SONG LYRICS FOR: "CLOSER AND CLOSER"
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Lead vocal: Ray Elam
Music & Lyrics: Ray Elam
Producer: Augusto Carreira

"CLOSER AND CLOSER"

Verse 1
So many things I've done in my life.
I've tasted quite a few of the world's delights.
I've been so many places, and back again,
But only Your love satisfies that emptiness within.

Verse 2
I've known the passion of lovers and the closeness of friends,
And I know what it's like to be alone.
There are times it seems no one in this world cares.
In the hour of despair, trusted friends are up and gone.

Chorus 1
Yes, I wanna get closer and closer to You, [Closer.]
That's all I really want to do. [I wanna get closer.]
Closer and closer to You. [Closer.]
Hmm Hmm Hmm [I wanna get closer.]
Closer.

Verse 3
I've had serious questions about my purpose here on Earth.
Life didn't seem to have much reason or rhyme.
But the closer I'm drawn to Your reassuring love,
My questions & doubts have been left behind.

Chorus 2
And I wanna get closer and closer to You, [Closer.]
That's all I really want to do. [I wanna get closer.]
Lord, I wanna get closer and closer to You. [Closer.]
That's all I really want to do. [I wanna get closer.]

Bridge
Closer to You
Is the place I know I'll find happiness,
And the peace my heart desires.
Closer to You,
I don't mind leaving everything behind.
Take my hand and lead me higher.

Break: -- --

Chorus 3
Now I wanna get closer and closer to You,
That's all I really want to do.
Lord, I wanna get closer and closer to You. [Closer.]
That's all I really want to do.

Chorus 4
I wanna get closer and closer to You,
[I wanna get closer to You.]
That's all I really want to do.
[Closer than a friend.]
Closer and closer to You.
[I open my heart & let You in.]
That's all I really want to do.
[Closer to You.]

Chorus 5
Closer.
[Hold me closer to You.]
I wanna get closer.
[Closer than a friend.]
Closer and closer to You.
[I open my heart & let You in.]
That's all I really want to do.
[Closer to You.]

 

"CLOSER AND CLOSER" (with chords)

Capo: 1st fret

Intro
(F#m)-(D)-(Bm)-(E)
(F#m)-(E)-(D) four times

Verse 1
(A)So many things I've (F#m)done in my life.
I've tasted (D)quite a few of the world's de(E)lights.
I've been so (A)many places, and (F#m)back again,
But only (D)Your love satisfies that (E)emptiness within.

Verse 2
(A)I've known the passion of lovers (F#m)and the closeness of friends,
And I (D)know what it's like to be a(E)lone.
There are times it (A)seems no one (F#m)in this world cares.
In the (D)hour of despair, trusted (E)friends are up and gone.

Chorus 1
Yes, I wanna get (F#m)closer and (E)closer to (D)You, [Closer.]
That's (F#m)all I really (E)want to (D)do. [I wanna get closer.]
(F#m)Closer and (E)closer to (D)You. [Closer.]
(F#m)Hmm (E)Hmm (D)Hmm [I wanna get closer.]
Closer.

Verse 3
(A)I've had serious questions about my (F#m)purpose here on Earth.
(D)Life didn't seem to have much reason or (E)rhyme.
But the (A)closer I'm drawn to Your (F#m)reassuring love,
My (D)questions & doubts (E)have been left behind.

Chorus 2
And I wanna get (F#m)closer and (E)closer to (D)You, [Closer.]
That's (F#m)all I really (E)want to (D)do. [I wanna get closer.]
Lord, I wanna get (F#m)closer and (E)closer to (D)You. [Closer.]
That's (F#m)all I really (E)want to (D)do. [I wanna get closer.]

Bridge
(A)Closer to (D)You
Is the place I know I'll find happiness,
And the peace my heart desires.
(A)Closer to (D)You,
I don't mind leaving everything behind.
Take my hand and lead me higher.

Break: (F#m)-(E)-(D) (F#m)-(E)-(D)

Chorus 3
Now I wanna get (F#m)closer and (E)closer to (D)You,
That's (F#m)all I really (E)want to (D)do.
Lord, I wanna get (F#m)closer and (E)closer to (D)You. [Closer.]
That's (F#m)all I really (E)want to (D)do.

Chorus 4
I wanna get (F#m)closer and (E)closer to (D)You,
[I wanna get closer to You.]
That's (F#m)all I really (E)want to (D)do.
[Closer than a friend.]
(F#m)Closer and (E)closer to (D)You.
[I open my heart & let You in.]
That's (F#m)all I really (E)want to (D)do.
[Closer to You.]

Chorus 5
(F#m)Clo(E)ser. (D)
[Hold me closer to You.]
(F#m)I wanna get (E)closer. (D)
[Closer than a friend.]
(F#m)Closer and (E)closer to (D)You.
[I open my heart & let You in.]
That's (F#m)all I really (E)want to (D)do.
[Closer to You.]

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