This song is about a dreamy day near the seashore with a loved one. Lead singer Robert Smith was brought up in the town of Crawley in Southeast England, which is about 40 miles from Beachy Head (a cliff and notorious suicide hotspot).
It's a very romantic song that reads like a screenplay, opening with some dialog from the leading lady:Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream
There's a kiss on the dizzy edge, the glow of love, and then our hero wakes up alone. This being a Cure song, it's an ambiguous ending: We're not sure if it was all a dream, or just seems like one because it's too good to be true, as if he's in heaven.
Wim - Brussels, Belgium