Scars

Album: The Thrill of It All (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Sam Smith is the oldest of three siblings. He has two younger sisters, Lily and Mabel, and this song finds him singing from the perspective of an older brother paying tribute to his parents.

    This is for my mother from the older brother of your children, made of three

    Smith opened up to Zane Lowe about the familial struggles he'd had following his "Stay With Me" fame:

    "My fame and what happens when you become well known really scared me. I became very distant to my family and friends just because our lives weren't relatable. So, that was really tough for me. When I'm not close to my family I freak out and I'm just not the best person I could be."

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