Anything random that comes to my mind.
I am a big fan of the popular Filipino 90’s rock band called the Eraserheads. It’s a group composed of four people and often hailed by most fans as The Beatles of the Philippines. Even though the group disbanded years ago, their music still lives on. So why the quick history lesson about said rock band? That is because one of my favorite songs is their song and this song is called “With a Smile”.
With a Smile, along with Ang Huling El Bimbo are the first songs from the said group that I heard while growing up. During the age of MTV, the music video for Ang Huling El Bimbo always gives me creeps because of its atmosphere and how it ended. It’s the polar opposite of With a Smile, the song in a nutshell is about how “you’ll get by with a smile”, in short the song is to cheer up after you are sad or you are in some big problem. It’s soft tune and that the song sounds like a friend telling you to cheer up after the pain you’ve been through still gets me every time, especially with the line, “now it’s time to kiss away those tears goodbye.”
Guess that’s all I have to say about this song. It’s a classic OPM piece and that the song received a lot of covers coming from other artists. And even though you are having problems, just remember that you’ll get by with a smile.