"Closer" as written by and Neil Thrasher Kent Blazy....
It was the rocks you liked
So much you'd throw them
Down into the river's darkness
Down from where the trains go flying
Your legs hung out

Into the air - we'll keep on kicking
We're moving but it's never going
When we go it's like we're faking
Two palms, no sound

Closer and closer
The beam's width that's between us
Gets just a little leaner
We ought to fail to see it

And if I go to the left
And if you move to the right
So that we've hit and spilled
We've turned it off in the night

Between the banks that roll
The glass hidden motion
Above we go on without knowing
The pines control the wild sarcasm
To hold us up

And time was held
Well worth the holding
Waste when you try to save
Save it and it ends up wasted
You know these words

Answer we entered
The trains won't ride beside us
But water moves beneath us
And takes away the sense of hearing it all


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Closer" as written by Steven Brett Matthew Dick

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentMy favorite MPPA song. I picture being out on a river with a train track alongside it, on the banks, at night, perhaps with a flashlight, in the summer heat, swimming, or drifting in an innertube...reminds me of when I was young, in college, before having to get a job and be responsible, and life was about just having fun, no responsibilities. This is my favorite band and great live, don't miss them.
    jaspermaxon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit could be a love song where all the meaning is implied and not direct. i like it for that. i think you can be hanging out with someone you really care about and are a bit confused if it's actually going to work out or whatever.
    thegirlmostlovelyon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song just reminds me of those peaceful moments you have just enjoying being with someone
    starfish7on June 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's the perfect seasonal creek song, with just two people. It's got a great beat and a great feel. I love all of the lyrics in this.
    edemaomegaon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti first heard this song a few years ago when i received a free music sampler from polyvinyl records and it stil has the highest throne in my hear! matt pond, yo yo! you are a treat!
    slinkstersarson March 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti live in a town by a river, and my friends and i found this secluded little spot, in the woods between the river and the train tracks. and i just sit there by myself and listen to this song, skipping rocks, as the train goes by. it's lovely.
    with_a_shrugon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the line about holding time, "waste when you try to save it, save it and it ends up wasted." So true. You try to save time, and it's so easy to think, "hey, I've just saved myself an hour" or whatever, and then just blow it.
    NorthWriteron November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI once had a spot like this, by the train tracks and the water, that was right behind my special someones house, and we would spend all our time there. I miss those days :(
    life_is_sweeton January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI once had a spot like this, by the train tracks and the water, that was right behind my special someones house, and we would spend all our time there. I miss those days :(
    life_is_sweeton January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a wonderful chorus. "We ought to fail to see it" is so cute.
    tastemakeron February 23, 2007   Link

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