Kissed By Your Hell

Kissed By Your Hell

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Amanda says: These lyrics were written for the regular Sunday night skirmish, and the theme this week was 'My Biggest Fear'. This will be another for the band FKOD (Future Kings Of Denmark)

UPDATE 16th Aug: Steven has recorded a 'sketch' of the song and I am now working on the lyric changes/editing etc. Then it will be rerecorded Smile Hopefully a demo will be up here soon Smile

UPDATE 25th Aug: Full demo now up !

UPDATE 31st Aug: Amanda says: we now have a final final version, and the final lyrics are below. Final demo isn't up on Soundcloud yet, but as soon as it is I will update the demo file above and make a note here.

UPDATE 4th Sept: Final demo is now on Soundcloud Smile and therefore here !

UPDATE to end all UPDATES 7th Sept: this is now going to be released as a single within the next few weeks Smile

BIG NEWS UPDATE: this song has now been accepted into a top LA boutique music library Smile go 50/90 !

Lyrics: 

FINAL LYRICS (after much editing ;) )

Verse 1
It was the day my eyes died
Floating way up to heaven
The day you came into my life
I didn't see who you really were
I only saw your charm, your allure
I put your pride in front of my fall
In front of my fall

Chorus
Ripping out my heart with your words
Tearing at my soul with your eyes
Should I take a risk with my life
Ohhh
Should I love to be kissed by your hell

Verse 2
There are days when I don't know
If I'm feeling this pull inside
If I'm imagining something that's not
A power that I can't resist

Pre chorus
I only saw your charm, your allure
I put your pride in front of my fall
In front of my fall
You pull me in

Chorus
Ripping out my heart with your words
Tearing at my soul with your eyes
Ohhh
Should I take a risk with my life
Should I love to be kissed by your hell
Ohhh
Should I love to be kissed by your hell

Bridge
I live in fear of you dragging me in
To your sunken and devious world
Don't wanna fall headlong and crawling
Scared of your controlling ways and
Scared I'm not as strong as I
I might need to be
I might need to be

Chorus
Ripping out my heart with your words
Tearing at my soul with your eyes
Ohhh
Should I take a risk with my life
Should I love to be kissed by your hell
Ohhh

Outro chorus
Ripping out my heart with your words
Tearing at my soul with your eyes
Should I take a risk with my life
My life ohhh
Should I love to be kissed by your hell
Ohhh
Should I love to be kissed by your hell
Ohhh
Should I love to be kissed by your hell

ORIGINAL LYRICS

v1
It was the day my eyes died
And floated way up to heaven
The day when you wandered aimlessly by
I didn't see who you really were
So obvious to all
I only saw your charm, your allure
I put your pride in front of my fall

Pre Chorus
You have a way of pulling me in, of making me feel I'm the one

Chorus
Ripping out my heart with your words
Tearing at my soul with your eyes
Should I take a risk with my life
Should I love to be kissed by your hell
Should I love to be kissed by your hell

v2
There are days when I don't
Even know if I'm feeling this pull
Or if I'm imagining something that's not
A power you have that I can't resist
So obvious to all
I only saw your charm, your allure
I put your pride in front of my fall

Pre Chorus
You have a way of pulling me in, of making me feel I'm the one

Chorus
Ripping out my heart with your words
Tearing at my soul with your eyes
Should I take a risk with my life
Should I love to be kissed by your hell
Should I love to be kissed by your hell

Bridge
I live in fear of you dragging me in
To your sunken and devious world
Don't wanna be falling
Headlong and crawling
Scared of your controlling ways and
Scared that I'm not as strong as
I might need to be

Chorus
Ripping out my heart with your words
Tearing at my soul with your eyes
Should I take a risk with my life
Should I love to be kissed by your hell
Should I love to be kissed by your hell



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

Stay away from the 'you' of this lyric is all I gotta say. Strong writing as always, Amanda!

Amanda West's picture

@metalfoot yes for sure. I tend to usually write from the guys point of view almost always, because 95% of my regular co-writers are male. So writing from my own POV feels strange sometimes.

kahlo2013's picture

Really strong, powerful insight shines through in the bridge. Very effective hook in the chorus, especially with the repetition. The strength is in knowing one’s weakness!

AndyGetch's picture

Interesting combination of the powerful connotations of love, kiss, and hell. Good work on the skirmish!

coolparadiso's picture

Strong and deep. Must be deep skirmish day. Some good lines and a pretty complex structure for a skirmish well done.

barbara's picture

Preach, sister!!
I can relate to being similarly susceptible. You’ve nailed it every step of the way with your words. Excellent momentum that even builds more in the bridge with “Don't wanna be falling / Headlong and crawling”. This could elicit a very passionate performance from someone!

JWHanberry's picture

Good commentary on fears we have of our own reactions. It's best to be cautious which the character in the song evidences with her or his awareness of the danger. A well rounded view of the situation.

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...v1 I thought it was God but then the pre-chorus suggest it is human...ok. The chorus really delivers the message should I love to be....interesting choice of thoughts....kissed by your hell. V2 shows the uncertainty and then the pre-chorus again, pulling me, making me feel I'm the one. That's a pretty honest way of thinking out loud I think. Either that or you are telling me what I want to hear...lol The bridge expands on the fear of getting involved with somebody so charismatic...and or in some cases a bad boy. Good job on this Amanda.

Amanda West's picture

@jcollins Re: 'Kissed By Your Hell' ...It's interesting that you wonder if it's an honest way of thinking out loud (the pre ch). I had to stop and think back as to how and where it came from as I was writing. Yes I have been in this situation, but honestly that was not in my mind when I wrote this.

This was actually written for a man to sing, but reading it back it could equally be a woman singing.

Maybe when I write now, I am subconciously drawing on my memories of emotions, without realising it. However, I am pretty good at imagining emotions & situations (I used to write fiction ;))

I defo wasn't telling you what you wanted to hear. Unless of course you wanted to hear that

re v1 and it maybe being God... I write using universal lyrics as best as I can, so that a song can be used in as many situations as possible (and I earn more lol). So that's great that you felt v1 was about Him, very interesting Smile

Thank you for the lovely & in depth thoughts on the song.

Chip Withrow's picture

Kissed By Your Hell is an incredible title, image, and hyperbole all in one. And you bring the title to scary, stark life. Could be a piano-driven power ballad, or a slow-burn metal song. Chorus is intense, and you have some really unique word choices throughout (allure, devious ...). Powerful stuff here.

corinne54's picture

What a powerful lyric. I can hear some screaming music with this one! Awesome job!

tcelliott's picture

I like the strong images and verbs, ripping, tearing and dragging. Definitely conveys the dark, heavy emotion of the lyric.

musicsongwriter's picture

Very powerful and visual lyrics with desire and doubts, passion and dark feelings. Interesting to hear whether they will become for a male or female singer.

Chip Withrow's picture

Those guitars! I liked the lyrics only, and I'm glad I came back for this absolutely groovy song. Sort of psychedelic, '70s jangle pop vibe - I love that kind of stuff!

Cicpisces's picture

Nice rocky number. Love the production on this. Vocal hits the right amount of power and force. It's nice. Title and hook is a real winner. Evokes imagery just by reading it. Very accomplished song. Nice work.

fresh spotless youth's picture

Wow, somehow I've missed the FKOD all these years. These is just how I like my music. I love those reverb-drenched guitars and awesome vocal hooks. Kissed by your hell, that's a great line. I'm not entirely sure what it means, which makes it even better. Pretty awesome all around!