Smile

by Katy Perry

Duration:
2:46
Released:
Jul 10, 2020
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Lyrics for Smile by Katy Perry:

Chorus
Yeah, I'm thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful
Gotta say it's really been a while
But now I got back that smile (Smile)
I'm so thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful
Now you see me shine from a mile
Finally got back that smile (Smile)

Verse 1
Every day, Groundhog Day
Goin' through motions felt so fake
Not myself, not my best
Felt like I failed the test

Pre-Chorus
But every tear has been a lesson
Rejection can be God's protection
Long hard road to get that redemption
But no shortcuts to a blessin'

Chorus
Yeah, I'm thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful
Gotta say it's really been a while
But now I got back that smile (Smile)
I'm so thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful
Now you see me shine from a mile
Finally got back that smile (Smile)

Verse 2
I'm 2.0, remodeled
Used to be dull, now I sparkle
Had a piece of humble pie
That ego check saved my life

Pre-Chorus
Now I got a smile like Lionel Richie
Big and bright, need shades just to see me
Tryna stay alive just like I'm the Bee Gees (Oh, woah)
A Mona Lisa masterpiece (Now I'm)

Chorus
Yeah, I'm thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful
Gotta say it's really been a while
But now I got back that smile (C'mon, smile, woo)
I'm so thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful (So grateful)
Now you see me shine from a mile
Finally got back that smile (Smile, oh, oh)

Bridge
I'm so thankful
'Cause I finally, 'cause I finally
I'm so grateful
'Cause I finally, 'cause I finally (Oh)

Chorus
Yeah, I'm thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful
Gotta say it's really been a while
But now I got back that smile (Woo, smile)
I'm so thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful
Now you see me shine from a mile
Finally got back that smile (Smile, oh, oh)

Outro
I'm so thankful
'Cause I finally, 'cause I finally
Smile (Oh)
I'm so grateful
'Cause I finally, 'cause I finally
Smile (Oh, oh)

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Song Facts

In the upbeat summer anthem, “Smile,” American singer-songwriter Katy Perry talks about battling failures and rejection before being able to “crack that smile.” The song was initially speculated to be the lead single off her highly anticipated fifth studio album, her first major project since 2017’s Witness, but it was later confirmed that “Daisies” was the album’s first official single.

Back in late February 2020, rumours of Perry releasing two new songs were circulating around the internet. This was later then backed up by the fact that one of the reported songs with the initials “NWW” was released on March 5, 2020, as “Never Worn White.”

In early May 2020, the song’s original demo featuring American rapper Diddy leaked online. A few months later in July 2020, the song was registered under Perry’s name on both ASCAP and BMI as “Smile (I’m Grateful),” with both registrations including Diddy’s feature on the track.

During a Facebook Q&A session she held on April 12, 2020, Perry revealed that she had “multiple, big deliveries coming this summer” and also alluded to the song when she talked about hoping the COVID-19 pandemic will end “and [we can all] smile again soon.” Not long after her livestream ended, a snippet of the track started to circulate around the internet, starting a frenzy amongst fans on Twitter. Nearly a month later – on May 5, 2020 – the track leaked in full.

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