Down at the street around half past nine
I heard someone screaming
I found someone dying.
His throat was slit from ear to ear
He mumbled so low I could hardly hear.
I bent down close so I could hear what he said
He said tell me the truth am I nearly that dead
I said you're close as you'll ever be.
Down on the beach around half past five
I saw a pretty girl on a deck-chair reclining
A grin split her face from ear to ear
I went up close but I must have got to near
'Cause I never saw the guy on the sea-front cafe
Leaving his seat coming running my way
He said your close as you'll ever be.
The Boomtown Rats
- Lookin' After No. 1
- Neon Heart
- Joey's On The Street Agai..
- Mary Of The 4th Form
- (She's Gonna) Do You In
- Close As You'll Ever Be
- I Can Make It If You Can