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"Kiss Me" - Sixpence None the Richer (1998)

Leigh Nash described (in August 1999) the origin of the band's name on the Late Show with David Letterman:

"It comes from a book by C. S. Lewis called Mere Christianity. A little boy asks his father if he can get a sixpence-a very small amount of English currency-to go and get a gift for his father. The father gladly accepts the gift and he's really happy with it, but he also realizes that he's not any richer for the transaction."

(CS Lewis's exact quote "It is all very nice and proper, but only an idiot would think that the father is sixpence to the good on the transaction.")

"C.S. Lewis was comparing that to his belief that God has given him, and us, the gifts that we possess, and to serve Him the way we should, we should do it humbly, with humble hearts-realizing how we got the gifts in the first place."

Hmm, yes, partnering with God, and let's see if with humble hearts, with faith in him, that sixpence can grow :-)


Kiss me out of the bearded barley
Nightly, beside the green, green grass
Swing, swing, swing the spinning step
You wear those shoes and I will wear that dress.

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me.

Kiss me down by the broken tree house
Swing me upon it's hanging tire
Bring, bring, bring your flowered hat
We'll take the trail marked on your father's map

Oh, kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me 

Kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon's sparkling
So kiss me 

So kiss me...(2x more)

** End of lyrics