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Brian Molko :
Don't stare at your face with your nose out of place
At the wrinkles where zits used to be
And remember that smiling uses less muscles
And frowning just makes you look ugly

Brian Molko & Jane Birkin :
So smile, smile
And the whole world will smile with you
So smile, Baby, smile
If the whole world just had a clue

Jane Birkin :
Don't mess with your man when he's selling you grams
He would kill you for less and then smile
And don't curse at a whore as you open the door
Cos' your service wont be with a smile

So smile, smile
And the whole world smiles with you
And smile, Baby, smile
If the whole world just had a clue

Brian Molko :
Don't sneer at your doctor or Gamble and proctor
Cos' they're just pawns in the game

Jane Birkin :
The perfect prescription is one that you're given
It's filled out in Jesus' name

Brian Molko :
Don't be scared of your preacher cos' hes just a leech
He's too busy cruising your ass

Jane Birkin :
There's a verse in the Bible
That says we're all liable
For everything that comes to pass

Brian Molko & Jane Birkin :
So smile, smile
And the whole world smiles with you
So smile, Baby, smile
If the whole world just had a clue
So smile, smile
Smile, smile
Smile, smile




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    General CommentWeird song.
    Liektotallyon June 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt is very strange to listen to.
    x_Yoshiki_xon August 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHow? It's a pretty good one in my opinion.
    Tack-o-Ramaon January 22, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...isnt this that song that goes "when you're smilin' the whole world smiles with you!"
    if so.. it is quite the version...
    Mrs.Molkoon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's very witty and Jane's voice is fabulous.
    Prisoner.I.Wason October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love how if you read the lyrics to the song you think it would be upbeat or happier but the melancholy tone they sing it in makes it ironic.
    panozzoooon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBrian Molko :
    Don't stare at your face with your nose out of place
    At the wrinkles where zits used to be
    And remember that smiling uses less muscles
    And frowning just makes you look ugly


    *Smiling makes you happy and you look ncie, even thought youve chnaged*
    Brian Molko & Jane Birkin :
    So smile, smile
    And the whole world will smile with you
    So smile, Baby, smile
    If the whole world just had a clue

    *The whole world would smile, if it could and knew others will to*

    Jane Birkin :
    Don't mess with your man when he's selling you grams
    He would kill you for less and then smile
    And don't curse at a whore as you open the door
    Cos' your service wont be with a smile
    * This is saying how dont insult your man, even if he is your drug dealer, as hed kill yuo for less. Then it turns to someone elses view, seeing the girl pissing her dealer off, and he thinks shes a whore.*

    So smile, smile
    And the whole world smiles with you
    And smile, Baby, smile
    If the whole world just had a clue

    Brian Molko :
    Don't sneer at your doctor or Gamble and proctor
    Cos' they're just pawns in the game
    *Dont look at them badly, there jsut small pieaces in the big picture, no matter what they do*

    Jane Birkin :
    The perfect prescription is one that you're given
    It's filled out in Jesus' name
    *Its saying turn to religion, thats the best cure*
    Brian Molko :
    Don't be scared of your preacher cos' hes just a leech
    He's too busy cruising your ass
    *Dont be scared of what a preach said about god and how he punishes evil people, as the preacher is thinking thoughts that he should, so hes as bad, a hypircrite*

    Jane Birkin :
    There's a verse in the Bible
    That says we're all liable
    For everything that comes to pass
    *In the bible, theres a part saying "do to other whats you want done to yourself"(not identilcal to that) So if your an arse, people will treat you like one.

    Brian Molko & Jane Birkin :
    So smile, smile
    And the whole world smiles with you
    So smile, Baby, smile
    If the whole world just had a clue
    So smile, smile
    Smile, smile
    Smile, smile


    *its basicly saying how dont judge people on first impressions*
    rachael11on December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's not really upbeat at all (it has a good message but it's not really upbeat),

    The song is really about being fake

    Just smile, so everyone will smile with you, so act pleased and everyone will be pleased.
    thoughtsandwonderon June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBrian Molko :
    Don't stare at your face with your nose out of place
    At the wrinkles where zits used to be
    And remember that smiling uses less muscles
    And frowning just makes you look ugly

    I loooove the sound of his voice in that part! Very very sexy. Wow.
    teenagewifeon July 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsounds so bittersweet, gorgeous- and if you see the photos on youtube videos, gorgeous indeed!
    gimmefateon August 23, 2009   Link

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