I'm Fine

Album: not on an album (2021)
Play Video


  • Never believe anybody when they say "I'm fine" - especially someone who's nursing a broken heart. Country singer Payton Smith is trying to convince his ex (and himself) that he's not lonely without her by uttering the title phrase. Smith told Songfacts the story behind the song in a 2021 interview: "I always had that title on my phone and I've loved how people have turned the saying 'I'm fine' into a saying that says you're not really fine. I thought it was extremely relatable and was thankful my co-writers saw the same vision. The song really tells a story as well. I love how sarcastic it is. Like if you ran into an ex-girlfriend/boyfriend out on the town somewhere and what I think you would say to them if you weren't really over that relationship."
  • Smith wrote this with Ronnie Bowman, a bluegrass musician who also co-wrote Smith's single, "Like I Knew You Would."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde of The PretendersSongwriter Interviews

The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.

Crystal Waters

Crystal WatersSongwriter Interviews

Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs.

Francesca Battistelli

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.

Band Names

Band NamesFact or Fiction

Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?


MelanieSongwriter Interviews

The singer-songwriter Melanie talks about her spiritual awakening at Woodstock, "Brand New Key," and why songwriting is an art, not a craft.