Kiss Me When I'm Down

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"Kiss Me When I'm Down"
Single by Gary Allan
from the album Get Off on the Pain
Released September 27, 2010
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:52
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Andrew Dorff
Josh Kear
Chris Tompkins
Producer(s) Gary Allan
Greg Droman
Mark Wright
Gary Allan singles chronology
"Get Off on the Pain"
"Kiss Me When I'm Down"
"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"

"Kiss Me When I'm Down" is a song written by Andrew Dorff, Josh Kear, and Chris Tompkins and recorded by American country music singer Gary Allan. It was released in September 2010 as the third single from his 2010 album Get Off on the Pain.


The song's narrator has just been left by his girlfriend. He searches the house to dig up poor excuses to call like a stack of mail, toothpaste, and empty CD cases. In the second verse he is on the phone having tracked her down in a bar. The contrast between his sitting home finding excuses to call and her laughing in a bar exemplifies his longing and desperation.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Stormy Lewis of Roughstock calls the song “Another brilliant song to add to the cannon of amazing Gary Allan singles,” and gave it a five out of five star rating.[1] Jim Malec of American Noise says that the lyrics are “Great. Not good, great,” and says the song “Deserves every single bit of acclaim and attention it will receive,” and gives the song a thumbs up.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 38


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