Kissing With Confidence

Album: Dancing For Mental Health (1983)
Charted: 17
Play Video
  • You may be a sharp dresser,
    You may be a fantastic dancer,
    You may be a lively conversationalist,
    But what happens at the end of the evening when the time comes to show how you feel?
    Unless you can kiss with confidence all your fancy dressing, dancing and talking won't get you a second date.

    I'd meet a boy I really liked
    I'd start to win his heart
    Come the time to kiss good-night
    I always fell apart

    I'd giggle like I had no brains
    Or else I'd start to cough
    I thought my perspiration stains
    Would turn a fellow off

    She was nervous
    She was too shy
    She was breathless
    Lips were too dry
    Hands were shaking
    Didn't know why

    Do you want to kiss this person?
    Then be honest - what is keeping you from kissing with confidence?
    Worries. Some of them can be put to rest if you ask yourself a few simple questions before kissing.

    Is your breath fresh?
    Do your have spinach on your teeth?
    Is your deodorant strong enough?

    You may also find yourself worrying about what will happen once you are in the act of kissing.
    Will your stomach growl? Will your braces lock? Will you be able to prolong the kiss and still breathe?

    Will I spoil it with my overbite?
    Will our noses bump in the moonlight?
    When our lips meet, will they fit right?

    These worries are best cleared from the mind by the romance chant method,
    a technique which will also place your lips naturally in kissing position.
    Hableme el unico del mundo.
    Digame: comoe te hare ese sonido. Tan glorioso.
    Que aun hoba con anticipation de el. Me ha reducio a un bestia.
    Grunedo. Entusiomandose why paliptando.
    Practice this chant in the morning as you rise, in the evening as you retire and just before a date.

    Once you have mastered these techniques there is only one worry left - will it go too far?
    It never will if you remain alert to these danger signals - heavy breathing, wandering hands, strong heartbeats.
    A nice way to maintain self-control without offending the other person is to say -- 'I'm not ready to handle what I think is coming',
    then you both go home and daydream.
    Tomorrow you can start again fresh. Just remember - you can not get pregnant from kissing.

    I put an end to worrying, I learned the way from Will
    He showed me kissing with confidence is an acquired skill
    When my boyfriends get too hot I can cool 'em down
    Now I'm kissing with confidence everywhere in town

    In the schoolyard
    At the front door
    In the laundromat
    At the drug store

    At the car wash
    In the back seat
    At the Dairy Queen
    On a side street

    In the basement
    On the rooftop
    At the drive in
    At the stop and shop

    On the back porch
    At the candy store
    On the boardwalk
    By the seashore

    In the balcony
    At the malt shop
    In the parking lot
    On the blacktop

    Once you can kiss with confidence, think of others these techniques will help.
    Do you know someone who drools when he kisses or burps or bites?
    Why not do them a favor and send them this record anonymously? Writer/s: RODGERS, UNKNOWN
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Zabadak from London, EnglandLynn Goldsmith did the cover photography for Frank Zappa's "Sheik Yerbouti" LP.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Trucking Songs That Were #1 Hits

Trucking Songs That Were #1 HitsSong Writing

The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.

Bryan Adams

Bryan AdamsSongwriter Interviews

What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.

Rush: Album by Album - A Conversation With Martin Popoff

Rush: Album by Album - A Conversation With Martin PopoffSong Writing

A talk with Martin Popoff about his latest book on Rush and how he assessed the thousands of albums he reviewed.

Commercials

CommercialsFact or Fiction

Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith

Steven Tyler of AerosmithSongwriter Interviews

Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus WainwrightSongwriter Interviews

Rufus Wainwright on "Hallelujah," his album Unfollow The Rules, and getting into his "lyric trance" on 12-hour walks.