Kiss Me at the Gate

Kiss Me at the Gate

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Melodic Modern Pop with emphasis on powerful hooks consisting of clever, emotional lyrics that beg the listener to sing along. Bolstered by catchy guitar lines that complement melancholy, sincere vocals. The Pretenders meets the Sundays meets Juliana Hatfield meets Carole King.

Biography

Formed in the summer of 2003, Kiss Me at the Gate specializes in lyrical indie rock. The set takes the listener on a dynamic ride ranging from aggressive, insistent pieces to introspective ballads. The goal is emotional connection with threads of hope woven throughout the lyrics. Musical influences for each band member are dramatically different, resulting in fresh and original collaborative efforts. Typically the skeleton of the song is worked out by Cormany with melodies and structure composed before presenting it to the other members for development and arrangement. Layers are added to create immaculate pop masterpieces. Kiss Me at the Gate is modern pop at its finest: powerful, catchy and best of all, absolutely charming.

Lyrics

Late

Written By: Claire Cormany

My gut just won't be still tonight
Like swallowing a butterfly
I'm listening for the grinding of your tires
Said that you'd be by at 8
But I don't wanna wait that late

Hammock movin left to right
Tip of ash and amber light
Bright enough to see that I'm on fire
It's too much to anticipate
And I don't wanna wait that late

And Oh, Thicker than the night around us
Oh, deeper they'll never find us
Oh, newer than you've ever felt before

Hung jury of my greatest fears
and everything I'm clutching dear
I'm tracing tiny patterns on your skin
Don't know if I believe in fate
But I don't wanna wait that late

Chorus
Chorus

My gut just won't be still tonight
Like swallowing a butterfly
Baby can't you see that I'm on fire
It's too much to anticipate
And I don't wanna wait that late
Oh, it's too much to anticipate
Baby let's not wait too late.

Come On

Written By: Claire Cormany

You looked alright, you looked okay
No worse for wear that's what they'd say
But I can see something besides
The stars were missing from your eyes
And what goes up must not come down now

Come on, come on, the moon is waiting
Tastes so sweet you're salivating
Darling, this is how we're meant to be, to be
Come on, come on the water's warm
And I don't want to swim alone
Come comb your fingers through the waves with me, with me

You've got your daddy's pair of hands
The way they're sifting through this sand
And baby you know you've got heart
You've got your dreams and that's a start
And what goes up must not come down now

Chorus

You looked alright, you looked okay
No worse for wear that's what I'd say
But I can see something besides
I see it shining in your eyes
And what goes up must not come down now

Chorus

Discography

Chords of Relief- a CD to benefit the Katrina disaster 2005
Tape and Scissors LP 2008
Radio play on Sirius radio XMU