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SMILIN’ BOY     
©1991 Sally Fingerett, Green Fingers Music

Oh smilin’ boy, long dark hair and a graying beard
Oh smilin’ boy, I lost him once, I find him here
He’s worn that smile for twenty years oh, mystery smilin’ boy

It’s a good day, the sun is shining
The streets are empty - the sidewalks free
He turns my way, his arms are waving
There’s no mistaking it’s me he sees
Oh smilin’ boy, long dark hair and a graying beard
Oh smilin’ boy, I left him twice, I ran in fear
He looks so peaceful standing there oh, mystery smilin’ boy

I got a good man now, he takes care of me
I know he loves me the best he can
It’s a good life, we keep it simple
Somehow it’s different when you’re someone's wife
Oh smilin’ boy, long dark hair and a graying beard
Oh smilin’ boy, I made my choices you made your share
What have you done with your twenty years, mystery smilin’ boy

How about you?  Did you ever marry?
Said you’d never carry a burden like that
How’ve you been?
Is there a woman beside you - someone to hide you
When the freeze sets in?
Oh smilin’ boy, long dark hair and a graying beard
Oh smilin’ boy, we lost touch you disappeared
Rumors, rumors, oh, we feared for the mystery smilin’ boy

Do you remember when, remember who?
Remember all those things you tried to get me to do?
Some were strange, some were cool
I paid any price just to be close to you
Oh smilin’ boy, long dark hair and a graying beard
Oh smilin’ boy, a closer look, it’s so clear
You’ve been stoned and drunk for twenty years
It’s no mystery - smilin’ boy!

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