Heavy humid night. Corner of Park and Main
Cast that first glance: your smile, my veins at maximum capacity, blood pumping so fast
My girl, if looks gave heart attacks
The dangerous men in the shadows were like an audience, and even the meanest among them had a special little shine in their eyes when they saw us
walk by
Walked about twenty blocks talking about good bars and better towns than this one
Kissed that first night, and then the rain opened up the sky to get

One last kiss
I love you like an alcoholic
One last kiss
I love you like a statuette
One last kiss
I need you like I need a broken leg

I was getting off the late shift, attempting to recover
Crumpled up the bus pass and tossed it into the gutter
Some handsome dark stranger, you were standing there on the corner
You had those compelling magnetized eyes that you must have lost
when you got older
Seven blocks in, my fingers brushed your hand
I blushed and you laughed, but you seemed a little sad
I ain't one to jump a ship, but I absolutely knew
I was six steps in when I fell into you

One last kiss
I love you like a broken pot
One last kiss
I love you like a pack of dogs
One last kiss
I need you like I need a gaping head wound

One last kiss
I love you like an alcoholic
One last kiss
I love you like a negligee
One last kiss
I need you like I need a broken leg


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    My InterpretationNot getting over your ex
    jps2150on February 07, 2017   Link
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    Song Meaning"Cast that first glance... if looks gave heart attacks"

    He immediately fell in love with her, albeit based on her looks

    "The dangerous men in the shadows were like an audience, and even the meanest among them had a special little shine in their eyes when they saw us"

    Even with their own cruelty 'the dangerous men in the shadows' felt pity for the man knowing she was the type of woman to chew men up and spit them out.

    "One last kiss, I love you like an alcoholic"

    He knows he's already addicted to her

    "One last kiss, I love you like a statuette"

    She views him as being beautiful and breakable

    "One last kiss, I need you like I need a broken leg"

    Even he knows she's not good for him

    "Crumpled up the bus pass and tossed it in the gutter"

    A physical representation of how little she cares about things

    "You had those compelling magnetized eyes that you must have lost when you got older"

    She recognized he had been broken before by a woman and was likely no longer 'magnetized', or drawn near, others easily because of it.

    "I ain't one to jump a ship, but I absolutely knew I was six steps in when I fell into you"

    She wouldn't stay because she found herself having feelings for him and felt guilt at breaking him further.

    "One last kiss, I love you like a negligee"

    She does not find actual relief in sex, therefore loving him like a negligee means she would find no pleasure in hurting him emotionally.

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    Basically, a song about love at first sight with a woman who toys with men's heart to relieve the stressors of her life. Upon meeting this man, though, she felt something different for him and the guilt of breaking him further than he already was made her decide to stay away - after one last kiss.
    They both know they're bad for the other; on the man's side because he could tell what type of woman she usually was, and on the woman's because she knew what heartache she would bring to him if she stayed.
    ShhMollyKnowson July 13, 2017   Link

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