Descendents - Smile Lyrics




I can see your pain has left you locked up, beat down
I can see the fear has made you desperate, burnt out

Too much regret and shattered hope
Sent you slipping down that slope
All I can do is lend a hand
Be a friend again
And it’s ok if you want to vent, but…

What I wouldn’t give to see you smile
Once in a while
What I wouldn’t give to see you smile
Once in a while

I can feel the bitterness that drains you, poisons you
And all those grass-is-greener thoughts, I’m telling you, they’re killing you

You’re not a have-not, can’t you see
What you’ve got’s so important to me
Measuring your life versus theirs
You’ll always come out ahead
In all the ways that really matter, so…

What I wouldn’t give to see you smile
Once in a while
What I wouldn’t give to see you smile
Oh what I wouldn’t, wouldn’t
What I wouldn’t give to see you smile
Once in a while
What I wouldn’t give to see you smile
Once in a while

I can see your pain has left you locked up, beat down, desperate, burnt out
I’m telling you, it’s killing you, killing you, killing you

I can see your pain
There’s nothing I can say except

Toil away, and at the end of the day
You can look back on a game well played
Toil away, and at the end of the day
You can look back on a game well played
Toil away, and at the end of the day
You can look back on a game well played
Toil away, and at the end of the day
You can look back on a game well played





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  1. L0st 1n uter0 123

    Thou shall not commit adulthood

  2. Scott Phillips

    I gotta say, other than his voice sounding a little different, this sounds truly like they did back in the everything sucks era and that's a great achievement for a band after a 20 + year hiatus. My expectations were far surpassed.

    Chris Carr

    Huh? 20 years? Cool to Be You wasn't quite that long ago.

  3. Soul Surfer

    They have natural chemistry like no other band!

  4. Johnathan

    “Killing you...”

  5. Michael Kurtz

    Who in their right mind would give a damn thumb down???? F.T.

  6. Swangore - Donny S

    Love the harmony's in the chorus! I wish the "Toil away and at the end of the day..." part went on for WAY longer than it does!

    Pete Mourilyan

    Swangore - Donny S "Toil away..." :)

    Swangore - Donny S

    Corrected! Better late than never!

    tom5677

    It does live man, it’s great

  7. UrinatingTheCrowd

    when the band is older than the record studio lol

    Luca Miranda

    you mean record label?

  8. Nicolas Cerón M.

    This song is amazing!!!

    Johnathan

    Nicolas Cerón M. Rules...

  9. George Smith

    Man, now 52, 2 war vet, full time college student. What a great revival boys! So stoked.

  10. Memento Mori

    I'm actually really liking this album.

  11. bff's forever

    I love this song

  12. Andrée Marianne Tremblay

    I SMILE!

  13. El Negrito

    welcome to the old school kids

  14. Alexis Franco

    Please, a video, to beautiful "Smile"

    Peter Bolt

    You probably have seen it by now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZMsyXnGddg

  15. Sohryu Alx

    Wow they sound really good :3