This Is Me Smiling

The title is a Vanilla Sky reference; a tongue-in-cheek comment made by the protagonist. At this point in the album, I wanted something that would lift the mood (and the tempo) back up to an almost confusing degree after such a downward slope of emotion. The result was an instrumental that ended up sounding like something from my Mega Man cover album. The title fit perfectly for the album's ongoing story in that through crushing hardships, we often don the facade. The seemingly happy grin deceived by the tortured look in our eyes. The sad clown.