"Smile" as written by and Phillips....
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though 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 just smile

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 just smile


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"Smile" as written by Geoffrey Parsons Charles Chaplin

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    Song MeaningBeautiful song. And the lyrics are pretty simple, if I understand them correctly: Even when life treats you bad, when everything seems to go wrong, when you're sad and hurting - don't give up, keep on smiling, lift your head up high and try to see life for all the good things, and not the bad.

    Though I have to say, it's not always that simple... But I'm pretty sure that Chaplin didn't mean that it was, I think all he wanted to say with this song was that we at least have to TRY :)

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    lotielinon September 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful and heartwrenching
    camdawgon September 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song was sang in my girl 2 wasnt it? anyways this song is so very beautiful. ive never gotten so teary eyed over someone singing a song as i have with this...
    bright_Eyeson March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. When it was sang in the movie My Girl 2 I got real teary eyed.. heh
    bright_Eyeson March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. It's about keeping on smiling even when yoyu're sad.
    angelica_gon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. It's about keeping on smiling even when yoyu're sad.
    angelica_gon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song has such a positive message! LOve it
    I_LOVE_CAMPon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about desperation. About not WANTING to cry, but not being able to do anything but. Just trying to get yourself through...
    blondton December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is basically telling you that crying wont make things better and smiling will help you get over your sadness. Don't let sadness ruin your day, and make everyday be the best it can be. Dont let people remember you for year tears, but for your smiling years lol this is a wonderfulk song and It always makes me feel better when Im down. Another great lifter upper is you raise me up by Josh Groban. He has a wonderful voice.
    white_stone_3on March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh and wierd al is also good for smiles LoL
    white_stone_3on March 12, 2007   Link

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