Closer to Fine Lyrics

Indigo Girls


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Amy Elizabeth Ray, Emily Ann Saliers
album: Track 2 in album Indigo Girls
release date: 1989-2-28
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length: 4:02
engineer: Scott Litt
percussion: Paulinho da Costa
mandolin: Peter O’Toole
guitar: Emily Saliers, Amy Ray
tin whistle: Fiachna Ó Braonáin
bodhrán: Liam Ó Maonlaí
producer: Scott Litt
background vocals: Peter O’Toole, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Luka Bloom
vocal: Amy Ray, Emily Saliers
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.

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 till I sank it.
I'm crawling on your shores.

I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountain.
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.

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 fountain.
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.

I stopped by the bar at three A.M.
To seek solace in a bottle, or possibly a friend.
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 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 go to the doctor, we go to the mountains.
We look to the children, we drink from the fountain.
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, the closer I am to fine.

Track Listing

  • 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