Thursday, November 08, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 71

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - The Closer I Get To You

I say i love a lot of songs but this song - this song is in my top 10 of all time.

Can i just express disappointment at the fact that Luther Vandross (who is my favorite artist ever) recorded this song with Beyonce and butchered it. One of the big problems i have with Beyonce is her excessive ad libbing. True music doesnt need too much vocal drama. Especially when the original is perfection. Let's not even start on what she did to Des'ree's Kissing you. I almost cried. Luther's part was fine - his maturity in music came through but madam B?

Anyway, this original version is perfection. Roberta and Donny sang a lot of duets together before Donny's suicide in 1979 but this song...Again - perfection. This is one of those songs that doesnt need much to be said about it - so here are the words...Enjoy!

The closer I get to you
The more you'll make me see
By giving me all you've got
Your love has captured me

Over and over again
I try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
And all the while inside
I knew it was real
The way you make me feel

Lying here next to you
Time just seems to fly
Needing you more and more
Let's give love a try

Sweeter than sweeter love grows
And heaven's there for those
Who fool the tricks of time
With the hearts in love they find
True love
In a special way

The closer I get to you
The more you make me see
By giving me all you've got
Your love has captured me

Over and over again
I try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
And all the while inside
I knew it was real
The way you make me feel

The closer I get to you
The more you make me see
By giving you all I've got
Your love has captured me

The closer I get to you
A feeling comes over me(Me too)
Pulling closer

3 comments:

The Last King Of Scotland said...

as an avid music lover i agree wholeheartedly. the original rips the newer version apart. seamless flawless duet

Pixgremlin (Akin) said...

They just don't make music with lyrics like this these days.

SET said...

BEAUTIFUL SONG I LOVE THE REMAKE WITH BEYONCE AND LUTHER.