"Closer" as written by and Francis Healy....
I've had enough
Of this parade
I'm thinking of
The words to say
We open up
Unfinished parts
Broken up
It's so mellow

And when I see you then I know it will be next to me
And when I need you then I know you will be there with me
I'll never leave you

Just need to get closer, closer
Lean on me now
Lean on me now
Closer, closer
Lean on me now
Lean on me now

Keep waking up (waking up)
Without you here (without you here)
Another day (another day)
Another year (another year)
I seek the truth (seek the truth)
We set apart (we set apart)
Thinking of
A second chance (a second chance)

And when I see you then I know it will be next to me
And when I need you I know you will be there with me
I'll never leave you

Just need to get closer, closer
Lean on me now
Lean on me now
Closer, closer
Lean on me now
Lean on me now
Lean on me now

And when I see you then I know it will be next to me
And when I need you I know you will be there with me
I'll never leave you

Just need to get closer, closer
Lean on me now
Lean on me now
Closer, closer
Lean on me now
Lean on me now
Lean on me now

Closer, closer
Closer, closer


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"Closer" as written by Francis Healy

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  • +4
    General CommentI saw a Fran Healy solo show the other night, where he talked about the meanings behind some of the songs. Closer, he said, was written to express that thing that happens between people, couples that have been together for a while and start to lose that spark, and that need to just put that extra effort into the relationship, appreciating the other person and just falling back in love with them.
    hopeful_canyonon August 15, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentreminds me of crushes i've had in the past - all of whom i couldn't muster up the courage to talk to. most of the times, i hoped some sort of wishful, telepathic connection would let them know how i felt about them ("i've had enough of this parade, i'm thinking of what to say.") when all i really wanted them to know was... ("just need to get closer")
    seamoraineon January 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song, is the only new song this year that i feel bring a contented smile to my face, Travis are amazing, best live band ever. appreciate their fans write catchy, well written thought out thought provoking songs, and can still write the cutey nice stuff. am very happen best album purchased this year :)
    ellichisotton May 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about him feeling distant towards someone, because they hurt him in the past, but he wants to give them a second chance, but doesn't know how to do to it. He still feels animosity towards them, but still loves them; he understands the only way to get rid of these feelings is to get closer to that person.
    IronModuluson June 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about couple in a relationship, which didn't work then they broke up. But he still cares for her and so does she.

    so..they know that they just need to be closer, without commitment or anything, knowing that they can rely on each other.

    Thinking of
    A second chance (a second chance)
    --> i swear the inlay says "second dance, second chance" -- whoch probably means they or he realizes that something is missing and he wants to get back to their relationship...
    well, that's just my thought though...hehe..
    c h i e won July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG.. I heard this song yesterday morning on the radio... I Love it very much.. I fell for this song from the first time i heard it, although i didn't hear it from the start....
    thestealthraceron March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery cute song
    HaloNocheon April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being in love with someone and feeling a instict to be as close to them as possible, physically and figuratively.
    Crazeeon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod just three comments yet!!! this is one of the best songs they've ever written. god i was missed Travis, thank for coming back.
    Chorus is really amazing.
    ColdenScenceon April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd when I see you then i know it will be next to me
    And when I need you I know you will be there with me
    I'll never leave you

    I absolutely love this part
    tazieon April 28, 2007   Link

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