the song
title : For one kiss
written by : Brian Kennedy and Peter John Vettese
song copyright : © 1996 Chrysalis Music Ltd/EMI Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Brian Kennedy lead vocal, backing vocal
with :
Luis Jardim percussion
Stephen Lipson bass, programming
Calum MacColl guitars, zither
Eddi Reader backing vocal
Peter Vettese keyboards, programming, backing vocal
music
key : G major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 110
form : c V C V C M CX
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

For one kiss

for a moment I saw you
more than anything I know
with the warmest embrace in your hands
I only feel colder now
colder than I should
ah but something inside my heart let go

I found that all my words have gone
when I only want to belong, oh now
how can you risk all of this just for one kiss when
all my work is done
I will always want to be strong, oh now
how can you risk all of this, for one kiss?

how long I was silent
more than anyone I know
with the weight of your world in my heart
I only feel older now
older than I should
ah but surely my voice is all I own

I found that all my words are gone
when I only want to belong, oh now
how can you risk all of this just for one kiss when
all my work is done
I will always want to be strong, oh now
how can you risk all of this, for one kiss?

one kiss
oh, oh where did you go?
how can you risk all of this just for one kiss?

when all {all} my words {my words} are gone
when I only want to belong, oh now
how can you risk all of this just for one kiss when
all {all} my work {my work} is done
I will always want to be strong, oh now
how can you risk all of this
, for one kiss?
ooh-ooh-ooh…
how can you risk all of this, for one kiss?
how can you risk all of this, for one kiss?

explanations
the backing vocals mostly use multiple voices: the later interjections in the final chorus are by Peter Vettese only (shown as dark cyan), and where shown in olive green backing vocals are sung by Eddi only

the recording
personnel
produced by : Stephen Lipson
recorded by : Heff Moraes at The Aquarium
mixed by : ? at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 4:46
song timing : 4:46 (segue into next track)
released on
album : A better man track 2