Come A Little Bit Closer
Jay Lyrics


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In a little cafe
Just the other side of the border
She was just sitting there givin' me looks
That made my mouth water

So I started walking her way
She belonged to bad man Jose
And I knew, yes I knew I should leave
When I heard her say, yeah

"Come a little bit closer
You're my kind of man
So big and so strong
Come a little bit closer
I'm all alone and the night is so long"

So we started to dance
In my arms, she felt so inviting
And I just couldn't resist
Just one little kiss, so exciting

Then I heard the guitar player say
"Vamos, Jose's on his way"
Then I knew, yes I knew I should run
But then I heard her say, yeah

"Come a little bit closer
You're my kind of man
So big and so strong
Come a little bit closer
I'm all alone and the night is so long"

Then the music stopped
When I looked the cafe was empty
Then I heard Jose say
"Man, you know you're in trouble plenty"

So I dropped my drink from my hand
And out through the window I ran
And as I rode away
I could hear her say to Jose, yeah

"Come a little bit closer
You're my kind of man
So big and so strong




Come a little bit closer
I'm all alone and the night is so long"

Overall Meaning

"Come A Little Bit Closer" is a song by Jay & The Americans that tells the story of a man who becomes smitten with a woman he sees in a cafe just across the border. The song begins with the singer noticing the woman, who he finds extremely attractive. However, he soon realizes that she belongs to a man named Jose, who is considered to be a bad guy. Despite knowing this, the singer approaches the woman and they start to dance. The woman urges him to come closer, telling him that he's exactly her type. The singer can't resist and they share a kiss, but the situation takes a dangerous turn when the guitar player warns them that Jose is on his way.


At this point, the singer knows he should run, and he does. As he escapes, he hears the woman still calling to Jose, telling him to come a little bit closer. The song ends with the singer riding away, knowing that he was lucky to escape with his life.


While some listeners might interpret the story as simply a cautionary tale about the dangers of getting involved with someone who is already spoken for, others see it as a metaphor for the risks and rewards of following your heart, even when there are risks involved. Either way, "Come A Little Bit Closer" is a classic story song that captures the excitement and danger that can come with pursuing a romantic connection.



Line by Line Meaning

In a little cafe
I was at a small eatery.


Just the other side of the border
The cafe was near the border of a different country.


She was just sitting there givin' me looks
There was a woman staring at me.


That made my mouth water
I found her attractive.


So I started walking her way
I approached her on foot.


She belonged to bad man Jose
The woman was in a relationship with a dangerous man named Jose.


And I knew, yes I knew I should leave
I realized that I should probably go.


When I heard her say, yeah
She then spoke.


"Come a little bit closer
"Move towards me.


You're my kind of man
I'm interested in you.


So big and so strong
I like that you are physically imposing.


Come a little bit closer
Move closer to me.


I'm all alone and the night is so long"
I'm lonely and the night feels never-ending.


So we started to dance
We began to sway together to the music.


In my arms, she felt so inviting
I held her close and she seemed to enjoy my embrace.


And I just couldn't resist
I couldn't say no.


Just one little kiss, so exciting
We shared a brief, thrilling kiss.


Then I heard the guitar player say
I heard the musician make a statement.


"Vamos, Jose's on his way"
"Let's go, as Jose is approaching."


Then I knew, yes I knew I should run
I realized that I should leave as fast as possible.


But then I heard her say, yeah
The woman then spoke again.


"Come a little bit closer
"I want you to be closer to me again.


You're my kind of man
I like you a lot.


So big and so strong
Your impressive physique is desirable to me.


Come a little bit closer
Please come back over here.


I'm all alone and the night is so long"
I'm by myself and the night feels terribly long.


Then the music stopped
The music ended.


When I looked the cafe was empty
I observed that the eatery had cleared out.


Then I heard Jose say
Jose then spoke.


"Man, you know you're in trouble plenty"
"You're in a lot of trouble now."


So I dropped my drink from my hand
I let go of my beverage.


And out through the window I ran
I fled through a window.


And as I rode away
I was leaving the location.


I could hear her say to Jose, yeah
I overheard the woman speaking to Jose.


"Come a little bit closer
"Please approach me again.


You're my kind of man
I'm really interested in you.


So big and so strong
Your strength and size is very appealing to me.


Come a little bit closer
Please come closer to me.


I'm all alone and the night is so long"
I'm without company and the night seems interminable.




