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The Tears Of A Clown Lyrics

"The Tears Of A Clown" was written by Wonder, Stevie/robinson, Smokey/cosby, Henry.
"The Tears Of A Clown" was written by Wonder, Stevie/robinson, Smokey/cosby, Henry.

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Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
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, oh, 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

Oh yeah, baby
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
But for others I put on a show

Ooh, oh 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, oh yeah

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

Oh yeah, 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
Really I'm sad, hurtin' so bad

Songwriters
WONDER, STEVIE/ROBINSON, SMOKEY/COSBY, HENRY

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