It's been so long
Since I've felt the heat of the sun on my paw
You're the one who knows me best
Put your things, put your plan to the test
You're a smile from the street
You hold my heart in my hands, well, I'll be
Oh, you're always on the decline
You take another sip of wine

A toast to us
You're the one with the stars

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You held the sign for the one that you are
That you
That you
That you
That you

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You're ...
You're the one in the sky
When you go
You know you're where the planets grow
You're in the sun
I'll face it
To go where you're home
Oh ...

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    General CommentIf you have an audio editor, reverse the entire song and listen to the solo backwards..
    BlackShadowon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The title song was a very intense moment, because I was having verbal communication with the spirits while I was recording; and I started crying at the end of it. The spirits give you ideas for things, and what's important to them is what's important to me. I'm much more concerned with my fame in their world than with my fame in this one. That's why it's been difficult for me to adjust to being alive at all."

    From wikipedia.
    TheColourGreenon June 25, 2014   Link
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    General Commentit might have something to do with people he loves and how he let them down. ive never heard it but i think its right
    i love JFon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSmile From The Streets You Hold was written for a friend who died before he died, maybe it was written for River P.? i don't really know who it was written for but this song is my favorite Frusciante song ever!
    JFsoundalike541on March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentprobably for hillel or river
    Kaaatieon September 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think its for River, cuz River makes an appearance on the album in the song 'height down'. Maybe he died before it got released so who knows.
    blacklabel88on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is for River he's even said a couple of times
    JFsoundalike541on April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was recorded during the same time as the songs off of Niandra LaDes, which was when River was still alive. He didn't put it on Niandra LaDes because of lack of space... If it is to anybody it is Hillel. This is the extended version I assume because there are two copies of Smile out there and one of them divides this song into two parts giving the album 18 tracks. I recently got this version of smile, but I was wondering is it suppose to cut out like that in the ending seems like there should have been something more. His voice gets all deep and than it just suddenly cuts out...
    xJadexon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWritten and dedicated to River Phoenix, the second half was added after his death. It was cut down into two parts on some editions of the record, the first part when Phoenix was alive and the second after he died. Smile was a compilation of songs from 1986-1997. I remember [in an interview] he was talking about how he wished that River P. had not been born because he wasn't happy with his life, and how he was now in a better place. And somthing about not haveing anyone to "play with". I'll try and find the interview where he talked about it.
    Elthearosaon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read this song was made after River's death, and yes, Baby Fru wrote it for him
    lotfruon December 27, 2007   Link

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