When Smokey Sings Lyrics

ABC


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Martin Fry, Mark White
album: Track 4 in album Alphabet City
release date: 1987-11
popularity : 206 users have visited this page.
length: 4:21
mix: Julian Mendelsohn
co producer: Bernard Edwards
producer: Martin Fry, Mark White

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Debonair lullabies
In melodies revealed
In deep despair on lonely nights
He knows just how you feel
The slyest rhymes, the sharpest suits
In miracles made real

Like a bird in flight on a hot sweet night
You know you're right just to hold her tight
He soothes it right, makes it out of sight
And everything's good in the world tonight

When Smokey sings, I hear violins
When Smokey sings, I forget everything
As she's packing her things
As she's spreading her wings
The front door might slam
But the back door it rings
And Smokey sings, he sings

Elegance in eloquence
For sale or rent or hire
Should I say yes and match his best
Then I would be a liar
Symphonies that soothe the rage
When lovers' hearts catch fire

Like a bird in flight on a hot sweet night
You know you're right just to hold her tight
He soothes it right, makes it out of sight
And everything's good in the world tonight

When Smokey sings, I hear violins
When Smokey sings, I forget everything
As she's packing her things
As she's spreading her wings
Smashing the hell
With the heaven she brings
Then Smokey sings, he sings

(Would it be true to say)

Luther croons
Sly's the original originator
James screams
Marvin was the only innovator
But nothing can compare
Nothing can compare
When Smokey sings

When Smokey sings, I hear violins
When Smokey sings, I forget everything
As she's packing her things
As she's spreading her wings
She threw back the ring
When Smokey sings
Smokey sings
Smokey sings

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Avenue A
  • 2 When Smokey Sings
  • 3 The Night You Murdered Love
  • 4 Think Again
  • 5 Rage and Then Regret
  • 6 Ark-Angel
  • 7 King Without a Crown
  • 8 Bad Blood
  • 9 Jealous Lover
  • 10 One Day
  • 11 Avenue Z
  • 12 Minneapolis
  • 13 When Smokey Sings (The Miami mix)
  • 14 The Night You Murdered Love (The Whole Story)
  • 15 Chicago (Abridged)