Lyrics © MORRIS MUSIC, INC.
Written by: Tommy Boyce, Wes Farrell, Bobby Hart

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@Cerph

"Come A Little Bit Closer"

In a little café just the other side of the border
She was just sitting there giving me looks that made my mouth water
So I started walking her way
She belonged to bad man José
And I knew, yes I knew I should leave
When I heard her say

Come a little bit closer, you're my kind of man
So big and so strong
Come a little bit closer, I'm all alone
And the night is so long

So we started to dance, in my arms she felt so inviting
That I just couldn't resist just one little kiss so exciting
Then I heard the guitar player say
Vamoose, José's on his way
And I knew, yes I knew I should run
But then I heard her say

Come a little bit closer, you're my kind of man
So big and so strong
Come a little bit closer, I'm all alone
And the night is so long

Then the music stopped, when I looked the café was empty
Then I heard José say, "Man, you know you're in trouble plenty"
So I dropped my drink from my hand
And through the window I ran
And as I rode away I could hear
Her say to José

Come a little bit closer, you're my kind of man
So big and so strong
Come a little bit closer, I'm all alone
And the night is so long



@KiraReminiec9399

cajun,, how do you like my taek onthis song?
In a little cantina
On the other side of the border
She was giving him looks that made his mouth water.

So he started walking her way
But she belonged to that Bad Man José
And he knew,yes,he knew that he should leave
When he heard her say,yeah

Come Just A little Bit Closer
You're my kind of man
Very big and so strong
Come Just A Little Bit Closer
I'm all alone and the night is very long.


So they started to dance
In his arms she felt so inviting
And he couldn't resist
Only one little kiss, So exciting

Then he heard the gutiar player say
¡ Vamos,José est? en camino!
Then he knew ,yes, he knew that he should run
But then he heard her say,yeah
(Chorus)

Then the music suddenly stopped
When he looked the cantina was empty
Then he heard José say
"¡ Hombré est?s en mucha paciencia!"

So he dropped the drink from his hand
And through the window he ran
As he rode away ,
He could hear her say to José,yeah
(Chorus)



@dr.bunsenhoneydew4362

In a little café
Just the other side of the border
She was a-sitting there a-givin' me
Looks that made my mouth water
So I started walking her way
She belonged to bad man, José
And I knew, yes I knew I should leave
When I heard her say, yeah
Come a little bit closer
You're my kind of man
So big and so strong
Come a little bit closer
I'm all alone
And the night is so long
So we started to dance
In my arms, she felt so inviting
And I just couldn't resist
Just one little kiss, so exciting
Then I heard the guitar player say
"Vamoos, José's on his way!"
And I knew, yes I knew I should run
But then I heard her say, yeah
Come a little bit closer
You're my kind of man
So big and so strong
Come a little bit closer
I'm all alone
And the night is so long
Then the music stopped
When I looked the café was empty
Then I heard José say
"Man, you know you're in trouble plenty"
So I dropped my drink from my hand
And through the window, I ran
And as I rode away
I could hear her say to José, yeah
Come a little bit closer
You're my kind of man
So big and so strong
Come a little bit closer
I'm all alone
And the night is so long
La-la-la-la la-la-la-la (Come a little bit closer)
La-la-la-la la-la-la-la (Come a little bit closer)
Woah woah (Come a little bit closer)
I can still hear her say (Come a little bit closer)



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US BILLBOARD HOT 100
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12, 1964
NEW NUMBER 86
PEAKED NUMBER 3

"Come a Little Bit Closer" is a song by the 1960s rock and roll band Jay and the Americans. It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 21, 1964, making it the band's highest-charting single. It also peaked at number 4 on the Cashbox chart and at number 1 on RPM's singles chart. The song was their first top 5 recording in two years, since 1962's She Cried.
It was written by songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, as well as Wes Farrell, and became Boyce and Hart's first top 10 hit.
Jay and the Americans also recorded a Spanish version of the song.

@taylorarmour340

72 years old that was my hot rodmusic

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I B rockin Catholic style

@liznah

Me chilling and impaling people with my flying arrows

@rohitmanohar2733

This song is used in Guardian of Galaxy vol. 2 of Marvel

@Mdobehere

@@rohitmanohar2733 you missed the joke

@cherryshark9170

Or getting impaled by a robot who wants your immortal body bonus points if you get the reference

@PistolM7780

In fact yandu was one of my favorite characters 😔

@jared72813

@@cherryshark9170 dude no way

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@kuhrt5707

a talking racoon, a baby tree, and a blue alien with his goddamn arrow

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