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"Smiley" by Craig Scott (1971)

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"Smiley" by Craig Scott (1971)

  • "Smiley" by Craig Scott
    • Refer: http://kel.otago.ac.nz/richard/sod/bands/cscott.html

    • "Unlike Scott's previous hits which took few risks, 'Smiley' was topical, focussing as it did on the effect of the Vietnam war on a generation of New Zealand's youth. The line 'Smilely, you're off to the Asian war and we won't see your smile no more' tapped into an anti-war sentiment which was begining to affect a larger section of New Zealanders than simply placard waving demonstrators."

  • "Smiley" by Craig Scott
    • Refer: http://www.sergent.com.au/craigscott.html

    • "In 1999 EMI produced a CD called "The Very Best Of Craig Scott" and this contained all of his singles along with a few B-sides. It is a pity they couldn't have done a bit of quality checking and put the picture on the cover around the right way. Craig wasn't left-handed and didn't play an "AHAMAY" guitar"

      The second single from the album was the title track, "Smiley"/"Where Are You" and was released on 14th June. "Smiley" became Craig's most popular song and making it to the finals of the 1971 Loxene Gold Disc Awards, it took out first prize. Even though the song is his most known, it didn't actually hit the top spot on the charts, stopping short at number 3.


"Smiley" by Craig Scott (1971)

"Smiley"

Smiley, your out in the world today
Smiley, your all on your own
Smiley, hey, they say you're a man today
Boy how you've grown

Yesterday there was laughter and songs to sing
Yesterday we had loving to burn
Yet today there is a war and there's peace to pray
When will they learn

Smiley, your off to the Asian war
  Smiley
And we won't see you smile no more
  Smiley
No we won't see you smile no more
  No more smiles
No more laughter in the air
No more laughter in the air
Feel the tension in the air
Where is love
  Where is love

Smiley, your out in the world today
Smiley, your all on your own
Smiley, hey, the family said today
Wish you were home

Smiley, your off to the Asian war 
  Smiley
And we won't see you smile no more
  Smiley
No we won't see you smile no more
  No more smiles
No more laughter in the air
No more laughter in the air
Feel the tension in the air
Where is love
  Where is Love

No more laughter in the air
No more laughter in the air
Feel the tension in the air
When will they learn


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