Just A Kiss | Lady Antebellum

What is the meaning and main idea of Lady Antebellum's Just A Kiss song? What is the message the song tries to convey? In the paragraphs that follow you will find the answers to those questions.

In a nutshell, this Lady Antebellum's Just A Kiss song tells us about a couple of boy and girl who crush on each other. They don't know much about eachother yet. And more, they don't know for sure whether the feeling they have is love or not. What they both know for sure is that they want to be close to each other all the time. They don't want to separate even for a while. Therefore, goodbye becomes the word they dislike most.

As a reference for my analysis in the following paragraph, here is the complete lyric of Lady Antebellum's Just A Kiss song:

Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum

Lying here with you so close to me
It's hard to fight these feelings
When it feels so hard to breath
I'm caught up in this moment
I'm caught up in your smile

I've never opened up to anyone
It's so hard to hold back
When I'm holding you in my arms
We don't need to rush this
Let's just take it slow,

Just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight
Just a touch of the fire burnin' so bright
No, I don't wanna mess this thing up
No, I don't wanna push too far
Just a shot in the dark that you just might
Be the one I've been waiting for my whole life
So, baby I'm alright with just a kiss good night

I know that if we give this a little time
It'll only bring us closer to the love we wanna find
It's never felt so real
No, it's never felt so right,


No, I don't wanna say good night,
I know it's time to leave
But you'll be in my dreams,


With a kiss good night,
Kiss good night

As you can see in the lyric above, the whole lyric lines of this song consists of seven verses with a chorus repeated three times. The first verse of the song tells us about the feeling when the sing is together with one he is crushing on. The feeling is describe figuratively as "hard to breathe." I guess this means that the singer is overjoyed. He is very happy being close to the one he adores. I bet you all have ever experienced such feeling. When you crush on someone, what do you feel when you see or meet the one you crush on? Yes, you are overjoyed. It is exactly such a feeling that the first verse of the song tries to depict.

Meanwhile, the second verse tells us about the singer's decision not to quickly conclude his feeling as love. He decides to let his feeling grows naturally. He doesn't "need to rush" his feeling. He wants to "take it slow." Of course, such decision is wise. You know, we, human beings, are often confused love with other feelings. We often too quickly conclude that what we feel is love while in fact it is adorement. Since such conclusion which is made too quickly often leads to deep regret in the end, the singer decides to give his feeling a little time.

In the third verse, the chorus part, the singer takes an important action which is in line with his previous decision. Since he is not yet sure about his feeling, whether it is love or just temporary emosion, he doesn't want to do something too far with the one he adores. He just wants a kiss and a touch. He doesn't "want to mess thing up." He doesn't "want to push too far." He wants to make sure first that what he feels is the real love before he can do something more that a kiss.

Well, that is my interpretation of Lady Antebellum's Just A Kiss song. It will be great pleasure for me if you write your opinion about the song and about my interpretation of the song in the comment box below.


  1. I completely agree with your interpretation. It makes it clear what the song is saying I think you really hit every important detail! Thanks for posting your interpretation!!! It helped a lot!!!!

  2. me too i agree 100%. dis song is a kind, gentle reminder 4 d today's youthful wen it comes 2 luv & relationship.

  3. I agree 100%! It fits my current situation