To Mother Mary à la Just to be Close to You – The Commodores

Just to be close to you Mother

Just for a moment, well just for an   hour

Just to be close to you Mother

You know I’ve been thru so many changes in my life Mother (O the vicissitudes of life!)
Ah I’ve been up real high where I thought I didn’t need anybody
Ah and then again I’ve been down real low where
There was no one in my life who needed me
Ah and I found that material things I thought had so much value
O Mother didn’t really have any value at all(Mother Mary you are also the Mother of knowledge, for   it is with you that we learn the most important lesson of all, that nothing   is worthwhile if we are not close to Our Lord. All the wonders of this earth,   the fulfillment of our every ambition, all this is worthless unless the   living flame of love burns within us, unless there is the light of holy hope   giving us a foretaste of never-ending love in our true homeland in heaven)[1] (Friends of God, 278)
There was a lonely man
A man with no direction, with no purpose
With no one to love and no one to love me for, for me
O Mother then you, then you came into my life
You made my jagged edges smooth
You made my direction so clear and you O Mother
You became my purpose my reason for livin’ Mother
You see you’re my heart, you’re soul
You’re my strong inspiration
Mother oh that’s why I’m standin’ here singin’
And opening my arms to you
I wanna say that with your Son why don’t you
Take my hand and we’ll live in love forever
Yeah take my hand ooh, we’ll be in the LORD you and me yeah
Take my hand Mother
We’ll live our lives together yeah together
Together yeah together
Just to be close to you Mother
Just for the moment Mother, just for an hour
Just to be close to you Mother, hey, ooh
I’ve been out there searchin’ so very long Mother
Searchin’ to find somebody just like you
And for some folks it takes a lifetime Fair Love/Sweet Virgin Mary
To find in this world a dream come true
Why don’t you take my hand
Oh, we’ll live in love forever yeah
Take my hand Mother, we’ll be in the LORD you and me
Take my hand we’ll spend our lives together,
Together, together, together
Just to be close to you Mother
Just for the moment just for the hour
Just to be close to you Mother
I need you Mother
To find love   to be loved by you Mother
To have your mantle over me
To whisper words that make you feel proud to be my Mother (And you whisper back: ‘I am the Mother of Fair Love, of fear, of knowledge and holy hope. Come to me, you who desire me, and eat your fill of my produce. For the remembrance of me is sweeter than honey and my inheritance sweeter than the honeycomb.’ – Sir 24:19-20, quoted in In CONVERSATION with God, Francis Fernandez 2/94.3)
Mother I know our love will stand the test of time
Just to be close to you Mother
For ever Mother, for ever Mother
For ever Mother
For the Fair   Love, Fair Love, yeah, yeah,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
My heart is still burnin’ Mother
Ya got me yearnin’ for your Son’s Love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

[1] Cf. St. Josemaría, Friends of God 278