"Closer to Me" as written by John Gary Williams, Julius Green, Robert Earl Phillips and William C. Brown Iii....
You can leave this house, leave this town.
Leave it all to me, or you'll never leave the ground.
Look at that tiny screen's too small for you.
I think you should learn to dream, just like the dreamers do.

What can you do with a day?
What will you wake up and see?
The farther you get, the closer to me.

Am I the habit you're too tired to break?
I want you to love me with every step you take.

What can you do with a day?
What will you wake up and see?
The farther you get, the closer to me.

Taj Mahal, Cameroon, back in time,
To the moon, frozen lake, cypress trees,
Florida's missing keys, El Dorado,
Spain or bust, Eiffel Tower, Paris, just find your way in.

You should leave this house, leave this town,
All that's left to chart is nothing less than your own heart.

What can you do with a day?
What will you wake up and see?
The farther you get, the closer to me.

Down the river, down the road,
Little Rock, Tokyo, dusty trail,
Flagstaff, in a faded photograph, Thunderstorm,
Golden Sands, Cape of Horn, Pakistan, Surinam, Highway One,
Chinatown, smoking gun. Golden Gate, Baltic Sea,
Painted Desert, Laramie, Taj Mahal, Cameroon,
Back in time, to the moon, frozen lake, cypress trees,
Florida's missing keys, El Dorado, Spain or bust,
Eiffel Tower, Paris, just find your way in.


Lyrics submitted by ZeFuzzyWuzzy27

"Closer to Me" as written by William Brown John T. Williams

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

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    General CommentI love this. I think it's about hope and positivity.
    spiralledon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a relationship that's being tested by distance. The farther one goes, the closer that they find themselves getting because the travel is helping them to discover about themselves. It's a great song. I love the line "I want you to love me with every step you take."
    lilith3on May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is like absence makes the heart fonder she's saying you can dream and go out and see the world but you will only see that you need to be with me.
    Cyberghoston January 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is about being separated by distance at all. I think the narrator's partner is restless and impulsive. He/she wants to run, see, live, do... I think their relationship is on the rocks and he/she thinks if he/she runs away and lives hisher dreams all will be well.

    In the beginning of the song she's saying... you CAN leave this house leave this town... but she doesn't want him to. "ti think you should learn to dream just like the dreamers do"
    At the end she says you SHOULD leave this house leave this town... she wants him to love her with every step he takes, not just because it's a comfortable habit (we've all been there) and so she tells him to go! she realizes he needs to go "all that's left to chart is nothing less then your own heart..."

    and maybe then he will realize she's where he belongs after all. (The farther he gets.... the more he'll see)

    Just my two cents.
    mlwlton January 24, 2009   Link

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