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The The Uncertain Smile Lyrics

Last updated: 03/31/2013 08:58:52 AM

Peeling the skin back from my eyes, I felt suprised
that the time on the clock was the time I usually retired
to the place where I cleared my head of you;
but just for today, i think I'll lie here and dream of you.

I've got you under my skin where the rain can't get in,
but if the sweat pours out, just shout I'll try to SWIM AND pull you out.

A howling wind blows the litter as the rain flows,
As street lamps pour orange coloured shapes through your window,
a broken soul stares from a pair of watering eyes,
uncertain emotions force in an uncertain smile...

I've got you under my skin where the rain can't get in,
but if the sweat pours out, just shout I'll try to swim and pull you out.

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Ace | Reviewer: Silicon Dreams | 3/29/13

Matt Johnson is a very talented not to say gifted singer song writer. He has a wonderful soulful melancholy quality to all his music that is very unique in its style.
I first came across The The in the 1980s with their album Infected. Had he been more comercially minded he might have had greater recognition of his sublime musical writing style.

What's in a name? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/18/12

The name of the album is "Soul Mining" and the songs on it demonstrate how each of us benefit from self examination, digging deeper for real answers not just the surface material that we may want to find. The older I get the more relevant these lyrics become.

more than one version of this song | Reviewer: Stef Flater | 2/2/12

There is more than one version of this song. The one on the album 'Soul mining' ends with the piano solo. The single was different, had no piano solo but a sax and a synthesiser sounding like a flute. There was also a 12 inch version.

Amazing song | Reviewer: Andrew Ryan | 9/5/11

Aminibus: "Then the crap*y riff returns at the end."

Er, no it doesn't - the song ends on Jools Hollands' piano fading out. I'm with the previous reviewer - I think you're confusing it with a different song.

Moaning about synthesisers? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/17/11

Come on people! The synth was THE instrument of the '80s and you couldn't move for all the Yamahas and Moogs and Rolands cluttering up the place. But did you not spot the 3 minutes of Jools Holland playing an actual, real piano? Or were you thinking of something else? And at least it's better than the bloody Hammond organ that littered every LSD-fuelled prog rock tune a decade earlier.

The Kiss Fan - Sure knows Something! | Reviewer: Rick | 8/20/10

Look, Kiss in their own right are a good band, if you want to listen to no brainer music that you just 'bang' your head to the beat of the music. The The music, synthesized, but the lyrics are well thought and emotive. Great music to kick back too...

some sort of selfish review | Reviewer: Aminibus | 7/12/10

Enough about Kiss. What happened when they stopped wearing make-up? No-one cared about them anymore. In the same way no-one would go to a circus if the clowns didn't wear make-up.

I'm not a fan of The The, but find these lyrics interesting. Poetic and, to a point, ambiguous. A good combination.

I don't like the strange synthesized opening riff at all but, if I haven't skipped the song by then (no patience in this digital age), I like the guitar, flute ... even saxophone (rare for me) remainder. Then the crap*y riff returns at the end. Diddlediddledoo diddlediddledoo dah dah *skip*.

Also to the KISS fan. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/25/10

I find it funny that you say "To say Matt Johnson is inarguably one of the best lyrists of his time, is a complete joke."

Let's take a look at some of Kiss' jems shall we?
From "Bang Bang You":
"I'm gonna bang, bang you - I'll shoot you down with my love gun, baby"

From "Calling Dr. Love"
"So if you please get on your knees
There are no bills, there are no fees"

and one of my all time favourites, of cheesy douche bag lyrics...
From "Gimme More":
"Like a dog to a bone, make you sweat, make you moan
Love is sweet, so insane, come on lick my candy cane"

I guess to read lyrics that actually have some sort of intellectual substance could make someone of your mentality sick. But given the fact that you're listening to Kiss, I'm guessing you wouldn't know good music if it bent you over and smacked you in the ass.

the kiss fan - can kiss matt's ass | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/8/10

the dork below should go back to grade school. the fact this clown likes 'all music' should be enough for the rest of us to understand he/she clearly can't grasp the depth. if you google any 'the the's' lyrics, you see that millions have gone looking for what this moron refers to as 'projectile inducing vomiting'. this is likely a guy who never read a book in his life except when he called 'hot rod magazine' his favourite book as a teenager. loser!

interesting conclusion | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/16/09

I've been a fan of all forms of music since the 70's when I pushed in my 1st KISS 8-track. Don't be fooled . . . it was by no accident "The The" was an option listed in the $0.01 Columbia Record and Tape Club. It's exactly the proper value for the garbage that they put out :-) To say Matt Johnson is inarguably one of the best lyrists of his time, is a complete joke. Not to mention how gay his voice sounds. What a bunch of garbage. I have to puke . . . just reading the lyrics is inducing uncontrollable projectile vomiting.

Agree with Anonymous | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/17/09

I've been a fan of The The since the late '80's, discovering them purely by accident and the fabulous $0.01 Columbia Record and Tape Club. :-) As was stated above, Matt Johnson is inarguably one of the best lyrists of his time. Not to mention his voice make my body and soul melt.

No one writes lyrics like | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/15/07

Matt Johnson. In one sentence he can describe a whole landscape - feelings included. This song comes from one of his best albums. In my opinion, he is one of the most underestimated singer / songwriters of the nineties.