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Rob Thomas – Smooth

Smooth” is a collaboration between Latin rock band Santana and Rob Thomas of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. The song was written by Thomas and Itaal Shur, sung by Thomas, produced by Matt Serletic and won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Smooth” was originally conceived by Shur as a song called “Room 17″. The lyrics were stripped off and the track was given to Thomas, who re-wrote the lyrics and melody and re-titled it “Smooth”, then recorded the song as a demo to play for Santana. This song was originally written to describe an acquaintance of Thomas’, John Bizanes, who is… very ‘smooth’. However, over time credit for this inspiration has been given to Thomas’ wife, Marisol Maldonado. After hearing the song, Santana decided to have Thomas record the final version. Matt Serletic (who produced Matchbox Twenty’s debut album Yourself or Someone Like You) produced the song and it was released from Santana’s album Supernatural. Thomas wrote “Smooth” for his wife, Marisol Maldonado. He stated in interviews that the lyric “My Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa” was inspired by the 1972 Elton John song “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters”, which includes references to the 1961 Ben E. King song “Spanish Harlem”. Wikipedia®

Rob Thomas – Smooth (acoustic)

Rob Thomas Smooth Lyrics:
Man, it’s a hot one.
Like seven inches from the midday sun.
Well, I hear you whispering the words that melt everyone.
But you stay so cool.

My munequita.
My Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa.
You’re my reason for reason.
The step in my groove.

And if you said this life ain’t good enough.
I would give my world to lift you up.
I could change my life to better suit your mood.
‘Cause you’re so smooth.

And it’s just like the ocean under the moon.
It’s the same as the emotion that I get from you.
You got the kind of lovin’ that can be so smooth, yeah.
Gimme your heart, make it real or else forget about it.

I’ll tell you one thing.
If you would leave, it’d be a crying shame.
In every breath and every word.
I hear your name calling me out.

Out from the barrio.
You hear my rhythm on your radio.
You feel the turning of the world so soft and slow.
Turning you round and round.

And if you said this life ain’t good enough.
I would give my world to lift you up.
I could change my life to better suit your mood.
‘Cause you’re so smooth.

And it’s just like the ocean under the moon.
It’s the same as the emotion that I get from you.
You got the kind of lovin’ that can be so smooth, yeah.
Gimme your heart, make it real or else forget about it.

And it’s just like the ocean under the moon.
It’s the same as the emotion that I get from you.
You got the kind of lovin’ that can be so smooth, yeah.
Gimme your heart, make it real or else forget about it..

Writer: Rob Thomas/Itaal Shur.
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Royalty Network, Universal Music Publishing Group
Official Website: www.robthomasmusic.com

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