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Well, I tasted love so sweet, played around but not for keeps
I never been knocked off my feet until you came along
In the room surrounding me are angels I cannot see
I know they come to carry me to where I belong

Closer to you, closer to you
I'm singing like a sailor strutting up your avenue
Like a clown in a costume shop
Wearing nothing but my birthday suit, getting closer to you

All the knocks upon your door, footsteps fallen on your floor
All the shipwrecks on your shore mean nothing to me, babe
All the crooks on Capitol Hill and the criminals on the dollar bills
All the money on Wall Street still couldn't keep me from getting

Closer to you, closer to you
Like a priest on a pulpit preaching to an empty room
Like a drunk in a dive bar in the early afternoon
Getting closer to you

Poets could not pronounce your name
Gamblers couldn't play the game
Matchstick statues set to flame couldn't hold a candle to you
Swindlers on the sunset strip, hypnotists and hypocrites
Ventriloquists and pickpockets, all wish that they could get, oh

Well, I tasted love so sweet, played around but not for keeps
Never been knocked off my feet until you came along
I sit through the trickery, the jealousy and the vanity
The potency of your prophesy because I long to be

Closer to you, closer to you
Like a hound dog in a junkyard, honey I'm howling at the moon
Like a pirate in a pawnshop with a pocketful of jewels

Closer to you, closer to you
Closer to you, closer to you
Honey, I'll get through, oh baby I'll get through, uh huh
Closer to you
Closer to you

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