Alec Ogg

Music

Smile & Banjo

04:47
Alec Ogg
2015
Alec Ogg

Lyrics

Smile was a girl that got her looks from her mom

And Banjo hoped he’d gotten nothin’ from his dad at all

When the radio was on their clothes were always off

And Smile would just smile while Banjo sat and thought:

 

“Is the meaning of this life just to find a job that pays

And spend what little time I have doin’ somethin’ that I hate?

Just to get a little house where I can hide all my regret

And pay the bills for things I never needed in the past.”

 

Smile went to state-school on a scholarship

And Banjo worried he would always be workin’ for tips

High school was alright, but now it was gone.

Oh-ooo- oh a change had come

 

To the meaning of their lives now that Smile was away

And Banjo had to work a double every single day

“Is it better to be close, or does the distance make us strong?

Watch out for those college boys they’ll lead you right along.”

 

Smile please don’t you ever leave me.            

You’ve always been much smarter than I could ever hope to be.

Aw sweet-pea, oh don’t you see my soul?

I’ve got enough to give and I’ve got the room to grow

 

Smile she came home for her first thanksgiving break

And thought about how she’d met Banjo in the second grade

Smile was the lead in a Cinderella play

And Bajo was a pumpkin-seed without a line to say

 

But now that she was home, Banjo thought he’d seize the day

I miss you and I wish you would just stay, stay, stay

Growin’ up is scary with you livin’ out of town

And lately you’ve been distant oh its got my spirit down

 

Smile please don’t you ever leave me.        

You’ve always been much smarter than I could ever hope to be.

Aw sweet-pea, oh don’t you see my soul?

I’ve got enough to give and I’ve got the room to grow

  

Smile knew just what to say to that Banjo in her arms

“I’ll be here, I’ll be here, I’ll be here with you.”

Smile knew just what to say to that Banjo in her car

“I believe, I believe, I believe in you.”

 

Oh with a Smile on my arm, I’d like to do as I desire

Is it possible for everyone to live a happy life?

Is it selfish that I hate workin’ in a restaurant

Is it selfish that I really want to do just what I won't?

 

Smile please don’t you ever leave me.       

You’ve always been much smarter than I could ever hope to be.

Aw sweet-pea, oh don’t you see my soul?

I’ve got enough to give and I’ve got the room to grow

 

Smile please don’t you ever leave me.

(Smile knew just what to say)      

You’ve always been much smarter than I could ever hope to be.

(I believe in you)

Aw sweet-pea, oh don’t you see my soul?

(Smile knew just what to say)

I’ve got enough to give and I’ve got the room to grow