30-Day Song Challenge – Day 3

I’m writing this while zooming down the motorway to work at 6am, on my telephone. It’s Friday, it’s pay day, I get the keys to my new pad today, I no longer have to get up at 5am, and there are only a couple of days left before I see my gorgeous girl again. Day 3, and this one is a bit easier, because I am happy, happier than I’ve been for years, and today we have “A song that makes you happy.” Now, there are many, many songs that make me happy, so you’d be forgiven for thinking that I’d had to make a big decision over this. Well, in the words of Bennett from Commando, “You thought wrong.”

A Song That Makes You Happy

I love The Cure. I mean really love The Cure. Rarely can band have such a diverse back catalogue, that it can take me on a tour of so many emotions. Sometimes I get home and put on the entire discography, hours of music, and never get bored or skip a track. It follows then that there are many tracks by The Cure that make me happy, and there are: “Lovecats,” I defy anyone to not smile at it; “Why Can’t I be You?” Utterly joyous; “Close to Me,” beautifully orchestrated love song; “Inbetween Days,” I could go on…

The song that perhaps makes me the most happy, all the time, and especially now, is “Friday I’m in Love.” I have a T-shirt even! I’m a man of very simple tastes, I respect lyrics that are to the point. Guy Garvey is good at that from Elbow, and so is Robert Smith. There is nothing remotely clever about the lyrics to “Friday I’m in Love,” they are just deliriously happy, nerdy, awkward and wonderful. The main hook is happy, the middle-8 is happy and even goes off into almost demented euphoria at the end. The last chord even makes me feel satisfied and like I need a lie down. If you don’t know this song, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!
Here it is in all of it’s wondrous glory, my happy place, “Friday I’m in Love” by The Cure:

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