J.D. Carroll

J.D. Carroll

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Folk - Contemporary | Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
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Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: 10/22/2020

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158

Song Description

A blues based tune sung by a world-wise, good-hearted prostitue to some poor schlep in a bar. She is trying to get him to stop feeling sorry for himself and probably do a little business.

Story Behind the Song

This song comes from the "East Farewell" album. I tried to set the barroom scene at the beginning and end with "talking patrons" Donna belts this one out.

Lyrics

I Can Make You Smile
© J.D. Carroll- Creative Ventures Music


You say she left you lonely, left with only a handshake.
Well, anybody knows that ain?t no way to say goodbye.

You say she broke your heart, made you start all over again.
Come on dry your eyes, no one likes to see a grown man cry.

I Can Make You Smile without the heartaches.
And I can make you high without the headaches.
Take a look around and tell me if you don?t agree.

Don?t you look so down, you got the run around, it?s been done before.
And the style that she used was as old as the clothes that she wore.
You say she made you feel real strong and handsome
Well, anybody?s handsome to her as long as they are not poor.
(Poor boy)

I Can Make You Smile without the heartaches.
And I can make you high without the headaches.
Take a look around and tell me if you don?t agree.

Don?t tell me that you can?t go on, you need someone along to help you through.
That road is mighty dark and I don?t think that you can light it with your smile.
Don?t talk about tomorrow, don?t drown your sorrows in a bottle,
just freshen up my drink a forget about that hotel whiskey for a while.

I Can Make You Smile without the heartaches.
And I can make you high without the headaches.
Take a look around and tell me if you don?t agree.

I Can Make You Smile without the heartaches.
And I can make you high without the headaches.
Take a look around and tell me if you don?t agree.

Associated Videos

Video - I Can Make You Smile
I Can Make You Smile

This is the fourth tune from East Farewell. Donna does a super job as she sings Natalies first song. This is the original version with Danny, Phil and Larry doing the backups and "barroom chatter" at the beginning and end. I put this out as a 45 vinyl that made it to lot of the jukeboxes in Philadelphia. It was my first plan for exposure and distribution. There are rumors that some of those 45s are still available. Check my website store for details; www.creativeventuresmusic.com/creativeventuresplus.html

Song Length
3:00
Genres
Pop - Classic, Rock - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Sociable, Engaging

Subject Matter
Heartbreak, Searching for Love

Similar Artists
B-52'S, Ella Fitzgerald
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits J.D. Carroll
Music Credits J.D. Carroll
Producer Credits J.D. Carroll
Publisher Credits Creative Ventures Music
Performance Credits Donna,Chuck, Danny & Phil
Label Credits Creative Ventures