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#300939 - 08/30/09 04:12 PM Smile - Charlie Chaplin
cpt. confusion Offline

Registered: 01/26/04
Posts: 159
Loc: midwest
I saw Tony Bennett in concert last night, and he took a moment to point out that Mickey Rooney was in the audience with his wife, and he dedicated this song to him... it's a beautiful song, and as I listened it brought tears to my eyes.

You may have also heard this from the Michael Jackson's memorial, he had recorded a version of it, and Jermaine Jackson sang it there.


Smile, though your heart is aching

Smile, even though itís breaking

When there are clouds in the sky

youíll get by

If you smile through your fear and sorrow

Smile and maybe tomorrow

Youíll see the sun come shining through

for you

Light up your face with gladness

Hide every trace of sadness

Although a tear may be ever so near

Thatís the time you must keep on trying

Smile whatís the use of crying

Youíll find that life is still worthwhile

If youíll just


"Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use."
-Carlos Castaneda

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#356712 - 03/16/11 04:04 AM Re: Smile - Charlie Chaplin [Re: cpt. confusion]
michael Joseph Offline

Registered: 03/11/01
Posts: 2719
Loc: Virginia
Charlie did not write the words just the music.

And it is a wonderful song I have always loved it.

Standing together is so much better than hiding in the dark.
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