Have you seen the moon-faced kid?
A burned-ut halo hangs right above his head,
It's so hard not to be crushed,
When you're praying for too much,
And the stars refuse to shine for you,
They do it just to spite,
They know, you're trying too hard,
Hoping for a little more than just another kiss goodnight,

Your face is full and paved with lines,
Your hair's receding fast,
So is your mind,
And that lazy eye won't budge,
'Cause you're praying way too much,
And don't take that pill,
Your head will swell,
You'll only be king once,
Just once,
You'll only be king.

[Chorus]
So smile,
Please smile,
I just want you happy,
Smile,
Please smile,
I just want you happy.

The stars refuse to shine for you,
They do it just to spite,
They know you're trying too hard,


[Chorus]
I just want you happy,
I just want you happy.


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    General Commentall-time favorite Beulah song...I can't believe no one has commented on the awesomeness.

    "And the stars refuse to shine for you,
    They do it just to spite,
    They know, you're trying too hard,
    Hoping for a little more than just another kiss goodnight"
    playcracktheskyyyon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgorgeous. i love his voice, it just conveys what i think beulah is - melancoly with a little bit of hope.
    soundgoroundon March 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. Favorite on Yoko.
    kewoldenon April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's the perfect feeling of simply longing to see the people you love perfectly happy, and not being able to give it to them. "Melancholy with a bit of hope"... perfect.
    elephant_seventhon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"It's so hard not to be crushed,
    When you're praying for too much"

    This part hit me like a ton of bricks. Holy shit. So fucking true.
    ScottAsheron March 11, 2012   Link

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