I Smile

Album: Hello Fear (2011)
Charted: 85
Play Video
  • I dedicate this song to recession,
    Depression and unemployment
    This song's for you

    Today's a new day, but there is no sunshine
    Nothing but clouds, and it's dark in my heart
    And it feels like a cold night
    Today's a new day, where are my blue skies
    Where is the love and the joy that you promised me
    Tell me it's alright

    (I'll be honest with you)
    I almost gave up, but a power that I can't explain
    Fell from heaven like a shower

    (When I think how much better I'm gonna be when this is over)
    I smile, even though I hurt see I smile
    I know God is working so I smile
    Even though I've been here for a while
    I smile, smile
    It's so hard to look up when you been down
    Sure would hate to see you give up now
    You look so much better when you smile, so smile

    Today's a new day, but there is no sunshine
    Nothing but clouds and it's dark in my heart
    And it feels like a cold night
    Today's a new day, tell me where are my blue skies
    Where is the love and the joy that you promised me
    Tell me it's alright

    (The truth is)
    I almost gave up, but a power that I can't explain
    Fell from heaven like a shower now

    I smile, even though I hurt see I smile
    I know God is working so I smile
    Even though I've been here for a while
    I smile, smile
    It's so hard to look up when you been down
    Sure would hate to see you give up now
    You look so much better when you smile

    Smile for me
    Can you just smile for me
    Smile for me
    Can you just smile for me

    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you

    (And while your waiting)
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    (And while your praying)
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    (Look in the mirror)
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    (Always remember)
    You look so much better when you smile, come on

    I almost gave up, but a power that I can't explain
    Fell from heaven like a shower now

    I smile, even though I hurt see I smile
    I know God is working so I smile
    Even though I've been here for a while
    I smile, smile
    It's so hard to look up when you been down
    Sure would hate to see you give up now
    You look so much better when you smile, so smile

    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you
    Oh oh oh you look so much better when you

    Smile

    See I just want don't you to be happy
    'Cause then you have to have something you haven't been
    I want you to have joy 'cause can't nobody
    Take that away from you
    I see you smile Writer/s: Fred Tackett, James Harris Iii, Kirk Franklin, Terry Lewis
    Publisher: Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., MISSING LINK MUSIC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Ian Astbury of The Cult

Ian Astbury of The CultSongwriter Interviews

The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.

Kiss

KissFact or Fiction

Kiss is the subject of many outlandish rumors - some of which happen to be true. See if you can spot the fakes.

Weezer

WeezerFact or Fiction

Did Rivers Cuomo grow up on a commune? Why did they name their albums after colors? See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction.

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And Scandals

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsSong Writing

Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.

Annie Haslam of Renaissance

Annie Haslam of RenaissanceSongwriter Interviews

The 5-octave voice of the classical rock band Renaissance, Annie is big on creative expression. In this talk, she covers Roy Wood, the history of the band, and where all the money went in the '70s.

Gentle Giant

Gentle GiantSongwriter Interviews

An interview with Ray and Derek Shulman of the progressive rock band Gentle Giant to discuss counterpoint, polyrhythms, and... Bon Jovi.