealand)
311 did a cover that was featured in the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore movie 50 First Dates. 311 got involved in the soundtrack because Adam attended one of their shows and hung out with the band. He wanted the soundtrack for the movie to include many songs from the '80s that he grew up with, redone in a tropical style since the movie takes place in Hawaii. 311's Nick Hexum also helped produce five other songs on the soundtrack. (thanks, Jules - w bloomfield, MI)
Adele recorded this on her 2011 album 21. She explained to The Sun why she covered it: "My first gig was the Cure in Finsbury Park, which my mum took me to as she's their biggest fan."

Adele was suffering from some vocal difficulties when she recorded the song. "My voice had gone, which I was a bit kind of paranoid about, but it actually suits the song really, really well," she said.
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Comments (23):

I think Jack Off Jill's cover is the best <3
- Sarah , Yuba City, CA
don't flame me but, could this be the warm cocoon of a heroin addiction that he's not sure he can physically continue? the memories he insists he will always cherish. haven't other heroin addicts fallen in love with ideas of just himself, his drug, and his music?
- andy, lake city, FL
OK, call me a Jeckyl & Hyde on this but 2 of my favorite Cure songs are Love Song (beautiful!) and Subway Song (heh-heh-heh...)
- Paul, Croydon, PA
This song was going to be used at my wedding. Shortly before my faince passed away but we played it at the funeral and that's when everyone broke down.
- Kailee, Everywhere, CA
After spending a great deal of the '80s as a cult act and a truly alternatively styled rock band, the Cure finally enjoyed its first major hit with this tune. What's more, the band did so without sacrificing a scrap of Robert Smith's brooding vocal style or the group's signature, melodically mopey sound. It's not so much that this track possessed a particularly pop sound as opposed to, say, "In Between Days" or "Just Like Heaven." But I guess the time was right for the band to register a Top 10 hit on three different charts, including a No. 2 showing on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Bertrand, Paris, France
this will be the main song in my wedding
- Chio, Santiago, Chile
Voltaire also covered this song and did a pretty good job.
- Hector, Lake Worth, FL
the song "friday im in love" comes out in the soundtrack of "50 First Dates" too!
- lizza, mexicali, Mexico
This is the first Cure song I ever heard, and i've been hooked ever since. Robert gave it to Mary as a wedding present :). The lyrics are pretty self-explanitory. I don't like the 311 version because it sounds emotionless.
- Lauren, Pheonix, AZ
By far my favourite song by The Cure. The A Perfect Circle cover is pretty awesome too, I have a live version (I think that's the only one) so the quality isn't very good but it still rocks. The should do a studio version.
- Dev01d, Wollongong, Australia
I heard that RObert Wrote this song for Mary As a wedding present...
- Arthur, Rosamond, CA
Lol Tolhurst appeared in the video for 311's cover of Lovesong, which, by the way, makes my ears bleed.
- K, Victorville, CA
The snake river conspiracy version of this song owns.... it's much better than the 311 version ever could be. The original is still the best though ;)
- Shaun, Thunder Bay, Canada
311's version makes me feel so, so sorry for Robert Smith and the Cure. I can imagine them, holding their head in their hands, wondering how in the world their biggest hit ever got butchered by wannabe reggae posers. (p.s. The Cure ROX!!!)
- Lyzette, Moorpark, CA
The Cure rocks, but 311's cover was a bit too rastafarian for me, they didnt capture the essence of the song they way Robert Smith did. it was too laid back.
- Matt, Millbrae, CA
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- Jonathan, Natchitoches, LA
Anberlin also did a version of it.
- Lance, Amarillo, TX
Robert Smith wrote this song as a wedding present for his wife.
- jacoba, adelaide, Australia
i love this song. the cure are one of my fav's
- janelle, new york city, NY
311 also remade this song for Adam Sandler's "50 First Dates". He was at one of their concerts and loved the way their music sounded and asked the band to help out on the soundtrack. Since the movie was taken place in Hawaii, he thought that reggae-island sound would work out awesome on the soundtrack. In my opinion, 311 was the best that Adam could have choose!!!
- Bex, Grand Rapids, MI
The Perfect Circle combo of this song, and Diary of A Madman is great.
- Brian, Paoli, IN
This song was also done by Snake River Conspiracy.
- Brandi, Macon, GA
Jack Off Jill also sings this
- Jacobie, Laghlin, NV
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