"Let Me Kiss You" as written by and Steven Patrick/whyte Morrissey....
There's a place in the sun,
For anyone who has the will to chase one
And I think I've found mine,
Yes, I do believe I have found mine, so

Close your eyes,
And think of someone,
You physically admire
And let me kiss you,
Let me kiss you

I've zig-zagged all over America,
And I cannot find a safety haven
Say, would you let me cry,
On your shoulder
I've heard that you'll will try anything twice

Close your eyes,
And think of someone,
You physically admire,
And let me kiss you,
Let me kiss you

But then you open your eyes,
And you see someone,
That you physically despise
But my heart is open
My heart is open to you


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"Let Me Kiss You" as written by Alain Gordon Whyte Steven Morrissey

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  • +3
    General CommentI saw him live recently. He did this song, and as he sang the words "And you see someone that you physically despise" he opened his shirt and exposed his body...which is in no way despicable!

    I don't think it is so much about him not being able to get the one he wants as it is about him hating his own body. He hates it so much that in order for him to be intimate with someone he wants that person to close their eyes and think of someone else.

    Ha...I bet there are plenty of people (who actually think of Morrissey when they kiss someone else!
    singmylifeon August 06, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentCreative song by a most creative artist, but it's sad. Obviously he doesn't like his body (an all-too familiar feeling) but he's hoping she will like him if she only imagines she's kissing someone else. The song's about what he sees in the mirror (his insecurities) and he has little faith in the woman he loves/likes. Sadly too many people are superficial and believe that good looks are forever and that they actually matter in the big scheme of life. Some of the homeliest men (by society's standards) have been the greatest guys I've known. One is a good friend w/ me on FB and he's had two gorgeous wives. His heart and soul are sexy/beautiful, and at least two women knew to look beyond his physical features. Only mature people should marry; there should be a test ;)
    TurnMeOnon November 09, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe loves them so much that he wants to kiss them even if it means them having to imagine being with someone else. It's such a sad song...
    Such_A_Softer_Sinon May 25, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentif you don't know what this song is about, then you shouldn't be listening to morrissey in the first place.

    i mean come on... it's all about his self-deprecating and introspective point of views... he'd probably never ask a girl to kiss him, but here he uses this to further emphasize his miserablism.
    kankurouon October 27, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, I think that we need to differentiate Morrissey the person and his persona. I don't think Morrissey himself feels insecure about his appearance. He is, and has always been, a beautiful man and he knows it. It's just that he is mentally drawn to the idea of being the weak, the shy and the miserable. These are the characters that often recur in his songs. In the same way that the narrator in a novel doesn't need to be the author, a song can be half truth and half fiction.

    I like this track because the meaning is so sad that it becomes uplifting. While many can sing about loneliness and desperation, only a few can deliver the idea this effectively. To say that you would rather be thought of as someoe else just to get a kiss from someone you love is to frankly accept your defeat as a person. It is a thought so painful to admit. I guess that is why the idea has never been used in a love song before, at least not the ones we normally heard of. My favourite line is 'I heard that you'll try anything twice'. It adds a nasty bite to the whole thing, ridiculing himself and his target at the same time.
    lazyheadon August 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think he wrote this one to Nancy Sinatra, his neighbour.
    Morrisseyon May 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"With "Let Me Kiss You" we're back to more subtle and muted territory once more, but also the album's biggest grower. Over a distinctly Marr-ish arrangement Morrissey once more does self-deprecating yearning like no-one else, craving attention while knowing he will be "physically despised". Once more, at least in song, age seems only to add to his beguiling neurosis. He may reside in California, but he still revels in doing that most un-American of things; celebrating life's losers." - Ben Granger
    febirdon January 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsad but beautiful song
    ita_xoxoon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that he wrote this one to Nancy Sinatra, his neighbour.
    Morrisseyon May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a beautiful song!
    rotem50on October 03, 2004   Link

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