From the recording NOTHING TO LOSE
Music by Charles Chaplin
Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
Arrangement by Irini Konstantinidi
"Smile" is Irini Konstantinidi's mesmerizing jazz rendition of the famous Charles Chaplin song. Her arrangement in a dreamy 5/4 pattern instantly sets the cozy atmosphere while Irini starts singing the almost meditative lyrics of the song. The music flows effortlessly by her jazz vocal quartet and the interest is kept high by the beautiful piano solo until the theme comes back in the last part of the song. The listener is left with a warm and healing sensation of gratitude and bliss.
Irini Konstantinidi - vocals
Markos Chaidemenos - piano
Kimon Karoutzos - acoustic bass
Panagiotis Kostopoulos - drums
Smile, though your heart is aching,
smile, even though it’s breaking.
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 shining through
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 trying.
Smile what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
if you’ll just smile!