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We're So Close
Lyrics & Music by Carly Simon

I've lived in all 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 go out 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

Oh, 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 West side 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

Carly Simon: Piano
David Spinozza: Acoustic Guitar
Warren Bernhardt: Electric Piano
Ken Bichel: Polymoog
Will Lee: Bass
Steve Gadd: Drums
Crusher Bennett: Percussion
David Sanborn: Alto Sax
Carly Simon: Background vocals

© 1979 C'est Music ASCAP