"Your Smiling Face" as written by and James Taylor....
Whenever I see your smiling face
I have to smile myself
Because I love you (Yes, I do)
And when you give me that pretty little pout
It turns me inside out
There's something about you, baby (I don't know)

(Chorus)
Isn't it amazing a man like me
Can feel this way
Tell me how much longer
I will grow stronger every day
Oh, how much longer

I thought I was in love
A couple of times before
With the girl next door
But that was long before I met you
Now I'm sure that I won't forget you
And I thank my lucky stars
That you are who you are
And not just another lovely lady
Sent down to break my heart

Isn't it amazing a man like me
Can feel this way
Tell me how much longer
I can grow stronger every day
How much longer

No one can tell me that I'm doing it wrong today
Whenever I see you smile at me
No one can tell me that I'm doing it wrong today
Whenever I see your smile at face my way
No one can tell me that I'm doing it wrong today
No one can tell me that I'm doing it wrong today


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  • +3
    General CommentThis song makes me feel really good, but makes me cry at some point, it is so wonderful.
    I wish I have a love like this.
    bear_hug20on October 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI sing this song to my 4 year old daughter, and she asks, "Why are you crying!" Even though it's about a boyfriend/girlfriend situation, the lyrics speak of something else to me. I love you Little Puff!
    law2468on February 24, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJames wrote this for his daughter Sally when she was just a little girl. Cute song.
    MyWordson March 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love people who make me smile. :)
    Thia007on December 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverything is right, when your love is happy. You live for her and when you see her smiling, you feel good.
    dsyntaxon February 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis man is my role model. When you're feeling down, James's music can bring your spirits up! I swear to God, every single song he's written is fantastic and he is definitely my favorite singer. I don't care what anybody says, there IS no better singer than James Taylor. You must introduce others to the true music.
    Compuwiz19on July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas anybody heard the song "Prositute" by South Park's Chef (peace be upon him) based loosely on this song? It's hilarious!
    CharlatanSinon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! it always makes me feel happy.
    I think it is meant to cheer people up and make their day because you're telling them how much their smilin' face makes you happy
    mandmguesson August 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWoonderful song!
    I love James Taylor!
    lil_country_girlon December 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom the moment my daughter was born (never mind what year!), and all through her early years, I associated this song with her. I always assumed that JT wrote the song for Carly Simon, as a lover-to-lover song. So I have always felt like I was borrowing the song and adapting its intended expression to my father-daughter love. Imagine my surprise today, for the first time, reading from another commenter that JT wrote the song for HIS daughter!
    Hipnoticedon July 15, 2014   Link

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