Smile

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Producer, Performer
 
 

This Song Appears On:

2011Chemical NightFan Compilation Album
2011The Mike Viola PrimerCompilation Album, Studio Album
2010Live at Old Style Guitar Shop, LA - 10-29-2010Live Show Video
2010Live in Hollywood, CA (9-22-2010)Live Audio

 

Lyrics


Back then if we could see us now
We'd turn around, jump up and down
And smile 

Sometimes we sang out of tune
Just one song could clear the room
But flowers take some time to bloom
And suddenly, it's a whole 'nother tune 

Back then if we could see us now
We'd probably throw in the towel
Or maybe we'd jump up and down
And smile!

Back then if we could see us now
We'd rub our eyes and just say
"Wow, that's wild!"

Maybe we made some mistakes
Sold our names and sold our face
Apologies just take up space
Let's move along, it's a whole 'nother race

Back then if we could see us now
We'd run around and hoot like owls
Or maybe we'd just all sit back
And smile

Memories like feather beds
Who did what and what was said
Go take a hike, go soak your head
In sorrow
What a crazy ride we've taken
What a place now to awaken
Go to sleep, can't wait to see
Tomorrow

Back then if we could see us now
We wouldn't ask why, we wouldn't ask how
We'd take turns doing backflips
In a pile
Make a wish upon a star
Catch some gold dust in a jar
Whaddya know, just look how far
We've all come
 
Back then if we could see us now
We'd bark like dogs and moo like cows
Or maybe we'd just close our eyes
And smile!