A song called "The Kiss" sure sounds romantic, but this is The Cure we're talking about, so something more sinister is at play. This kiss Robert Smith sings about comes from a vampire; it's a bite on the neck so he can feed on the blood of his victim. Despite the title, it's anything but a love song.
This song played up The Cure's image of "Rock Vampires," with a dark sound and macabre lyrics.
This is the first song on the Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me album, and it was the opener on their subsequent tour (the "Kissing" tour). With a long intro filled with staccato synths and distorted guitar, it allowed the band to start the show with a visual presentation. The stage was surrounded by white curtains, and as the band played, scenes from a short movie they made called Eyemou were projected onto them. When Smith started singing, the curtains dropped, revealing the band as he belted out the opening line: "Kiss me kiss me kiss me."
This track runs 6:15 with an exceptionally long intro: Robert Smith doesn't start singing until 3:50.