Should Have Kissed

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It was my first year of college. Sometimes when you're having trouble getting over someone, a special person comes along and helps you feel something you haven't felt in a while, something old, a crush. When you know that person is leaving soon and you can't be together, you can really appreciate every second you share with them. Six years later she remembered me, she remembered that night, and she loved this song I wrote about it when I shared it with her. It's not often things come full circle like this, but I can tell you that when it does it's beautiful.


fall came around I was so new in town
I came when they asked me to
(what did I have to lose?)
I felt like a ghost to them

she found me, we worked inseparably
we talked for a while
(there was no awkward silence)
and then I felt something old

I should have kissed her on the dance floor
I should have kissed her on the dance floor

but I wanted to stretch things out
as long as I could
and I just wasn't ready to get over her

evening came, we got some food we drank
we took two hours and we made them ours
and then I danced with her

she had eyes full of times I was never a part of
like the kind that you find when you played in the yard
as a child then she's pulled from your life
like some old tragic play that we all have a part in

but I should have kissed her on the dance floor
and I should have kissed her on the dance floor

I should have kissed

because I knew before long I'd get over her

I should have kissed her on the dance floor


from It Ends With Us Both Right Here, released August 29, 2014
Written by Matt Hampson



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Final Round

Final Round is a Rock/Punk/Pop band from Chicago formed in 2003. Members include Dan Lowes, Matt Hampson, Andy Lowes, and Joe Rogalski. Their full length album "None of Us Will Ever Leave a Legacy" was recorded in 2006 by Dan Precision at the Bombshelter Recording Studio in Chicago, IL. Their second album is scheduled for August 2014. ... more

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