Thompson Square, ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Husband and wife duo Thompson Square are riding high this week as their debut single, 'Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not,' has been climbing to the top of the charts. After entering the Top 40, Keifer and Shawna Thompson were thrilled, and each week it continued to progress further up the charts.
The tune is a song that both men and woman alike can relate to, which is just how the songwriters -- David Lee Murphy and Jim Collins -- set out to make it.
"Jim and I have a really good chemistry writing songs together," Murphy tells Taste of Country. "We bounce off each other really well. I just remember when we wrote that song, it just felt so good writing it. The grooves just felt great. When you write a song, you just feel them happen like that. They’re just a special thing. It’s hard to put your finger on, but it was just one of those songs that just came together. We just had a really great time writing it. It was one of those things where just kind of sat there and wrote the song. It was a good way to write a song."
The song walks through stages of life, with each verse leading to the question of "are you gonna kiss me or not?"
"I think it’s just one of those songs that effects everybody for some reason," notes Murphy. "I think the girls like it and guys like it. It kind of rocks, but it’s country and it’s got a story. It’s got a fun kind of light perspective, and it’s youthful. You just feel fortunate when you get those."
The first verse sets the scene with a young couple, head-over-heals in love, anticipating that first kiss:
"We were sittin' up there on your mama's roof / Talkin' bout everything under the moon / With the smell of honeysuckle and your perfume / All I could think about was my next move / Oh, but you were so shy and so was I / Maybe that's why it was so hard to believe / When you smiled and said to me ... Are you gonna kiss me or not?"
The second verse continues with the infamous proposal and concludes with the first kiss as husband and wife.
"We planned it all out for the middle of June / From the wedding cake to the honeymoon / And your momma cried when you walked down the aisle / When the preacher man said, "Say 'I Do'" / I did, and you did, too / Then I lifted that veil and saw your pretty smile / And I said ... Are you gonna kiss me or not?"
"Jason Aldean’s band produced the song," Murphy adds. "I remember talking to Keifer before they recorded the song. He called me, and we talked about it. He told me they were going to cut it. I was real happy. I actually saw those guys the other night, and they sang the heck out of it. It’s a great performance, and I thought the production was great."