“When I See You Smile” is a song written by Diane Warren and performed by American-British glam metal band Bad English. It was released in September 1989 as the second single taken from their self-titled debut album released in 1989.
The power ballad is the band’s most successful song, reaching number-one in both the U.S. and Canada.

Verse I:
G                               
Sometimes I wonder how I'd ever 
C
make it through
                           Am        
Through this world without having you 
                D
I just wouldn't have a clue
G                     
Cause sometimes it seems like 
                     C
this world's closing in on me
                      Am       
And there's no way of breaking free, 
                   D
and then I see you reach for me

C                 Em                Am  
Sometimes I wanna give up, I wanna give in 
        D
I wanna quit the fight
C                   Em    
And then I see you, baby, 
    D                     
and everything's alright, 
D
everything's alright

Chorus:
G      D       C      
When I see you smile, 
               G         D  
I can face the world, oh oh, 
         C                 D
you know I can do anything
G      D       C      
When I see you smile, 
               G         D   
I see a ray of light, oh oh, 
         C
I see it shining right through the rain
       Am               
When I see you smile 
D                            G       C
baby when I see you smile at me, oh yeah

Verse II:
G                            
Baby there's nothing in this world 
           C
that could ever do
                     Am   
What a touch of your hand can do, 
                  D
it's like nothing that I ever knew
C                    Em       
And when the rain is falling, 
        Am       
I don't feel it, 
             D
cause you're here with me now
C                   Em   
And one look at you baby, 
   D                    
is all I'll ever need, 
       D
you're all I'll ever need

Chorus:
G      D       C      
When I see you smile, 
               G         D  
I can face the world, oh oh, 
         C                 D
you know I can do anything
G      D       C      
When I see you smile, 
               G         D   
I see a ray of light, oh oh, 
         C
I see it shining right through the rain
       Am                D   
When I see you smile, oh yeah, 
                    G
baby when I see you smile at me

Bridge:
C                 G       
Sometimes I wanna give up, 
        Am               D
I wanna give in, I wanna quit the fight
C                  Am      
And then I see you baby, 
    D                   
and everythings alright,
D
everything's alright
     E
So right...

Instrumental:
E  D  Bm  E

Chorus: Overtune
A      E       D                     A     
When I see you smile, I can face the world, 
   E            D                 E
oh oh, you know I can do anything
A      E       D          
When I see you smile, 
               A         E  
I see a ray of light, oh oh, 
         D
I see it shining right
E
through the rain, yeah
A      E       D                         
When I see you smile, 
               A         E  
I can face the world, oh oh, 
         D
you know I can do anything
       Bm                E     
When I see you smile, oh yeah, 
                    A    D  Bm       A
baby when I see you smile,  smile at me