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Smile
by The Jayhawks
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I’m cheating a little today. I’m going with an album called “Music from the North Country – The Jayhawks Anthology,” a compilation album released in 2009. I knew that I liked the rock/country rock/alternative country/Americana sound of The Jayhawks from hearing them on the radio, by I didn’t have any of their albums before purchasing this greatest hits collection.

This song, “Smile,” is from their 2000 album of the same name, and was written by one of their principal songwriters, Gary Louris, and produced by Bob Ezrin. The harmonies on their songs, often between Louris and fellow founding member Mark Olson, are fabulous.

I have previously jammed live versions of “Waiting for the Sun” and “Angelyne.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_from_the_North_Country_%E2%80%93_The_Jayhawks_Anthology

Here’s a live version of “Save It for a Rainy Day” from The Late Show with David Letterman in 2003: https://youtu.be/TEVvOATOCGo

And here’s a live version of “Tailspin” from KEXP in 2015: https://youtu.be/yO8TmBSTMag

“Wake up, put your shoes on
Take a breath of the northern air
And rub those eyes
Genuflect beneath the starry skies

Before you climb the mountain
First the foothills must appear
Step high and light
And take up your staff and shining armor

(Chin up, chin up)
You don't really have a problem
(Chin up, chin up)
In your hour of despair

And smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
Smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
Smile

The stars on the horizon
Stretch as far as the eyes can see
They represent the souls of those like you and me

And smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
Smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
Smile

(Chin up, chin up)
You don't really have a problem
(Chin up, chin up)
In your hour of despair

And smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)
Smile when you're down and out
(Find something inside you)...”

Enjoy!


2009 - American/Legacy - United States
Posted: 24th March 2019
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