Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

I wanted to make a post about airports, but while I was strolling through a You Tube recordings, in a darkness of some concerts and loud music, I stumbled over a song that I have almost forgot. Here are the lyrics:

They ask me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course reply
Something inside
Cannot be denied
They said some day you'll find
All who love are blind
When your heart's on fire
You must realise
Smoke gets in your eyes
So I chaffed them
And I gayly laughed
To think they could doubt
To think they could doubt my love
But 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
But today my love has flown away
I am without
I'm without my love
And now laughing friends deride
Tears I cannot hide
So I smile and say
When a lovely flame dies
Smoke gets in your eyes

Made in 1933. for operetta "Roberta" by American composer Jerome Kern (lyrics by Otto Harbach), the song itself had more than thirty covers by now. From Billie Holiday to Jason Donovan, from Glenn Miller to Zoot (Muppet Show character). Probably the most succesfull cover was made by The Platters in 1958. It was used in several movies, American Graffiti, for instance.
The version I like the most is the one I have stumbled upon. Brian Ferry, year 2000, concert in Paris :happy:

Btw, I like Zoot. Tried to find his cover of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, and here it is πŸ˜€

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28 Responses to Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

  1. gdare says:

    Thank you Graham, I really like it πŸ˜€

  2. Spaggyj says:

    I would watch but I'm getting "cannot connect to server". Stupid network :irked:

  3. PainterWoman says:

    Oh did I love that song at school dances. Not that I went to that many because my boyfriend didn't like to dance but we'd dance to this one. It was nice, slow and romantic.

  4. ellinidata says:

    nice!a perfect music for after a very long day! thanks!

  5. Stardancer says:

    Beautiful song, Darko.:smile:

  6. L2D2 says:

    I had the album by the Platters with the song, back when it was released. I LOVED this song by the Platters. It made me feel—I distinctly remember—-VERY romantic—-and it still does. Even though it was actually a sad song.

  7. gdare says:

    Kimmie, hopefully you will be able to watch it today :up:Star, have you heard this one before? Thanks :)Pam, I can sort of understand your boyfriend because I don`t dance, but I would go anyway. I like to listen to music :DAngeliki, you are welcome, I hope your day was pleasant, though :DLinda, I can`t even remember when I have heard for it first time; I guess it was by the Platters and that it was played on a radio – since I was a kid, radio is turned on everytime I am at home. I can live without TV but radio is different thing πŸ˜€

  8. L2D2 says:

    I had one of those "Best of The Platter" or Platters Golden Hits or something, and I played it so much, I just simply wore it out. Got to the point where there was more scratch than song.

  9. Dacotah says:

    Sad song.

  10. Dacotah says:


  11. gdare says:

    It is, but smoke gets in eyes sometimes πŸ˜‰

  12. L2D2 says:

    1. Only You (And You Alone) 2. Great Pretender, The 2. Great Pretender, The 3. Magic Touch, (You've Got) The 4. My Prayer 5. One in a Million 6. I'm Sorry 7. Twilight Time 8. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 9. Harbor Lights 10. With This RingThanks for reminding me about Platters. I believe I will now go to ebay and purchase this LP or CD again.

  13. gdare says:

    I know 1, 2, 4 and 8 of course, so it must be Platters that I've heard on the radio πŸ˜€

  14. Spaggyj says:

    Success! …I like the Muppet one better :p .

  15. AnitaMargita says:

    Nice song! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  16. gdare says:

    Kimmie, Zoot is :cool:Graham, I like that one, too :DAna, you are welcome πŸ˜€

  17. L2D2 says:

    For those of you too young to remember the Platters—this video has original 50s footage. That smooth voice turned me on then and it still does now. a couple more.

  18. gdare says:

    Thanks Linda πŸ˜€

  19. MirabelaTM says:

    Lepa pesma Darko πŸ™‚ Nisam je pre cula.

  20. MirabelaTM says:

    Thank you. HoΔ‡u πŸ™‚

  21. gdare says:

    Pa prilicno je stara ali je, kao sto vidis imala puno obrada. Pogledaj na You Tube, ima jos verzija πŸ™‚

  22. SqueakeyCat says:

    Just a note to say that this is one of my favorites as well

  23. gdare says:

    I am glad I reminded you, then :happy:

  24. gdare says:

    It`s an old song Nasim πŸ™‚ Glad you like it :cheers:

  25. tatora says:

    That's great I had never hear :cheers: :heart:

  26. clean says:

    It was quite prominently featured in Always, too (which is a romantic kinda movie).

  27. clean says:


  28. gdare says:

    Never heard of that one but will try to find it. I am not much into romantic movies, though πŸ˜›

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