People say I'm the life of the party
Because I tell a joke or two
Although I may be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I'm blue

So take a good look at my face
You see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you, need you

If you see me with another girl
Acting like I'm having fun
Although she may be cute
She's just a substitute
Girl, you're the permanent one

Ah, take a good look at my face
You see my smile looks out of place
Now look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

Outside, I'm masquerading
Inside, my hope is fading
I'm just a clown since you put me down
My smile is my makeup I wear
Since my breakup with you

Baby, baby, take a good look at my face
You see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

Baby, baby, baby, take a good look at my face
You see my smile looks out of place
Just look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

Baby, baby, baby, take a good look at this face
My smile looks out of place
If you look closer, it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears


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Tracks of My Tears (Smokey Robinson cover) song meanings
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    General CommentI cant believe no one has commented on this song! Its amazing. Hes obviously hurting for his former love, longing for her to come back. Its so awsome, especially at the end where he repeats "I need you".
    lsuchazon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorite songs, this song means to me me you broke up with that one person you care about, and no matter what happens later in life nothing will replalce that one person you care about. my favorite line is: "Although she may be cute
    She's just a substitute
    Girl, you're the permanent one"
    wrightcity5on July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song means so much to me. A while ago I broke up with the person that means the most to me in my life. He's my everything and I love him more than I can even begin to explain. Although I miss him more than anything, I know we're not supposed to be together. It's just not meant to be. It seems as though no one will ever be able to replace him though. This song is incredible. My props to Smokey Robinson for the lyrics and Gavin Degraw for the incredible emotion and voice put into this.
    mel29821on July 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so good and it's surprisingly simple.my roommate told me it was only 4 chords and i didn't believe him at first but for anyone who wants to know it's just G E C D and G E C G repeated throughout the song.these lyrics are missing a verse that goes 'Cupid draw back your bow/and let your arrow go/straight to my lover's heart/for me...nobody but me/Cupid please hear my cry/and let your arrow fly/straight to my lover's heart/for me...the tracks of my tears'
    enoughtomfooleryon November 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentabout that last post, i did some searching and the song 'Cupid' which Gavin Degraw mixes in at the end (if you watch the youtube version with him sitting at the piano) is from a Sam Cooke song of the same name.
    enoughtomfooleryon November 05, 2008   Link

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