"Closer" as written by and Damien George Rice....
I want you closer
I want you closer
I want you in my dirty hands
I want to touch you in your body, gonna let your baby, down
I want you every night I please
Want you to bend, want you to tease
Want you to take me down on your knees
Wanna let your baby down

And you can take me higher in your zone
If you tell me your name, I'll take you home
And you can take my pain, I've got loads
I wanna let your baby down.

(Lisa's verse)
I want you to take me closer
I want you to make me suffer
I want you to wear me out, no I'll let you down (??)
I'll let your baby down

And you can take me out, all night long
And you can turn my stones into gold
If you tell me your real name, I'll take you home
I wanna let your baby down

Yeah, you can take me out, all night long
And you can take my pain, cos I've got loads
If you tell me your real name, I'll take you home
I wanna let your baby down

I want you closer
I want you in my dirty hands (you're gonna let your baby down)
Want you to let me in your body (you're gonna let your baby down)
I want you every night I please
Want you to bend, want you to tease
Want you to take me down on your knees

You can take me out, all night long
And you can turn my stones, into gold
And if you tell me your real name, I'll take you home
I wanna let your baby...

I wanna let you
Make me out, all night long
And you can turn my pain into gold
Yeah, if you tell me your real name, I'll take you home
I wanna let your baby...
I wanna let your baby...
I wanna let your baby...
I wanna let your baby...


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    General CommentSexual healing.
    scammaj12on January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentApparently Damien Rice was going to write a song titled 'Closer' for the film of the same name. But it wasn't finished in time (they used Cold Water and The Blower's Daughter in the end), perhaps this is the song. Does anyone know where I can find this track?
    Jellingson May 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song. it's about a guy who just wants to go to a party, get drunk, and get laid, but the girl he finds at the party says she's got a boyfriend. so he just ups his aggression and tries harder and harder to win her over and let down her defenses for the night. it's evil, it's manipulative, it's short-sighted, and it's absolutely brilliant and beautiful. my favorite line is "you tell me your real name, i'll take you home, i'm gonna let your baby down." haha, just the image of him coming on so strong that she might give him a fake name or number, or that he'd come on too strong too many times before and he'd gotten many fake names before. you just get this picture of a big party with a bunch of drunk people. great song.
    tinto1123on July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe wrote this song for the strip club scene of Closer but, as Jellings said, it wasn't finished in time so it didn't make it to the movie. He performed it live just once and I don't think we'll ever going to hear it again.
    turnturnawayon August 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti haven't heard this yet. can anyone tell me where i can find it?
    xtopherdelaxon February 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI really want to hear this song! But i Cannot find it anywhere!!!
    Help!?!?!
    MarthaLoraineon March 20, 2010   Link

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