The Tears Of A Clown

Hey music lovers! Today, I want to introduce you to a timeless classic that has captivated audiences for decades. It’s none other than “The Tears Of A Clown” by the legendary Smokey Robinson.

Released in 1967 as part of his album “Make It Happen,” this R&B/Soul gem quickly became a fan favorite. Smokey Robinson, known for his smooth vocals and heartfelt lyrics, poured his soul into this track, creating a masterpiece that still resonates with listeners today.

The composition history of “The Tears Of A Clown” is quite fascinating. Originally written by Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Hank Cosby, the song was initially intended for another Motown artist. However, when Smokey Robinson heard the melody, he knew it was meant for him. He added his own personal touch to the lyrics, infusing them with his signature emotion and vulnerability.

Now, let’s talk about the meaning behind this incredible song. “The Tears Of A Clown” tells the story of a person who hides their true emotions behind a smile. It explores the idea of putting on a brave face while dealing with inner pain and heartbreak. The juxtaposition of the upbeat melody and the poignant lyrics creates a powerful and thought-provoking listening experience.

Over the years, “The Tears Of A Clown” has had a significant influence on the music industry. It has been covered by numerous artists, each adding their own unique spin to the song. Its catchy melody and relatable theme have made it a staple in the world of R&B and Soul music.

If you haven’t had the chance to listen to “The Tears Of A Clown” yet, I highly recommend giving it a listen. It’s a timeless classic that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you wanting more. So, grab your headphones, sit back, and let Smokey Robinson take you on a musical journey you won’t soon forget!

For more information about Smokey Robinson and his incredible discography, check out his personal page. And if you want to dive deeper into the history and impact of “The Tears Of A Clown,” be sure to explore the album “Make It Happen” here.

Happy listening!

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The Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson lyrics

🎵 Let’s sing along with the lyrics! 🎤

Oh yeah, yeah, yeahNow if there’s a smile on my faceIt’s only there trying to fool the publicBut when it comes down to fooling youNow honey, that’s quite a different subject
But don’t let my glad expression give you the wrong impressionReally, I’m sad (sad, sad, sad, sad)Oh, I’m sadder than sadYou’re gone and I’m hurtin’ so bad
Like a clown I pretend to be glad (sad, sad, sad, sad)Now there’s some sad things known to manBut ain’t too much sadder than the tears of a clownWhen there’s no one around, mmOh yeah, baby
Now if I appear to be carefree, it’s only to camouflage my sadnessIn order to shield my pride, I’ve tried to cover this hurt with a show of gladnessBut don’t let my show convince youThat I’ve been happy since you decided to go (why did you go?)Oh, I need you so (I need you so)I’m hurt and I want you to know (want you to know)But for others I put on a show (it’s just a show)
Ooh ah, there’s some sad things known to manBut there ain’t too much sadder than the tears of a clownWhen there’s no one around, oh yeah
Just like Pagliacci did, I try to keep my sadness hidSmiling in the public eye
But in my lonely room I cry the tears of a clownWhen there’s no one aroundOh yeah, babyNow if there’s a smile on my faceDon’t let my glad expression give you the wrong impressionDon’t let this smile I wear make you think that I don’t careReally, I’m sadHurtin’ so bad (crying all alone)

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