Kiss with a Fist (2:04)

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From Lungs and 23 other releases

According to the Kiss With a Fist Songfacts, this sexually charged number was written when Welch was hanging out with art college dropouts. She told The Sunday Times: “It’s about giving as good as you get.”
Florence explained the song’s meaning on her Myspace:
“Kiss with a Fist” is NOT a song about domestic violence. It is about two people pushing each other to psychological extremes because they are fighting but they still love each other. The song is not about one person being attacked, or any actual physical violence, there are no victims in this song. Sometimes the love two people have for each other is a destructive force. But they can’t have it any other way, because it’s what holds them together, they enjoy the drama and pushing each other’s buttons. The only way to express these extreme emotions is with extreme imagery, all of which is fantasism and nothing in the song is based on reality. Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love” isn’t actually about her bleeding and this song isn’t actually about punching someone in the mouth.

The song was first recorded as “Happy Slap” by Florence’s earlier band, Ashok.

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  • Jockey478

    7 years <3

    9 Jun 5:39pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    The party and I have a bath in the summer hit this is a song which makes me want a Meditation kid coughing and call me and I

    11 Jan 10:08pm Reply
  • Randall-Flagg

    what a sweet lovely couple.I'm speechless Bruce Lee isn't mentioned as their idol and inspiration.:D Love it!

    10 Jan 2:45pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    More punk than most pop punk bands are, hehe...love the lyrics!

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    I told ciaz about the friend Hyde park I had to go on like this when he is a good father and I want to be in mercury into the kindle fire and cuddle firefly to do that to the beach with your kindle why did not do well running machine gun so much fun to

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • fred-horn

    great video

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Eeli2008

    remind me of 'Blister in the Sun'

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • cam0mila

    apenas amo esse som <3

    26 May 2014 Reply
  • hf1809

    love song*******

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • veruschkan

    F**d up relationship much?

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • kRypto-f

    i dont ever want to fight a lady......

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • shoegazefan

    28 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MarcusLMosnter

    “Kiss with a Fist” is NOT a song about domestic violence. It is about two people pushing each other to psychological extremes because they are fighting but they still love each other. The song is not about one person being attacked, or any actual physical violence, there are no victims in this song. Sometimes the love two people have for each other is a destructive force. But they can’t have it any other way, because it’s what holds them together, they enjoy the drama and pushing each other’s buttons. The only way to express these extreme emotions is with extreme imagery, all of which is fantasism and nothing in the song is based on reality. Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love” isn’t actually about her bleeding and this song isn’t actually about punching someone in the mouth." Now please, can you all stfu?

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • phdecora

    i really hope this song is some kind of ironic weird joke

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Metal-Kathy86

    GREAT

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    A few of you people need to get a grip.

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • fredickErased

    two minutes of complete and utter brilliance!

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
  • GonzaloGJ17

    Too much violence for my ears... I love it!

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sweetnanda

    has to be my least favourite song by them, but i still like it.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • phdecora

    uhm if you are taking these lyrics seriously you need to get your head examined. it's like thinking that 'great green balls of greasy grimy gopher guts' is a serious song about someones culinary taste.

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
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