(They Long to Be) Close to You

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"(They Long to Be) Close to You"
Cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins
Original by The Carpenters
Songwriter(s)Burt Bacharach, Hal David

"(They Long to Be) Close to You" is a cover song by The Smashing Pumpkins of the 1970 single by The Carpenters. A live recording from the 20th Anniversary Tour was released on Live Smashing Pumpkins.

Lyrics

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

Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

On the day that you were born the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair
Of golden starlight in your eyes of blue

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you
All around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

On the day that you were born the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair
Of golden starlight in your eyes of blue

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you
All around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

Why? Close to you
Why? Close to you
Haa, close to you
Why? Close to you

Availability

TitleType
Live Smashing PumpkinsLive

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