Sunday, March 23, 2008

Smiling Faces

"Smiling faces sometimes pretend to be your friend:




Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within:


Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes they don't tell the truth, uh:





Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof:"


The lyrics are an extract from the song "Smiling Faces" by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong.

No links provided because here's a fun trivia question instead:

Who made this song a hit?

Obviously, no online research allowed!

18 comments:

tut-tut said...

Oh my; if you hadn't asked, I would have had the answer! I remember this; Motown person, no?

Tinsie said...

I haven't got a clue - but I love the photos!

Betty C. said...

Yes, tut-tut, the song was written for Motown and recorded by several artists. But the ones who made it a hit were not especially famous -- which is what makes the question interesting.

Le Tigre said...

Wow what incredible windows! Lucky people who get to live there..
No idea about the song I'm afraid..

La Belette Rouge said...

I have no idea. But, I love the red trim and the iron and the face. No county does windows like France.

Betty C. said...

Maybe I'm one of the only people out there who even knows the song! I don't know why I made that association...it just came into my mind.

Function of Time said...

I have no idea either. The faces above the windows remind me of the celtic plaques (green spirit, green woman, etc.). Very pretty. Each window has a personality.

RennyBA said...

Since its no secret any more, let me say I do hope you had a good Easter and sharer our Family tradition Easter Bunny Eggs hunt in the forest in Norway with you :-)

Mark said...

Hi Betty

You don't remember me from Sainte Maxime daily photo?

Mark

Betty C. said...

Function, there were even a few more faces but they didn't have nice red shutters under them! I'll save them for future use...

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

juste un petit bonjour for now and thanks for dropping by my place. I will come back for a longer stroll through your blog later.

eleonora said...

Je fais un copier/coller..sorry..Merci de ta grande gentillesse durant cette période. Cela m'a fait chaud au coeur de te lire..Je prépare l'article avec les photos de l'expo des poupées..Cela a été un moment superbe, avec le fait de connaitre encore beaucoup de personnes...toutes merveilleuses... à tout bientôt...je reprends un rythme un peu normal...sourire ....kikooooo...ps; j'aime baucoup cet effet en photo...bravo et encore merci

JodyU said...

Um....the Temptations? That song used to scare me as a kid! And I think it would have come to me as well while looking at these windows, so you're not too weird. Or we both are.

Tanya said...

I don't know but I love the windows.

Betty C. said...

JodyU, I'm first wondering if you're the JodyU I know! I went to your blog link, but it didn't seem like an appropriate place for social chitchat. And I wondered: is this the OSD I know/knew?

As for the song, the Temptations did record it, but they didn't make it a hit. I don't think anyone will know who did. I sure didn't until I looked up a few things about the song for my post...

Answer to come soon...

Linda said...

I don't know if I've ever heard that song-love the photos. Windows and doors always attract me.

b said...

My music trivia abilities are terrible. But I love the pairing of the lyrics with these great windows and detail. Just one more thing I love about France!

katiez said...

I can hear the song in my mind... Lovely deep voice Motown, I think. I can even hear the backup...but, sorry, no name!
Unless...Lou Rawls?