Tamia - (They Long To Be) Close To You Lyrics

Why do birds suddenly appear
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
And starlight in your eyes
Like they do

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

If only for a minute
I’d settle for an hour
And if you could stay just for one day
That would make me so happy happy baby

See it won’t hurt to give our love a try
Girl don’t u pass me by
Cuz I’m that kind of guy
Who’s going to love and treat you like a queen

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

Come a little closer baby
Lay your head up on my shoulder baby
Boy you know I cant deny it
You done already set my soul on fire

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

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  1. J-Smoove R&B Singer

    I still can't believe he gone after all these years

  2. kat price

    Great melody luv it....♥️♥️

  3. Monica Haynes

    I’m old enough to remember the original by The Carpenters, but this version just stirs my soul. Always loved the original sung solo by Karen Carpenter, but this arrangement is fire. Definitely a slow burn.

  4. YvonneBrenda Miller

    Cant believe he really gone..

  5. MOTHER mom

    I Love this Tribute❤

  6. MOTHER mom

    I miss him RIP GERALD❤❤❤❤

  7. Kaye martin

    Quincy told yall about Tamia bsck in the day, He ssid she was star material. Nevertheless there were tooo many haters and not enough supporters, And now she sits labeled as non recognized singer. You're a STAR Tamia and your light will Never Fizzle.

    Kaye martin

    Thank you!

  8. Author Tonya D Simmons

    I loved this man and I have all his music. Rip my sweetness
    You left to soon but never forgotten!

  9. Waheedah's Recipes

    GREALD & Tamia they sing song it just shacks my soul 2003 2029💕😍🎤🎶

  10. Troy Threadgill

    This man was so deep with his music and I listen to him everyday. He's a great inspiration to relationships and I'll always cherish his music. Continue to RIH

  11. Linda Jackson

    Hi edagdwg thanks for sharing enjoying this beautiful song sounds soooooooo nice so much love Linda j ☮️❤️ ❤️💯 💯

  12. tsuyayaka1

    They sing it so beautifully.

  13. Yolanda Beard

    Miss you so much G!💔 It just not the same without you❤❤❤❤ I love you always Rest In Heaven 🕊 your music will live on in me always 💖

  14. Rosenette Paddio


  15. Reahlene Roberts

    I can’t believe been over 10 years since you left this world wow rest well teddy bear we all miss your music 🎶

  16. Monique Scott

    I been looking for this song for a long long time. 05-09-19

  17. Monique Scott

    I been looking for this song for along long time. Something told me to check my old YouTube account. 05/09/19

  18. Virginia Slater

    This is the best rendition of this song...And the tribute is awesome. Makes me very emotional thinking a lot about Gerald. This is the song I will renew my vows on. Love Gerald and the song. R.I.P. Gerald!!!

  19. December Sagittarius

    For The Grown And Sexy.... For The Real Lover's ❤🦋

  20. Shirley Sanders

    This one is hard to watch without crying, Gerald is sorely missed. When he sang you had to Feel every word. We miss you Teddy Bear. Rest in Paradise.❤💋

  21. Vic Chrispin

    Yes sir...

  22. Victor Harvey

    This my song one of the best Duets I ever heard

  23. Ladythomas Bailey

    What a beautiful combo,2 excellent singer. God bless Gerald levertMay he continue to rest in peace. Tamia my girl, so beautiful.

  24. Daddyman G

    Spank that Bass!

  25. Daddyman G

    The coldest smoothest cover of this song ever performed. It sound better than the original cut. So much power, energy and emotion.

  26. Sharon Ford

    Love this song. One of my favorite. RIP Mr. Teddy 🐻.

  27. Yolanda Simms

    This man rite here had that voice his music have me in my own world thinking about what I've been threw.

  28. Paulette Mcgilvary

    Nobody like my teddy bear rest in peace !

  29. BigWill 9421

    Gerald Levert aka "G-BEAR!"

  30. rhonda lee

    This is beautiful song by Gerald and Tamia a fitting tribute to the g bear we all love never forget u Gerald always close to my 💓 forever

  31. Marioñ Turner

    I love this song R.i.p

  32. antonio assis

    Show canta muito tá. Cantando no ceu

  33. Samir Fek

    teddy bear great G

  34. ivy1908pearl

    Love and Miss Gerald Forever

  35. Janet Ernst

    We miss you Gerald...

  36. Monique Roberts

    symphony for lovers and the soul

  37. Monique Roberts

    my jammmm this song is too close to the heart

  38. Terrance Dukes

    The best

  39. Pam Nabors

    My husband and I could rock this song together. A great wedding song.

  40. Charles Calhoun

    the man was a bad man!!! I thank GOD for his music

  41. James Dixon

    My little brother is gone but always will be remembered

  42. Favored One

    My God,the real deal

  43. Mona Andrews

    I miss him so much I can't stop listening to him everyday I never realize how much I really love his music rip my teddy bear

  44. Queen Kua Sekou

    🎶🎶🎵🎼😙😙😙🌠🌠🌟🌟🌠🌠🌠💓💓💓💓💓💋💋💋💋💋This MAN WAS A VOCALIST Genius 🎼🎼🎼📄📚📚📚📖🔝💯💯💯...HIS FATHER THOUGHT HIM WELL 🎤🎤🎤🎵🎶🌹🌷💋💋💋😙😙😆😆😄😄😄💜💙🎼👞🎩🎤THE MUSIC GAME 🎶🎶🎶🎵Will never be the SAME 😕😕😯😄🎼💙💜

  45. linda williams

    the greatest..what a voice..this is what love is about...Gerald may you rest in peace..

  46. Rosemary Hicks

    2 great artists gone too soon Gerald Levert rip

  47. Blessed One

    Gerald and Tamia rock this song to the highest point of song's to say about love.

  48. Ms. Unbreakable

    yes yes yes

  49. Ingrid Dickson

    Had to hear this

    Cynthia adams

    I am so happy

    Ray Vaughn

    Ingrid Dickson amen

  50. Sylivia Lee

    I miss Gerald Levert so much, his songs were so real! RIP

  51. Jacqueline Moore

    I miss you so much.

  52. PA Stanley

    missing my teddy bear Gerald Levert RIP

  53. Bill Floyd

    LOVE goes on... If you don't have 'LOVE "then this isn't for you. "
    Always Dad, Mom, Family.

  54. Raarotongaa Ruffin


    Tillman Williams

    Raarotongaa Ruffin emotional your

  55. runawaychild2

    My my my.. what a beautiful combination.. Gerald and Tamia put a hurtin on this song..simply beautiful!!!

  56. Johnnie Mcleod

    Gerald levert music had meaning it was real and was taking to soon he was one of the great one

  57. Wanda Darden

    I love you Gerard Levert RIP

  58. Alvena Nance

    One of the greatest male vocalist, may his memory tbe a blessing to those who knew and loved him!

  59. Lashundra Johnson

    this is the song for mature adults

    Veronica Locke

    Yes the too young need not apply

  60. Ingrid Dickson


  61. Randi Stewart

    I love this song...... makes my heart melt everytime I listen to it...

  62. Ms_Robin B.

    I can't wait to be able to sang this beautiful song to my luv...." If only for a minute,
    I’d settle for an hour.
    And if you could stay just for one day, that would make me so happy happy baby!!!" Yassss

  63. B King

    Real Talk! This was an awesome collaboration. RIP TO ONE OF THE GREATEST!



  64. Ladi Jae1

    Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!

  65. robert murphy

    feeling the love for my girl Maxine xx

  66. Kimberly Griffin

    Man, that was so pretty, interesting, respectful, captivating, & put 2gether so well. the blending of their voices was heavenly. Gerald was such a powerful, intense, & magnetic performer, & Tamia has such a sweet tone, she's pretty awesome herself. It was the perfect song, 4 the perfect guy & gal, & the perfect way 2 remember GL, & his legacy. I've seen other tributes, not goin 2 shade anybody else, & they're nice, but this 1 was moving. Mrs Gege u put 2gether something any 1 would b impressed with, & thankful 4, u did Gerald the ultimate justice. I'm sure the Levert family was pleased, as we fanz r, great job, I know GL would b diggin it 2. Peace

    Gloria Simon

    +Kimberly Griffin Thank you so much. Your kind words are very much appreciated.

    Kimberly Griffin

    UR so very welcome,  words from the heart^^^^^

    Kimberly Griffin

    I like it,  whereeva it came from,  hadn't heard it b4,  really nice & mellow.  Thanx !!!!!!!

    Delvecchio Gilliard

    Aaron Smith "stroke of genius" to be correct

  67. Rochell Drew

    Loving it 😇

  68. Owen Rich

    I love this remake of Close To You. Not only because we two of the most plosh voices in R&B music "Gerald Levert & Tamia," but also, the lyrics were rearranged to suit the many listeners who don't prefer blonde "gold" hair or blue eyes. Gwen Guthrie's version of "Close To You" was extremely good and unique. But she didn't bother to alter the lyrics to best suit the afro-R&B world. Thanks for this rendition of a nice music composition. Gerald Levert passed on in approval as a class act R&B artist.

  69. Marilyn Buck

    My teddy bear. One of the greatest.

