"Close to You" as written by Glen Ballard and Shelby Lynne....
Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
And the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust
In your hair of golden starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
And the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust
In your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Wa, close to you
Wa, close to you
Ha, close to you
La, close to you


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Close To You" as written by Hal David, Burt Bacharach

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI can relate to this song, because I'm in love with a boy who has moondust in his hair of gold and starlight in his eyes of blue... ^_^
    alternaindieon April 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this song in Mirror Mask and fell in love.
    any1no1on August 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHere's a thought. The singer is a mother singing to her son. I sing this to my baby boy and it is his favorite lullaby. It's oh-so-sweet and describes a mother's love perfectly. It even gets me teary-eyed. Thought that might add a new perspective for everyone.
    cwallyon March 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe greatest love-song ever written? Yes...yes it is...
    bernlin2000on March 30, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those songs that is so sweet and pretty, yet is also so corny that only the brave few will admit to liking it.

    What a guy, he inspires this chickie to think he's got some participation mystique AND the magic mojo working on the whole of nature and humanity. Who knows? Maybe he does. Could be she's singing about Merlin the Magician. She's a groupie of his, yeah. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
    ToroTrashon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCan you imagine being followed around by an entire TOWN full of women? Talk about impractical!
    groupingon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a sad song okay? This girl falls in love with the most popular gorgeous guy in town. Sounds like he doesn't even know she's alive. Its a song of longing and Karen Carpenter's voice carries it off so well. You wonder if she's singing about herself.
    Jean Machineon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts good. I sing it once in awhile to freak some random people out. But I've made a few friends. Yay for me!
    Come-On-Adion July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me want to fall in love.
    end of story.
    glory__fadeson January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm kind of deep, so what I'm going to tell you is. I love this song. :)

    When she said that birds suddenly appear, do you think that birds refer to girls also? Because birds are slang for chick. And I love the way Karen sang the song. Her voice is like deep but the pitch is high. I don't know, her voice will always be a mystery to me. :)

    What I like about this song is that, Karen sings it like the guy doesn't even know she exists. And she kind of narrates how it has to be being a part of the crowd that follows someone popular. It's like, she's not a part of the crowd now that she sang it. Or maybe she's the representative of the crowd.

    Wow. Imagine being followed like that? I guess I want to be followed like that. Once in a while. Haha. Great great song!

    pJ ;P
    handsdown4dbeatleson March 08, 2006   Link

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