Monday, October 5, 2009

Close to you

One day recently I began singing this song in the shower. It got me thinking about how being in love changes your view of the world. The eyes of your heart are open. More on this in another post; this one will focus on the song itself.

(Yes I know; I am tragically uncool. If I were even an ounce more hip I would link to the Cranberries version of this song, but the Carpenters give it a whole lot more soul.)

Close to You

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

Why do stars fall off 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 gold and 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.

Just like me
they long to be
Close to you.

5 comments:

Ike said...

A YouTube of the Carpenters singing this song......would have been "cool"!


For the most part...when a man tells a woman that he loves her...what he is really saying is that he loves himself and wants her.

How does God love? Love is not so much an attribute of God as it is His very essence. It is not so much a moral perfection of His being as it is His being itself.

Ike said...

In his biography of Jonathan Edwards, page 497, George Marsden writes, "In the Edwardses' world, the meaning of life was found in intense loves, including earthly loves." It was the tone of their life together. They understood that God is of such a nature, creation is for such a purpose, redemption is of such a power, that intensity of love is the meaning of it all. Intensity. Passion. Wholeheartedness.

Deuteronomy 6:5 makes intense love the greatest commandment: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." Moderate love is a sin. Maybe the worst sin.

As Augustine said, "Give me a man in love. He knows what I mean."

Eva Korban David said...

Wow, Ike! Would you mind if I posted this comment on the blog itself? It's fantastic stuff, and I'd like to be able to tag it and have it be searchable.

(PS: I briefly included a YouTube window of the song, but it was just too ugly to permit, so I left it as a link instead.)

Pranayama mama said...

it may not be cool but i heart karen carpenter still!

Ike said...

The first comment is something I "preach" to my nieces!! The second is just a "public" quote...do as you wish.