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Closer
Song

Closer

The Chainsmokers
Album:
Memories Do Not Open

Song Meaning and Background of Closer by the Chainsmokers


"Closer" is a song by American DJ duo the Chainsmokers featuring American singer Halsey.


Taggart from Chainsmokers, and Halsey take turns singing their parts before singing the chorus together as the song concludes.


The song's beat was created in a session between Chainsmokers member Andrew Taggart and Freddy Kennett of Louis the Child.


Taggart wrote the song with Canadian DJ Shaun Frank in one session, and Frank encouraged him to sing on the song.


The song is about a couple who broke up and unexpectedly meet long after, leading to romantic attraction again.


According to Taggart, the track was inspired by the Blink-182 song "I Miss You", which the duo were listening to on repeat and is referenced in the song.


In the United States, "Closer" became both the Chainsmokers' and Halsey's first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. The song stayed at the top spot for 12 consecutive weeks.

Internationally the single topped the charts in seventeen countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, making it both the Chainsmokers' and Halsey's first chart-topping song in all six countries.


Lyrics of Closer by The Chainsmoker


Hey, I was doing just fine before I met you

I drink too much and that's an issue

But I'm OK

Hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them

But I hope I never see them

Again

 

I know it breaks your heart

Moved to the city in a broke-down car

And four years, no calls

Now you're looking pretty in a hotel bar

And I, I, I, I, I can't stop

No, I, I, I, I, I can't stop

 

So, baby, pull me closer

In the back seat of your Rover

That I know you can't afford

Bite that tattoo on your shoulder

Pull the sheets right off the corner

Of that mattress that you stole

From your roommate back in Boulder

We ain't ever getting older

 

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

 

You look as good as the day I met you

I forget just why I left you,

I was insane

Stay and play that Blink-182 song

That we beat to death in Tucson

OK

 

I know it breaks your heart

Moved to the city in a broke-down car

And four years, no call

Now I'm looking pretty in a hotel bar

And I, I, I, I, I can't stop

No, I, I, I, I, I can't stop

 

So, baby, pull me closer

In the back seat of your Rover

That I know you can't afford

Bite that tattoo on your shoulder

Pull the sheets right off the corner

Of that mattress that you stole

From your roommate back in Boulder

We ain't ever getting older

 

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

 

So, baby, pull me closer

In the back seat of your Rover

That I know you can't afford

Bite that tattoo on your shoulder

Pull the sheets right off the corner

Of that mattress that you stole

From your roommate back in Boulder

We ain't ever getting older

 

We ain't ever getting older

No, we ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

No, we ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

No, we ain't ever getting older

 

We ain't ever getting older

No, we ain't ever getting older



Release Date

2017

Songwriter/s

Andrew Taggart, Ashley Frangipane, Shaun Frank, Frederic Kennett, Isaac Slade, Joe King

Producer/s

The Chainsmokers

Label/s

Disrupter, Columbia

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