"You Can Close Your Eyes" as written by and James Taylor....
Well the sun is surely sinking down
But the moon is slowly rising
So this old world must still be spinning 'round
And I still love you

So close your eyes
You can close your eyes, it's all right
I don't know no love songs
And I can't sing the blues anymore
But I can sing this song
And you can sing this song
When I'm gone

It won't be long before another day
We gonna have a good time
And no one's gonna take that time away
You can stay as long as you like

So close your eyes
You can close your eyes, it's all right
I don't know no love songs
And I can't sing the blues anymore
But I can sing this song
And you can sing this song
When I'm gone



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"You Can Close Your Eyes" as written by James Taylor

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    General CommentThis song was a lullaby to me when i was really little! i cant believe more people havent commented i guess its not a popular song.. but its still awesome and really pretty
    mojomonkeyon September 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlthough I have no idea what JT was thinking about when he wrote this song, to me it is a lullaby from a parent to a child. The parent is putting the child to sleep and telling him/her it's ok to close her eyes, as many children are afraid of the dark or being alone. At the same time, it is the parent creating a memory for the child, and assuring her that even after the parent has passed on - many years from now - that it is ok for the child to close her eyes and sleep, and be comforted by the memory of the parent's love. Luckily, there are sure to be many days between now and then that the parent and child can enjoy together.

    Of course I am biased because my mom use to sing it to me when she put me to sleep, and I can't hear it without thinking of her!
    episodeivon July 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is the prettiest song, and the lyrics are so beautiful. It's saying that you can be at ease because in a changing world, there's still love. We sing this in dell at the camp I go to, and after the first time I sang it, I loved it. James Taylor writes so many good songs like this
    ehc4everon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was a lullaby for me too! My dad and I still continue to listen to it today. This song is one of my favorites and it is so beautiful.
    SimpleGirlon December 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is th esong that my brother and my mom danced to at my brother's wedding. It still makes me cry when I hear it.
    InfamousKelson January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJT at his best. Cheers to those who still admire the music and the man.
    JxPxon March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs EVER! Makes me happy and sad at the same time. When I went to JT live, this was the song he ended with, and it was perfect! Wish more people knew this one.
    Gstring11on June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my abosolute favorite song. Listening to it through headphones is incredible. In the middle you hear the main vocal with a background vocal on each side(both JT). The way he uses harmonies and inflection is amazing.
    piecesofcurbon June 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbest james taylor song EVER. he played it this summer...sooo goood i was crying!
    god i love this man
    and he WILL sing this at my wedding :) im excited!!!
    rnewsieton January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much, it just reminds me of all the good times I've had with some of my best friends. I'm only just discovering James Taylor, but I think this is my favourite song by him at the moment.
    Guerillabaabaaon March 29, 2006   Link

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