There is a smile of love,
and there is a smile of deceit;
and there is a smile of smiles
in which these two smiles meet.
And there is a frown of hate,
and there is a frown of disdain;
and there is a frown of frowns
which you strive to forget in vain,
For itsticks in the heart´s deep core,
and it sticks in the deep backbone;
and no smile that ever was smiled,
but only one smile alone.
That betwixt the cradle and grave
it only once smiled can be;
but when it once is smiled
there´s an end to all misery.
Alle Texte des Albums stammen von William Blake (1757 - 1827).