The Tears Of A Clown

Let’s take a trip back in time to 1967, when the legendary Smokey Robinson released one of his most iconic songs, “The Tears Of A Clown.” This timeless track, featured on his album “Make It Happen,” has captivated audiences for decades with its infectious melody and heartfelt lyrics.

Robinson, known for his smooth vocals and soulful sound, wrote “The Tears Of A Clown” alongside fellow songwriters Stevie Wonder and Hank Cosby. The composition history of this song is quite fascinating. Originally recorded in 1966, it was initially a slow ballad that failed to gain much attention. However, after a suggestion from Wonder, they decided to give it an upbeat, Motown twist.

The result was pure magic. “The Tears Of A Clown” became an instant hit, reaching the top of the charts and solidifying Smokey Robinson’s status as a musical genius. The song’s catchy melody, combined with Robinson’s emotive delivery, perfectly captures the bittersweet feeling of hiding one’s true emotions behind a smile.

But what is the meaning behind “The Tears Of A Clown”? The lyrics tell the story of a person who puts on a happy face to mask their inner pain. It’s a poignant reminder that sometimes, the people who seem the happiest are the ones who are secretly struggling the most. Robinson’s heartfelt performance brings this message to life, making it a relatable and deeply moving song.

Over the years, “The Tears Of A Clown” has had a significant influence on popular culture. It has been covered by numerous artists and featured in various films and TV shows. Its timeless appeal continues to resonate with audiences of all ages, proving that great music knows no boundaries.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of listening to “The Tears Of A Clown” yet, I highly recommend giving it a spin. It’s a true masterpiece that showcases Smokey Robinson’s incredible talent and the enduring power of soulful music. So, grab your headphones, press play, and let the magic of this song transport you to a different era.

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

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The Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson lyrics

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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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