Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Back seat conversations: the meaning of lyrics edition
So we were driving back from soccer one day last month, and "Kiss You (When it's Dangerous)" came on the radio. I've embedded the video above for those of you (my U.S and U.K. friends) who have probably never heard this 80s Ottawa band's most famous song.
And from the back seat came this conversation:
Leah [singing along]: ♫ ♪ I'll kiss you when it's dangerous. I'll kiss you then and only then. ♪
Rae: What do you think they mean by "kiss you when it's dangerous"? What does it mean?
Leah: I don't know.
Rae: Maybe it means that he will only kiss her if she's tied up on a moving conveyor belt with sharp knives on it.
Rae: And lasers.
Leah: Nah, it probably means that he's going to kiss her when she's mad at him and he might get slapped if he tries. So it's dangerous.
Rae: Like she's mad because he didn't buy her some shoes?