Born of A Smile
words and music by Bill Pere
 
Do you hear it there,
in the children's laughter?
Their kites dance in the air,
and avoid the wire rafter, so free

The old man hears the sound
and today he's kind of smilin'
The squirrels gather round,
and watch his shadow sway silently
Like the twisting of an old cypress tree

To a song
Born of a Smile
From my loved one's eyes and all the while
There's a glow
Of crimson dawn
As her music fills the air my sorrow's gone...

The church bells chime the hour,
but I'm not gettin' any older
The frost has touched the flower,
but it's not gettin' any colder at all

By the shore the seagulls sing
as they perch on Neptune's trident
I feel like a king,
striding to the strident calls
Of trumpet fanfares filling the halls

With a song
Born of a Smile
From my loved one's eyes and all the while
There's a glow
Of crimson dawn
As her music fills the air my sorrow's gone...

In the ghetto, women scream,
but today the tears are honey,
The stray dog's usually mean,
but today he's kind of funny and small

The old man tosses peanut shells,
the squirrels wave their furry tassels
He hears the children's yells,
as the tenements are their castles so tall
The plaster crumbles, but their dreams never fall

While there's a song
Born of a Smile
From my loved one's eyes and all the while
There's a glow
Of crimson dawn
As her music fills the air my sorrow's gone...

  Bill Pere. All Rights Reserved

 

 


"If a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth,  I wonder what would happen to this world?"  --- Harry Chapin