"Briefly" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
Wake me up
Slap my face
Draw me closer in
To your embrace

Cause nobody wants to be
The butt of every joke
And nobody wants to be
The one to pull the rope
So you harden your shell
Slowly losing yourself

And now I'm close
But not touching
And I'm cold
But not freezing
And I'm only alive
Only alive
Briefly

Can you feel
Could you love
Are you further now
From where you started
I bet you do enough
Just to get by
Don't you

Cause nobody wants to be
The butt of every joke
And nobody wants to be
The one who's full of hope
And a cop's light goes by
And the moon lights the night

And now I'm close
But not touching
And I'm cold
But not freezing
And I'm only alive
Only alive
Briefly

And you're a starlight that shines
For a moment in time
In time


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"Briefly" as written by Kevin Griffin

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    General Commentthis is quite possibly the best song on the closer cd because to me... it holds so much. i love it.
    eatingorangeon April 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti'm suprised people haven't commented on this song.. it's awsome, one of the best on the album- the album is awesome by the way- go buy it
    bean99on December 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOf all their albums, Closer is my favorite, and Briefly is my favorite song on that album besides I do. I love the opening...to me its about doing stuff or not doing stuff based on what you think other people will think of you, and thus you slowly become someone that is not you, but who you think other people want you to be. You were only alive living your own life briefly. And if that's not what it means, it's still a cool song.
    Per Wickipedia...
    "A second single, "Misunderstood," was planned, but Beyond Records declared bankruptcy before it could be released.

    As of early 2007, Closer is out of print due to Beyond Records going out of business and copies are fairly hard to find, though some are still in stock in stores."

    Sucks that what is in my opinion their best album didn't get the full push it could have since the label went bankrupt.
    karlpilkingtonon May 17, 2008   Link

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