Who Sang Painted Smile? The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues Long Distance Voyager cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Rock Classical Folk, World, & Country
Style: Art Rock/Pop Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 3:20
Lyrics
I can sing
I can dance
Just give me a chance
To do my turn for you
There's a change I'll slip
But with stiff upper lip
I'll sing a song for you
Laughter is free
But it's so hard to be a jester
All the time
And no one's believing
I'm the same when I'm bleeding
And I hurt all the time deep inside
I've shed a tear for the lying
While everyday trying to
Paint this smile for you
Backflips, cartwheelings,
Somersault feelings
What is there left to do
Laughter is free
But it's so hard for me,
A jester all the time
No one's believing
I'm the same when I'm bleeding
And I hurt all the time deep inside
Roll up, roll up
Enjoy the show
Pick me up, wind me up, put me down
You'll see me go
And this painted smile
May miss for a while
Then come back and steal your show
I sing, I dance
Give me a change to do my turn for you
With backflips, cartwheelings,
Somersault feelings
What's there left to do
Laughter is free
But it's so hard to be a jester
All the time
No one's believing
I'm the same when I'm bleeding
And I hurt all the time deep inside
Laughter is free
But it's so hard to be a jester
All the time
No one's believing
I'm the same when I'm bleeding
And I hurt all the time deep inside

Tracklist
  • 1 The Voice
  • 2 Talking Out of Turn
  • 3 Gemini Dream
  • 4 In My World
  • 5 Meanwhile
  • 6 22,000 Days
  • 7 Nervous
  • 8 Painted Smile
  • 9 Reflective Smile
  • 10 Veteran Cosmic Rocker

  • Release information
    label: PolyGram
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin