Kiss me, out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, (swing, swing) swing the spinning step
You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress

Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

Kiss me, (kiss me) down by the broken tree house
Swing me, (swing me) upon its hanging tire
Bring, bring, (bring, bring) bring your flowered hat
We'll take the trail marked on your father's map

Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

Kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

So kiss me
So kiss me
So kiss me


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Kiss Me Lyrics as written by Matthew Preston Slocum

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  • +9
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    It's a beautiful song full of ambiance and imagery. "Lead me onto the moonlit floor".

    emuInAmuumuuon April 12, 2012   Link
  • +4
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    I fell like such a dumb blonde in love when I hear this song.

    Girl in Greenon April 28, 2002   Link
  • +4
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    oh, you mean that the movie is attracted to other movies of the same gender? wow, i had no idea.

    riverscuomorockson April 20, 2003   Link
  • +4
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    Okay, this song seems pretty obvious enough, but i'll break it down entirely , for you're benefit, woopee

    First of all, i'd like to point out, as some of you had said previously, that this song is in fact a recollection of the past between the two lovers, as the song drifts to and fro, past to present.

    "Kiss me Out of the bearded barley"

    Crop-field, they run through it as children, and the singer wants her/his other to kiss when their "out of the bearded barley"

    "Nightly Beside the green green grass" They kissed so often, they lived in the country, hence the green green grass

    "Swing swing Swing the spinning step"

    Describing the spinning step they used to play on, song is in the present now, they want to relive that old feeling of the swinging step

    "You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress"

    Again, wanting to relive the past, by donning stuff which were unique to them or made them recognizable at the time.

    "Oh, kiss me Beneath the milky twilight Lead me Out on the moonlight floor"

    This is pretty obvious, a description of what the singer wants her other to do.

    "Lift up your open hand"

    She wants him to take her by the hand (aka, lift up your open hand, as if motioning to dance)

    "And strike up the band and make the fireflies dance Silver moons are sparkling So kiss me""

    This is basically the emotions she wants to feel when she finally gets that long-awaited kiss, the feeling as if a band were playing, fireflies danced in the background, as well as the shimmering light of the moon glimmered on the two.

    "Kiss me Down by the broken treehouse Swing me Upon its hanging tire"

    Again, we'er back to the recollections, of doing what they used to do in the past

    "Bring bring Bring your flowered hat We'll take the trail marked on your father's map"

    And so the reminescing continues..Why he has a flower hat, still beats me, but what i think is that the hat was so memorable, that is why the singer is asking for it again,it all about the memories to them. After that, it was time to follow the trail "marked on her boy's, map of the country, which belonged to his dad.

    And then it goes back to the chorus

    Now to clear up some misconceptions. The song was indeed written by the guitarist Matt slocum, but he wrote it in the shoes of his wife according to him, this also adds to the fact, that slocum said that when he wrote songs, he tried to write songs whilst picturing how the lead vocalist (leigh) would sing it, therefore, writing in the shoes of a female.

    The only other part i could'nt be 100% sure of was the flowered hat, but what I said above, should be a more than logical explanation.

    And finally, what I feel about this song, its really beatiful lyrically, with a great melody, no wonder it was (and still is) such a hit, but all I have to say is, seeing how this song is so likable, there seems to be an 12 year old girl in each and everyone of us lol I hope this helped everyone out. cheers

    deludedon March 26, 2007   Link
  • +3
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    this song reminds me of my ex boyfriend. this was our song and it will remind me of him till the day i die. we didn't work out, but we had a good time. i've never been loved like he loved me. sigh

    ConfusingBrownson August 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    This song is about anyone who has ever wanted to kiss anyone else, which includes teenagers, lesbians, married couples, drug dealers, christians, drag queens, christian lebians, married teenagers, drug dealers in drag... the song is for everyone, so calm down...

    WickedWitchon June 27, 2006   Link
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    The song really speaks for itself. It's about the start of a relationship where you're fascinated with the person and it's all lovey-dovey. And boys can wear flowered hats too! I don't think she's singing about a girl though. I do love the imagery in the lyrics too, it's beautiful.

    indiecindieon May 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
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    Obvious what the song is about. It's beautiful, much like a first kiss after over two decades. When it's filled with anticipation, and awkwardness, and nerves, and it's gentle, soft, and slow, it feels little different than it did as a teenager having her/his first kiss. LOVE the song. And one never forgets a first kiss with someone special...

    Jeffreystumpon July 31, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    you're thinking of she's all that.

    shadows_fallon March 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    don't you think this song is about lesbians? I do...she sings "You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress" and then she sings "Bring your flowered hat" meaning..she'll wear her dress and the other GIRL wears a flowered hat. Why would a boy wear a flowered hat. I still think it's a sweet song, just funny how nobody noticed.

    TheHappiestColouron June 10, 2003   Link

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