One, two, three
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Oh yeah

You gave me something like loving
And took me in so soon
You took my feelings from nothing
Came back at noon
And just meet me, I'm ready
To show myself to you

So if I lose my patience
You must try to understand (try to understand)
And if I lose my patience, oh yeah

'Cause you make me feel
'Cause you make me feel wild
You touch my inner smile
You got me in the mood
So come on and make your move and free me

You make my wishes as much as
Your kisses make me blue
If I'm a river, where will you escape away to?
But maybe I'm ready, I'm falling into you

So if I lose my patience
You must try to understand (try to understand)
And if I lose my patience, oh yeah

'Cause you make me feel
'Cause you make me feel wild
You touch my inner smile
You got me in the mood
So come on and make your move and free me
(Free me, free me)

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Whoa, whoa, yeah, yeah

'Cause you make me feel
'Cause you make me feel wild
You touch my inner smile
You got me in the mood
So come on and make your move
And touch my inner smile
Come get my inner smile
Smile, smile, yeah, yeah

Sometimes I need to be alone (yeah)
There's times I need for you to phone (ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Sometimes you make me feel so high
There's times I ask myself why
Sometimes I need to be alone


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Inner Smile Lyrics as written by John Mcelhone Gregg Alexander

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  • +3
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    YES! From BILB...I was obsessed.

    When I hear this song, it's such a high. It really conveys what you feel for love...and I love how it sometimes barely finished "you make me feel..." because it's that feeling in you where you try so hard to get it out, but you can't describe the feeling. It's just like a wind inside of you, best described by:

    Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

    I could dance to it all day. Cheers!

    acid_reverieon January 18, 2005   Link
  • +2
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    this song is totally abouut love. Everytime i hear this song it makes me tingle from my toes all the way up to my hair. I've never been in love but this is the song that truly conveys to me what it would feel like. Ive been close but if i ever get the feeling this song gives me from a guy, then that guy would get pretty fucking lucky!!!!

    blackmyeyeson September 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    wow I love this song!!! It's such a happy one! And it totally shows how high the one you love makes you feel! :)

    Sunnyon August 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    wait isnt she talking about sex?

    joiedevivreon February 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It's about feeling sexy and in love, to me.

    NickTheStripperon December 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song could mean a lot of things, but mostly it just makes me feel ECSTATIC! Honestly, it's gotten me out of a lot of dark moments in my life.

    indiainkskyon December 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is one cool song. you can't go wrong with this one. the video is equally cool- gotta love sharleen :p

    gabe_phon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Are we entirely sure it's not "come on and make your MOVE" rather than "rule"? I could be wrong, I only got the Bend It Like Beckham soundtrack today (I'm obsessed with that movie) but it sounds like move to me. Either way, I think I'm going to be obsessed with this song all summer.

    goodmorningmisterbenon June 03, 2004   Link
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    I always felt this one has a strong lesbian undercurrent; I'm not a dyke myself and I've no idea if Sharleen is, but something in the ambience really matches it. Could also be 'cause the lyrics do not turn on "normal" roleplay between guys and chicks. She's asking the other one to return, to stay, but there's no hint of kneeling, clenching her hands or begging.

    tinderboxon March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    joiedevivre, I agree with you - I think she's talking specifically about sex, not just love in general: The rhythmic "yeah, yeah, yeah"s; "you make me feel wild"; "if I loose my patience, please try to understand".

    This song always makes me think of Harold Shipman, though ( a doctor / serial killer - see bbc.co.uk/crime/caseclosed/shipman.shtml ) - "if I loose my PATIENTS, please try to understand"!

    will_on September 17, 2006   Link

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