"Kiss On My List" as written by Daryl Hall and Janna M. Allen....
My friends wonder why I call you all of the time
What can I say
I don't feel the need to give such secrets away
You think maybe I need help, no, I know that I'm right
I'm just better off not listening to friends' advice

When they insist on knowing my bliss
I tell them this
When they want to know what the reason is
I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why

(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss I can't resist
(Because your kiss) is what I miss when I turn on the lights

I go crazy wondering what there is to really see
Did the night just take up your time, 'cause it means more to me
Sometimes I forget what I'm doing, I don't forget what I want
Regret what I've done, regret you, I couldn't go on

And if you insist on knowing my bliss
I'll tell you this
If you want to know what the reason is
I'll only smile when I lie, then I'll tell you why

(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss I can't resist
(Because your kiss) is what I miss when I turn on the lights

I really miss you babe

(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life
(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss I can't resist
(Because your kiss) is what I miss when I turn on the lights

(Because your kiss) your kiss is on my list
(Because your kiss) your kiss I can't resist
Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life


Lyrics submitted by elixir808, edited by johnde

"Kiss on My List" as written by Janna M. Allen Daryl Hall

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    My InterpretationI always thought this song was kind of tongue-in-cheek. The speaker says he only smiles when he lies and then he tells his friends all this sweet nonsense about how it's her kiss that he's likes. He slips in "I only smile when I lie" with the utmost subtlety. It's easy for an inattentive audience to miss it and just hear the sweet chorus.

    In the second section he's referring to one of those relationship "talks" where she is worriedly trying to assess what he really thinks of her. Does he regret being with her, she wonders Of course not, he assures her. I couldn't go on! He tells her a few silly lies to shut her up, because she's kind of dumb, or at least gullible.

    What is it he really wants? He wants to get some tail! That's it! He doesn't tell his buddies that or his girlfriend that because it's more fun for him to be kind of a cad and keep up this game that he's a really sweet guy. (He doesn't feel the need to give such secrets away.)

    I always thought this song was kind of an inside joke because the chorus is repeated so much that most people just assume it's a straight forward sweet little love song.
    MrAwwesomeon December 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentOne of their best songs IMO
    NJJon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery much agree,he cant stop hanging around a girl thats no good for him,he can see its a waste of time but cant resist!
    Geordieon October 10, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationHe's ashamed of her, and he doesn't want to admit he really likes her a lot, because his friends insult her(probably for good reason). He thinks she will dump him anyway, so he plays it off like he only likes kissing her, nothing more. The thing is, if he's ashamed of her, then he's no good for her anyway, because she wasn't worth fighting for. She deserves better.
    spicyfloon October 13, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis was the first song I ever played on a jukebox that wasn't something my parents wanted to hear. I loved this song as a young teen, just as I do today, but I think I actually understand it now.

    So there's Daryl talking to his girl about his friends, telling her that they get on him about his happiness, but he lies when he tells them her kiss is on the list. It's a little white lie though.

    See, the thing is, Daryl is telling his friends that her kiss is the reason, but it's only ONE of the things on his list - he does NOT say that it's #1. What would #1 on his list be?...

    After the chorus, the next verse is him continuing his conversation with his girl. He essentially tells her that he hopes their relationship actually means something, because it does to him - no regrets...

    Which suggests what takes the #1 spot on his list of the 'best things in life'. I won't be crude, but I think readers can figure this one out for themselves.

    This is a song written before you could basically say anything on the radio. You had to have some writing chops to find creative ways to encode the true message of the song for more adult ears to hear it. It's a shame this this art appears to be lost in modern music.
    ctlizyrdon August 06, 2018   Link

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