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This Close to You

This song is by Joe Henry and appears on the album Kindness Of The World (1993).

I'll have to be
As brave as you
With no star to guide us
Blazing above;
And no moonshiner's river
To carry us through
And no way to speak
When there aren't words enough

Fair enough,
You asked me for nothing
Fair enough
All you told me was true,
I called down the flood
And I'm falling forever
But I was this close to you,
This close to you

It rained for a week
And I kept my head down
Trying to think what
You reminded me of:
A fire that hat ravaged
An Ohio town,
And spooked me at noon
With my headlights still on

Fair enough,
You asked me for nothing
Fair enough
All you told me was true,
I called down the flood
And I'm falling forever
But I was this close to you,
This close to you

Well sometime at night
I pretended to be sleeping
Just to hear what it is
That you say
When you talk to yourself
And the darkness is keeping
The hateful morning
A goodnight away

If I was much younger
I might just forget it
If love was the habit of
Some borrowed room;
But it's all that I have
And I'm doomed to regret it
If I can't forgive
Myself or you soon.

Fair enough,
You asked me for nothing
Fair enough
All you told me was true,
I called down the flood
And I'm falling forever
But I was this close to you,
This close to you

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