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Small Talk
Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Johan Carlsson
Charlie Puth
Jacob Kasher
Produced by Jacob Kasher
Charlie Puth
Length 2:42

"Small Talk" is a stand-alone single by Katy Perry. The single was officially released on August 9, 2019.

Background

When Charlie Puth, one of the song's co-writers and producers, was asked about the song on his Instagram livestream prior to any official announcement, he said, "What do you mean you know about Small Talk? What? How do you know about that? Jesus, is anything a secret nowadays? That's crazy."

On August 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST, Perry began teasing the song by posting lyrics on her social media platforms. The lyrics were written on post-it notes with a new Katy Perry logo on top. On August 7, she posted a link to pre-save the song alongside its cover art.

The song's music video was released on August 30, 2019.

Lyrics

Isn't it strange that you used to know me?
All the highs and lows and in-betweens
And now you see me and just say, "Hey"
Isn't it weird that you've seen me naked?
We had conversations 'bout forever
Now it's about the weather, okay

I just can't believe
We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime
Now just memories
We've gone from strangers to lovers to strangers, yeah

Acting like we never met
Faking like we'd just forget we were lovers
And now there's nothing left but small talk
Had every inch of your skin
There's nowhere your hands haven't been
Ain't it funny?
'Cause now there's nothing left but small talk

Isn't it wild that I know your weakness?
And everybody at the party thinks
That you're the best since sliced bread
And isn't it awkward I got a new somebody?
And honestly it will probably be a while
Before we can just be friends

I just can't believe
We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime
Now just memories
We've gone from strangers to lovers to strangers (small talk)

Acting like we never met
Faking like we'd just forget we were lovers
And now there's nothing left but small talk
Had every inch of your skin
There's nowhere your hands haven't been
Ain't it funny?
'Cause now there's nothing left but small talk

Blah, blah, blah, blah
Blah, blah, blah, blah
Blah, blah, blah, blah
Now there's nothing left but small talk
Blah, blah, blah, blah (nothing left, nothing left, baby)
Blah, blah, blah, blah (nah, oh)
Blah, blah, blah, blah
Now there's nothing left but small talk

I just can't believe
We went from strangers to lovers to strangers

Acting like we never met
Faking like we'd just forget we were lovers
And now there's nothing left but small talk
Had every inch of your skin
There's nowhere your hands haven't been (oh)
Ain't it funny?
'Cause now there's nothing left but small talk
(Now there's nothing left but small talk)

Blah, blah, blah, blah
Blah, blah, blah, blah (blah, blah, blah)
Blah, blah, blah, blah
Now there's nothing left but small talk (now there's nothing left)
Blah, blah, blah, blah
Blah, blah, blah, blah (small talk)
Blah, blah, blah, blah
Now there's nothing left but small talk

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