The Closer I Get To You
Luther Vandross feat. Beyoncé Knowles Lyrics


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The closer I get to you
The more you make me see
By giving me all you've got, ooh yeah (tell me more)
Your love has captured me

Over and over again
I try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
When all the while inside
I knew it was real (ooh)
The way you make me feel, hey, hey (ooh yeah)
And ooh (oh)

Lyin' here next to you, oh
Time just seems to fly, yeah
Needin' you more and more (more and more)
Let's give love a try (let's give love a try)
I wanna try love

Sweeter and sweeter love grows
And heaven's there for those
Who fool the tricks of time
With hearts of love will find
True love in a special way (love, ooh)

The closer I get to you, baby (the closer I get to you, baby)
The more you make me see (the more you make me see)
By givin' me what you've got (oh, yeah)
Your love captured me

Ooh over and over again
I try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
When all the while inside
I knew this was real, got to be real (got to be real)
The way you make me feel (you know, you know, you know)
My baby, my baby, my baby, my love, my love, my love, my love, ooh
Yeah, yeah (yeah, yeah)

(Come closer love) come a little closer so that we can see into the eyes of love
I wanna see into those eyes of love
(Come closer love) just a little a closer, let me speak to you
I wanna softly tell you something
Here I am and here's my love, I just want you to come closer, yeah
Come a little closer, let me whisper in your ear
'Cause I wanna tell you something
I wanna whisper in your ear so soft, so come closer love




Move on in real close so we can celebrate the way we feel about each other's lovin'
Wanna tell you words, words of love, words that make you wanna

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Closer I Get To You by Luther Vandross tells a story of a person who has fallen deeply in love with someone who started out as their friend. They express how their love keeps growing the closer they get to the person, and despite trying to convince themselves that they could only be friends, they knew that their love was real. The song talks about the beauty of love and the way it makes a person feel. It expresses the desire to be closer to the one they love and to share their feelings with them.


Line by Line Meaning

The closer I get to you
The more I spend time with you


The more you make me see
The more I realize how important you are to me


I wanna whisper in your ear so soft, so come closer love
I want to tell you something in a gentle whisper, so come closer to me


Wanna tell you words, words of love, words that make you wanna
I want to express my love for you in a way that makes you feel happy and loved.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: James Mtume, Reggie Lucas

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@elijahcunn4961

My favorite part of the whole song is when they said: Come a little closer so that we can see into the eyes of love
(I want to see into those eyes of love)
Just a little closer... let me speak to you
I want to softly tell you something
(Here I am and heres my love... I just want you)
Come a little closer.
Let me whisper in your ear
Cuz i want to tell you something
(I want to whisper in your ear... so soft... so come closer)
Move in real close so we can celebrate
The way we feel about eachother's loving



@sparkkeeper77

Sorry, i'l french and i need some lyrics to appreciate a song. So thank you to let me put them here.

The closer i get to you
The more you make me see
By giving me all you got (tell me more)
Your love has captured me

Over and over again
I tried to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
But all the while, inside , i knew it was real
The way you make me feel

Lyin' here next to you
Time just seems to fly
Needing you more and more (more and more)
Let's give love a try

Sweeter and sweeter love grows
And heaven's there for those
Who fool the tricks of time
With hearts of love will find
True love in a special way

Come a little closer so that we can see
Into the eyes of love
Just a little closer let me speak to you
I want to softly tell you something
Come a little closer let me whisper in your ear
Cuz i wanna tell you something
Move on in real close so we can celebrate
The way we feel a bout each other's loving



@mamaziha79

The Closer I Get To You"
(feat. Beyonce Knowles)

The closer I get to you
The more you make me see
By giving me all you've got (tell me more)
Your love has captured me

Over and over again
I tried to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
But all the while, inside, I knew it was real (Ooh)
The way you make me feel

Lying here next to you
Time just seems to fly
Needing you more and more, more and more (more and more)
Let's give love a try (Let's give love a try)

Sweeter and sweeter love grows
And heaven's there for those
Who fool the tricks of time
With hearts of love will find
True love in a special way

Oh oo oh oo, the closer I get (the closer I get)
Closer I get to you baby
The more you make me see (the more you make me see)
More you make me see
By giving me what you got, ohohoh yeah
Your love captured me

Oh, over and over again
I try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
When all the while inside I knew this was real (got to be real)
Got to be real
The way you make me feel

You know, you know, you know
My baby, my baby, my baby
My love
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

(Come closer love)
Come a little closer so that we can see
Into the eyes of love
I want to see into those eyes of love
(Come closer, love)
Just a little closer let me speak to you
I want to softly tell you something
Here I am, here's my love, I just want you to...
(Come closer, love)
Come a little closer let me whisper in your ear
Cuz I wanna tell you something
I wanna whisper in your ear so softly...so come closer, love (Come closer, love)
Move on in real close so we can celebrate
The way we feel a bout each other's loving
I wanna tell you words, words of love...



All comments from YouTube:

@bossdon3791

Me and my wife use to ride and sing this together..she would sing beyonce part and I sing Luther's..now its been 2yrs since she passed away..I listen and reminisce about about her

@kimberlyjohnson3503

My prayers are with you.

@delzsmoke-a-lot1195

RIP🥀🙏🏾

@TYLIE116

Man that's tough its the thing I hate and love bout songs is the sadness n happiness can come to all in the same gust of wind.. U can n smile all in the same breath.. My condolences to u

@bossdon3791

@@TYLIE116 thank you

@sessionivory

me and my kids would do the same.

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@joymechell277

How many solo artist get to have a legend like Luther Vandross on their debut album ? This duet isn't talked about enough . She was so young

@azizndifunah7091

and won a grammy for it

@lblayde

Because Donny Hathaway and Roberta flack mastered this song but they both no.1 for me, i love both

@franknewbill5226

Artist don’t make music like this no more…!

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