Posted by: East and West | 2010/12/31

2011: Hope and Naivete

2010 was not the kindest year we’d encountered, so we’re more than ready to let it go. It’s New Year’s Eve and we’re dressing up and stepping out with friends. We’re old enough to know that there will never be a clean break with the last decade, but young and, perhaps, naive enough to hope that the next year and decade will bring joy, peace and kindness.


Words by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons; Music by Charlie Chaplin

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile.


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