"She Smiled Sweetly" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Why do my thoughts loom so large on me?
They seem to stay, for day after day
And won't disappear, I've tried every way

But she smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
And says don't worry
Oh, no no no

Where does she hide it inside of her?
That keeps her peace most every day
And won't disappear, my hair's turning grey

But she smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
And says don't worry
Oh, no no no

"There's nothing in why or when
There's no use trying, you're here
Begging again, and ov'are again"

That's what she said so softly
I understood for once in my life
And feeling good most all of the time

But she smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
And said don't worry
Oh, no no no
Oh, no no no
Oh, no no no


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"She Smiled Sweetly" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

Lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

She Smiled Sweetly song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentcalming. but it makes me sad. underrated.
    maggotbrainon February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this song definetely deserves way more attn. such a sweet song, and i loved the fact that it was on the soundtrack to 'royal tenenbaums'
    winwinon July 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn homage to Dylan...sounds really similar to Just Like a Woman
    shoebobson July 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is about you having so much pain and troubles and then you see a girl you have a special connection with and but her mere smile clears away all those worries and freeing you with but the curve of her lips
    myfriendbrennon August 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow this is a real forgotten gem. Quite easily the best one off the British version of "Buttons", an album that's actually more interesting as opposed to great. But it got it's gems; this one being the standout.

    The lyrics are quite obvious aren't they? They're great, though. Very romantic. And set to one of the most romantic melodies KEith ever wrote, makes the finished product seem somewhat better than the sum of it's parts. Fascinating how Mick so effortlessly could switch from the misogyny of "Back street girl" to this (really) heartfelt expression of love and weary. He's a bit like Dylan, in that sense (not comparing lyrical quality, of course, that goes without saying)

    Speaking of Dylan, it seems like the boys had done some heavy "Blonde on Blonde"-listening around this time. The melody seems somewhat loooosely based on "Just like a Woman", and the organ sound as well as the lyrical subject (considering a cryptical woman) sure sound Bob-ish. But the Stones soundscape for this song is actually rather adventurous. Whereas Bob would use a rather "soft" sound with lush acoustics, the Stones strip it all down to just organ and pianos and pretty intense bass- and drum playing, strengthening the underlying anxiousness in the lyrics. The minimalistic approach gives the feeling of Mick really expressing his most inner thoughts openly. Something not that usual, mind you.

    A minor classic
    TheRagamuffingunneron November 16, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain