"Closer" as written by and Galdston/lind/waldman....
Everyday I get a little closer dear
Will you love me darling
When I get there
I'll need sunshine
I'll need rest
Pour us whiskey, water, kiss

Remember me?
She said smiling
Write my name
Somewhere safe
Touch and taste
Fades with space
I'll never be
Who you dream

Everyday I try a little harder dear
But those things you do
I don't wanna hear
You'll have yours
I'll have mine
No one guilty
No one right

Remember me?
She said smiling
Write my name
Somewhere safe
Touch and taste
Fades with space
I'll never be
Who you dream

Everyday I get a little closer dear
Gonna drive fast
All night 'til I get there
Not much time we can waste
Nothing pretty left to say


Lyrics submitted by Malon333

"Closer" as written by Mackenzie Porter, Rose Falcon, Jake Etheridge

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    General CommentBest song off the new EP in my opinion. The guitars near the middle to end of song, where it takes off, sends shivers down my spine. I believe the meaning is quite simple. The guy is making an effort to be the man the girl wants him to be, regardless if he is or isnt good enough, and he is conveying the known feeling that they are getting closer.
    Way2sloon September 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with Way2Slo, the guy is trying to be the best man he can be for his girl.

    "Everyday I get a little closer dear
    Will you love me darling
    when I get there"

    Also, I think this track is contender for best song on the new EP as well, the guitar bit towards the end is just awesome and so atmospheric. The new EP is just so damn good.
    Burkeyon November 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it
    "Pour us whiskey water-kissed"? I know it makes very little difference, but I'm just checking I'm not crazy.

    The meaning is pretty obvious, whats alreasy been said - a guy trying to be what te girl wants
    holyhell182on December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of my fav Jimmy songs? Its always good to know that aq band you've loved for years can still bring out songs that affect you like this one does...
    Andaahon December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song off of the new EP in my opinion. I think the song may very well be about trying to be the best and/or exactly what a girl wants. There's also a hint of longing thoughout the lyrics that make me feel it's about a long distance relationship as well.

    The whole "Remember me...." section could convey wanting someone but not being able to have them because they're far from you or something.

    I don't know, it's a tremendous song though, and the guitars midway through are such pure gorgeous Jimmy. This is the most "Clarity" I've heard from them in a while and I love it.
    N8dogg24on December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, in the album, it definitely says:
    "I'll need rest
    pour us whiskey, water-kissed."
    itsthekevon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, in the album, it definitely says:
    "I'll need rest
    pour us whiskey, water-kissed."
    itsthekevon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRemember me?
    She said smiling
    Write my name
    Somewhere safe

    Those are such cute lines. JEW can be a little mushy sometimes but I abosolutely love it. JEW is my favorite band of all time. I first heard about them during the peak popular phase during the B.A. release but never got into it because I never liked The Middle. It wasn't until recently that I rediscovered after listening to Clarity. Now, I can't like any other band because none can compare to JEW.
    dizzzydanceon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmmm water-kissed whiskey and lovin' sounds good

    This may be my favorite JEW song, although 'Kill' and "23" are up there. It seems that the band is progressing towards something that I think we'll see on the next album... it HAS to be incredible.

    Sidenote: I am getting

    Write my name
    somewhere safe

    tattoo'd on my back right shoulder
    westerhiveon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with what Andaah (I know it's not a meaning but an awesome point). Very few bands that I've listned to and loved for years can still send shivers down my spine, lift me up and generaly touch me like Jimmy Eat World. My all time favourite band.
    MaverickXon April 03, 2006   Link

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