Friday I’m In Love

I always loved the joyful euphoria deployed in this fantastic pop song by The Cure. It’s friday, and no, I’m not in love yet, but I feel like that, so I’m sharing this odd clip of this wonderful song  with all of you:

The song doubtlessly share a contagious joy of life, a fine mood, the happiness of loving someone. But the strange thing about it comes from the fact that it does only happen because it’s Friday and that’s the day. Yeah, the only one day along the week that the character, or the singer/songwriter (as he wrote it in first person), may feel so good.  And that’s for me the most interesting matter, what makes the song different and impressive. In my opinion it makes a huge impact because it makes one think about what’s not being said. What happens to him the rest of the week? What makes him feel the way he does every other day in the week, from Saturday to Thursday?

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Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday I’m in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday I’m in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate…

I don’t care if Monday’s black
Tuesday, Wednesday heart attack
Thursday never looking back
It’s Friday I’m in love

Monday you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday watch the walls instead
It’s Friday I’m in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate…

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The song, “Friday I’m In Love,” was also included in this official compilation of singles

Dressed up to the eyes
It’s a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It’s such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It’s Friday
I’m in love

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday, I’m in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday I’m in love

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The Cure – Robert Smith

Sounds funny, cause he describes how it feels every single day of the week in just a line each day. But the feelings are of sadness and desolation, might even be terrible, but he doesn’t even care. Let’s say that it doesn’t matter what happens the rest of the week. As far as Friday comes, nothing else matters. So, just like in Bob Dylan’s “Most Of The Time,” the most relevant words in the song are those never said, the ones hidden from the world. You may think about it.

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The Hypnotist Collector

Robert Smith photo retrieved from http://es.fanpop.com/clubs/the-cure/images/24431694/title/cure-photo

 

 

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29 thoughts on “Friday I’m In Love

  1. Yes, I do, I really love music. Of any kind, as long as it is good. Classic music can be a treat for the soul. i’m not so used to listen to Classic music these days, but I love Mozart, Beethoven, Hendel, Brahms, Chopin, Vivaldi and so many others, even Opera. It’s true, for a sensitive person, music means a lot and it makes one feel Good inside

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  2. I first came across your Spanish post of this, and with my basic Español, I tried to read… I understood when you said you’re not in love (I didn’t get the “yet” reading “aun” as “although” – haha) and I wanted to know the rest of what you’re saying. Thanks for this post in English. 😊 I’m always curious how songs are interpreted by listeners because for me, music penetrates right through – to my heart, not only the music but together with the lyrics. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Though I love The Cure track, I couldn’t let this one go by without pointing out that Australian band The Easybeats created almost exactly the same feeling with similar lyrics just over half a century earlier in 1966 with ‘Friday on My Mind’. Take a look at the video.

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  4. Thanks a lot to remind me of this. A great song, it brings some memories of an early teenage, But i have to disagree. The idea is just the same, the words talk about the same circumstances, the feeling might be similar, But Not the same. They differ artístically, But they Also differ in the way the music conveys Those feelings. There’s a lot much euphoria in the Cure song, But there’s Also a deeper drama. Easybeats tell some of the reasons why they have Friday On their Minds, one of them working for the richman, and it is all easier to understand, they feel just like everybody else working daily from Monday Through Thursday. The Cure song tells he doesnt care about whatever may happen the rest of the week, as terrible as it could be, and the feelings get much deeper, the huge euphoria and the words never shared hiding some troubles in his daily life. Looks like he feels unable to live a conventional life, kind of antisocial feeling, and Not talking about particular reasons make it grow in the listeners’ minds

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    1. Though I understand your points, we’re talking about different eras here, and different ways of expressing similar feelings. The Easybeats may have a less sophisticated way of expressing themselves but to understand that you have to understand the 1960s more fully.

      Back then most workers were paid in cash on a weekly basis. Friday was payday. Wages came in little brown envelopes containing folded notes and coins. There were no credit are debit cards, you could only spend what you had in your hand. Friday night was also the start of the weekend and there was a tremendous excitement in the air. In Britain the TV show ‘Ready, Steady Go!’ with its slogan “The Weekend Starts Here!’ featured all the top bands of the moment. At a time all other shows were recorded with groups miming their records, RSG was broadcast live. The Beatles, The Stones, The Animals, The Who, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Small Faces, The Kinks, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Yardbirds, Procul Harum, The Walker Brothers and many others made appearances. Donovan was virtually discovered on the show. And, yes the Easybeats did appear.

      Even then, my comparison was more from a musical perspective in the way that the songs follow a similar pattern. The euphoria you mention you feel from ‘Friday I’m in Love’ comes across to me in both compositions. I can only say that having lived through the 60s there were many pop songs that inspired certain emotions to allow them cross an invisible barrier during the 60s and ‘Friday on My Mind’ was one of them.

      Many of the most legendary band members were either still in their teens or just out of them in the mid to late 60s. For instance, Steve Windwood, who I saw playing with the Spencer Davis Group in 1966 at a gig that was broadcast live by the BBC, was seventeen at the time, and he’s a just year older than I am.

      The 60s are misunderstood by many, and I think you underestimate ‘Friday on My Mind’ as well as the impact it had a the time.

      Incidentally, I also see ‘Friday I’m in Love’ as a pop song, with a rather teenage feel. Though that doesn’t spoil it for me in any way, or take anything away from the lyrics.

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  5. By the way, take it from me, most of us didn’t feel like ‘just like everybody else working daily from Monday through Thursday’ that was the whole thing about the 1960s, we didn’t care. The joy and release of rock music in all its forms made us feel incredibly different to everybody else.

    Even though I might sound a bit pedantic, I enjoyed this opportunity to express my views and thanks to you for letting them bubble to the surface.

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