"A Smile that explodes" as written by and Joseph Lyburn Arthur....
Too young to fall
For a light I think I see
Can't say for sure
The plants have died,
My hair has grown
From the thought of you
Coming home

'Cause it ain't easier
Waking up at dawn
To find I lost my crown
If I found you there
With flowers in your hair

I'd hold you in my arms
Till we came back down
A smile that explodes
I could never understand

My room, too small
To get by without the help out alcohol
Pin my arm to the wall
Now I'm too gone to fight
Not afraid to fall

'Cause it ain't easier
Waking up at dawn
To find I lost my crown
If I found you there
With flowers in your hair

I' d hold you in my arms
Until we came back down
A smile that explodes
I could never understand

I write one more
Letter I won't send
Except for across the floor


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"A Smile That Explodes" as written by Joseph Lyburn Arthur

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    General CommentThis song starts out with a couple in love at one time, but now too angry and sensitive to survive anymore in loving relationship. The first chorus refers to depression--not caring for anything in life because he/she knows that when his/her spouse gets back, there will be such hell to deal with, the end of verse one I think is a dream of how things used to be, "waking up at dawn to find I lost my crown/ If i find you there with flowers in your hair"; he/she wakes up at dawn with life the same as it has always been, having recently imagined what life used to be like, and a smile exploding symbolizing the end of the dream. Verse 2 deals with the depression treated by alcohol which is truly a depressant and will bring him/her back down to a sadder state anyway. Finally, the letter deals with either Love or Suicide. In the case of suicide, the letter will only make it to the floor, it won't be mailed anywhere. In the case of love, it will simply be thrown away and crumpled up--symbolizing the lost relationship.
    insulin9846on May 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is such an amazing song
    my dad said that he thought it was about his wife/girlfriend dying
    joyypoppet.on August 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing, if you havent seen him live you have to.
    jennieeatworldon June 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    loveisaverbon March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is gorgeous, one of my favorite joseph arthur songs.
    kim_x44on April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow this song is amazing. i love joseph arthur.
    jazzy88on April 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand i think instead of

    My (room?), too small
    To get by without the help out alcohol

    it's:

    My world, too small
    To get by without the help of alcohol
    jazzy88on April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing

    "i wirte one more letter i wont send except for across the floor"
    zilla877on April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat do you think this song is about?
    zilla877on April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know what this song means. i wish i did.
    jazzy88on May 01, 2005   Link

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