The Measure Of Success.

After posting about Measure’s “Begin Again” in my last post (below, and here), I then proceeded to listen to the rest of the album, and immediately realised I HAD to produce a second post, for “Closer”.

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I think “Closer” is described perfectly from a quote about the band:

The music does what every songwriter wishes their music could do: it hollows you out, then fills you back in. It breaks your heart and builds you a new one. It moves you.

“Closer” does all of the above. Like “Begin Again”, it’s a stunning piece of work – heartfelt, touching, affecting. An oddly disconcerting song matter, to me seemingly about obsession over another, but so utterly beautifully done…

Go and buy Measure’s album RIGHT NOW – it’ll be the best $7 you’ll spend this year.

Unless you can buy a car or house for $7. That would then be the best $7 you’ll spend. And if you do, please let me know.

Turn the light low
I wanna go
Notice
Or if you see
Come follow me
Outside

I’m ready ready ready
When you are
And stalling, stalling , stalling
By my car

She’s not picking, picking, picking
Up her phone
I am waiting, waiting, waiting
Outside alone

I want you more
I want you more
That’s what I came for
I want to be closer

We’re older now
So give off
Half-good reasons

And enough sense
Not to make
A mess

So I keep checking, checking, checking
Our distance
And weighing, weighing, weighing resistance
It feels like safety, safety, safety
To shut down
And stop chasing, chasing, chasing
You around

But I want you more
I want you more
That’s what I came for
I want to be closer

I want you more
I want you more
That’s what I came for
I want to be closer

I can’t wait
Oh for it

Measure – Closer

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