Thursday, February 18, 2010

Track of the Week: When You Smile by Dream Syndicate

Love songs can be found all over the place. It's one subject most people can relate to and pop music especially is littered with all sorts of songs on the topic. How many different ways can you write songs about the same thing though? Well, Dream Syndicate's "When You Smile" from their 1982 album The Days of Wine and Roses sounds a bit different than the others.

The song sounds tired and depressed from being in love. And I love that. There are two versions presented here. The album version starts slower and is a bit longer than the Down There EP version. Both equally great.

When You Smile (Live)


Lyrics
I dreamed last night I was born a hundred years ago
But when I woke up I was lost with only one place to go
When you smile, I don't know what to do
Cause I could lose everything in a minute or two

It's not fair to put you against all of the years behind me
But history kind of pales when you and you are aligned

When you smile, I don't know what to do
Cause I could lose everything in a minute or two
And it seems like the end of the world
When you smile

Well there's never been a man who's been anymore than bones in sack
But it doesn't take much to hold the possibilities back

When you smile, I don't know what to do
Cause I could lose everything in a minute or two
And it seems like the end of the world
When you smile

When you smile, I don't know what to do
Cause I could lose everything in a minute or two
And it seems like the end of the world
Yes, it seems like the end of the world
Yes, it seems like the end of the world
When you smile
When you smile
When you smile
When you smile

Examples
When You Smile by Dream Syndicate
When You Smile (EP Version) by Dream Syndicate
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