A life without happiness
Some people means dying
And when my train derails off its tracks
I'd rather be there than be flyin'
But it's just one of those things that tragedy brings
That somehow makes me smile

CHORUS:
Well it's rainin' in the hall
The sky's about to fall
Everything's all wrong but I'm still smiling
My best friend's out of work
My boyfriend's such a jerk
It makes me want to cry but I'm still smiling
When it's all over everything

I think you need a remedy
Looks like you're walking on a wire
Well someone's pain is another's comedy
Someone else's water feels like fire
We're all kids just having fun
So stop me if you've heard this one

CHORUS

I see smiling everywhere
In the faces of the old man
I hear laughter in the children
And it's our world of swirling contradictions
Maybe we won't get them all

But it's raining in the hall
The sky's about to fall
Everything's all wrong but I'm still smiling
My best friend's out of work
My boyfriend's still a jerk
Makes me want to cry but I'm still smiling

It's cloudy in my head
I can't get out of bed
The radio is dead but I'm receiving
Messages in code
But danger overloads
And my sister's far away but I'm surviving
When it all over everything
I've run out of words to say
I'm still smiling



Lyrics submitted by john_gjata

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    General CommentI love this song! It sucks that not many people know of it because the band, A Perfect Day, is Canadian. These lyrics are near impossible to find on the Internet! Thanks, John! ;)

    And as for the song meaning? It's pretty simple, really. Everything's all wrong but she's still smiling. Quite ironic, ain't it?

    "But it's just one of those things that tragedy brings
    That somehow makes me smile "
    Maybe she sees the beauty in chaos. Afterall, there are two sides to everything. Could be sarcasm, too. Could be that she's not really smiling, just mocking the situation at hand.

    Or maybe she's hopeful. Despite the fact that everything's gone rotten, she still has something to smile about. Maybe she's finally realized that crying isn't going to solve anything. Time to be optimistic at what the future holds. It could always be worse...

    Or perhaps she feels hopeless in that there's nothing she can do to fix the situation. She feels as if there's nothing left for her to do but smile. Just watch helplessly as her world falls to pieces right before her eyes.

    All three explinations kinda tie together. Everyone feels that way sometimes, and I can definitely relate. Either way, it's still a beautiful song. I love her voice; It's so smooth and soulful.
    xo.butterflyon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis truly is a pretty song.
    xo.butterfly, has the meanings pinned down.

    I dunno, myself, i cannot help but think that what she means by "smile" is more of a smirk. it is like being in a really messed up situation, and just smirking at everything that is going on.

    or as xo.butterfly said, it could just be that she feels hopeless. So what if things went wrong? there is always something to be thankful and happy about.

    Either way, this is theee song to listen to when ur going thru messed times, it truly helps you smile. =)

    right xo.butterfly?
    hehe
    john_gjataon April 16, 2006   Link

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