The Smile

February 20, 2017





   It was typing class in  Charles Marion Russell High School that I meet Jeffery Allan Overturf.

He has been known by many names, Jeff, Turf, Stinky the Clown, The Answer Man, and many more.

   Jeff is a wonderfully talented man. He is an artist, he is musician and a hellva funny guy.
We partnered in high school to form a comedy team called Idiots Inc.

   Jeff has written some fabulous songs, following is one of my favorites.
I think we can all learn a little something from Uncle Jeffy’s song.

The Smile

I went for a walk
down to the park

Tryin' to fire up my engine
with a plug in my spark

I saw a little girl laughin'
at some funny bug she'd found

How'd she find the sunshine
so close to the ground?

Well, I watched this girl gigglin'
and then she saw me too

And she was so red and yellow and orange
and I was so blue

She was so full of "happy"
and she saw I had none

And she said,
"I got 'smiles' to spare."
and she let me have one.

Well, I went on back home
and I felt back in place

And of all of that fog that I'd left there,
there was nary a trace

My shutters were open
and there was sun through my blinds

And all of my feelin's that mattered,
were once again mine.

So you can look on the mountain
and you can search o'er the globe

And you can seek out the wisdom
that's behind a black robe

And you'll prob'ly find answers,
but none quite so true

As an "unasked for smile"
that's just given to you.

And it was worth a jillion dollars,
but no payment got asked

So when I'm out there pacin'
and I see a "blue mask"

I pass on that twinkle
that she'd shared with me

And I watch the mouths wrinkle,
'cause they know, it's for free

But regrets are like anvils
that you carry around

And you don't make 'em lighter
by wearin' a frown

So if you go out walkin' and see this girl, would you please Pay her special attention and thank her for me.

Yep, tell her she's got change comin',
for the "smile" she gave me.




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