Big Country - Kiss The Girl Goodbye Lyrics




They hit the bank on a dog-day afternoon
With the black top popping and the radio out of tune
They looked so young and wild and people sighed
For desperate men need desperate passers by

You gotta kiss the girl good-bye
Then begin
Kiss the girl good-bye
You know when and I know why
We kiss the girl good-bye

They left the strip just before the hurricane blew
The governor turned his head and the customs man knew
They looked so lean and wired the controller asked why
Well desperate men need a desperate kind of sky

One of them was a sailor
Another one was a fishing man
The third one was a farmer’s son
And they kissed their girls good-bye

Kiss the girl good-bye
Then begin
Kiss the girl good-bye
You know when and I know why
We kiss the girl good-bye

Kiss the girl good-bye
Then begin
Kiss the girl good-bye
You know when and I know why
We kiss the girl good-bye

They hit the street with the moon in a funny mind
For a drive past shooting for a deal done just in time
Well they look so young that something’s got to give
Well desperate men have desperate lives to live

One of them was a brother
Another one was a married man
The third one was a mother’s son
They kissed their girls good-bye

Kiss the girl good-bye
Then begin
Kiss the girl good-bye
You know when and I know why
We kiss the girl good-bye [x4]





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  1. simon hobbs

    did B .C ever do a duff track ? I dont think so .

  2. misfitkid66

    This is how it's done.....everyone.

  3. middlemanscaggs

    This is such a brilliant song! In fact, all the music on NPLH / Rairities V sessions are amazing. Same goes with Buffalo Skinners and Damascus sessions

  4. JollyJimmyJohnston

    this is another fucking amazing BC track!!!!

  5. suburbansoftrocker

    Yeah yeah rock 'n' roll.

  6. paul clarke

    I think this comes close to being a classic but the verse and lyrics need work. I wrote the song about desperate situations inspiring drastic actions, maybe I should have taken the lyrics advice and tried to do something more with it. — Stuart Adamson, Restless Natives & Rarities liner notes

    Also see: Kiss The Girl (demo)

  7. paul clarke

    Lyrics & Music: Stuart Adamson

    This was written during the first demos we did at "House In The Woods" when Pat was playing with us, the same demos as "We're Not In Kansas" and "Ships" I think. This is the version done with Mark drumming at "Rockfield" for "No Place Like Home".