Thursday, January 20, 2011

CLASICOS DE FLOR DE PASION

TEARS OF A CLOWN

SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES


Now if there's a smile on my face
It's only there trying to fool the public
But when it comes down to fooling 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, oh I'm sadder than sad
You're gone and I'm hurtin' so bad
Like a clown I pretend 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
Uh hum, oh yeah baby

Now if I appear to be carefree
It's only to camouflage my sadness
And honey 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
But for others I put on a show, ooh yeah

Just like Pagliacci did
I try to keep my surface hid
Smiling in the public eye
But in my lonely room I cry
The tears of a clown
When there's no one around, oh yeah, baby baby
Now if there's a smile on my face
Don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Don't let this smile I wear
Make you think that I don't care
When really I'm sad Im hurting so bad...

...vamos a seguir con Smokey Robinson and The Miracles,y bueno,esta es una cancion que llegaba al numero uno de las listas americanas un 17 de Diciembre de 1970.Si,diez años mas tarde que "Shop Around".Curiosamente,es una cancion que se habia grabado cuatro años antes,en Septiembre de 1966,y habia quedado perdida en no se sabe donde...Las Lagrimas de un Payaso,un tema compuesto por Smokey Robinson a medias con Stevie Wonder.Se lanzo como single ya en Octubre de 1970 y fue numero uno en Diciembre.El mayor exito de Robinson y los Miracles y un monton de semanas en las listas de exito...

En la sesion participaron los Funk Brothers y los Miracles,junto con el guitarrista Marv Tarplin.

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