Rory Dodd - A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste 1985

1 A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste 7.26 Jim Steinman

Written and Roughly Produced by Jim Steinman

A Kiss Is a Terrible Thing To Waste

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Just tell them your mama said so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
And "if only" are the loneliest words you’ll never know
And "if only" are the loneliest words you’ll never know....

There’s a woman sitting out on a porch
And she’s talking to her daughter in a voice so soft
Telling her something ‘bout the future and the rest of her life
And the stars just kept on burning

There’s a city boy who’s restless and rough
But when his mother’s there to hold of him then he ain’t so tough
She’s telling him the lessons he’ll be learning for the rest of his life
And the planets kept on turning

Don’t let your dreams get all rusty
Keep on using them as hard as you can
The night is so much darker than it has any right to be

Don’t let it all get away from you
Don’t let it slip through your hands

(and)
Blessed are the lovers just beginning to learn
Blessed are the fires just beginning to burn
You’ll have to pay for it later if you don’t get it when it’s going for free
And you remember that–

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Just tell them your mama said so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
And if only are the loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only are the loneliest words you’ll never know

If only I was ten years younger
If only I didn’t need that touch
If only I could lose this hunger
If only didn’t mean so much

If only I had done things different
If only I had done the same
If only I had that guy’s body
If only I had that guy’s name

There’s a couple making out in a car
They’re steaming up the windows and they’ve gone so far
That they wonder when to stop and they wonder if they’re doing it right
And the dashboard lights are golden

They’re staring into each other’s eyes
They’re gettin’ to the truth because their bodies don’t lie
They hear the voices of their mothers comin’ back in the night
It’s an endless plan unfolding

Don’t let your dreams get all rusty
Keep on using them as hard as you can
The night is so much darker than it has any right to be

Don’t let it all get away from you
Don’t let it slip through your hands

(and)
Blessed are the lovers who’ll inherit the Earth
Blessed are the lovers who discovered it first
You’ll have to pay for it later if you don’t get it when it’s goin’ for free
And believe me that–

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Just tell them your mama said so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
And if only are the loneliest words you’ll ever know
If only are the loneliest words you’ll never know

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Just tell them your mama said so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
And if only are the lonliest words you’ll never know

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Just tell them your mama said so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
And if only are the lonliest words you’ll never know

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Just tell them your mama said so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
And if only are the lonliest words you’ll ever know

A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
Just tell them your mama said so
A kiss is a terrible thing to waste
And if only are the lonliest words you’ll never know

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