"An Unusual Kiss" as written by and Melissa Etheridge....
It's 1:25 a.m. I think I've seen that look somewhere before
1:25 a.m. I thought that you were headed for the door
Then something touched my skin
I won't ask you to leave here any more

Was it the talk or the drink or the dance that led to this
Was I so naive presuming the innocence
Well it's 1:54 and it's such an unusual kiss

Come on come on come on
Over and over
Come on come on come on
We all wanted this
Come on come on come on
Over and over
It's such an unusual kiss

The smell the taste the touch is so brand new
The thrill of the eyes that capture this forbidden view
It's 2:45 and you'll have some explaining to do

It's 3:17 a.m. please let me into your eyes
It's 4:23 and I try to hold on as you rise
I'll give you all that I have if that's what you want me to try

Come on come on come on
Over and over
Come on come on come on
We all wanted this
Come on come on come on
Over and over
It's such an unusual kiss

It's 5:26 a.m. I've got nothing left that I can say
5:26 a.m. black and white has melted into gray
My baby draws the shades as the taxi pulls away

Come on come on come on
Over and over
Come on come on come on
We all wanted this
Come on come on come on
Over and over
It's such an unusual kiss


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"An Unusual Kiss" as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General Comment"my baby draws the shades as the taxi pulls away" couldn't this be the singer taking a taxi home after an illicit affair? She gets out of the taxi and looks up to see her lover pulling the shades closed--she's been waiting up. The person she was with so late has some explaining to do because she also has to go home to a lover or partner.
    jayboion May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. Obviously, it's about a very tense excitement mixed with a little bit of fear about forbidden...acts. ;) I get the impression it's about a threesome ("We *all* wanted this") Am I the only one that thinks this? Either way, the blending of tension while letting go of inhibitions and sexual pleasure is a fascinating one to me. Awesome song.
    VegasJameson December 05, 2001   Link
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    General CommentVegasJames: Nope, you\'re not. This lyric:

    \"My baby (me=1, baby=2) draws the shades as the taxi (person who\'s got some \'splaining to do=3) pulls away\"

    Pretty much settles THAT question. Hot, hot song.
    Mojave66on April 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI get from this song that it's about someone cheating on their lover. Say Melissa is the 'other woman'. So the cheater cheats on her lover with Melissa and then Melissa leaves as the other woman closes the shades.
    sarah70706on February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere's my take on this song...

    It's about the results of an open relationship, and how in theory she thought it would work, but once confronted with the reality of it, her lover's kiss is now "unusual"...

    Melissa has repeatedly denied explaining this song for years now, and the mystery around it makes people think it must have been about Julie Cypher maybe going back to men during their 10 yr relationship...This song also has a touch of "I can do it, you can't" feeling as well...
    beyondchanceon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you read her book you'll understand it its about when she first started seeing julie cypher they were at julie's house and they ended up like making out but julie was still married to lou diamond phillips
    alexriotton September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhy wasn't this song released as a single! It's one of my favs from the album. What i got from the song was there was some heavy flirting which lead to the act that caught the two of them off guard.
    i do agree i kinda see where it could be about a 3some. But alexriott it's about her and julie
    Aeonmikeyon March 25, 2008   Link

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