My True Love Was True

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the truly delightful theme: DEVOTED/FAITHFUL/HONOURABLE/LOYAL/TRUE

I have chosen a song today which is actually very sad, but it is also a brilliant track. The Platters had a way with them – they could produce something very very special. Possibly one of their most famous tracks is “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”.

First written for a musical called “Roberta” way back in 1933! But it was 1959 when The Platters recorded this song with their incredible voices and had a well-deserved Number One hit.

They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course replied
Something here inside
Can not be denied

They, said some day 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 them, and I gaily laughed
To think they could doubt my love
And 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

Smoke gets in your eyes

Written by: Jerome Kern and Otto A Harbach