Infant Kiss

Album: Never For Ever (1980)
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  • Say good night-night
    I tuck him in tight.
    But things are not right.
    What is this? An infant kiss
    That sends my body tingling?
    I've never fallen for
    A little boy before.
    No control.

    Just a kid and just at school.
    Back home they'd call me dirty.
    His little hand is on my heart.
    He's got me where it hurts me.
    Knock, knock. Who's there in this baby?

    You know how to work me.
    All my barriers are going.
    It's starting to show.
    Let go. Let go. Let go.
    I cannot sit and let
    Something happen I'll regret.
    Ooh, he scares me!

    There's a man behind those eyes.
    I catch him when I'm bending.
    Ooh, how he frightens me
    When they whisper privately.
    ("Don't Let Go!")

    Windy-wailey blows me.
    Words of caress on their lips
    That speak of adult love.
    I want to smack but I hold back.
    I only want to touch.

    But I must stay and find a way
    To stop before it gets too much!
    All my barriers are going.
    It's starting to show.
    Let go. Let go. Let go.
    (Don't let go!)

Comments: 1

  • Todd from Oakville, OnKate also recorded a version of this song with French lyrics under the title "Un Baiser D'enfant". It was released as single, with the b-side being another song of her's with French lyrics "Ne T'enfuis Pas"
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