Who Sang (They Long to Be) Close to You? Leon Spencer

Leon Spencer Louisiana Slim cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
length: 5:31
producer: Bob Porter
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
congas: Buddy Caldwell
membranophone: Idris Muhammad
guitar: Melvin Sparks
organ: Leon Spencer
trumpet: Virgil Jones
woodwind: Grover Washington, Jr.
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 Louisiana Slim
  • 2 Mercy Mercy Me
  • 3 (They Long to Be) Close to You
  • 4 Our Love Will Never Die
  • 5 The Trouble With Love

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