  70. Phyllis Heard

    This is so gerald levert

  71. Melz Rae

    A Great Legend no other like him R.I.P Teddy Bear

  72. shea clarkson

    This dude.....
    Was one of the BEST....
    I was going to carry on the reins of the likes of Teddy, Marvin, Allie Woodson, Eddie Kendrick, David Ruffin, and the list goes on.....
    We miss ya Brotha!!!

  73. Tatianna Mccallum

    this song feels so good to me.


    Happy B-Day Gerald you are still miss

  75. Joe Malone

    I love this song so much me and my fiancee going too sing this song at our engagement party..

  76. Bonita Otey

    Love and miss Gerald!  RIP Teddy Bear!!

  77. rochelle cannady

    Still get emotional when I hear this song...another all time favorite.

  78. Lacornist Hiriams

    I'm in a Gerald Levert mood

  79. Nikki Johnson

    I miss him so much

  80. Janice Hill


  81. Emmitill

    Two of my favorite persons in the Whole Wide World. We all still love you Dearly.

  82. Liz Campbell

    if some one really loved him he would not have had put on the poundssss...  he was a teddy bear.   all of his songs r wow....   RIP   wish he was still here what would he  sounding like today??  gone to soon  

    Daddyman G

    Liz Campbell he put on the pounds because he loved to eat! Most diabetics love to eat, especially all that they aren't suppose to eat.

  83. Michelle Evette Russ

    Written July 12, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    ❥*♡ ❥*♡•❥*♡ ❥*♡´❥••♡`••´❥*♡ ❥*♡ ❥*♡ ❥*♡ ❥
    ★☆ ♪♬ ♪♬ ♫ ♭ ♬ ♪ ♬ ♪ ♩ ♭ ♪ ♪ ♬ ♪ ♬ ♫ ♭ ♬ ♪☆ ★
    Gerald Levert's Birthday Wish Sent To Heaven....

    Happy Birthday Gerald,
    I wish you were here today
    even for just a little while.
    So I could say Happy Birthday Gerald,
    and see your beautiful smile.
    The only gifts today will be
    the gifts of your music you left behind.
    The laughter, joy and happiness.....
    precious memories.......are the best kind.
    Today I'll do my very best,
    to try and find a happy place...
    struggling to hide my heavy heart,
    and the tears on my face.
    I'll sit quietly and look at your picture 
    while listening to your music
    thinking of you with love, and
    hoping you're doing ok,
    in Heaven up above.
    May the angels hold you close and
    sing you a happy song...
    and I'll be sending wishes to you
    today and all life long!!!

    Love & Miss You Still,
    Michelle ❥ ♡ ❥ ~
    ★☆ ♪♬ ♪♬ ♫ ♭ ♬ ♪ ♬ ♪ ♩ ♭ ♪ ♪ ♬ ♪ ♬ ♫ ♭ ♬ ♪☆ ★
    ❥*♡ ❥*♡•❥*♡ ❥*♡´❥••♡`••´❥*♡ ❥*♡ ❥*♡ ❥*♡ ❥
    ✫´⁀° ♡ •*☼ ✫ ☮•Peace, ℒℴve, & Music• .҉ ☆♡ .҉ ☆♡

    Brittany Nash

    Michelle Evette Russ Fuck

  84. Boston Smith

    Love this song

  85. missrob3137

    I love this right here... RIP BIG TEDDY, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE your music.

  86. Pamela Tunn

    Gerald Levert is one of the BEST !

  87. shelly19422004

    I just love this remake! It was perfectly done! Listen to Mr. Wonderful's sultry voice! Oh my heart's involved in this music!

  88. Mz Sweetz

    passion, vulnerability and tenderness ~ I LOVE LOVE!!!

  89. Viwe Hendrick

    and then I listened to Luther and Beyonce "closer I get to you"...sigh.. am so inlove :)

  90. Willaw Entertainment

    Haven't heard this song in years! I used to listen to it constantly. Love, love Gerald Levert! Nobody like him in music. Tamia was the perfect complement for the song, as her vocals are always perfection.

  91. Melica Niccole

    Absolutely beautiful!

  92. Sethu Ngubs

    Wow he was one of the greatest and sensational

  93. pagelumond

    Eddie didnt die u mean gerald & sean levert

  94. Dogmannx

    Its sad how Gerald and Eddie both died at the age of 40, damn that crazee

    Phyllis Lee

    Eddie LeVert?? His Father? Is still alive...

  95. Dogmannx

    this song is incredible, I listen to this song just about everyday, RIP Gerald.

  96. Geneva Wilson

    Yes they will b sadly missed but not 4gotten r.i.p

  97. BigManTv1

    FINE MUSIC!(Ezz!)

  98. blkprincess63

    Two of the best!!!!!!! I love you Gerald! Rest in Peace!!!

  99. somona qnymona white

    I love it