Come a Little Closer

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5. Come A Little Closer
This signature ballad was the first chosen for arrangement. Beginning with a nod to the funny tune, “Always Wrong” by Mark Riney, this song carries us through an arc of personal story and emotion.

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Come a Little Closer
Words and music by Darryl Smith, 2006

We’ll I’ve been wrong so many times but one time I know I was right:
When first I saw You and realized that truth could awaken my soul.
Your truth like water ran through these hard rocks of misery and
promised to carry me home.
And soon I knew this mountainous ego would crumble and give itself
to the sea.

Chorus:
Come a little closer-now. Stay a little longer-somehow
Let me hold on to You till I’m a little stronger
And when the storm subsides and the thunder rolls away
We’ll be together forever this is what I pray.

Many many years have gone by since that moment that I first heard
Your name.
Seems I’ve hardly begun to do what must be done still I know I’m
not the same.
Every moment I’m beholden to You for so much you do.
I’ll keep Your name on my lips, this world will never eclipse the
feeling I have for you!

I know You’re going but You’ll be back again, that’s just the way that
you are
Life’s such a treasure, a divine pleasure with you the Avatar
Meher Baba, my Beloved I hold you in my Heart
And never ever forget me your lover for I was Yours from the start

And then, and then, and then, when the storm’s gone away
We’ll be together forever this is what I pray

credits

from Lord of Love, released December 3, 2015
5. Come A Little Closer
Darryl Smith: vocal, acoustic guitar
Mark Saunders: harmony vocals, mandolin, electric and bass guitar

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