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Bad English - When I See You Smile



This is by far the biggest hit for Bad English, but it's not their only one. Their first single was "Forget Me Not," which made #45 in the US. "When I See You Smile" was their next release, and "Price of Love" came next, charting at #5. They released one more album (Backlash, 1991) before terminating the project.


John Waite explained:


"It was fun for a year. And then people reverted to type. I think the Journey guys wanted to be back in Journey and I wanted to be back solo. We had a very valiant attempt at making a second record, but we weren't given enough time to write it. We tried, and we almost made it."


The song was written by Diane Warren, who had a knack for supplying popular rock musicians with pop hits: she wrote "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" for Starship, "Who Will You Run To" for Heart, and "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" for Aerosmith. She had also written the song "Don't Lose Any Sleep," which appeared on Waite's 1987 solo album Rover's Return.



Lyrics


Sometimes I wonder how I'd ever make it through Through this world without having you I just wouldn't have a clue 'Cause sometimes it seems like this world's closing in on me And there's no way of breaking free And then I see you reach for me Sometimes I wanna give up, wanna give in I wanna quit the fight And then I see you baby And everything's alright, everything's alright When I see you smile, I can face the world Oh, oh You know I can do anything When I see you smile, I see a ray of light Oh, oh I see it shining right through the rain When I see you smile Baby when I see you smile at me Oh, yeah Baby there's nothing in this world that could ever do What a touch of your hand can do It's like nothing that I ever knew Hey And when the rain is falling, I don't feel it 'Cause you're here with me now And one look at you baby Is all I'll ever need, is all I'll ever need When I see you smile, I can face the world Oh, oh You know I can do anything When I see you smile, I see a ray of light Oh, oh I see it shining right through the rain When I see you smile Baby, baby when I see you smile at me Sometimes I wanna give up, I wanna give in I wanna quit the fight Then one look at you baby And everything's alright Hey, everything's alright It's alright When I see you smile, I can face the world Oh, oh You know I can do anything When I see you smile, I see a ray of light Oh, oh I see it shining right through the rain When I see you smile, I can face the world Oh, oh You know I can do anything When I see you smile, oh yeah Baby when I see you smile Smile at me


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