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You're in my arms
And all the world is calm
The music playing on for only two
So close together
And when I'm with you
So close to feeling alive

A life goes by
Romantic dreams must die
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here with you
And now forever I know
All that I want is to hold you
So close

So close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this one's not pretend
And now you're beside me and look how far we've come
So far, we are, so close

Oh how could I face the faceless days
If I should lose you now?
We're so close
To reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this one's not pretend
Let's go on dreaming for we know we are
So close
So close
And still so far



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    UnregisteredDec 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    I guess it kinda means that well. It talk about two people who love each other. A lot. And they're so close to having everything they've ever wanted together but also they have so many obstacles, so many problems. So, yeah, kinda like forbidden love. And this song just centers around these quiet moments they have next to each other. So close. And completely detached from everything around them. And over here where the writer says: "How should I face those faceless days, if I should lose you now?" I guess he means that the moment's ending and that soon they have to face reality and bid each other goodbye and face the fact that it's almost impossible for them to be together. So, in my opinion, it means that together, they feel like there so close to a happy ending but the moment they let go, they're far again.
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    shoutingunDec 12, 2008 at 2:02 pm
    The time I heard this song and I saw this in the movie enchanted, I really got teary eyed because the song really means everything to me. You think that you are already close to that person but still so far. So far that you can't reach him. You can't say what you really feel and just be contented hiding your feelings. It really hurts right? I love this song. As in! My lullaby.
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    UnregisteredOct 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    This is a soundtrack of my life. I've been dating a boy who isn't the same religion with me. This is a big problem in my country for most of the people. I am happy with him and he has the same feeling too. When we are together, we are so close to each other. Not just physically but also emotionally. Now, time goes by. Both us have to think about our future. Fighting this into a higher level is not an easy thing. Meanwhile, both of us are not ready to say goodbye. Just like this song, we are so close. But also so far. Hope we can fight this! Thanks Jon for singing it very well. My heart is singing and crying at the same time.
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    This song means that just when you decided to give up hope on ever finding true love and ever finding a happily ever after, someone comes along and makes you feel so close to achieving that romantic dream. You hope that this time its real but yet fear is causing that person to be so far away from you. Your so close to reaching it all to reaching her/him but yet still so far. . I can relate. :/
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    I think the song shows a sentiment about two people as potential lovers but can't be in a relationship yet. The reason could be they're stuck in a situation and must address their concerns first before they could finally express their love for each other. They could be so close to being in a romantic relationship, really longing for it in the first place, but can't because they knew that they'll be better together some time.

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