Keeps Me Close to You

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this song while on tour, away from my girlfriend.

Song Description

"Keeps Me Close to You" is about missing the one you love, and finding the little things that remind you of them while you're away.

Song Length 3:15 Genre Country - Americana, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Long, Loneliness Language English
Era 2000 and later


Keeps Me Close to You
Music and lyrics written by Jay Matthes

First verse:
Ironed shirts on metal hangers
Local news on the TV
telling stories of a city that don't belong to me
An open suitcase by the table with a note that keeps me sane
Says you're always thinking of me even I'm far away

Put tires on every road
Fly high above the clouds
Sometimes I have to leave and when I do
Yeah baby you should know
No matter where I go
I feel your love and it keeps me close to you

Second verse:
I swear I hear you singing in the shower
like you do when I'm back home
I can smell you on my t-shirts and damn near everything I own
Yeah the weather here is perfect and the food's been pretty good
Sometimes I stop to take it all in like I promised you I would


When I'm all alone at night, sleepless in a motel room
My phone lights up the darkness like it's the sky and you're the moon
I hear the voice that I've been missing every day
and home's not so far away


Lyrics Jay Matthes Music Jay Matthes
Producer Michael Mann Performance Jay Matthes, Myles Wangerin, Jack Kammien, Elliott Paulin, Michael Mann, Corinn Bonkalski
Label Independent
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