Clay Aiken – “The Moment You’re Near”

In 1954, the Erroll Garner Trio introduced an instrumental song titled “Misty.” About a year later, Johnny Burke penned the lyrics, creating the song that is well-known today. “Misty” remained relatively unknown until Johnny Mathis popularized the vocal version with his million-selling recording in 1959.

Although it was never a number one hit, “Misty” has been performed by hundreds of instrumentalists and vocalists.


 Look at me, I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree,

And I feel like I’m clinging to a cloud, I can’t understand,

I get misty, just holding your hand.

 Walk my way, and a thousand violins begin to play,

Or it might be the sound of your hello, that music I hear,

I get misty, the moment you’re near…

Clay Aiken recorded this beautiful song for his Cd, Tried & True.

Clay has such a beautiful voice…this song shows it off!

The following is a performance by Clay on his Tried & True Tour 



Here in San Francisco, we have lots of “Misty” days…

especially in the Summer….we call it Fog!

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6 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – “The Moment You’re Near”

  1. Johnny Mathis has the voice of an angel! Clay has the voice of an angel, too! These two men emote with their performances Thank you, God for giving us two heavenly singers! And Thank you, CANN for sharing these video of OMC!

  2. The very first record I bought back in 1959 was Johnny Mathis' album that included Misty. I still have the album! Have loved that song forever. Clay did the perfect rendition on his T&T CD.

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