“Tears of a Clown” by Iron Maiden

Maiden Monday

All alone in a crowded room
He tries to force a smile
The smile it beamed or so it seemed
But never reached the eyes, disguise
Masquerading as the funny man do they despise

Spoiler Alert: this is NOT a duet with Smoky Robinson.

Apparently, this song is inspired by the struggles and suicide of Robin Williams and is Bruce’s favorite song on the album. 

Some great wah-pedal effects on the first part of the guitar solo make it sound huge.

It’s also the shortest song on the album at 4:59.


He’s displaying every micro-expression tell in the book. 80% of how we communicate with one another is nonverbal.

The Tears Of A Clown
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Tears Of A Clown

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 

My Rap World (Original)
Andre Nickatina
My Rap World (Original)

Andre Nickatina- My Rap World
My Vocabularies vary, its so exclusionary
You’ll find my baby pictures in modern dictionaries
Next to mighty mercenaries, and visual visionaries

And sexy women eating strawberries
I represent my mind in the 415 dime
Tryin’ to stop my rhyme is like tryin’ to stop crime
I floats like an eagle that soars through the sky
And hit the murder scene in the perfect disguise

In my rap world we bump 75 girls
Playboy short, right before court
staring at the judge like ‘what you talking bout?’
He told me to take the stick of gum out my mouth

See I’m a devil on the street from the serious rhyme
But still I’m an angel in my Mamas eyes


Last Year Madonna singin a Britney’s song from her “Tears Of A Clown” pocket Show the song was Briney biggest hit “Toxic”


Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles   Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson!!!!  that voice!