Close To Me

Album: The Head On The Door (1985)
Charted: 24
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  • I've waited hours for this
    I've made myself so sick
    I wish I'd stayed asleep today
    I never thought this day would end
    I never thought tonight could ever be
    This close to me

    Just try to see in the dark
    Just try to make it work
    To feel the fear before you're here
    I make the shapes come much too close
    I pull my eyes out
    Hold my breath and wait until I shake

    But if I had your faith
    Then I could make it safe and clean
    If only I was sure
    That my head on the door was a dream

    I've waited hours for this
    I've made myself so sick
    I wish I'd stayed asleep today
    I never thought this day would end
    I never thought tonight could ever be
    This close to me

    But if I had your face
    Then I could make it safe and clean
    Oh, if only I was sure
    That my head on the door was a dream Writer/s: Robert James Smith
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 16

  • Stasa from SirmiumCool song, perfect memories!
  • Ellen from Chicago, IlMy grandmother loved this song - the horn section reminded her of big band, so it MUST be good!
  • Daniel from Melbourne, Australiathis song changed my life
  • Budoshi from Sandnessjøen, NorwayOne of their lighter songs:D
  • Sarah from Akron, Ohthanks to megan from columbus, I've been trying to figure out where I've heard the lyrics never thought this day would end...etc" I've been searching my brand new library to find out!
  • Aldrin from Manila, Philippinesgreat video....cool song...i just love it
  • Ali from Wine, Caim now angry an Get Up Kids. just so you know.

    pfft and 311...i mean, i love 311. but when they re did lovesong...and it was performed on American Idol..now no one will know the true beauty.

    i hope everyone who knows the Get Up Kids version will hear this one sometime in their life. The Cure is a great inspiration.
  • Glenn from Edwardsville, IlMy older sister always called this song "Glenn Music" because I think it reminded her of my mood(s) which tend to change often. Great song simple lyrics and too the point.
  • Dave from Philadelphia, PaTo me, this song is beautiful because it professes a type of love for someone that sets you straight and calms you down. The feeling this song illicits (at least for me) is the feeling that another person can make you whole. The character cannot live without "her" to the point that "I pull my eyes out, hold my breath and wait....until I shake. But if I had your faith" aka love, confidence, the security of knowing that person loves you back, "I could make it safe and clean." And all will be well. I love this song, and in times where I have felt down and lonely, this song reminds me that somebody out there can still complete me. Please enjoy this song.
  • Megan from Columbus, OhWow, I didn't realize the Cure originaly sang this song. I only new the version by the Get Up Kids. Also, the part "Never thought this day would end, I never thought tonight could ever be this close to me" is in the song "Logan to Government Center" by Brand New.
  • Alf from Kingston, CanadaCool song, always loved it since 1st time I heard it. The group sounds alot like (Carole Pope) Rough Trade or should I say Rough Trade sounds like (The Cure) :-)
  • K from Victorville, Ca"the disappointment of dreams made real.
    Frustrated humming with your head under the pillow, like the end of the day where you feel nothing has been achieved and you're in a hurry to get the day over with so you can start the next one. You tell yourself you're going to do lots of positive things. But the next day is just like the one before. Sometimes it goes on for weeks. "

    -Robert Smith
  • Anthony from Tokyo, JapanThis song is an abstract reference to the fear that life will one day end. The 'day' he sings about is a reference to a lifetime. 'Tonight' is the end of this 'day'. He condenses a lifetime into a single day. It is child like in that a child also fears the coming darkness of night as a form of death. He wishes he had never been born rather than face 'tonight'. He'd waited his whole lifetime for this final moment. He is faithless, however, if he had faith in some kind of existence after death, he could 'make it safe & clean' (Make it out ok).
  • Peter from Fort Worth, Txthis is one of my favorite cure songs, it really simple then goes into that kind of jazz thing too.
  • Robin from Wausau, WiThank you for the facts...I was really curious about that video!
  • Nazrul from Ampang, MalaysiaThe Get Up Kids did this song and it is awesom
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