"The Nearness Of You" as written by and Washington/carmichael....
It's not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me
Oh no, it's just the nearness of you

It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation
Oh no, it's just the nearness of you

When you're in my arms
And I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams came true

I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you will only grant me
The right to hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night
The nearness of you

Lyrics submitted by Lilbleu, edited by pimlicowinner

"The Nearness of You" as written by Ned Washington Hoagy Carmichael

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    General Commenti don't know why people have to act like they know everything and burst people's bubbles. TONS of musicians do other peoples music. it's part of the biz. blah...sorry i had to say something b/c people are making nice comments..then some person has to come in here and say something rude to them b/c she doesnt "own" the song...who gives a crap. she does a great job with this song. and thats all there is to it.
    cowgirl18on August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song! I'm a singer myself, and this song is tons of fun to sing. It's upbeat, sweet, and romantic. Norah Jones has a way with words and, aside from "Don't Know Why", this is my favorite of all of her work. BUY HER CD! It's fantabulous!
    cupid620on May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful! its abosolutely wonderful! It's so graceful and the words are soothing and they very romantic! I Love it ! Buy the CD if you haven't !!
    mango_smoothieon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally cool song. but all of Norah's songs are cool. this one specific because it's so romantic and sweet and ... well, just listen to it ;)
    Fluoron July 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a sweet song. Something I would like to dance to with the one I love.
    PeachFlavoredon July 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.. again, not 'norah's song'.. it's a glenn miller cover.
    rebelwithoutacluexoon August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. She did such a good job on this song. Her voice is so beautiful. Norah Jones is going to be around for quite awhile. I just know it.
    ReneaAlbyon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a beautiful song.. i love having that feeling where everything is new..and the nearness of that special person just gives you an amazing feeling inside..there's no other word to describe that feeling
    anNy04on September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFor the record, the song was written by Hoagy Carmichael (who wrote Stardust and that song you always play on the piano, Heart and Soul, among many others). Ned Washington just did the lyrics. Glenn Miller and Sinatra just made it famous.

    Covering songs and making them you own is an established tradition in jazz.
    Froon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnd thank God for tradition. i remember this from one of my father's reel to reel tapes. Faint memory, but thank you Norah for a beautiful song. Love the sound of a woman in love.
    AngelicAssassinon October 13, 2002   Link

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