Smile
Pearl Jam Lyrics


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Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make you smile?
When the sun don't shine (it don't shine at all)
Don't it make you smile?

Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make me smile? (hey)
When the sun don't shine, it don't shine at all (yeah)
Don't it make me smile?

I miss you already, yeah
I miss you always
I miss you already, yeah
I miss you all day
(This is how I feel)

(I) I miss you already, yeah
I miss you always
Three crooked heart swirls all around, yeah
I miss you all day





(Three crooked heart swirls)
(Three crooked heart swirls around)

Overall Meaning

The song "Smile" by Pearl Jam is a contemplation of the beauty of life and the power of the sun. The opening lines ask the listener whether they don't feel happy when the sun is shining. The repetition of the question emphasizes the importance of sunlight in our lives. The lyrics then proceed to acknowledge that the sun doesn't always shine, yet there is still a reason to smile. The singer points out that even when things aren't perfect or when life is tough, we can still find reasons to smile. The second verse speaks of missing someone, and the three crooked heart swirls may symbolize the swirl of emotions surrounding this missing person.


The song ends on a note of hope, with the repeated refrain of "Three crooked heart swirls all around." This may suggest that when things get difficult, we can find solace in the people around us, represented by the "heart swirls."


Overall, "Smile" is a reminder to appreciate the little things in life and to find joy even when things are tough.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't it make you smile?
Doesn't it bring joy to you?


Don't it make you smile?
Doesn't it bring joy to you?


When the sun don't shine (it don't shine at all)
Even when things are bad, doesn't it still bring happiness?


Don't it make you smile?
Doesn't it bring joy to you?


Don't it make you smile?
Doesn't it bring joy to me?


When the sun don't shine, it don't shine at all
Even when things are bad, it still brings happiness to me.


Don't it make me smile?
Doesn't it bring joy to me?


I miss you already, yeah
I already miss you.


I miss you always
I always miss you.


I miss you already, yeah
I already miss you.


I miss you all day
I miss you the entire day.


(This is how I feel)
These are my true emotions.


(I) I miss you already, yeah
I already miss you.


I miss you always
I always miss you.


Three crooked heart swirls all around, yeah
My heart aches for you intensely.


I miss you all day
I miss you the entire day.


(Three crooked heart swirls)
My heart aches.


(Three crooked heart swirls around)
My heart aches intensely.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Eddie Jerome Vedder, Jeffrey Allen Ament

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@shudhanshushekharmishra747

Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make you smile?
When the sun don't shine? (Shine at all...)
Don't it make you smile?

Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make me smile?
When the sun don't shine, it don't shine at all.
Don't it make me smile?

I miss you already... I miss you always.
I miss you already... I miss you all day.
This is how I feel.

I miss you already... I miss you always.
Three crooked hearts and swirls all around... I miss you all day.

Three crooked hearts and swirls all around, yeah.
Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make you smile?
Three crooked hearts and swirls all around.



All comments from YouTube:

@sharpvidtube

Haven't listened to this for a while, great to hear it again.

@JeepyGunner

Don't it make you smile?

@patrickburke1980

i have loved this song for decades. so beautiful.

@denisefreitas6727

Pearl Jam makes me smile! 😄

@yves-mariesellin6026

😁

@MsGechi77

These were the best times of my life thanks to PJ. 💜

@lordofthehouseofstormcrows8615

This album made my freshman year of high school bearable. Thank you for this piece of happiness PJ. You are all my heroes...."I MISS YOU ALWAYS..."

@michaelblaine6494

Did the same for my junior year,technically senior because it was my last😜

@shudhanshushekharmishra747

Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make you smile?
When the sun don't shine? (Shine at all...)
Don't it make you smile?

Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make me smile?
When the sun don't shine, it don't shine at all.
Don't it make me smile?

I miss you already... I miss you always.
I miss you already... I miss you all day.
This is how I feel.

I miss you already... I miss you always.
Three crooked hearts and swirls all around... I miss you all day.

Three crooked hearts and swirls all around, yeah.
Don't it make you smile?
Don't it make you smile?
Three crooked hearts and swirls all around.

@cubingtubing8172

Love the Harmonica playing. It was one of my favorite parts of the song!

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