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Dave Shiflett: Music

Smile While You Can

(Dave Shiflett featuring Buttafly Vazquez)
March 6, 2015
Dave Shiflett
A song about smiling in the face of suffering.
Smile While You Can

If you feel like you are down my darling you should call a nurse
If you feel like you are dead my darling you should call a hearse
If you feel that life is bad well it could be much worse

So smile while you can
All that misery
Crying on TV
It’s not my cup of tea it’s not for me
So smile while you can

Last night I had a dream
It was so serene

I saw a lion dance with a lamb
I heard the angels sing smile while you can

There will be a season
When smiling has no reason
Let’s not fear tomorrow
Let’s deep six all our sorrow

And smile and not care what it means
Just smile, it will brighten our scene
Don’t think that we are big freaks
With some giant sanity leak


We all know the game (don’t we darling?)
Life can get insane (without warning)

Don’t hide your heart inside a cold stone
Free up your mind, babe let your soul roam
Singing halleluiah
Brother what’s it to ya?

Singing Hare Krishna
Sing it loud my sista

Don’t want to see your sad eyes
Smile and your spirits will rise
Let’s put some joy on for size
Don’t care if it’s a disguise


We all know the game
Life is full of pain

Everyone knows but try not to care
Fools are the ones who make peace with despair

Let’s go do some chillin
I hope that you are willin’
Let the old Mad Hatter
Dance in our gray matter

So smile, smile while you can
Smile, smile while you can
Smile, smile while you can