"The Kiss" as written by Robert James Smith, Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson and Boris Williams....
Kiss me kiss me kiss me
Your tongue is like poison
So swollen it fills up my mouth
Love me love me love me
You nail me to the floor
And push my guts all inside out

Get it out get it out get it out
Get your fucking voice
Out of my head

I never wanted this
I never wanted any of this
I wish you were dead
I wish you were dead

I never wanted any of this
I wish you were dead

Lyrics submitted by oofus

"The Kiss" as written by Laurence Andrew Tolhurst Robert James Smith

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  • +6
    General CommentIt's about sunshine, puppy dogs, and smiley faces...
    heartbeats_xxxon May 18, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI dont know about the rest of you, but the guitar / intro just bleeds with ferocious hate - you dont even have to listen to the lyrics to understand that.
    rajwoodsonon October 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song describes a situation many of us have found ourselves in- getting caught up in a relationship with someone you have no actual attraction to, and the repulsion you feel at being forced to kiss someone who disgusts rather than arouses you. The forcefulness of the other person's grasp is really well displayed here. "I never wanted any of this, I wish you were dead"... sums up the feelings perfectly.
    MaskOfSanityon April 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentdesperately trying to expell intense feelings that you dont want to have for someone... this song puts a lump in my throat everytime
    lounesson April 11, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationTo me it's about dealing with being in love with someone you can't have or is having trouble letting go of them. Desperation, impulses, anger. That feeling when you still want someone but you're fighting it. Desperatly saying "Kiss me kiss me kiss me." Expressing how you feel chained and trapped by that feeling "You nail me to the floor and push my guts all inside out". And then also desperately going against it "Get it out get it out get your fucking voice out of my head. I never wanted this [suffering, pain, rejection?]". I love this song so much. I'm currently trying to get over someone and this song soothes me.
    jessicakonon March 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe sickness of lust.
    this is one of thier best, most intense songs.
    ZombieCultHeroon April 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy personal take on this song...:

    I think that it is about a guy who was/is still in love with a girl who he is no longer dating, and the memories of their kissing is driving him mad with lust and he's trying to renounce the memories.

    Great song. Very powerful.
    Anilandon April 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs a couple of you noted, Robert Smith says it's about "the sickness of lust". Which is awesome, because it allows you to fit the song's meaning into your own life. But I think that the sickness of lust in "The Kiss" is specifically molestation. "Kiss me, kiss me...", "tongue like poison", and "love me, love me..." refers to the way victims are groomed to allow it. You nail me to the floor and push my guts all inside out" ought to be self-explanatory at this point, but Smith does something clever here. While grammatically speaking, the repetitive "get it out"s belong to the line, "Get your fucking voice out of my head", they way they are so painfully produced indicates emotionally they belong to the previous lines detailing the anal rape. As a survivor of molestation, just one time thank every deity, that spoke loudly and clearly to me on my very first listen, back in the 80's.
    makeitgreenon June 04, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing live. it just bleeds with emotion.
    deathcabon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i've never heard this song i just read these lyrics and wow that's powerful...it seems like he hates her...
    .::.tralalalala.::.on February 28, 2006   Link

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