"Winsome Smile" as written by and Chris Smither....
Stop thinking now
Quit second-guessing all your failed relations
With your would've, could've, should've, maybe might-have-been
I'll show you how
Send your feelings out for lubrication
Lose these blues and screw your head on tight again
She cut you bad, your heart is just a scar
But if you could just get mad, you'd be better off by far
What you want is taken
What you need is better circulation
Work that heavy heart and get it light again

Listen to me now
You suffer from a sadness, apprehension
That if she could read your mind she'd see just how it ought to be
But she's read it all by now
And your style don't get a grip on her attention
She ain't in your state of mind and she don't want to be
You think if she'd just talk, you could explain it all
She'd be polite, but all night she's been hoping you won't call
She'll it's all her fault, she'll always be your friend
Plus loads of shit too dumb to mention
I've been that road and it's paved with good intentions

Well it's hard to believe
But I'm telling you your heart would soon recover
But you don't want it to, you love this aching agony
'Cause it's noble, but it's true
You won't forsake this pain for other lovers
Happiness would fill your mind with misery
Time will wound all heels, and it ain't pretty
With any luck at all, she'll find some dope that you can pity
Your loss is measured in illusions
And your gain is all in bittersweet intelligence
And your winsome smile will lose some of its innocence
Your winsome smile
Your winsome smile will lose some of its innocence


Lyrics submitted by Chalissa

"Winsome Smile" as written by Chris Smither

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    General Commentthis song doesn't really need an explanation but i thought i'd share some thoughts. its a funny song and so well written. how many of us guys can relate to this? i had girls at school knock me back and i carried around the stupid 'scar' because they weren't that into me. it hurt my pride and for a while i couldn't get past it, or didnt want to. as Chris says "your heart would soon recover, but you dont want it to you love this aching agony". so we nurse the disappointment and refuse to contact that girl on facebook after all these years cause she dumped me or whatever. and the sad part is that our other relationships suffer because of this hurt that we nurse. as far a chris' song is concerned i just try to listen and learn and laugh
    AFSouthon April 28, 2011   Link

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