Behind a painted smile    (video)

 

    C - Em - F - Dm - G               +  Cm - G# (2x)

 

         G                                                        G#      Bb           Eb

Whenever you're near, I hide my tears, behind a painted smile.

       - G                                                               G#      Bb          Eb   - G

You       can't imagine the tears and sorrow, behind a painted smile.

 

           C                    Em        Dm                    G

1. My life's a masquerade, a world of let's pretend, yeah.

       C                            Em        Dm                    G

     since you took your love, pretending never ends, yeah.

     Am   Em                          F                          G

    But I can't let you know that I still need you so, no.

Cm - G#                Cm - G#                          (G)

              Darling, I hide         the tears that I cry.

 

+  CHORUS

 

    C                    Em  Dm                      G

2. I can't let you see, all the tears I'm crying,

      C                    Em Dm                        G 

    you would pity me, that would be like dying.

   Am  Em                           F                          G  

    If I can't have your love, I don't need your sympathy.

Cm - G#                Cm - G#                          (G)

              Darling, I hide         the tears that I cry.

 

+  CHORUS

 

           G           C                                                 G#

+  My life is a masquerade, since you took your love away,

            G

    whenever you're near, I hide my...

                      C                                         G#

    I just can't let you see, how much you hurting me,

             G                                                      G#      Bb           Eb

    whenever you're near, I hide my tears behind a painted smile.

 

    (The Isley Brothers)