The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
by Asia

Album: Alpha (1983)
Charted: 81 34
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  • John Wetton wrote this about his bandmate Geoff Downes. In a 1983 magazine interview, Wetton said: "He was going through a complete emotional turmoil over a girl about a year and a half ago, and I identified so strongly that I went home and wrote the song in five minutes. Boom! Sat right down at the piano and there it was. If anything's straight from the heart, that song is."
  • Asia played this (along with "Midnight Sun") on their first tour in 1982 before the Alpha album was released.
  • The B-side of the single was "Lying To Yourself," which did not appear on the Alpha album and was guitarist Steve Howe's only writing contribution to the album. This track wasn't released on CD until the 2000 compilation The Very Best of Asia: Heat of the Moment 1982-90. >>
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    Steve - Torrance, CA, for all above
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  • Danielle from Palm Coast, Flawww... so sad i saw the music video and some what related to it when my parents got a divorce.for those of you how do not know the story the mother kept her daughter from seeing her father through their divorce. and the little girl committed suicided. it shows how powerful a divorce is the part that said the smile has left your eyes is referring to her daughter. don t know what to call my own refers to how his daughter is forbidden to see him and he is questions if she is really hir daughter and his own but
    I never thought I'd see you
    Standing there with him
    So don't come crawling
    Back to me
    refers to the wife and he sees her with another man and it bounces back and forth through out the song to the daughters sadness to the fathers sadness. and to partly to the wife.
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