“Close To You” – performed by The Carpenters

“Close To You” – performed by The Carpenters

Why do birds suddenly appearcarpenters
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
And the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust
In your hair of golden starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
And the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust
In your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Wa, close to you
Wa, close to you
Ha, close to you
La, close to you

“Close To You” by The Carpenters is a mellow song that isn’t necessarily a piece for funerals but it can be used as a dedication to a family member who has died. If you read the lines of the song, it is almost like funeral poems with rhyming ends and short stanzas.

The meaning of it is applicable to the grieving family because it talks about longing, which a person would feel when someone he has always been used to spending time with is suddenly gone. This song can be offered and played for any person’s funeral but it is best applicable when the deceased is a child.

A few lines talk about the baby’s birth. Everyone in the family considers the child as a blessing. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen events, he died so soon and everyone is now longing to spend time and see him again.

Now that he is gone, you use symbolic events in the surroundings and believe that he is now your angel watching over you through the stars or through the leaves of the trees gushing in the wind. He may not be physically with you, but you know that his presence is still strong.

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