And When You Smile
And when you smile the world’s a happy place
It makes the bad times disappear
There’s always good cheer for everyone
And when you smile there’s gladness in the air
It’s something that we all can share
The world’s a happy place for every-one
And when you smile you bring out the sunshine
Every time that it rains it brightens up
Each day that we live
And when you smile all the while
That you feel a little sad you’ll feel better
For it in the end
Sights for Sore Eyes
Sights for sore eyes are like flowers, trees, sunrises
Yes such sights for sore eyes they bring joy
To my heart’s desires
Sights for sore eyes are just like a moonlit night
Yes such sights for sore eyes they bring peace
To my heart’s delight
Sights for sore eyes they are simply heaven sent
Yes such sights for sore eyes they give rest
To my heart’s content
Sights for sore eyes are like rainbows in the sky
Yes such sights for sore eyes simply set my heart alight
I Ask Myself
Sometimes I go through a day amidst difficulties,
And I ask myself how did I ever cope.
It is then I realise that the lord has set me free,
At a time when I needed him most.
Sometimes I go through trials and tribulations,
And I ask myself how did I ever manage I don’t know.
The I realise the lord has set me free once again,
To lift me up and to set my heart aglow.
I love a festivity, it inspires much activity.
I just love a festivity anytime.
I love a festivity, it brings so much tranquillity.
I just love a festivity any day.
I love a festivity, it provides so much variety.
I just love a festivity anywhere.
I love a festivity, it excites so much gaiety.
I just love a festivity yes I do.
I love a festivity, it brings so much serenity.
I just love a festivity yes indeed.
We must treasure every moment for they are but fleeting things,
since we don’t know just what tomorrow brings.
Yes we must live our lives for now knowing not what lies ahead,
but to know we should simply be glad.
We must cherish every moment knowing just how quick they pass,
for we don’t know just what the future holds.
Yes we must live for the present knowing time can go fast,
but be thankful for the life that unfolds.
Field of Flowers
In fields of flowers I’d sit there for hours, watching the time just fly.
Yes I love the fields of flowers, just resting my mind and feeling as high as a kite.
In fields of flowers I’d lie there for hours, watching the world go by.
Yes I love the fields of flowers, just sketching my body, feeling like I’m on a cloud.
The simple joys of life are often the best, like a breath of fresh air to feel refreshed.
Yes the simple joys of life are simple pleasure, taken by the measure.
The simple joys of life are often embraced, like eating and drinking just for taste.
Yes the simple joys of life are relaxation, freedom from tribulation.
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