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lyrics

We've been closer before
Than we are now
And I hope we'll be closer again
We've been closer before
Than we are now
And I hope we'll be closer again

But if we are
Wouldn't it be far
too bewildering to figure
That the time we're most
Geographically close
Is the time when we are most severed?

We've been closer before
Than we are now
And I hope we'll be closer again

We've been closer before
Than we are now
And I hope we get closer again

But if we do
Wouldn't it be too
Ironical beyond measure
That the time our hearts
Are furthest apart
Is the time when we're closest together?

People drift apart and away
as sure as they
drift towards one another
It's a natural thing
of which i sing
like the seasons and the weather
It's Good to change
You shouldn't stay the same
for the sake of another's pleasure
But I hope one day
We remember the way
That we felt when we wrote those letters

And as the feeling returns
For a moment it burns
And we'll hug for what feels like forever
As we recollect
and our eyes connect
And we reclaim our buried treasure

We've been closer before
Than we are now
And I hope we'll be closer again

We've been closer before
Than we are now
And I hope we'll be closer again

But if we're not
at least I've got
Something that's warm, sweet and clever
The person you'll be
Eternally
Inside my mind, whatever

credits

from The Wayward Buskers, track released December 30, 2009
Helen Butlin- vocals
Adam John Miller- guitar, producer
Emil Andrews- glockenspiel
IC- accordian, harmonica, vocals

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