Too Close Lyrics

Musical by Ellen Schwartz and Laura I. Kramer
A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical - Too Close Lyrics


BARBARA (spoken):
Crazy? Look who’s telling who, who’s crazy!
I’ll really show you crazy now, my friend

(sings)
Here am I, who needs this job, who needs your stories
Prepared to bring this chapter to an end
I’m standing up and walking out on all my needs
Though you’re, by far, the hardest one to leave
But by asking me to hide my very hard earned pride
Then there is really not much left of us to grieve

This is what happens when you get too close
To a stranger you try to befriend
After all you’ve been through,
It’s high time that you knew
That the hole in your heart will not mend
But loneliness crush
Es and neediness rushes
To fool you that you’re not alone
This is what happens when you learn too late
You were much better off on your own

HARRY:
She announces to a waiter she’s a lesbian
Now all at once she’s got the gift of gab
Would you tell a perfect stranger you have
Hemorrhoids?
So all around the town, this he could blab?
She storms out and slaps her money on the table
Well, at least she didn’t stick me with her tab
She should run around and shout, “hi! I’m a lesbian!!”
Then i’ll identify her body on a slab

FRANNIE:
This what happens when you get too close
To a stranger who's lonely and sad
Though you tried to be kind, she had her needs in mind
So she ended up driving you mad
Though you hardly knew her, you clung closely to her
'Til her words cut as deep as a knife
This is what happens when you get too close
To a woman who isn't your wife

BARBARA:
As he turned a sudden, unexpected table
He pulled the chair right out from under me
And I saw a side of him that seemed unstable
A side he never wanted me to see

HARRY:
From the start, I cautioned her to keep her distance
So what part of “no” did she not understand?

BARBARA:
Every time I really care
And discover no one’s there
I feel the girl in the babushka slip my hand
Harry, frannie and barbara
This is what happens when you get too close
To a stranger you try to befriend
After all you’ve been through,
It’s high time that you knew
That the hole in your heart will not mend
But loneliness crushes and neediness rushes
To fool you that you’re not alone

BARBARA:
He got too close

FRANNIE:
You got too close

HARRY:
She got too close

BARBARA AND HARRY:
I was much better off

FRANNIE:
You Were much better off

ALL THREE:
On my/your own!

Songs from musical: A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical Lyrics
Too Close lyrics from A Letter to Harvey Milk the Musical