Tuesday, June 10, 2008

When your heart's on fire, you must realize, smoke gets in your eyes

I only recently discovered the coolness of the song "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"

There are lots of different versions on youtube. My favorite of the bunch is Eartha Kitt's version.

I kinda like Bryan Ferry's version too.

and the Platters.

You know who could have done a GREAT cover, with a whole added layer of dark meaning? Kurt Cobain. Damn him for not covering it.
They asked me how I knew my true love was true,
I of course replied, something here inside cannot be denied.

They said someday you'll find all who love are blind,
When your heart's on fire, you must realize,
Smoke gets in your eyes.

So I chaffed and then I gaily laughed,
To think that they could doubt my love,
Yet today, my love has flown away,
I am without my love.

Now laughing friends deride tears I cannot hide,
So I smile and say when a lovely flame dies,
Smoke gets in your eyes.