Closer to Fine Lyrics

Indigo Girls


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Amy Elizabeth Ray, Emily Ann Saliers
album: Track 1 in album Indigo Girls
release date: 1989-2-28
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genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Alternative Rock
length: 4:02
producer: Scott Litt
vocal: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers
engineer: Scott Litt
background vocals: Luka Bloom, Peter O’Toole, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Liam Ó Maonlaí
guitar: Emily Saliers and Amy Ray
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
mandolin: Peter O’Toole
bodhrán: Liam Ó Maonlaí
tin whistle: Fiachna Ó Braonáin
composer: Emily Saliers
lyricist: Emily Saliers

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I'm tryin' to tell you somethin' 'bout my life
Maybe give me insight between black and white
And the best thing you've ever done for me
Is to help me take my life less seriously
It's only life after all, yeah

Well darkness has a hunger that's insatiable
And lightness has a call that's hard to hear
I wrap my fear around me like a blanket
I sailed my ship of safety 'til I sank it
I'm crawling on your shores

And I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
And the less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fine

And I went to see the doctor of philosophy
With a poster of Rasputin and a beard down to his knee
He never did marry or see a B-Grade movie
He graded my performance, he said he could see through me
I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind
Got my paper and I was free

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
And the less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fine, yeah

I stopped by the bar at three A.M.
To seek solace in a bottle, or possibly a friend
And I woke up with a headache like my head against a board
Twice as cloudy as I'd been the night before
And I went in seeking clarity

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains
We go to the doctor, we go to the mountains
We look to the children, we drink from the fountain
Yeah, we go to the Bible, we go through the work out
We read up on revival, we stand up for the lookout
There's more than one answer to these questions
Pointing me in a crooked line
And the less I seek my source for some definitive
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fine
The closer I am to fine, yeah


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Closer to Fine
  • 2 Secure Yourself
  • 3 Kid Fears
  • 4 Prince of Darkness
  • 5 Blood and Fire
  • 6 Tried to Be True
  • 7 Love's Recovery
  • 8 Land of Canaan
  • 9 Center Stage
  • 10 History of Us