Kiss This Thing Goodbye

Album: Waking Hours (1989)
Charted: 43 35

Songfacts®:

  • The follow-up to "Nothing Ever Happens," this was the first song by Del Amitri to break the US Top 40, reaching #35. It's one of the more resigned break-up songs, about a relationship that is not working and never will. The couple can barely even stand to share the same space, so there's no point in prolonging the end of it. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 1

  • Tim from Clarkdale, AzThis was my anthem when I was getting ready to dump my ex. It took months to disentangle myself from her. I was walking air when it was finally over. This song reminds me how glad I was to get rid of her and out of that relationship.
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