They Long To Be ( Close To You )
   ------Gerald Levert

Gerald: Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near?
Just like me they long to be close to you.

Tamia: Why do stars fall down from the sky every time you walk by?
Just like me they long to be close to you
Oh yeah

Gerald: On the day that you were born, the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
Yes they did

Tamia: So they sprinkled moon dust in you hair and sunlight in your eye
like they do
(Like they do) do
Gerald: That is why (that is why)
All the guys in town (all of the guys)
Follow you all around
Both: Just, Just, Just, Just, Just like me they long they long to be

Gerald: close to you

Tamia: close to you

Both: If only for a minute, (closer) ill settle for an hour (closer) and
if you can stay just for one day that would make me so happy,
happy baby

Gerald: See it won’t hurt to give a love a try girl don’t you past
me by cause I'm that kind of guy who’s gonna love you
( gonna love) and treat you like a queen

Tamia: That is why all the girls in town (they don’t mean nothing baby)
follow you all around
Just like me (just like me)
They long to be close to you

Both: I can feel it when ever we touch, and whenever we talk and whenever
we walk

Background: Together,

Tamia all the time

Background: Together

Gerald: close to you

Gerald: I want to be

Tamia: I want to be

Gerald: I want to be
Come a little closer babe

Tamia: Come a little closer babe

Gerald: Lay your head up on my shoulder

Tamia: On my shoulder baby

Tamia: Boy you know I can’t deny it

Gerald: Girl you know I can’t deny it

Tamia: You done gone and set my soul on fire

Gerald: How I love to be closer to you baby

Gerald: Oh I can’t believe

Tamia: I can’t believe that were

Both: Hugging and kissing and squeezing each other
And I am the one to get close to you