According to Smith, "The song is about hyperventilatingâ€”kissing and fainting to the floor." The lyrics were inspired by a trip with his then-girlfriend (and later wife) Mary Poole to Beachy Head in southern England. Smith said the opening line of the song ("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".
Can I just say that this is one of the best Cure songs ever. It isn't my favorite but I think it is in my top five. Just the melody, the lyrics.... I just can't seem to get enough of it. I think I mentioned it before, but the versions off of Join the Dots are great... It might be disc 2 (maybe 3?) where the last song is JLH and it has that little something extra... I have some mad love for this song right now.. I think I'm off my trees
I also love this song, both by words and melody. Moreover, it's impossible for me to dissociate it with the credits of the program "Les Enfants du rock" . It was Saturday evening around 10:30 pm. How many times I watched him while my father slept on the sofa !