"Close To You" as written by and Robyn Fenty Brian Kennedy Seals....
Nothing but a tear, that's all for breakfast
Watching you pretend you're unaffected
You're pulling our connections, expecting me to let you go
But I won't

No you don't need my protection
But I'm in love, can't blame me for checking
I love in your direction, hoping that the message goes

Somewhere close to you
Close to you
Like so close if they heard you, you wouldn't find out
Just say now, I'm coming right now, to be close to you

Said you let it go, you kept it
Working hard to perfect it
Now your fear is reckless, and it's out of your control
Would you let it go?

No you don't need my protection
But I'm in love, can't blame me for checking
I love in your direction, hoping that the message goes

Somewhere close to you
Close to you
Like so close if they heard you, you wouldn't find out
If you let me, I'd be there by now
Close to you


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"Close to You" as written by Robyn Fenty Brian Kennedy Seals

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    My InterpretationI think this may be my all time favourite song released by Rihanna. It's stunning to me. I feel like she wrote this song about a previous flame in her life whom is no longer in her life, or no longer wants to be in her life. She still thinks about him, she still loves him, or at least sends love out in his direction regardless of whether or not the sentiment is reciprocated.

    I'm over 7 months out of a relationship. We no longer speak and from time to time I wonder how he's doing. I walked away from any semblance of a relationship with him as I knew after a lot of thought and reflection he was just always going to affect me negatively. Sometimes I do find myself missing him and regardless of everything that has happened between us I do wish him well and hope that he finds his happiness in life. This song for me reminds me that it's okay to not be bitter about losing someone, even if that someone wasn't good for you. It's about loving someone enough to walk away knowing that it will eventually be a good thing no matter how much it hurts.

    I feel like we've both been in Rihanna's perspective from this song. I know he has tried to reach out to me and make sure I'm okay as I have for him. Once you've loved someone you will always love them and I know that there will always be a spot for him in my heart, only because he taught me so much about what I deserve and don't deserve. I love him, and that's why I had to leave. Love isn't supposed to be painful.
    stevenrmcon January 29, 2016   Link

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