"Can I Have A Kiss?" as written by and James Patrick/clarkson Messer....
Excuse me for this
I just want a kiss
I just want to know what it feels like to touch
Something so pure
Something I'm so sure of
What it feels like to stand outside your door
I'm unworthy
I can see you're above me
But I can be lovely given the chance

Don't move
I want to remember you just like this
Don't move
It's only a breath or two between our lips

I know why you left
I can't blame you myself
Must be hard living with ghosts and such an empty shell
I tried to warn you
I've been a mess since you've known me
I can't promise forever
But I'm working on it
If I can't hold you
Can I give you a kiss

Can I have a kiss

I see that you're torn
I've got some scars of my own
Seems I want what I know is gonna leave me hungry

Don't move
I need to remember you just like this

I know why you left
I can't blame you myself
Must be hard living with ghosts and such an empty shell
I tried to warn you
I've been a mess since you've known me
I can't promise forever
But I'm working on it
If I can't hold you
Can I give you a kiss

Can I

All I have
All I can give to you I will
Just promise this
If I can't have forever
Can I have a kiss, kiss, kiss
No

I know why you left
I can't blame you myself
Must be hard living with ghosts and such an empty shell
I tried to warn you
I've been a mess since you've known me
I can't promise forever
But I'm working on it
If I can't hold you
Can I give you a kiss

Can I give you a kiss
Can I, can I
Can I have a kiss


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"Can I Have a Kiss" as written by Kelly Clarkson Dwight Baker

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  • +1
    General Commentlove the tone of desperation in this song...btw this album is GREAT --- it really grows on u, all the negative media attention is BULLSHIT!!! just cuz shes not exactly the same and not as mainstream peeps r making a fuss....
    greenchristineon June 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I can’t promise forever but I’m working on it"

    absolutely brilliant! Kelly really proved herself on her new CD
    massivetidalwaveon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe intends well but did something wrong in the past and now is pleading for the guy to, if not give her what they were before, at least a kiss.
    gooogon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally disagree with t dot... this is like, the worst song on the album.
    i basically like every other one. haha.
    Technophobiaon July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song! It has an incredible melody, and is instantly likable. The rest of the album is also amazing, but favors repeated listens.
    abey85on July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this CD! Got it yesterday and I listened to every song like 6 times!!! Or tried, anyway! I love kelly Clarkson! My least favorite (of her CDS) so far is Thankful.
    dannipersonon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the breathiness (wrd?) in the opening verse, and absolutely love the words in that same verse, but the rest is okay. The music in the chorus gets annoying, because it sounds like a skipping record, kind of.

    The way she says "kiss" gets on my nerves. It's kind of corny, the way she's asking for a kiss, and sort of naive. But whatever. It's just the impression I got.

    The album does grow on me, though. It'll just take a couple of visits to this site, and a few more listens, and I'll be liking the whole thing.


    --Mari
    foundthevelvetsun7on July 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis part is what gets me:

    I tried to warn you
    I’ve been a mess since you’ve known me
    I can’t promise forever
    But I’m working on it

    This literally describes my whole being. I want to find my prince charming and live my happily ever after. But with the way my life has been, I find it hard to believe that it actually happens. Hence the "i've been a mess".

    However, since I really want to believe that it can happen (and WILL happen) that's why I love the part "i can't promise forever, but i'm working on it"

    It's SO real to me. She took the words right out of my mouth. I think everyone feels this way when they've been let down before (numerious times).
    LMB228on November 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey were both head over heels in love

    Now they are broken up and everythings changed
    she never knew it would ever happen to them

    so shes confronting him and letting him know she realizes shes "unworthy" now

    and is asking for a hookup just so she can remember him in a somewhat good way

    its so sad.
    4everandeveron February 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is how i feel right now.
    she misses him and just wants to know how it felt like again.
    That's all i want.. all i really want.
    peanutbutter11on May 06, 2008   Link

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