Bad English - When I See You Smile (Official Video)




"When I See You Smile" is a song written by Diane Warren and performed by American-British rock band Bad English. It was released in September 1989 as the second single taken from their self-titled debut album released in 1989. The power ballad became the band's only US number-one hit when it peaked there for two weeks in November 1989.


In the video the band are performing on a stage, which contains close-up shots of its members. The footage was taken at one of their arena concerts. It shows Jonathan Cain's distinctive synthesizer opening and moves into the soft initial vocal work of John Waite. The tempo picks up with Deen Castronovo's drum work and Neal Schon's trademark guitar during which Waite becomes more emphatic vocally; the song finishes with Waite's soft vocals. The video was directed by Jonathan Cain.





Lyrics


Sometimes I wonder how I'd ever make it through

Through this world without having you

I just wouldn't have a clue


'Cause sometimes it seems like this world's closing in on me

And there's no way of breaking free

And then I see you reach for me


Sometimes I wanna give up, wanna give in

I wanna quit the fight

And then I see you baby

And everything's alright, everything's alright


When I see you smile, I can face the world

Oh, oh

You know I can do anything

When I see you smile, I see a ray of light

Oh, oh

I see it shining right through the rain

When I see you smile

Baby when I see you smile at me

Oh, yeah


Baby there's nothing in this world that could ever do

What a touch of your hand can do

It's like nothing that I ever knew

Hey


And when the rain is falling, I don't feel it

'Cause you're here with me now

And one look at you baby

Is all I'll ever need, is all I'll ever need


When I see you smile, I can face the world

Oh, oh

You know I can do anything

When I see you smile, I see a ray of light

Oh, oh

I see it shining right through the rain

When I see you smile

Baby, baby when I see you smile at me


Sometimes I wanna give up, I wanna give in

I wanna quit the fight

Then one look at you baby

And everything's alright

Hey, everything's alright

It's alright


When I see you smile, I can face the world

Oh, oh

You know I can do anything

When I see you smile, I see a ray of light

Oh, oh


I see it shining right through the rain

When I see you smile, I can face the world

Oh, oh

You know I can do anything

When I see you smile, oh yeah

Baby when I see you smile

Smile at me