The Closer I Get to You Lyrics by Luther Vandross

The Closer I Get to You is the 5th track on my playlist, The Best R&B Ever. It features two of the most powerful and rich voices in the history of R&B. I can see this beautiful song being the featured track on a wedding playlist. The lyrics are perfect for a marriage ceremony or the main dance during the reception. The harmony of this duet symbolize the coming together of two people and the effortless blending of their lives. The vocals of this track are as smooth as silk. It’s the perfect example between people that can sing versus people that can sang. I included this song on the playlist because the harmony between Luther Vandross and Beyoncé is perfect, especially around the 4:00 minute mark.

Meet the Artist
Luther Vandross
Beyoncé

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Dance with My Father
Dangerously in Love

Composer(s)
Reggie Lucas
James Mtume

The closer I get to you
The more you make me see
By giving me all you’ve got (Tell me more)
Ooh, yeah, your love has captured me, yeah

Over and over again
I tried to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
But all the while inside, I knew it was real
The way you make me feel

Lying here next to you, oh honey
Time just seems to fly, yeah
Needing you more and more (More and more)
Let’s give love a try (Let’s give love a try)
I wanna try, love

Sweeter and sweeter love grows
And heaven’s there for those
Who fool the tricks of time
With hearts of love we’ll find
True love in a special way, way

The closer I get
The closer I get to you, baby
The more you make me see
(The more you make me see)
By giving me what you’ve got
Your love captured me

Ooh, over and over again
I try to tell myself that we
Could never be more than friends
And all the while inside I knew this was real
Got to be, got to be real
The way you make me feel
(You know, you know, you know)
My baby, my baby, my baby
My love (My love, my love, my love)
Ooh

(Come closer, love)
Come a little closer so that
We can see into the eyes of love
I wanna see into those eyes of love

(Come closer, love)
Just a little closer let me speak to you
I wanna softly tell you something
Here I am and here’s my love
I just want you too

(Come closer, love)
Come a little closet let me whisper in your ear
‘Cause I wanna tell you something
I wanna whisper in your ear so soft
So come closer, love

Move on in real close so we can celebrate
The way we feel about each other’s loving
(Wanna tell you words, words of love)
(Words that make you wanna)
So come closer, love


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Heaven And Earth Lyrics by Kenny Lattimore


Heaven And Earth is the 4th track on my playlist, The Best R&B Ever. This is a beautiful song that I can see on a wedding playlist, but its lyrics have purpose and meaning through all phases of the marriage. I included this song on the playlist because, underneath my calloused exterior, I am a sentimental, romantic at heart.

Meet the Artist
Kenny Lattimore

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From The Soul Of Man

Composer(s)
Herb Middleton
Kenny Lerum

Some say love’s complicated
Some say love wants too much
But when you find that someone
Too much is never enough
How much it means to me

Cause every joy my heart has ever dreamed of
Has come from loving you
And nothing that’s asked of me is too hard or too tough
No fire I wouldn’t run through for you

I’ll move heaven and earth
The moon in the sky
Cross mountains and rivers to be with you
Risk everything I possess for your happiness
The only thing that comes first
On heaven and earth

Some say I’m sentimental
That true love’s only a myth
But I, I say love is special
Cause I’m blessed to have you to share it with
And every day there’s no greater purpose
Than keeping you satisfied
And nothing you ask of me is too hard or too tough
No battle I would not fight
I’d give up my life

I’ll move heaven and earth
The moon in the sky
Cross mountains and rivers to be with you
Risk everything I possess for your happiness
The only thing that comes first
On heaven and earth

I’ll move heaven and earth
The moon in the sky
Cross mountains and rivers to be with you
Risk everything I possess for your happiness
The only thing that comes first
On heaven and earth

And how I feel is not temporary
It’ll last until the day that I die
A love this good is not ordinary
It comes only once in your life

I’ll move heaven and earth
The moon in the sky
Cross mountains and rivers to be with you
Risk everything I possess for your happiness
The only thing that comes first
On heaven and earth (x4)


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