“Closer 2U” lyrics

After a string of worldwide hit albums and singles, the 2 Unlimited team was strung out by 1996. Heavy disputes between the various people – performers, writers, producers – were making life impossible. So Ray and Anita ducked out, and the producers (who had started 2 Unlimited before Ray and Anita were on board) decided to replace them with the Dutch singers Romy van Ooijen and Marjon van Iwaarden for the ill-fated album “II”, the CD that everyone has forgotten.

In many ways, the album was doomed from the beginning. As several people had predicted, the majority of fans rejected the two singers immediately. One insider even described it as, “One of the few big mistakes that Phil Wilde and Jean-Paul De Coster ever made”.

The move away from Eurodance

In reality, it’s not such a bad album deep down. And this track, “Closer 2U”, is probably one of the tracks that has aged best. But by the time it came out, the mood had swung away from Eurodance, and bands like Take That, East 17 and Backstreet Boys were the hot names. I can remember watching East 17 on television and thinking, “Well, that’s the end of that”. 😉

As I had written lyrics on all the previous albums (but only one single), Phil Wilde asked me to work on some tracks. “Closer 2U” is the only one that made the final cut. It’s a mid-tempo Eurodance with some lightweight drum’n’bass effects. There is not much to say about it: what you see is what you get – nineties pop, with some DnB coating.

For some reason, the track is not on download stores or streaming services. So if you like it, bookmark this video or send it to a fan. As ever, thanks for listening! Leave a note below if you have any questions/comments.

Closer 2U – the full lyrics

I’m gonna get closer to you. Come closer!

I’m gonna get closer to you. Come closer!

I see you watching me boy

Like, I’ve been watching you, and

I think it’s time that we get down

We’re talking big attraction

We’re talking interaction

I think it’s time that we get down

CHORUS:

I’m gonna get closer to you

Show you all that love can give you

I’m gonna get closer to you now

I’m gonna get closer to you

Show you all that love can bring you

I’m gonna get closer to you now

Closer to you

I’ll take you on a journey

You’ll see that there’s no turning back

Just need a change! and we’ll get down

It’s time for stimulation

When we’re in isolation

I’ll make you feel up if you’re down

CHORUS 1x

Come closer and closer still

Closer, you make me thrill

Moving your body next to mine

Come closer and closer still

Closer, you make me thrill

Closer, I’ll make you feel divine

Closer to you!

I’m gonna get closer to you

Show you all that love can give you

I’m gonna get closer to you now

Get closer to you now baby

I’m gonna get closer to you

Show you all that love can bring you

I’m gonna get closer to you now

Oh baby, baby baby baby

I’m gonna get closer to you

Show you all that love can give you

I’m gonna get closer to you now

Get closer to you now baby

I’m gonna get closer to you – Closer to you now

Show you all that love can bring you – Closer to you now

I’m gonna get closer to you now

Whenever you are near.

Chorus 1x

Come closer !

(P) 1998 BYTE RECORDS – Belgium

(c) 1998 BYTE RECORDS – Belgium

Writers: Phil Wilde, Jean-Paul De Coster, Michael Leahy & Peter Bauwens.

Check more lyrics I did here.