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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
It's from yourself, you have to hide, oh
Come up and see me to make me smile, oh
Or do what you want, running wild
____________________________________________________ "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" is a live cover song that appeared on the B-side to Duran Duran's 1984 number one single "The Reflex". Recorded 16 November 1982
Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
"Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" is a live cover song that appeared on the B-side to Duran Duran's 1984 number one single "The Reflex". About the song
The song was originally recorded 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 Chartin 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 version
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". The unedited full recording of this performance was included on the official live DVD/CD release Hammersmith '82!. In 1994, Duran Duran's cover version appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Threesome. The following year it was included as a B-side on the band's "Perfect Day" CD singles, with artwork printed as "Come Up and See Me (Make Me Smile)".
The reunited Duran Duran brought the song back as a surprise encore at their 28 May, 2005 homecoming gig at Birmingham.