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The Tears Of A Clown
  • The Tears Of A Clown
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • Motown 50
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The Tears of a Clown - Smokey robinson & The Miracles

Now if there’s a smile on my face,
It’s only there tryin’ to fool the public
But when it comes down to foolin’ you
Now honey, that’s quite a different subject

But don’t let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Really I’m sad,
I’m sadder than sad
You’re gone and I’m hurtin’ so bad
Like a clown I appear to be glad

Now there’s some sad things known to man
But ain’t too much sadder than
The tears of a clown
When there’s no one around

Now, if I appear to be carefree
It’s only to camouflage my sadness
In order to shield my pride I try
To cover this hurt with a show of gladness

But don’t let my show convince you
That I’ve been happy since you
Decided to go
Oh, I need you so
I’m hurt and I want you to know

Now, there’s some sad things known to man
But ain’t too much sadder than
The tears of a clown
When there’s no one around

Just like Pagliacci did
I try to keep my sadness hid
Smiling in the public eye
But in my lonely room I cry
The tears of a clown
When there’s no one around

The Tears of a Clown was written by Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Hank Cosby and released by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles in 1970 under Motown Records. The song hit both the R&B and Soul music charts at #1 

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The Book Of Souls tracklist:
Disc 1
1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
2. Speed of Light (Smith/Dickinson) 5:01
3. The Great Unknown (Smith/Harris) 6:37
4. The Red and the Black (Harris) 13:33
5. When the River Runs Deep (Smith/Harris) 5:52
6. The Book of Souls (Gers/Harris) 10:27

Disc 2
7. Death or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
8. Shadows of the Valley (Gers/Harris) 7:32
9. Tears of a Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
10. The Man of Sorrows (Murray/Harris) 6:28
11. Empire of the Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01