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The Cure - Single Cover
Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Lady Gaga
DJ White Shadow
Lukas Nelson
Nick Monson
Mark Nilan
Producer(s) Lady Gaga
Nick Monson
Detroit City
Length 3:31

"The Cure" is a song written and produced by Lady Gaga and Nick Monson with co-writing credits with DJ White Shadow, Lukas Nelson and Mark Nilan, and co-production with Detroit City. It was released as a single on April 15, 2017.

Background

Gaga debuted the song at Coachella on April 15, 2017 and was released at the end of the set.

Writing

The Cure” is a feel-good anthem about unconditional love for someone.

During her first live performance of this song at Coachella 2017, Gaga told the crowd: “I love you guys so much. I have been through so much in my life and I’ve seen so much. And you cure me every time with your love”

That performance was the debut of the song, which was released on streaming platforms and iTunes shortly after.

In early March 2017, Gaga was spotted venturing back into the recording studio. Many fans speculated a follow up to 2016’s Joanne was in the works, until the release of “The Cure.” Gaga confessed before premiering the song at Coachella that she “had trouble keeping the next part of her show a secret”.

The song is highly speculated to be written in tribute to Gaga’s dear friend, Sonja Durham, who was battling a losing fight with cancer at that time and sadly passed away a few months later.

As seen in Gaga’s documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, she gets a call from Sonja telling her things were going worse. Gaga tells her to stay strong, and that she will be with her right away, canceling her other work-related plans. After hanging up, she tears up and says “I’m losing everyone I love”.

She might not have the Cure for Sonja’s cancer, but she will do her best to make her feel loved and cherished during her last days.

Release

Digital release

The Cure - Single Cover Label: Interscope
Format: Digital
Released: April 16, 2017
Barcode: None
Photography: Ruth Hogben & Andrea Gelardin
Design: Lobster Eye
# Name Time
1. "The Cure"   3:31
Gagapedia

Release history

Country Date Format
Globe-green Worldwide April 16, 2017 Digital download
It Italy April 21, 2017 Contemporary hit radio
Us United States April 25, 2017
May 8, 2017 Hot adult contemporary

Critical Reception & Chart Performance

Most of the reviews of the song positively described it as a fresh and catchy summer hit.

Immediately after its release, the single got into the iTunes charts in over 70 countries and took the #1 spot in about 40 of them, including the USA, UK, France, Spain, Australia, etc. It became the first (and so far the only) song released by a solo female artist to top the worldwide iTunes chart in 2017 by dethroning Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' which was on the lead position for 97 days.

The song debuted at #23 at the UK singles chart.

Performances

Dates Location City Globe-green

Dates Location Channel Globe-green

Tour Dates Performances
Joanne World Tour 2017-2018 (All dates) 49
Total of performances 49

Lyrics

I'll undress you, 'cause you're tired
Cover you as you desire
When you fall asleep inside my arms
May not have the fancy things
But I'll give you everything
You could ever want, it's in my arms

So baby tell me yes
And I will give you everything
So baby tell me yes
And I will be all yours tonight
So baby tell me yes
And I will give you everything
I will be right by your side

If I can't find the cure, I'll
I'll fix you with my love
No matter what you know, I'll
I'll fix you with my love
And if you say you're okay
I'm gonna heal you anyway
Promise I'll always be there
Promise I'll be the cure (be the cure)

Rub your feet, your hands, your legs
Let me take care of it, babe
Close your eyes, I'll sing your favorite song
I wrote you this lullaby
Hush now baby, don't you cry
Anything you want could not be wrong

So baby tell me yes
And I will give you everything
So baby tell me yes
And I will be all yours tonight
So baby tell me yes
And I will give you everything
I will be right by your side

If I can't find the cure, I'll
I'll fix you with my love
No matter what you know, I'll
I'll fix you with my love
And if you say you're okay
I'm gonna heal you anyway
Promise I'll always be there
Promise I'll be the cure (be the cure)

I'll fix you with my love
(I'll fix you with my love-lo-love)
I'll fix you with my love
(I'll fix you with my love-lo-love)

If I can't find the cure, I'll
I'll fix you with my love
No matter what you know, I'll
I'll fix you with my love
And if you say you're okay
I'm gonna heal you anyway
Promise I'll always be there
Promise I'll be the cure (be the cure)
Promise I'll be the cure (be the cure)

I'll fix you with my love

Lyric Video


The Cure (Lyric Video)

The Cure (Lyric Video)

Premiere date May 1, 2017
Director Ruth Hogben & Andrea Gelardin
Editing Lobster Eye

Credits

Written by Lady Gaga, DJ White Shadow, Lukas Nelson, Mark Nilan & Nick Monson
Produced by Detroit City, Lady Gaga and Nick Monson
Recorded at Dragonfly Creek Recording Studio, Malibu, CA Us
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Maxwell and Carter Publishing, LLC (ASCAP), administered by Universal Music Publishing Group and Maxwell and Carter Publishing, LLC (BMI) administered by Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Sound Memory Co, LLC (BMI), Warner-Barham Music LLC (BMI) Administered by Songs of Universal (BMI)
  • Artist Publishing Group (BMI)
  • Maxwell & Carter Publishing, LLC Administered by Kobalt (ASCAP)

References