"Make You Smile" as written by Mark Hoppus, Travis L. Barker and Carol Heller....
The last time I saw you, you turned away
I couldn't see you with the sun shining in my eyes
I said "Hello" but you kept on walking
I'm going deaf from the sound of the freeway

The last time I saw you, you turned away
I couldn't hear with your voice ringing in my ears
Do you remember where we used to sleep at night?
I couldn't feel you, you're always so far away

The first time I saw you, you turned away
I couldn't see you with the smoke getting in my eyes
I said "Hello" but you kept on walking
I'm going deaf from the sound of the DJ

The first time I saw you, you turned away
I couldn't hear with the noise ringing in my ears
Do you remember where we used to sleep at night?
I couldn't feel you, you're always so far away

I don't, don't wanna take you home
Please don't, don't make me sleep alone
If I could, I'd only want to make you smile
If you were to stay with me a while

The next time I see you, you'll turn away
I'll say "Hello" but you'll keep on walking
The next time you see me, I'll turn away
Do you remember where we used to sleep at night?
I couldn't feel you, you're always so far away

I don't, don't wanna take you home
Please don't, don't make me sleep alone
If I could, I'd only want to make you smile
If you were to stay with me a while

I don't, don't wanna take you home
Please don't, don't make me sleep alone
If I could, I'd only want to make you smile
If you were to stay with me a while


Lyrics submitted by Plus44, edited by chilla124

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  • +3
    General CommentI just think its about an old relationship where the guy still has feelings for the girl, and the girl may still have feelings but doesn't want to admit it because she doesn't want to go down that same road again. Whenever the two run into eachother the old feelings come back and they don't know how to handle the situation.
    clemson31685on December 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHands down going to be the best song on When Your Heart Stops Beating. Can't wait to hear the studio version with Carol singing too.
    macatticus182on September 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe last time I saw you, you turned away
    I couldn't see you with the sun shining in my eyes
    I said "Hello" but you kept on walking
    I'm going deaf from the sound of the freeway

    The last time I saw you, you turned away
    I couldn't hear you with your voice ringing in my ears
    Do you remember where we used to sleep at night?
    I couldn't feel you, you are always so far away

    The first time I saw you, you turned away
    I couldn't see you with the smoke getting in my eyes
    I said "Hello" but you kept on walking
    I'm going deaf from the sound of the DJ

    The first time I saw you, you turned away
    I couldn't hear with the noise ringing in my ears
    Do you remember where we used to sleep at night
    I couldn't feel you, you are always so far away

    I don't, don't wanna take you home
    Please don't, don't make me sleep alone
    If I could, I'd only want to make you smile
    If you would stay with me a while

    The next time I see you, you'll turn away
    I'll say "Hello" but you'll keep on walking
    The next time you see me, I'll turn away
    Do you remember where we used to sleep at night,
    I couldn't feel you, you are always so far away

    I don't, don't wanna take you home
    Please don't, don't make me sleep alone
    If I could, I'd only want to make you smile
    If you would stay with me a while

    I don't, don't wanna take you home
    Please don't, don't make me sleep alone
    If I could, I'd only want to make you smile
    If you would stay with me a while
    AbsolutionAgent_gMson October 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell now we know that the lyrics are wrong, but Maccatticus is right on. This is without a doubt the best song on the album, and Carol's voice is seriously beautiful. Wish she would've been on more songs.
    Foundation4lifeon October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe they're not wrong.
    Foundation4lifeon October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful. Can't wait to hear the full version!
    mystizo9on October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery good song, easily one of my favorites on the album.
    thewhitepony33on October 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it, but i think it sounds too much like the postal service's 'nothing better'
    Phookyon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really wish Carol would have stayed, i love this back and forth type singing with her and mark... great song.
    blink+44on November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is AMAZING. the vibe i get off this song is what seems to be about an old relationship that has ended. Mark's lyrics reflect how he wants it back, but the woman's lyrics are saying that she is unknowkingly ignoring him or saying how she dosen't want it back.

    I'm not entirely positive about a direct meaning...but yeah, that's why i get from it.
    Forever_Temporaryon November 06, 2006   Link

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