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Katy Perry
Written by Katy Perry
Vin Rock
Kay Gee
Ferras
Benny Golson
Anthony Criss
Josh Abraham
Starrah
Oligee.
Produced by Josh Abraham
Oligee
Length 2:46

"Smile" is a song performed and written by the American singer Katy Perry that will be featured on her sixth studio album of the same name. The single was officially released on July 10, 2020 along with the album's pre-order.

Background

Demo snippets of the song were leaked on April 13 and April 27, 2020, followed by the full demo song featuring the rapper Diddy on May 5, 2020.

On July 9, she announced the album and "Smile" as the second single off the record, saying: "I wrote the title track from the album when I was coming through one of the darkest periods of my life and had lost my smile. This whole album is my journey towards the light – with stories of resilience, hope, and love". The single didn't include the aforementioned Diddy feature, but it was included on the Target Exclusive vinyl edition of the Smile album.

Lyrics

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)

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

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'

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)

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

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
A Mona Lisa masterpiece

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, I thought I told you that we won't stop)

I'm so thankful
'Cause I finally, 'cause I finally
I'm so thankful
'Cause I finally, 'cause I finally

Oh, 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
I'm so thankful
Scratch that, baby, I'm grateful
Now you see me shine from a mile
Finally got back that smile

I'm so thankful
'Cause I finally, 'cause I finally smile
Yeah (I'm so thankful)
'Cause I finally, 'cause I finally smile

Music Videos

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Katy Perry - Smile (Performance Video)

Performance Video

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Katy Perry - Smile

Music Video

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