(Ahh, yeah yeah yeah)
Now if there's a smile on my face
It's only there tryin' to fool the public
But when it comes down to foolin' you
Now honey that's quite a different subject

But don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Really I'm sad
Oh I'm sadder than sad
You're gone and I'm hurtin' so bad
Like a clown I appear to be glad

CHORUS:
Now there some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown
When there's no one around
(Mmm hmm, Oh yea, baby)

Now if I appear to be carefree
It's only to camouflage my sadness
In order to shield my pride I try
To cover this hurt with a show of gladness
But don't let my show convince you
That I've been happy since you
Decided to go
Ohh, I need you so
I'm hurt and I want you to know
But for others I put on a show
Ohh ohh ohh o

CHORUS:
There's some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown
When there's no one around
(Oh yeah)

Just like Pagliacci did
I try to keep my surface hid
Smilin' in the public eye
But in my lonely room I cry
The tears of a clown
When there's no one around,
Oh yea, baby
Now if there's a smile on my face
Don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
But don't let this smile I wear
Make you think that I don't care
Really I'm sad, hurt me so bad
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The Tears Of A Clown Lyrics

Smokey Robinson – The Tears Of A Clown Lyrics

Songwriters: HENRY COSBY, SMOKEY ROBINSON, STEVIE WONDER
The Tears Of A Clown lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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