From the CD: Keep On Smiling (2008)


   

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Keep on Smiling
Music, lyrics, and arrangement by Franklyn Schaefer (BMI) © 2008 
Performance: Franklyn Schaefer: lead vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica
Background vocals: Kaitlyn Allen, Iona UMC Cherub Choir: Jake Barrett, Sage R, Bartal, Brook Lynn Bartal, Mychal J. Bartal, Jack Beasley,  Sophie Beasley, Allison Bossler, Caitlin Donnachie, Joshua Donnachie, Madison Ortiz, Mitchell Spittle, Kathleen Steckbeck, Grace Young, Gwyneth Young

 

I wake up in the morning,

Things are heavy on my mind

And it isn’t last night’s pizza;

I’m upset with “humankind!”

So, I’m watching hours of Sponge Bob

‘cuz the news are too severe.

When suddenly it hits me,

What we need is all right here:   

                 

Keep on smiling

Get on the lighter side
Keep on smiling
And hang on for the ride.

Keep on smiling

As you stumble through the maze

Keep on smiling

And just hope for better days

When the world’s gone mad, keep smiling!

                                 

A smile is like an echo,
It comes right back at you
Life gets a little better
With every cheerful thing we do.

People who return your smile
no longer act as foes.

The solution to most problems

Is right here under our nose.


Keep on smiling

Get on the lighter side
Keep on smiling
And hang on for the ride.

Keep on smiling

As you stumble through the maze

Keep on smiling

And just hope for better days

Keep on smiling
and show your happy face

Keep on smiling

Make this world a better place
 

Keep on Smiling
Keep on Smiling
Keep on Smiling

 

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From the CD
Keep On Smiling (2008)