Smiling Phases

Released as the B side of 'Hole in My Shoe' in 1968.
Words and music by Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood.


Intro: Bb C Eb F Ab

Eb            Ab/Eb
Do yourself a favor
Eb            Ab/Eb
Wake up to your mind
Eb            Ab/Eb
Life is what you make it
Eb            Ab/Eb
You see but still you're blind
F             Bb/F      F              Bb/F
Get yourself together, give before you take
F                    Bb/F
You'll find out the hard way
F                    G7 C
Soon you're going to break

Bb7
Smiling Phases, going places
Eb                                                       Bb
Keep on smiling and you'll keep on winning through and through
Eb                           Db             Cb
And you'll be amazed of the gaze on their faces
Ab                Bb
As they sentence you

You don't need a lawyer
When you're in a fix
Someone gets the pay off
Your friends are full of tricks
But happiness is something
That you just can't buy
Own up to the truth girl
You're living with a lie

Sugar daddy, brings you flowers
You can stand him up
And keep him waiting there for hours
And you should just see the look on his face
As you slide down the rail

Smiling Phases