Now my work is done
I feel I'm owed some joy
Oh Imogene and Abelard
I'm your homeward boy
But there's another one
Who brings me to your door
And the boat she weaved from the tidal reeds
Was always tied to shore

[Chorus]
With bright smiles and dark eyes
Bright smile dark eyes
Everywhere I went oh
I was always searching for ya
Bright smile dark eyes

I'm looking for some peace
But it's so hard to find
With Calamity Janes and the Steamboat Casanovas
And Darling Clementines
If she's your only one
Then she is also mine
Just pin your heartbeat up against my heartbeat
And you'll see how well we rhyme

[Chorus]

Man is only half himself
The other half is a bright thing
He tumbles on by luck or grace
For man is ever a blind thing

[Chorus]


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Bright Smile Lyrics as written by Josh Ritter

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    General CommentMy theory is that Abelard IS Peter Abelard, whereas I'm thinking Imogene might be Imogen from Cymbeline. I think the reason for pairing them up is how they both went through a secret marriage, albeit, one historical and the other one fictional, and then had to separate from their spouse. But it's just a theory :)
    littlekasinoon June 24, 2010   Link

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