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"Smiles"
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album _Growing Up In Public_
(Lou Reed, 1980)

written by Lou Reed/Michael Fonfara
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        Smiles, I was taught never to smile
        I was told the stylish smiles of buffoonery
        chicanery and larceny abound

        My mom said unless someone sticks you right in front of a camera
        a smile is the last thing that you wanna do
        Those smiles, those mirthless toothy smiles

        Smiles, they all smile on TV
        The quizmaster with his withered crones
        the talkshow hosting movie stars, the politician licking feet

        The mugger, the rapist, the arsonic lover
        all smile out from the news, at one time or another
        Those smiles, those garish sickly smiles

        When I was young my mother said to me
        never, ever, let anyone see that you're happy

        Smiles, never, ever let them see you smile
        they'll always put you down
        With those smiles, never, ever let them see you smile
        they'll always put you down
        With your smiles, never, ever let them see you smile
        don't you know they'll make you go

        Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
        doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
        Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
        doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
        (Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
        doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)
        (Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo
        doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo)



intro   {C}{C}{C}{C.(break)}

        {C}{F}{C}{C}            (Smiles, I was taught never to smile)
        {C}{F}{C}{C}            (- stylish smiles of buffoonery ...)

        {Em}{Dm}{Em}{F/G}       (My mom said unless someone sticks ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{C.(break)}    (- do, Those smiles, those ...)

        {C}{F}{C}{C}            (Smiles, they all smile on TV)
        {C}{F}{C}{C}            (The quizmaster with his withered ...)

        {Em}{Dm}{Em}{F/G}       (The mugger, the rapist ...)
        {C}{F}{C}{C}            (Those smiles, those garish sickly ...)

        {Em}{Dm}{Em}{G}         (When I was young my mother said to ...)
        {G}

piano   {C}{C}{F}{G}
        {C}{C}{F}{G}
guitar  {C}{C}{F}{G}
        {C}{C}{F}{G}
        {C}{C}{F}{G}            (Smiles, never, ever let them see ...)
        {C}{C}{F}{G}            (- down, With those smiles, never ...)
        {C}{C}{F}{G}            (- down, With those smiles, never ...)
        {C}{C}{F}{G}            (Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo ...)
        {C}{C}{F}{G}            (Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo ...)
        {C}{C}{F}{G}            (Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo ...)
        {C}{C}{F}{G}            (Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo ...)
        ... fade out




* intro
    {C}               {C}               {C}               {C.(break)}
1e ---------------------------------------------------------------------
2B --5--5-6-5--5-------5--5-6-5--5-------5--5-6-5--5-------5--x---------
3G --5--5-5-5--5-------5--5-5-5--5-------5--5-5-5--5-------5--x---------
4D --5--5-7-5--5-------5--5-7-5--5-------5--5-7-5--5-------5--x---------
5A --------------5h6h7-------------5h6h7-------------5h6h7--------------
6E ---------------------------------------------------------------------


* riff
     Smiles,      I was taught never to smile           I was told the -
     {C}                 {F}        {C}           {C}
1e ----------------------5--3-----------------------------------
2B ---5--5-6-5--5--------------5--------------------------------
3G ---5--5-5-5--5----------------5------------------------------
4D ---5--5-7-5--5-------------------5---------------------------
5A ---------------5h6h7-----------------------------------------
6E -------------------------------------------------------------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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thanks: Detlef Juergens (detlef.juergens@nwn.de)
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Maybe it helps.


Smiles

Smiles - I was taught never to smile
I was told the stylish smiles of buffoonery
chicanery and larcemy abound
My man said unless someone sticks you right in front of a camera
A smile is the last thing that you wanna do
Those smiles - those mirthless toothy smiles

Smiles - they all smile on T.V.
the quizmaster with his withered crones
The talk show hosting moviestars
the politician licking feet
The mugger, the rapist,
The arsonist lover
All smile out from the news
At one time or another
Those smiles - those garish, sickly smiles

When I was young my mother said to me -
"Never, ever, let anyone see that you're happy"
Smiles, never, ever let them see you smile -
They'll always put you down - with your smiles -
never, ever, let them see you smile -
Don't you know, they'll make you go:
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo


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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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