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Close To You

Lyrics

Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.
full lyrics
Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

easy listening qualities
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
acoustic sonority
call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
intricate melodic phrasing
use of a string ensemble
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
brass instrument solos
a smooth female lead vocal
romantic lyrics
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

she has the purest voice i have ever heard no one comes close
Such a loss, a nightingale silenced much too soon.
What a sweet beautiful young woman.What a loss.we all luv and remember u
Karen rip miss Ur voice!
loganlisa16
My grandma sang this song to me on her deathbed. Last time I talked to my grandma and she took my hand and my mom's hand and started singing it to us.
ariakus2012
with a stomach to boot. lmfao
Voice of an angel
Childhood memories, great song.. Her voice is so wonderful to listen..
This woman had a beautiful voice. What a tragedy that she died at such a young age. Wish I could have known her. She seems to have had so much more to give, tho she left a fantastic legacy of recordings.
Love it
Love the song
Like Marvin Gaye, Karen's voice is just beautiful and love hearing her when I'm not listening to classic rock. R.I.P Karen, you'll surely be missed and happy in heaven singing your heart out. Thanks for your gifts as a beautiful singer. :)
Wow Shelby Lynne co wrote this? Absolutely amazing writing from the wonderful Shelby Lynne!
carojoro54
One of the most wonderful classics for this group!!!! Many memories with this song!!!!
I love it
MY WEDDING SONG SOMEDAY?
So sweet
1. kiss your left hand
2. say your crushes name
3. close your hand
4. say your name
5. say a school day
6. open your hand and look at your hand
7. post this on 20 other songs and your crush will ask you out on the day you said!
shewolf7000
I have a crush right now i would love to sing this to him (sigh) o steven lol
Makes me feel all squishy-like . Why did my mama have to run away with that nasty man??!!
Classic. Perfectly written and executed.
She had a beautiful voice
I miss Karens lovely voice.
One of the most beautiful classic song ever:) Karen's beautiful voice gives this song such a beautiful melody.
Love Karen. Her voice was angelic. What a tragic loss to the music industry.
Great song...great memories!
sfingram
She had the most beautiful voice and talent of her young age. I miss her as well
What a horrible waste of good talent. Wish she would've lived longer to make more beautiful music.
Ahhh the memories. I had this album when it first came out and taught myself to play this tune on my little keyboard. Still love it to this day. Karen's voice is like an angel. I know she is singing this in Heaven.
bs123082
Why do the birds appear?
diosagoddess
Stalkerlike goodness.
There will never be another female singer like Karen Carpenter. The smoothest voice ever.
he was 8 and all the girls wanted to get close to him and i was his first love. that was the best time of our lives. love you Mario
i remember my mother singing this to me as a child......
bbrake2
oh that lost golden voice...
I think she was singing abut ME!!!
What a treat to listen to The Carpenters!
The greatest loss ever. Karen will live forever in ours and many more generations.
THE BEST FROM 70'S
Carpenter Close to You
when I met my boyfriend 8 years ago, we were talking and I said that I sing...he asked me to sing something to him and I randomly leaned close to his ear and sang him Close To You...I asked him later why he decided to get together with me and he said "because you serenaded me"
cunnb2
The song CLOSE TO YOU by the Carpenters is just great and I would like to share it with my daughter how she just loves the Carpenters!! Thank You
Could you PLEASE send the song to her Facebook Cathy Browning
excellent cover, great and unique voice.
rich6968
well wow music is such a huge part of our lives and gets into our souls.
I think it helps mold us to who we become inside. I was in 6th grade when my dad took me to see them in concert and in Las Vegas it was one of the best times in my life.
Lyrics are wrong.

Correct is: "So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold And starlight in your eyes of blue."
I love this song. I can actually play this song on the piano. :-)
Karen Carpenter is Mormon and doesn't know it (well, she just may be, now that she's in the afterlife... ) You can't hear this song and not hear her kind, warm-hearted nature. She's amazing... Almost as cool as my mom, and my mom is beyond amazing.
My high school chorus worked on this song forever, and it was really difficult to tell how it would come together through it all. Once we got it, though, it was truly a beautiful arrangement. Too bad music has been all but taken out of schools today. It gives you a different perspective of what it takes to bring a song to life. A very memorable song.
I wnat to be closer to Amanda McDiffitt
This is the best recording of a timeless hit.
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