Music Monday: Classic Advice + Matching with Alex

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I like my Rock & Roll and psychedelic groove but I was also exposed to the many golden voices of musical talent of the earlier 20th Century. Today’s feature comes out of a conversation I was having with my brother where I was trying to think of the name of a classic singer but couldn’t recall the guy’s name. I knew I’d heard a lot of his songs but the only one that was coming up was “Frosty the Snowman” from the old Rankin/Bass cartoon.

Being a bit quicker than me mentally on this particular day, Glen found his name: Jimmy Durante. I started listening to more of his songs and each one was a simple message that held greater wisdom, but out of all of them I found “Smile” to be the most significant for myself and probably a large portion of you out there was well. I have a lot weighing me down right now ranging from looking at a house I really like, looking into applying for a license with my handicaps, and let’s face it, the blog being very flat for the past two months.

You just have to keep on keepin’ on.

Music Matching with Alex!

Weekly challenge: find or share a song that you know that either has a matching title, theme, or other details. The more matches, the better! Make them clear, make them oddly specific, or make them obscure, it’s yours! Musicians welcome! To enter, simply either leave a link to your match as a comment with a few words (More words, if you like.) or add a Pingback to your post and I’ll scuttle over to see what you’ve come up with. 😀

Just smile.

Smile, though your heart is achin’
Smile even though it’s breakin’
When there are clouds, in the sky
You’ll get by

If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shinin’ through
For you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide, every trace of sadness
Although a tear
May be ever so near

That’s the time, you must keep on tryin’
Smile, what’s the use of cryin’
You’ll find that life is still worth while
If you just smile

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear
May be ever so near

If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shinin’ through
For you

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