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The Tears Of A Clown

In the style of

Smokey Robinson

The Miracles

Lyrics

oh yeah yeah yeah
now if there's a smile
on my face
it's only there
tryin' to fool
the public

but when
it comes down
to foolin' you
now honey
that's quite
a different subject

but don't let
my glad expression
give you
the wrong impression

really i'm sad
oh sadder than sad
yeah darlin'
i'm hurtin' so bad
like a clown
i pretend to be glad

now there's
some sad things
known to man

but ain't too much
sadder than
the tears of a clown
when there's
no one around mm hmm
oh yeah baby

now if i appear
to be carefree
it's only
to camouflage
my sadness

in order to
shield my pride
i've tried
to cover this hurt
with a show
of gladness

but don't let my show
convince you
that i've been
happy since you
decided to go

oh i need you so
i'm hurt and
i want you to know
that for others
i put on a show

ooh woh
now there's
some sad things
known to man

but ain't too much
sadder than
the tears of a clown
when there's
no one around
oh yeah

just like pagliacci did
i try to keep
my surface hid
smilin'
in the public eye

but in my lonely room
i cry
the tears of a clown
when there's
no one around
oh yeah baby

now if there's
a smile on my face
don't let
my glad expression
give you
the wrong impression

don't let
this smile i wear
make you think
that i don't care

really i'm sad
i'm hurtin' so bad
like a clown
i pretend to be glad
ooh woh

Details

  • Duration : 3:10
  • Key : Db
  • Genre : R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Year released : 1970
  • Language : English

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