Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me

Motörhead

About Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me

"Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" is a song by the British heavy metal band Motörhead. It was written by Lemmy and released as a single in 1993. The song is covered with "Born to Raise Hell", which was released as a separate single, and "Death or Glory". All three songs are from the Bastards album. The song is about child sexual abuse, and was one of Lemmy's favourites. Written three years before being recorded, Lemmy offered it to Lita Ford and Joan Jett, amongst others and although a lot of enthusiasm was received, he ended up recording it himself.  


Year:
1993
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Little girl sleeping in dreams of peace
Mommy's been gone a long time
Daddy comes home and she still sleeps
Waiting for the world's worst crime

And he comes up the stairs like he always does
And he never turns on the light
And she's wide awake, scared to death
She smells his lust and she smells his sweat

Curled in a ball, she holds her breath
Praying to a God that she's never met
Don't let Daddy kiss me, don't let Daddy kiss me
Goodnight

Little girl lies by her Daddy's side
And she listens to him breathe
She knows there's something awful wrong
That she's far too young to see

And she knows she can't tell anyone
She's so full of guilt and shame
And if she tells she'll be all alone
They'd steal her Daddy and they'd steal her home

And it's not so bad when Daddy leaves her alone
Praying to her God with his heart of stone
Don't let Daddy kiss me, don't let Daddy kiss me
Goodnight

Why
Tell me why
The worst crime
In the world

And Daddy lies by his daughter's side
And he sleeps both deep and well
No nightmares come to him tonight
Though his daughter lives in hell

For his seed is sown where it should not be
And the beast in his mind don't care
And the only sounds are tears that fall
Little girl turns her face to the wall

She knows that no-one hears her call
But it seems that God hears nothing at all
Don't let Daddy kiss me, don't let Daddy kiss me
Don't let Daddy kiss me
Goodnight

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Motörhead

Motörhead ( /ˈmoʊtərhɛd/) are an English heavy metal band formed in 1975 by bassist, singer and songwriter Ian Fraser Kilmister, professionally known by his stage name Lemmy, who has remained the sole constant member. The band are often considered a precursor to or one of the earliest members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, which re-energised heavy metal in the late 1970s and early 1980s. To date, Motörhead have released twenty studio albums, seven live recordings, five compilation albums and five EPs. Usually a power trio, they had particular success in the early 1980s with several successful singles in the UK Top 40 chart. The albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades, and particularly No Sleep 'til Hammersmith, cemented Motörhead's reputation as one o… more »

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Written by: IAN FRASER KILMISTER

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10 facts about this song

Release Information
"Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" is a song by the English rock band, Motörhead, renowned for its heavy metal music. The song was released in 1993 as part of their album "Bastards."
Contention
The song is somewhat contentious and shocking thanks to the sensitive subject matter it discusses - child sexual abuse. An issue that many bands and artists often stay away from.
Songwriter
The song was written by the band's lead vocalist and bassist, Lemmy Kilmister. Kilmister was known for exploring a range of themes in his songwriting, from humor to dark subjects like this one.
Band's Perspective
The band considered this song to be one of their groundbreaking ballads, as it helped demonstrate their ability to create powerful music that deals with serious issues.
Critical Reception
Despite its controversial theme, "Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" has been acknowledged by critics as being a brave piece of social commentary. It's praised for its potential to create awareness about child abuse.
Unusual Style
For a band known primarily for their heavy metal music, this song, presented as a slow, poignant ballad, was seen as a departure from their typical style.
Limited Live Performances
Because of the sensitive subject matter, "Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" is seldom performed live by the band.
Single Release
Though featured in the album "Bastards," the song never received a single release, likely due to its challenging theme and the potential controversy it could stir up.
Influential Song
Despite its dark theme, "Don't Let Daddy Kiss Me" has managed to inspire other musicians and bands, showcasing the power of music in communicating difficult topics.
Legacy
The song remains a powerful segment of Motörhead's discography and serves as an example of how music can be used to draw attention to important social issues.

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