22 June 2011 at 09:14 posted by Bart Van Belle 10 Comments

Catherina listened a couple of times to Keep You Close and did an attempt to write down the lyrics. I think she did a great job. If you have corrections, leave them in the comments.


You  were young
You had time
In your hands and I
Was a moment …
… to die so low
All the time I had to keep you close
Not finding me now
How we must have hurt
To see all of your love and care
Only work a little while and then I go
All the time I had to keep you close
What you feel is what you get
You know there is no answer fit
We broke the code so long ago
I`m going to keep you ever close
Just like on the day we met
You pulling on me like a cigarette
So like the seaholes to the shore
I`m going to keep you ever close

Now the years turn away to make you forget
Make me stare at the same place …
… at path we are on
 is the path we chose
I still remember how to keep you close
Linger on, linger on in this … things

Dreams still come true
It`s the way it goes
And in the meantime I will hold you close
And in my heart and in my head
You are the only dream I dreamed
The fear will keep me on my toes
I`m going to keep you ever close
Just like on the day we met
You pulling on me like a cigarette
So like the seaholes to the shore
I`m going to keep you ever close
So is this what they mean about moving on
Is this really the end
You won`t stick around on one of that days
You are the one that throws
I`m the one that is kept you close
… of constant change
Transformission  … don’t stays the same
Cold is the breeze but forever blows
One of the hands that would have had kept you close
… head …
So when I see should I just pretend
The flower is cut but it still grows 
I`m going to keep you ever close
Just like on the day we met
I`m pulling on you like a cigarette
So like the seaholes to the shore
I`m going to keep you ever close

10 Responses so far.

  1. Gerjan says:

    Nice job! I have a few corrections though:

    You were young
    You had time
    on your hands and I
    Was a rollercoaster of the kind that needs to ride so high
    to die so low
    All the time I had to keep you close

    Not finally now
    How we must have hurt
    To see all of your love and care
    Only work a little while and then I go
    All the time I had to keep you close

    What you feel is what you get
    You know there is no answer fit
    We broke the code so long ago
    I`m going to keep you ever close
    Just like on the day we met
    You pulling on me like a cigarette
    So like the seaholes to the shore
    I`m going to keep you ever close

    Now the years turn away to make you forget
    Make me stare at the same place …
    that the path we are on
    is the path we chose
    I still remember how to keep you close
    Linger on, linger on in the scheme of things
    we're only inhabiting on oh
    Dreams still come true
    It`s the way it goes
    And in the meantime I will hold you close
    And in my heart and in my head
    You are the only dream I dread
    The fear will keep me on my toes
    I`m going to keep you ever close

    Just like on the day we met
    You pulling on me like a cigarette
    So like the seaholes to the shore
    I`m going to keep you ever close

    So is this what they mean about moving on
    Is this really the end
    You won`t stick around the one that stays
    You are the one that throws
    I`m the one that is kept you close
    … of constant change
    Transformation what we hope stays the same
    Cold is the breeze but forever blows
    One of the hands that would have had kept you close
    ...is when days ahead …
    So when I see should I just pretend
    The flower is cut but it still grows
    I`m going to keep you ever close
    Just like on the day we met
    I`m pulling on you like a cigarette
    So like the seaholes to the shore
    I`m going to keep you ever close

  2. catherina says:

    thanks for the corrections - nice job too

  3. Lucie says:

    Agree with Gerjan's corrections ;) also I think I hear "like the sea holds to the shore"?

  4. Lucie says:

    I like your title, by the way :D

  5. catherina says:

    fits better = like the sea holds to the shore
    Thank you

  6. Jolien says:

    Tried to fill in the blanks :)

    You were young
    You had time
    on your hands and I
    Was a rollercoaster of the kind that needs to ride so high
    to dive so low
    All the time I had to keep you close

    Not finally now
    How we must have hurt
    To see all of your love and care
    Only work a little while and then I go
    All the time I had to keep you close

    What you feel is what you get
    You know there is no answer fit
    We broke the code so long ago
    I`m going to keep you ever close
    Just like on the day we met
    You pulling on me like a cigarette
    So like the sea holds to the shore
    I`m going to keep you ever close

    Now the years turn away to make you forget
    Make me stare at the same place
    worrying that the path we are on
    is the path we chose
    I still remember how to keep you close
    Linger on, linger on in the scheme of things
    we're only inhabiting on oh
    Dreams still come true
    It`s the way it goes
    And in the meantime I will hold you close
    And in my heart and in my head
    You are the only dream I dread
    The fear will keep me on my toes
    I`m going to keep you ever close

    Just like on the day we met
    You pulling on me like a cigarette
    So like the sea holds to the shore
    I`m going to keep you ever close

    So is this what they mean about moving on
    Is this really the end
    You won`t stick around the one that stays
    You are the one that throws
    I`m the one that is kept you close
    ... definition of constant change
    Transformation what we hope stays the same
    Cold is the breeze but forever blows
    One of the hands that would have had kept you close
    Coldness is what lays ahead
    So when I see should I just pretend
    The flower is cut but it still grows
    I`m going to keep you ever close
    Just like on the day we met
    I`m pulling on you like a cigarette
    So like the sea holds to the shore
    I`m going to keep you ever close

  7. mrmario says:
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  8. mrmario says:

    edit: I think it should be "Like the seagulls to the shore" (zee meeuwen)

  9. Erik says:

    I guess it should be, "I'm the one that has kept you close"

  10. Tuti says:

    A few things that sounded different to me:

    'Not finally now, how we must have hurt'

    should be

    'Now I finally know how it must have hurt'

    AND

    '.. definition of constant change

    Transformation what we hope stays the same

    Cold is the breeze but forever blows

    One of the hands that would have kept ypu close'

    Should be

    'And is this definition of constant change: (not sure about this though)

    Transformation, what we hope stays the same

    Cold's the breeze that forever blows

    Warm are the hands that have kept you close'