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from Listening Booth: 1970

"The Tears Of A Clown" is track #8 on the album Listening Booth: 1970. It was written by Henry Cosby;jr. Robinson;stevie Wonder.
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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
'Cause really I'm sad, oh I'm sadder than sad
Well, I'm hurt and I want you so bad
Like a clown I appear to be glad, ooh yeah

Well, they're some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown when there's no one around
Oh yeah baby, baby, oh yeah baby, 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
'Cause I need to go, oh I need you so
Look I'm hurt and I want you to know
For others I put on a show

Well, they're some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown when there's no one around
Oh yeah baby, baby, oh yeah baby, baby

Just like Pagliacci did I try to keep my surface hid
Smiling in the crowd I try, but in a 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

Songwriters
Henry Cosby;Jr. Robinson;Stevie Wonder

Published by
BLACK BULL MUSIC;JOBETE MUSIC CO., INC.

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