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"Come Up and See Me"
by Duran Duran

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Song details
The Reflex from the album
"The Reflex"
Length: mm:ss
Writer(s): Steve Harley
Producer(s):


"Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile)" is a cover song that appeared on the b-side to Duran Duran's 1984 number one single "The Reflex". Duran Duran's cover also appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Threesome (1994), and as a bonus track on the double CD single for "Perfect Day", from their 1995 covers album Thank You.

The song was originally recorded as "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel and released on the album The Best Years Of Our Lives. It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in February 1975. The song has been reissued three times: a 1992 release reached Number 46; a 1995 release reached Number 33; and a 30th anniversary remix in 2005 reached Number 55.

It was used as part of the soundtrack to the 1997 film The Full Monty and the 2003 film Blackball. It was also used in a Marks and Spencer advertisement in 2006.

Duran Duran versionEdit

The song was frequently covered by Duran Duran in their concerts in the early 1980s Steve Harley even joined them onstage on at least one occasion to sing and play guitar. A recording of one of these live performances, from 1982 at London's Hammersmith Odeon, was used as the b-side to "The Reflex", although the title was reversed to "Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile)". The unedited full recording of this performance, with it's name properly restored to "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)," was included on the official live DVD/CD release Hammersmith '82!

The reunited Duran Duran brought the song back as a surprise encore at their 28 May, 2005 homecoming gig at the Birmingham Football Ground, to the delight of the 25,000 fans in attendance. (Harley was invited to perform with them, but was unable to attend.[1])

Other versionsEdit

British pop duo Erasure included the song on their 2003 covers album Other People's Songs. Their version of "Make Me Smile" hit number fourteen in the UK, and climbed to number fifty-eight in Germany.

Another cover by The Wedding Present was released on the Three Songs EP in 1990.

LyricsEdit

Written by Steve Harley

You've done it all, you've broken every code
And pulled the Rebel to the floor
You spoilt the game, no matter what you say
For only metal-what a bore!
Blue eyes, blue eyes, how come
you tell so many lies?

Come up and see me, make me smile
or do what you want, runnin' wild.

There's nothing left, all gone and run away
Maybe you'll tarry for a while
It's just a test, a game for us to play
Win or lose, it's hard to smile
Resist, resist, it's from
yourself you have to hide.

Come up and see me, make me smile
or do what you want, runnin' wild.

INSTRUMNTAL

There ain't any more, you've taken everything
From my belief in Mother Earth
How can you ignore my faith in everything
Cause' I know what faith is and what it's worth
Away, away, and don't say maybe you'll try.

Come up and see me, make me smile
or do what you want, runnin' wild.

Ohhhhhhhhh la la la
Ohhhhhhhhh la la la ohhhhhh

Come up and see me, make me smile
or do what you want, runnin' wild.

Ohhhhhhhhh la la la
Ohhhhhhhhh la la la ohhhhhh

Come up and see me, make me smile

ReferencesEdit

  1. Steve Harley - 2005 Diary Archive
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