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CLOSE TO TEARS

Nathan Tinkham
Rhythm Range Music SOCAN

Tonight, as I wander through old letters from you
One by one they carry me away
It's almost like you're sitting here beside me one more time
I can hear your voice speak from the page

I close my eyes, your smiling face is all that I can see
But if I could only hold you once again
Of all the things we'd left unsaid, I'd tell you how I feel
For now I'm finding I have been

Close to tears
Close to tears
I still can't say goodbye, even after all these years
How can you be gone, when I feel you just as strong
As ever.
Close to tears
Close to tears

Something lives inside me that stirs from time to time
But mostly it just sleeps and I forget
But in some unguarded moment , it comes up from behind
Something I'm not over yet

But there's sweetness in the sorrow that I'm feeling here tonight
I have a fondness for your memory
And as the years go by, more and more am I
Certain I will always be

Close to tears
Close to tears
I still can't say goodbye, even after all these years
How can you be gone, when I feel you just as strong
As ever.
Close to tears
Close to tears

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