Artist: Poets of Rhythm
Song: “Smilin’ (While You’re Crying)”
Album: Anthology: 1992 – 2003
"Some of us felt what I would call a 'paranoiac two-faced reality' emerging, especially in the world of media, politics, and in the development of the music industry," Poets of Rhythm vocalist Bo Baral tells Rolling Stone. "A person would tell you something to your face but the reality was a totally different story. That sentiment went into the lyrics for 'Smilin’ (While You’re Crying).'"