Bright Smile Lyrics

Josh Ritter

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Josh Ritter
album: Track 1 in album Hello Starling
release date: 2003-9-9
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Folk
length: 3:02

Cover Art

Josh Ritter Hello Starling cover art
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Now my work is done
I feel I'm owed some joy
Oh Imogene and Abelard
I'm your homeward boy
But there's another one
Who brings me to your door
And the boat she weaved from the tidal reeds
Was always tied to shore

With bright smiles and dark eyes
Bright smile dark eyes
Everywhere I went oh
I was always searching for ya
Bright smile dark eyes

I'm looking for some peace
But it's so hard to find
With Calamity Janes and the Steamboat Casanovas
And Darling Clementines
If she's your only one
Then she is also mine
Just pin your heartbeat up against my heartbeat
And you'll see how well we rhyme


Man is only half himself
The other half is a bright thing
He tumbles on by luck or grace
For man is ever a blind thing


Track Listing

  • 1 Bright Smile
  • 2 Kathleen
  • 3 You Don't Make It Easy Babe
  • 4 Man Burning
  • 5 Rainslicker
  • 6 Wings
  • 7 California
  • 8 Snow Is Gone
  • 9 Bone of Song
  • 10 Baby That's Not All
  • 11 The Bad Actress