"Lipstick" as written by and Peter Shelley....
When you kiss me
Does the lipstick on your lip stick on my face?
Will you miss me
In your dreams does your lover have my face?

Ah, when you kiss me
Does the lipstick on your lip stick on my face?
Ah, will you miss me
In your dreams does your lover have my face?

It's the morning
And the mourning, it is dawning on me too
I had no warning
Just a condolence card to tell me that we're through

Ah, it's the morning
And the mourning, it is dawning on me too
I had no warning
Just a condolence card to tell me that we're through

When you kiss me
Does the lipstick on your lip stick on my face?
When you miss me
In your dreams does my lover have your face?

Ah, when you kiss me
Does the lipstick on your lip stick on my face?
Ah, will you miss me
In your dreams does your lover have my face?


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"Lipstick" as written by Steve Diggle Peter Shelley

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing lyrically i think... it plays with words like not many other songs do, although it's such a simple song in the end...
    aldaon February 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the Buzzcocks are incredibly underrated. This song is terrific, one of their best.
    Whatsername1251on June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's my favorite by them.
    NightLighton February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the Buzzcocks' lyrics. They always make me smile. I think "when you kiss me does the lipstick on your lip stick on my face" is the best lyric ever.
    aboredteenageron October 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobladeodlada
    2 min ago

    Rated 0 On that point - does anybody know what the story is between this song and Shot by Both Sides. I know Howard Devoto was in Buzzcocks and then started Magazine.

    Was this used with Devoto's blessing? / What it recorded as a pop at Devoto?

    youtubedoubler.com/
    obladeodladaon August 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI have loved Shelley's lyrics. Very thoughtful and clever word structure. I interpret the line "When you kiss me, does your lipstick on your lips stick on my face" means if the lipstick sticks on your face means that it is a true relationship ... but if it doesn't it does not. I think the next line further confirms it when it goes "Will you miss me, In your dreams does your lover have my face". Thats my 2 cents worth.
    The"J"Manon April 22, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI heard shot by both sides by magazine which uses the same riff first, and have to admit I preferred magazines song , buzzcocks have done many better songs, the A side promises was much better.
    sivillaon December 21, 2005   Link

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