The Undisputed Truth, “Smiling faces sometimes”

 

Smiling faces sometimes / Pretend to be your friend / Smiling faces show no traces / Of the evil that lurks within (can you dig it?)

Smiling faces, smiling faces, sometimes / They don’t tell the truth / Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof / Oh Lord, yeah

Let me tell you / The truth is in the eyes ’cause the eyes don’t lie, Amen / Remember, a smile is just a frown turned upside down my friend / So, hear me when I’m saying

Smiling faces, smiling faces, sometimes, yeah / They don’t tell the truth / Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof

(Beware) beware of the handshake / That hides the snake (can you dig it, can you dig it?) / I’m a-tellin’ you beware, beware of the pat on the back / It just might hold you back

Jealousy (jealousy), misery (misery), envy (envy) / I tell you you can’t see behind

Smiling faces, smiling faces, sometimes / Hey, they don’t tell the truth / Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof

Hey, your enemy won’t do you no harm / (Rap on) ’cause you’ll know where he’s comin’ from / Don’t let the handshake and the smile fool ya / Take my advice, I’m only tryin’ to school ya

Smiling faces, smiling faces, sometimes / They don’t tell the truth / Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof

[By Norman Whitfield – Barrett Strong © Motown Records – Sony/Atv Music Publishing LLC, 1971]