A Kiss is Just a Kiss

“A Kiss is Just a Kiss…” You know the rest, right? It’s a line from As Time Goes By, a song written by Herman Hupfeld in 1931. It became famous when it was featured in the 1942 film Casablanca, performed by Dooley Wilson as Sam. Robert E. Jackson shares photographs of ‘a kiss’ from his wonderful collection of snapshots in honor of Valentine’s Day. As ever, let’s imagine the stories between these images…


Valentines Day kiss


You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by
– Herman Hupfeld, As Time Goes By



Valentines Day


Well, he walked up to me and he asked me if I wanted to dance
He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance
When he danced he held me tight
And when he walked me home that night
All the stars were shining bright
And then he kissed me
– The Crystals, Then He Kissed Me


Valentines Day

Valentines Day


Close your eyes and I’ll kiss you
Tomorrow I’ll miss you
Remember I’ll always be true
And then while I’m away, I’ll write home everyday
And I’ll send all my loving to you
– The Beatles, All My Loving


Valentines Day kiss Kissing



You may be a sharp dresser,
You may be a fantastic dancer,
You may be a lively conversationalist,
But what happens at the end of the evening when the time comes to show how you feel?
Unless you can kiss with confidence all your fancy dressing, dancing and talking won’t get you a second date.
I’d meet a boy I really liked
I’d start to win his heart
Come the time to kiss good-night
– Will Powers, Kissing With Confidence


Kissing Valentines Day Valentines Day kiss


And then you took the words right out of my mouth
Oh it must have been while you were kissing me
You took the words right out of my mouth
And I swear it’s true
I was just about to say I love you
– Meatloaf, You Took The Words Right Of My Mouth


Kissing Kissing Kissing


Before you slip into unconsciousness
I’d like to have another kiss
Another flashing chance at bliss
Another kiss, another kiss
– The Doors, The Crystal Ship




This year’s crop of kisses
Don’t seem as sweet to me
This year’s crop just misses
What kisses used to be
This year’s new romance
Doesn’t seem to have a chance
Even helped by Mr. Moon above
This year’s crop of kisses is not for me
For I’m still wearin’ last year’s love
– Billie Holiday, This Year’s Kisses


Valentines Day


You don’t have to be rich to be my girl
You don’t have to be cool to rule my world
Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with
I just want your extra time and your kiss
– Prince And Revolution, Kiss


Valentines Day


Well she took him in her arms and said
All this will be okay, you’re
You’re more than food to me
And I only eat my enemies
And you
Are the best friend that I have
I love you more than food and though a king would not taste half as good as you
It’s love I need you for
It’s love I need you for
So kiss me, hold me and eat me
Kiss me and hold me and eat me
– Ballboy, Hold Me, Kiss Me and Eat Me


Valentines Day


The ponies run, the girls are young
The odds are there to beat
You win a while and then it’s done
Your little winning streak
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat
You live your life as if it’s real
A thousand kisses deep
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– Leonard Cohen, A Thousand Kisses Deep


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