Smiley Face

by Manzo

about

Smiley Face is the final single from Manzo’s 11 track album Attachment – which reached No 2 in the NZ Indie album charts & No 17 in the NZ album charts in early August 2019.
Manzo mainstay Allan Taotua takes the lead vocal on this introspective but optimistic track by songwriter John Hodgetts. The song celebrates breaking free of mediocrity and negativity, and being our true selves.

lyrics

I’m impatient
No time wasting
Slow pace
Drives me crazy
Tappin’ fingers
Maybe impolite
It don’t mean
I run red lights
Method to this
State of mind
Distracts from
The daily grind
Listen to me
Got good cause
Factory job
That’s all there was
Time ticked by
Years added up
Working on the line
Just had enough
No regrets
No doubt
In decline
Would have given up or sold out

See my smiley face
And it ain’t fake
Frowns, locked down
I ’ve come of age
Rocking sounds
Make my day
Positivity
Rules here now

Celebrating
Unrepentant
Or defending
Who we are
Philistines
They’ll take a swipe
Don’t know why
But they think they’re right
The Lord provides
Just have faith
Said this guy
With a real sad face
In the past
Red rag to a bull
Took a breath
I kept my cool
The Lord helps those
Who help themselves
So what’s your excuse
Pray tell?
Know your place
Said the Rule maker
Spin on this
Said the rule breaker

See my smiley face
And it ain’t fake
Frowns, locked down
I ’ve come of age
Rocking sounds
Make my day
Positivity
Rules here now

Agitator
by nature
never give up
Keep chanting peace and love
Having fun
Never out of sight
And I’m all geared up
To enjoy this life
Waiting for rescue
Wastes your life
Standing in line
For some white knight
Rich tea biscuits
Day TV
It would surely
Be the end of me
Dusting and polishing
The mirror every day
Watching my whiskers
Turning grey
Hop on a train
Take a flight
Got a green light
Doing nothing’s
not right

See my smiley face
And it ain’t fake
Frowns, locked down
I’ve come of age
Rocking sounds
Make my day
Positivity
Rules here now

credits

released August 23, 2019
Featuring Allan Taotua on main vocals & Sally Jarvis on backing vocals

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Manzo Paraparaumu, New Zealand

'Manzo' is the musical alias of songwriter and recording artist Alan Hodgetts from Wellington, New Zealand. Manzo's third album 'Attachment' was released 26 July 2019

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