Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    DESERTDREAMERS   321,051
300,000-349,999 SparkPoints

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The news broke into a show I was watching this afternoon - white smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney. A new Pope! I'm not Catholic, but he is still an important world leader. I waited and waited, putting off the pup walk. Finally harnessed them up, and off we went. I had my iPhone, listening to music. Beep! News flash from one of the local TV channels - Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is now Pope Francis I. Let's hope he is a strong leader. I wish him the best.

Songwriters: KERN, JEROME / HARBACH, OTTO. From a 1933 musical, Roberta. Covered by The Platters in 1958

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 realise
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed and I gaily laughed
To think they would 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."

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAKAY228 3/14/2013 8:21PM

    I am not Catholic either, but what I read about him today sounded really good. One thing I really liked that as a Cardinal he refused to live in the richer places that others do. He rented a small apartment, rode the bus to work among the poor and to work, and cooked his own meals. He seems to be very devoted tot the poor and really cares about people. It appears he has also been outspoken at times too,when he needed to. Hope he is also the leader that is needed.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRACEZN 3/14/2013 4:55PM

  Have always loved this song. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NAPLESNANCY 3/14/2013 9:23AM

    Great song!! Love the chimp and cat. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAYLLYNNE 3/14/2013 8:51AM

    Wonderful, thank you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSALERNO 3/14/2013 6:51AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTEAFULL 3/14/2013 1:09AM

    one of the Platters lives 3 miles from me, and sometimes puts on a show at our local senior center

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAT-IN-CJ 3/13/2013 11:19PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAAK 3/13/2013 11:08PM

    Good connection with today's news.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LESLIELENORE 3/13/2013 11:00PM

    I love that song!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALLAHALLA 3/13/2013 10:54PM

    such a sad song

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.