According to the Drudge Report, sources reveal that Jermaine Jackson will most probably sing Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” at his brother’s Memorial Service on Tuesday. This will surely be a tear jerker for many, especially those who remember Michael’s rendition in 1995 from his HIStory: Past, Present and Future, LP.
Personally, this song has always been one of my favorites and adopted a new meaning for me when my beloved mother passed away in 1998.
Following are both the lyrics and video of this moving song; may it bring new meaning to all who drop by. God bless each of you….
Charlie Chaplin's Theme Music for 'Modern Times'
Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons – 1954
Smile tho' your heart is aching,
Smile even tho' it's breaking,
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by,
If you smile
thro' your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow,
You'll see the sun come shin-ing thro' for you
Light up your face with gladness,
Hide ev-'ry trace of sadness,
Al -'tho a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time,
You must keep on trying,
Smile, what's the use of crying,
You'll find that life is still worth-while,
If you just smile…