"Smile" as written by and Mario Kamien Vlado Dzihan....
Don't it make you smile? (2x)
When the sun don't shine it don't shine at all...
Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make me smile? Yeah...
When the sun don't shine it don't shine at all...yeah...
Don't it make me smile?
I miss you already yeah...I miss you always...
I miss you already yeah...I miss you all day...
This is how I feel...
I...I miss you already yeah...I miss you always...
The crooked heart swells all around, yeah...I miss you all day...
The crooked heart swells around, yeah...
Don't it make you smile? (2x)
The crooked heart swells around...

Lyrics submitted by Trent

"Smile" as written by Jeff Ament Eddie Vedder

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    General CommentI believe this song has to do with a note he got from Dennis Flemion from the cult band "The Frogs." On the No Code cd the lyrics are on a note and is signed from Dennis. Eddie introduced Dennis at a show I was at in Alpine Valley right before they sang the song "Smile." The Frogs toured with Pearl Jam for a while and are from Milwaukee. Good song though.

    At the show there was something wrong with the harmonica that Eddie was playing and he chucks it and sort of laughs when he starts singing "Don't it make you smile." Awesome memory.
    tuffbamaon January 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIwonder why nobody posted a coment on this song...
    It reminds me of much, and reminds Eddie Vedder too i bet..
    CrowHearton September 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song just makes me smile! For a long time I thought the lyrics went: "gonna make you smile"... But since finding out the actual lyrics, the song got that much better! I am listening to it, and smiling as I write this! It makes me smile!
    EddieVedderon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMight not be true, but I heard Ed just found a note somewhere with this stuff written on it and used it for lyrics..kinda like how jeff overheard someone talking about guns and jotted down "glorified g." Unless that's not true either. Heh, interpreting is fun.
    Nasuson June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEver seen the Touring Band video for this? It's just the band having a great time doing all sorts of stuff. 'Three crooked hearts. Swirls all around' puzzles me though...
    justanotherjammeron June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that stuff was just drawn on the note Ed found..it's in the liner notes for the song. The words aren't written, but there are 3 crooked ass hearts & a bunch of swirls.
    Nasuson June 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSmile reeks of Neil Young,..and the chromatic G tuned harmonica puts some life in the song..... I think this song is about eddie admiring a friend's ability to Smile when the sun dont shine..... but i am not sure.... I also think it could have come from a note like nasus said...
    N0 C0DE 79on May 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt could be from a note someone else wrote-- in the No Code CD case, the lyrics are included and it's definitely not in Vedder's writing.
    Buddha of Suburbiaon January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, right. Like these guys are saying. Guess I could have read before commenting.
    Buddha of Suburbiaon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI remember I once heard that the lyrics are what a fan had written on a postcard to the band, and scribbled on the card were three crooked hearts, with swirls all around.
    LeftHandedGuitariston May 11, 2006   Link

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