♫ Words ♫

I seem to be into single-word titled songs this week, don’t I?  Purely coincidence … I swear there is no conspiracy to … what?  Denigrate multi-word sentences?  Sigh … it’s getting to me, folks!

Seriously, though … I wanted a song tonight about smiles and this one came to mind.

The Bee Gees were three brothers – Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. They wrote this after getting in a few arguments and realizing the power of words – how they can make you happy or sad.  What I did not know is that this song was written for a movie called The Mini-Affair. In England, the movie was titled The Mini Mob.  Never having heard of the movie, I was going to say it must have been a flop, but then a quick check on IMDB shows it with a 7.7 out of 10 rating, so … not a flop.

Barry was the only Gibb to sing on this. It was the first Bee Gees single where only one brother sang.

Words
Bee Gees

Smile an everlasting smile
A smile can bring you near to me
Don’t ever let me find you gone
‘Cause that would bring a tear to me

This world has lost it’s glory
Let’s start a brand new story
Now my love, right now
There’ll be no other time
And I can show you how, my love

Talk in everlasting words
And dedicate them all to me
And I will give you all my life
I’m here if you should call to me

You think that I don’t even mean
A single word I say

It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away

You think that I don’t even mean
A single word I say

It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away
It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away
It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away

Songwriters: Barry Gibb / Maurice Ernest Gibb / Robin Hugh Gibb
Words lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

14 thoughts on “♫ Words ♫

  1. Smiles, but sad smiles. My favorite Bee Gees song was not even a hit, it was the B side of New York Mining Disaster in Canada, and was on their first Canadian LP. I Can’t See Nobody was an awesome song, though no one else I knew thought so. Ah, I was always a step or four away from what everyone else was doing, or listening to. Like Los Bravos one big hit, Blavk is Black. I was listening to the B side then too, I Want a Name. But thank you for the memories. I have not heard Words for quite a whkle. It is amazing what you forget you used to love. And who!

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  2. A fantastic Group with fantastic songs.Born in the Isle of Man and brought up in Chorlton, Manchester they were performing from an early age. The family moved to Australia and eventually had a hit. They just went stellar after that with records that I love even now, Words, World, Massachusetts and more. Thank you
    Cwtch

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