“KISS Me Tender,” The Hidden Song Of Elvis Presley That Will Change Your Life.

KISS me tender, KISS me sweet

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
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5 min readSep 20, 2020


The original song of Elvis Presley, Love Me Tender, was not about love. Indeed there exists a hidden version of the song where the word love was replaced by the word “KISS.”

I just discovered the original manuscript of the lyrics below my pillow while taking a nap under a tree with my love.

And if we think about it, it makes total sense. Indeed, in every wedding I attend, in every movie I watch, there is also that moment with the magic moment: “You may kiss each other.

Kissing is the contract singing act, well before Covid-19 entered our lives. However, the principle of kissing has been present in our lives since our early memories of our parents giving us kisses to show love and encouragement.

We love to kiss and to be kissed, don’t we?

Be it at home, the office, or among friends and families, the KISS principle is everywhere.

KISS, an acronym for “keep it simple, stupid” or “keep it stupid simple,” is a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960.[1][2] The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore, simplicity should be a key goal in design, and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.

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It also applies when designing user interfaces, coding, or programming to make the software user-friendly and intuitive. Apple has mastered this principle via their iPhone iOS or macOS software designs from the user’s perspective.

Let’s go back to my finding of the original song of Elvis Presley. Here are the lyrics of the original song:

KISS me tender, KISS me sweet

Never let me go

You have made my life complete

And I KISS you so

KISS me tender, KISS me true

All my dreams fulfill

For my darling, I KISS you

And I always will



Ahmadou DIALLO ✪

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