Love of KISS
tonguebandit on 09/25/2008
To KISS Online, fellow KISS fans, and KISS themselves : I am an active duty Army servicemember, so I don\'t always have a chance to write to the site. But since I do now, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to explain my love of KISS, to all of you. There is a famous song, from an artist of the past, that perfectly sums up my love of KISS.
Most, if not all of you, should be familiar with both the song and artist. The artist is Doby Grey, and the song is called \"Drift Away\". Let me give you a sample of the song\'s lyrics, which pretty much explain why I love KISS so much -
\"Thanks for the joy that you\'ve given me....I want you to know I believe in your song.......your rhythum and rhyme and harmony.......you\'ve helped me along, you\'re making me strong.....give me the beat boys, and free my soul, I want to get lost in your rock and roll, and drift away....\"
Like many of you, KISS and thier music, etc has gotten me through some tough times, over the years. Sixteen years ago, I lost my mother to ovarian cancer. I am an only child, so it makes the loss that much harder. She died way too young (52), and never had any bad habits in her life (no smoking, no drugs, very little drinking). And quite honestly, when I cry for her nowadays, I am crying as if she died yesterday - that\'s how much pain I have inside. She never got to see me go to college, or join the miltary (12 years of active duty service, so far). She also never got to see me get married, or meet my two beautiful children my wife and I have - I think about what a wonderful grandmother she would have made.
Anyway, it\'s moments like those, where KISS has played such a vital role in keeping me going, and keeping me strong. Most of you will understand, I think. We KISS fans may differ on our favorite songs, or band members, etc. But the one thing I think most of us can agree on, is the fact that KISS has always been there for us - in so many ways.
Thank you KISS, for doing what you do. And thank you to all KISS fans, for making this seem like one big, extended family.