Smokey Robinson & the Miracles The Tears of a Clown [Single Version [Mono]] cover

The Tears of a Clown [Single Version [Mono]]
by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Lyrics and Meaning


Genre
R&B/Soul
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Now if there's a smile on my face
It's only there trying to fool the public
But when it comes down to fooling you
Now honey that's quite a different subject.
Verse 2
Don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Really I'm sad
Oh sadder than sad
Verse 3
You're gone and I'm hurting 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.
Verse 4
When there's no one around.
Just like pagliaccic did
I try to keep my sadness hid;
Smiling in the public eye
Verse 5
But in my lonely room
I cry the tears of a clown
When there's no one around.
Oh yeah baby
Verse 6
Now if there's a smile upon my face
Don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Don't let the smile I wear
Verse 7
Make you think I don't care.
Now if I appear to be carefree
It's only to camouflage my sadness
In order to shield my pride I try
Verse 8
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.
Verse 9
I'm hurt and I want you to know
But for others
I put on a show.
Now there's some

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