smile

i heard this tune, first in Charlie Chaplin’s movie: Modern Times….it’s my favorite song ever.

it’s timeless….and when Nat King Cole sings it – it echoes everything that is beautiful and yet sad, at least for me

Smile
(Charles Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons)

Smile, tho’ your heart is aching,
Smile, even tho’ it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky,
You’ll get by
If you smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile ~ and maybe tomorrow
You’ll 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
That’s the time you must keep on trying,
Smile ~ what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just smile.

~interlude~

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile ~ what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just smile.