Kiss Me
Sixpence None the Richer Lyrics


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Kiss me, out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, (swing, swing) swing the spinning step
You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress

Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

Kiss me, (kiss me) down by the broken tree house
Swing me, (swing me) upon its hanging tire
Bring, bring, (bring, bring) bring your flowered hat
We'll take the trail marked on your father's map

Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

Kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

So kiss me



So kiss me
So kiss me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer are a romantic and whimsical invitation for a kiss beneath the starry night sky. The song describes a couple in a natural setting, surrounded by green grass, silver moons, and fireflies. The bearded barley and flowered hats evoke a sense of nostalgia for a simpler time. The swinging tire and broken tree house add an element of childhood adventure to the scene. The repeated refrain of "kiss me" emphasizes the passion and urgency of the singer's desire for their partner.


The second verse introduces the moonlit dance floor as a new location for the couple to share a moment of intimacy. The image of the open hand and the band striking up suggest a formal dance environment, while the references to fireflies and sparkling moons remind us of the natural beauty surrounding the couple. The final verse recalls the wildness and spontaneity of youth by referencing the father's map and the broken treehouse. All three verses share a sense of wonder and a desire to connect on a deeper level with the person being addressed.


Overall, "Kiss Me" is a sweet and romantic song that captures the magic of a summer night. It invites the listener to imagine themselves in the scenario described and feel the thrill of a first kiss.


Line by Line Meaning

Kiss me, out of the bearded barley
Please kiss me, even if we are in the middle of a field with tall, bearded barley.


Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Every night, I want to be close to you, surrounded by the lush green grass.


Swing, swing, (swing, swing) swing the spinning step
Let's dance and spin around together, enjoying the moment.


You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress
We can dress up and look our best for each other.


Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Oh, please kiss me under the soft, glowing light of the stars at twilight.


Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Take my hand and guide me to the dance floor lit by the moon.


Lift your open hand
Hold your hand up and take mine in yours.


Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Let's start the music, create a magical moment and watch the fireflies flicker and glow to the rhythm.


Silver moon's sparkling
The silver moon is shining brightly, adding to the beauty of the night.


So kiss me
So please, just kiss me.


Kiss me, (kiss me) down by the broken tree house
Kiss me near the tree house that might be a little run down or broken, but we'll be happy to be together.


Swing me, (swing me) upon its hanging tire
Swing me on the hanging tire by the tree house, having fun together.


Bring, bring, (bring, bring) bring your flowered hat
Bring your flowered hat and let's continue the adventure together.


We'll take the trail marked on your father's map
Let's take the path shown on the map made by your father and continue exploring together.


So kiss me
So please, just kiss me.


So kiss me
So please, just kiss me.


So kiss me
So please, just kiss me.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sentric Music, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Matthew Preston Slocum

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Valencia

Lyrics

Kiss me, out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, (swing, swing) swing the spinning step
You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress

Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

Kiss me, (kiss me) down by the broken tree house
Swing me, (swing me) upon its hanging tire
Bring, bring, (bring, bring) bring your flowered hat
We'll take the trail marked on your father's map

Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

Kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me

So kiss me
So kiss me
So kiss me



bumbumbambilimbulu

Kiss me, out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, (swing, swing) swing the spinning step
You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress
Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me
Kiss me, (kiss me) down by the broken tree house
Swing me, (swing me) upon its hanging tire
Bring, bring, (bring, bring) bring your flowered hat
We'll take the trail marked on your father's map
Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me
Kiss me, beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me
So kiss me
So kiss me
So kiss me



All comments from YouTube:

ljcool17

This one of those magical songs that make you feel something or remember a memory that never existed.

Brian Bullington

I agree. I feel this way about the song "somewhere only we know" as well. It is like a friend of mine once said about Belle and Sevastian: "it makes you feel nastalgic for a decade that never existed."

Charlie Garrett

@Brian Bullington totally get it from both songs too

Ridwan Ardian Wijaya

wow thats what i feel man

Shen Doodles

It makes me hear the voices of long-dead loved ones calling out to leave quickly

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Tobology

I was 27 when I first saw this video. I was getting ready for work, at 3:40am, and making sure Mom was okay. As, I was walking towards her room, I heard her singing this song. Instantly a large smile spread across my face, and I bounced into her room singing with her. Every time she'd sing "Kiss Me" I'd bend down and kiss her on the cheek. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer just 3 months previously. So any, and every time her spirits were up became a 'trigger', for me, to raise the roof! I could care less about what time it was, or who was sleeping! Mom was happy & feeling good! I'd dance and sing, keeping the good vibes going until I had to go to work, or Mom tired out. Then we'd laugh until I had to leave. And, you know that that song played every work day at about the same time for at least 6 or 7 weeks! It was AWESOME!

riyah f

thank you for sharing your beautiful story ❤ music brings people together

Devansh Dwivedi

Thank you for sharing this, it was a beautiful read

Alex Crawford

Tobology: Aww, that’s so sweet.

melissa garcia

yes thank you for sharing 🥰😇

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