Song Lyric Sunday (6/3/18) – Smile

Helen’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday post is the word smile.

There is nothing that can make a man’s mood change like a beautiful smile. There are days when all is wrong. Very wrong. And yet…to see a smile that brings light into the darkness is a moment of magic. I have seen such a smile.

None have captured this like the lyrics of this song about one of the world’s most famous smiles. I present Mona Lisa as performed by the incomparable Nat King Cole.

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa, men have named you
You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile
Is it only ’cause you’re lonely they have blamed you?
For that Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile?

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there

Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art?

Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa?
Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been brought to your doorstep
They just lie there and they die there

Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa?
Or just a cold and lonely lovely work of art?

Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa

Writer(s): Jay Livingston, Sara Evans

19 comments

  1. I’ve never heard this song. It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    If you ask me, she’s definitely a temptress. A double agent. Mata Hari. Just look at her. She must be hiding sth, but you couldn’t care less. You’re mesmerized by that smile, aren’t you, Leonardo?

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  2. How many times has that smile inspired a song, a poem, a book, a story or a knock-off over the years? If I say it is the most famous piece of art work in history, who is gonna argue?

    On another note, just before I went to bed last night I saw this post pop up. What time in the morning did Sunday begin for the Wulf?! #TomBeingStalker

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