I love this song too! I was obsessed with it this last christmas cuz I watched the fifth ally mcbeal season, and I think is one of the saddests songs I've ever heard but it is also very beautiful and Robert sings it with so muy feeling... It makes me feel like if he was hurting in some way, I really hope not but the sentiment in the song is so strong that it can be projected
You are absolutely correct...the song "smile' is a very beautiful song..especially the Robert's Version.its one of my most favourite too...actually i kinda like all the song Robert has ever sang,but among them "River" is my most favourite.
And the Movie Chaplin is really a masterpiece of his career,I really felt annoyed when he didnt get the Academy for this.You should see this Movie...its a really good one.