"YOU'RE NOT THE man who used to make me smile..." M People are usually remembered for easy listening fodder like Search For The Hero and One Night In Heaven, and front-woman Heather Small for her omnipresent hit Proud.
M People's last album, Fresco (1997), however, was a little gem, albeit one fronted by two pretty poor singles (the dreary Just For You, and by-numbers Fantasy Island). It didn't help that the album's title is identical to that of a certain soap's fictional supermarket. But hey, don't judge a book by its cover. Fresco's essential album track is Smile, a song that contains the lyric "you're not the man that made me smile."
Oh, how we've all been there. This is a song that's all about holding onto a relationship that's past its use-by date, and Ms Small just weeps out of the speakers. "I may seem like a fool to you, in everything I say and do..." Funny, I used to know a Jamaican boy with the surname Small, and that didn't end well either...
Make sure you also look up Last Night 10,000, from the same album.