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The Cure’s Best Love Song Lyrics for Your Wedding Vows or Ceremony Script

Published Monday, Sep. 6th, 2021

Cover Image: Photo of The Cure, via The Cure Instagram

Just two goth sweethearts in love? 



If your romance is tinted a moonlit midnight hue, and nothing but new wave and post-punk love songs will do… why not add a few fitting lyrics from The Cure to your wedding vows, or slip a few lines from the legendary goth band into your wedding ceremony script?


No one else captures the exquisite longing, heart-thudding excitement, and slow-burning, passionate heat of true love quite like The Cure’s lead singer, mascara-smudged alt icon and formidable multi-instrumentalist, Robert Smith. 


The Cure’s lyrics are playful and delightfully tortured. Sexy and poetic. They conjure images of sweaty, neon-lit nightclubs and long walks under the night sky, arm-in-arm with your soulmate. They’re tender, timeless, romantic, sometimes poppy, and perfectly moody.


Whether you lived the 80s goth glam scene yourself (hello, punks and batcavers) or just dig a dramatic retro sound, the Cure’s love songs really do have everything you need to make your vows and ceremony memorable.


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From Lovesong 
(Disintegration, 1989)


Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again


Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again


However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you
I will always love you



From Fire in Cairo 

(Three Imaginary Boys, 1979)


Slowly fading blue
The eastern hollows catch the dying sun
Night time follows
Silent and black
Mirror pool mirrors the lonely place
Where I meet you

See your head in the fading light
And through the dark
Your eyes shine bright

And burn like fire...


Shifting crimson veil
Silken hips slide under my hand
Swollen lips whisper my name
And I yearn

You take me in your arms
And start to burn



From The Lovecats 
(Single, 1983, also on Japanese Whispers, 1983)


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…


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 a while
It’s the grooviest thing
It’s the perfect dream




Image is a collage of dark clouds and a night sky with black roses for a goth wedding ceremony.





From The Perfect Boy
(4:13 Dream, 2008)


“You and me are the world”
She said
“Nothing else is real
The two of us is all there is
The rest is just a dream…
Always meant to be
I can feel it
Like a destiny thing
Written in the stars
Inescapable fate
Yeah it’s out of my hands
Falling into your arms”


“And I don’t want to get innocent
But I would love you to take my time
We’re on the edge of a beautiful thing”
She said
“Come on…
Let’s stay here for a while”



The Perfect Girl
(Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, 1987)


You’re such a strange girl
I think you come from another world
You’re such a strange girl
I really don’t understand a word
You’re such a strange girl
I’d like to shake you around and around
You’re such a strange girl
I’d like
To turn you
All upside down


You’re such a strange girl
The way you look like you do
You’re such a strange girl
I want to be with you


I think I’m falling
I think I’m falling in
I think I’m falling in love with you
With you



From Just Like Heaven
(Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, 1987)


“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
I kissed her face and kissed her head
And 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?”


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


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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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