And Then You Kissed Me

Album: Long Gone Before Daylight (2003)
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  • Frontwoman Nina Persson told The Independent on Sunday February 1, 2009 that this song concerning physical abuse is not autobiographical. She explained: "I'm lucky, I've never been in a violent relationship, so that song wasn't autobiographical. But the subject, that whole kind of thing... it fascinates me."
  • Persson discussed this song on the band's official website: "[It's] a song about power, and how love, and being seen, can really change a person and her whole judgment. I was thinking about women who get beat up in their own home, and how they often keep defending the man. And how I (didn't get beat up, physically), also have accepted terrible things in relationships, that at the time really did seem OK, because I was in love and needed love badly."
  • The band's subsequent album, Super Extra Gravity (2005), features the sequel to this song, "And Then You Kissed Me II." Peter Svensson came up with similar sounding chords and bandmate Magnus Sveningsson encouraged him to create the sister song, while Persson wrote the lyrics.

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