Catch (The Cure song)

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"Catch"
Catch3.jpg
Single by The Cure
from the album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
B-side "Breathe", "A Chain of Flowers"
Released 22 June 1987
Format 7", 12"
Length 2:43
Label Fiction Records
Songwriter(s) Boris Williams, Simon Gallup, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson and Lol Tolhurst
Producer(s) Robert Smith
Dave Allen
The Cure singles chronology
"Why Can't I Be You?"
(1987)
"Catch"
(1987)
"Just Like Heaven"
(1987)

"Why Can't I Be You?"
(1987)
"Catch"
(1987)
"Just Like Heaven"
(1987)

"Catch" is the name of a 1987 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. The single was not released in the US. It charted at #27 in the UK.

History[edit]

As "Catch" wasn't released in the US market, the b-sides were used for the US release of "Just Like Heaven". The song was covered by Art Brut for the NME CD, Pictures of You – a tribute to Godlike Geniuses The Cure. "I first heard 'Catch' when I was quite young," remarked the group's Eddie Argos in an accompanying feature (NME, 28 February 2009). "It was only when got older and started going out with girls that I realized how romantic it was." It was also covered by Dashboard Confessional.

The song's lyrics, as written by Robert Smith, were inspired when Smith caught a broadcast of the Sylvester Stallone written film 'Rocky 2' in which Rocky's wife Adrian falls into a coma during childbirth. In a desperate hope to revive his wife, Rocky writes a poem for Adrian which at one point reads ".....and you kept trying to slip so I could catch you...." This moment moved Smith and years later when Stallone caught wind of this, he asked The Cure to write the theme song for his 1995 movie 'Judge Dredd'. Smith, a lifelong fan of the British comic book series, immediately began work on 'Dredd Song'.

This began a friendship and in 1998 both were to lend their respective voices to an episode of South Park that would serve as a sequel to the episode Smith appeared in (in which Robert Smith saves the world from Mecha-Streissand). The episode never came to fruition due to the actor's strike but Trey Parker claimed, "We were going to have Rambo go on a crazy rampage in South Park and the boys would be forced to once again call upon the amazing Robert Smith but it got scrapped."

Track listing[edit]

7": Fiction / Fics 26 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Catch" (2:43)
  2. "Breathe" (4:47)

12": Fiction / Ficsx 26 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Catch" (2:43)
  2. "Breathe" (4:47)
  3. "A Chain of Flowers" (4:55)

12": Polydor/ 888 728-1 (Germany)[edit]

  1. "Catch" (2:43)
  2. "Breathe" (4:47)
  3. "Kyoto Song [Live in Orange]" (5:23)
  4. "A Night Like This [Live in Orange]" (4:30)

CDV: Fiction / 080 186-2 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Catch" (2:43)
  2. "Breathe" (4:47)
  3. "A Chain of Flowers" (4:55)
  4. "Icing sugar [New Mix]" (3:20)
  5. "Catch" (2:43) [Video]

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