Monday, July 22, 2013

(Belated) Song for Sunday: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

I had no inspiration for my "Song for Sunday" until late in the evening, so I am posting it today. Sorry for my tardiness.

Last night, my family and I had a lovely dinner with friends. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. At one point we were sitting around the fire pit, making s'mores. The smoke seemed to follow me as I moved around the circle to get out of it's way. We were all laughing about it and someone commented that "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" was a favorite song of his. It became this week's "Song for Sunday."

They asked me how I knew
My true love was true
I of course replied
"Something here inside
Cannot be denied"

They said someday you'll find
All who love are blind
When your heart's on fire
You must realize
Smoke gets in your eyes

So I chaffed and I gaily laughed
To think they would doubt my love
Yet 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."

Smoke gets in your eyes
 Smoke gets in your eyes
 Smoke gets in your eyes
                     ~Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach
Where do you get your blogging inspiration?

Teens -enjoy S'mores night -- along with two weeks of intense Christian community filled with opportunities to explore questions about God and faith on the beach in Maine-- at the Christian Youth Conference  at Ocean Park. This year's dates are August 4-17th and there's still time to register!


  1. I am so glad that they have outlawed smoking in public places- so it no longer does!

    1. Well, yes, definitely when it's that kind of smoke!

  2. Oh, I love making s'mores around a fire! That's so funny because it *does* seem to follow you around. Thank you for sharing a peek into your blessed life. :)

    1. S'mores are a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Visiting from UBC. Nice post. Good song. We have a fire pit too and I love the experience of sitting around it with friends in the cool summer evenings but I hate coming in stinky from the smoke!

    1. Fire pits are attractive, but there is the smoke....
      Thanks for stopping by!