lirik lagu carly simon – we’re so close
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.