Billy was a young boy throwing bricks
Running through town with his finger flipped
Crying inside for the love he missed
Kissing your face with his pale fist

He could fly,
He could fly.

Lucy was a swimmer in her old school team
Cut through the water like a fish in a stream
But when she got home and heard her mother scream
She put her fingers in her ears and began to dream

She could fly
She could fly

(Chorus)
Closer, what do you say
It was all too much to bear
Closer, we’re not the same
It was not your pain to share
And I will never be a hero
But I can look you in the eye
And try

Emma was a shadow at the back of the class
Never saw her move, never heard her ask
Hiding from the words that had cut like glass
Hiding from your friends and the way you laughed

She could fly

(Chorus)

And one day they will need you
But you won’t need them then
And one day they will love you
But they are not your friends
They don’t know you like that

(Chorus)


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    General CommentTo me this song is about a girl named Closer (how it is sang in the chorus) that seems to be very indifferent towards the pain and sadness of people that are struggling (even in a very young age) and they have to make their own way through life with their own fists (Kyla sings about them in the verses). Closer judges those people for being different, for having their own world (there's a lyric saying "she/he could fly" which to me symbolizes that although they're damaged in some way, they still have something special about them, something that makes them who they are). She doesn't really care what stories are behind their actions and behaviour. In the bridge there’s some sort of a promise that says “And one day they will need you/ But you won’t need them then/ And one day they will love you/ But they are not your friends” which means that the position you’re in now doesn’t have to last forever and better times are about to come. And the people who were putting them down will suddenly be looking up to them.
    MeredithGreyon November 08, 2015   Link

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