Lyrics to
We’re So Close

Released by Carly Simon in 1979
From the Album: Spy |

This version of We’Re So Close was released by Carly Simon in 1979.

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I’ve lived in all of the houses he’s built
The one in the air
The one underground
The one on the water
The one in the sand
He says: It doesn’t matter how we live
He says: It doesn’t matter where we live
We’re so close we can dispense with houses
We don’t need a home at all

It’s come to be a habit with me to dine alone
You’re never home
And the evenings end so early
He says: we can be close from afar
He says: the closest people always are
We’re so close that in our separation,
There’s no distance at all.

Sometimes I gout to the car,
Turn on the headlights
Intending to leave-
Sometimes I need to hear the words,
My imagination’s not as strong as you’d believe-
But I’ve talked to you;
You haven’t listened at all.
I’ve said I’m numb,
I can’t even cry,
I’m stuck with acting out a part.
He says: what do words ever reveal?
He says: in speaking one can be so false-
We’re so close we have a silent language,
We don’t need words at all.

There’s a husky voice
That speaks to me in the dark
And on the phone from studios
And Westside bars,
Through tunnels of long distance.
He says: we’re beyond flowers
He says: We’re beyond compliments-
We’re so close we can dispense with love
We don’t need love at all.


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About Lyrics and We’Re So Close by Carly Simon

When you decide to study the lyrics to We’Re So Close, you're looking at the words, verses and background chorus from the 1979 song by Carly Simon. Some of the lyrics to We’Re So Close have clear meanings and some contain metaphorical references. Like most songs, only Carly Simon and their collaborators know the full story behind any of the their songs.

You can understand the lyrics to We’Re So Close if you take apart the structure of the words. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to We’Re So Close" means the words set to the music of We’Re So Close, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to We’Re So Close and the lyrics to We’Re So Close are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to We’Re So Close, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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