LOVE NEEDS PROXIMITY
Words and Music by James Durst 
1984 PhoeniXongs ASCAP

The highway's before me, the low ways behind
No way to get you out of my mind
Though the road may get tiresome, your staying home can be worse
So I wrote you this song, it begins with this verse

Love isn't practical, love isn't fair
How do I love thee when I'm here an' you're there?
Love by long distance, well, it isn't worth much
I need to have someone I can reach out and touch

I can count on one finger the ones I have known
Who can gain satisfaction from loving by phone
An' love in a letter I'd have to postdate
'Cause by the time you receive it, I'm in a different state

REFRAIN
Love needs encouragement
Love requires nourishment
Love needs proximity to grow
Love needs proximity to grow

Someone said absence makes the heart to grow fonder
I've only known absence to make the heart wander
Thoreau said, 'He travels fastest who travels alone'
Well, I believe who travels fastest, he travels alone

REFRAIN
Love needs encouragement
Love requires nourishment
Love needs proximity to grow
Love needs proximity to grow

The highway's before me, the low ways behind
No way to get you out of my mind
An' though the road may get tiresome, your staying home can be worse
So I wrote you a song
I wrote you a song
I wrote you this song


 

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