"Smoke and Mirrors" as written by and Maurice Ernest Gibb Barry Gibb....
Someone else's world goes by
As my train runs through this night
Someone else's rain comes down
But no rain can touch me now

Smoke and mirrors, special effects
A little fear, a little sex
That's all love is behind the tears
Smoke and mirrors

We were foolish, you and I
But there's no reason to cry
We put on a lovely show, but that's all
I had to go

I don't know the stations' names
I'll spend my life on this train

Fumee et miroirs, effets speciaux
Un pue de peur, un peu de sexe
Sous les larmes l'amour n'est que sa de
La fumee et des miroirs

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"Smoke and Mirrors" as written by Maurice Ernest Gibb Barry Gibb

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    General CommentNobody's commented on this song yet? It's such a wrenching song - it's that cynical, empty feeling you get sometimes after a relationship ends. You're hurt, but you blank out so that it doesn't hurt so much, and claim not to believe in love anymore.
    dragonflyeyeson March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI feel like he was referring to the relationship through the symbolism of a nightclub. Although it seemed glorious, it was dirty, and just a show.
    drebirdon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWritten at the end of a five-year relationship, "Smoke and Mirrors" combines the new-wave classic "Fade to Grey" (youtube.com/…) with my perennial endless-travel motif. I think travel is a natural subject for songs because that's really what music is: mysterious movement.

    taken from: rollingstone.com/music/lists/stephin-merritt-my-life-in-15-songs-20151030/…
    vingtquatreon April 18, 2017   Link

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