Who Sang (They Long to Be) Close to You? Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes Black Moses cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971-11
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul
length: 9:05
guest performer: The Bar‐Kays
Some other versions of "(They Long to Be) Close to You"

Lyrics
Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
And the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust
In your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
And the angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust
In your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Just like me, they long to be
Close to you

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Never Can Say Goodbye
  • 2 (They Long to Be) Close to You
  • 3 Nothing Takes the Place of You
  • 4 Man's Temptation
  • 5 Never Gonna Give You Up
  • 6 Medley: Ike's Rap II / Help Me Love
  • 7 Need to Belong to Someone
  • 8 Good Love 6-9969
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Medley: Ike's Rap III / Your Love Is So Doggone Good
  • 2 For The Good Times
  • 3 I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  • 4 Part Time Love
  • 5 Medley: Ike's Rap IV / A Brand New Me
  • 6 Going In Circles

  • Release information
    label: Enterprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin