Kiss with a Fist (2:04)

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From Lungs and 24 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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  • cam0mila

    apenas amo esse som <3

    26 May 1:26am Reply
  • hf1809

    love song*******

    5 May 5:55pm Reply
  • veruschkan

    F**d up relationship much?

    1 Apr 6:42am 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
  • music-jess

    Hey people this is ironic, okay?? She doesn't think that a kiss with a fist is better than none... It's critics to all the people out there who hit their partner in a relationship!!

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • SofiaaLopes

    LOVE YOU FLO <3

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Metal-Kathy86

    •*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    You hit me once, i hit you back. :D

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • philliebird

    an improvement on He Hit Me (and It Felt Like a Kiss), i suppose, but it still leaves me with a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth. don't mind me and my vanilla ways, though.

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
  • u_go_na

    ♥Kiss with a fist is better than none!!!

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • explodedlad

    You are a wenis, deal with it.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
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