Smiling Phases Lyrics - Blood, Sweat & Tears

Blood, Sweat & Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood
release date: 1968
length: 5:11
producer: James William Guercio
lead vocals: David Clayton‚ÄźThomas
vocal: Dick Halligan, Steve Katz and Bobby Colomby
engineer: Fred Catero and Roy Halee
arranger: Fred Lipsius, Dick Halligan, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Al Kooper
bass: Jim Fielder
trumpet & flugelhorn: Lew Soloff
flugelhorn & trumpet: Chuck Winfield
harmonica & guitar: Steve Katz
drums (drum set) & percussion: Bobby Colomby
alto saxophone & piano: Fred Lipsius
recorder & trombone: Jerry Hyman
piano & organ & trombone & flute: Dick Halligan
composer: Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, Steve Winwood
lyricist: Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood, Chris Wood
Do yourself a favor
Wake up to your mind
Life is what you make it
You see, but still you're blind
Get yourself together
Give before you take
You'll find out the hard way
Soon you're gonna break

Hey hey hey
Smiling phases
Showing traces
Even if they bust you
Keep on smiling through and through
And you'll be amazed at the gaze
On their faces as they sentence you
You don't need a lawyer
When you're in a fix
Someone gets to pay up

Your friends are full of tricks
But happiness is something
That you just can't buy
Own up to the truth girl
Your love has gone on by
Smiling Phases bring you flowers
You can line 'em up
And you can watch 'em grow for hours
And you'll be amazed at the way that they stare

As they walk by your door
Do yourself a favor
Wake up to your mind
Life is what you make it
You see, but still you're blind
Get yourself together
Give before you take
You'll find out the hard way

Soon you're gonna break
Hey hey hey
Smiling phases
Going Places
Even if they bust you
Keep on smiling through and through
And you'll be amazed at the gaze
On their faces as they sentence you!



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie (1st and 2nd Movements, Adapted From "Trois Gymnopedies")
  • 2 Smiling Phases
  • 3 Sometimes in Winter
  • 4 More and More
  • 5 And When I Die
  • 6 God Bless the Child
  • 7 Spinning Wheel
  • 8 You've Made Me So Very Happy
  • 9 Blues, Part II
  • 10 Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie (1st Movement, Adapted From "Trois Gymnopedies")