"Smile" as written by Christopher Charles Lloyd, Leon Ware, Curtis Jr. Roberson, Syreeta Wright and Curtis James Jackson....
When you first left me
I was wanting more
But you were fucking that girl next door
What'd you do that for?

When you first left me
I didn't know what to say
I'd never been on my own that way
Just sat by myself all day

I was so lost back then
But with a little help from my friends
I found the light in the tunnel at the end

Now you're calling me up on the phone
So you can have a little whine and a moan
And it's only because you're feeling alone

[Chorus]
At first when I see you cry
Yeah, it makes me smile
Yeah, it makes me smile
At worst I feel bad for awhile
But then I just smile
I go ahead and smile

Whenever you see me
You say that you want me back
And I tell you it don't mean jack
No, it don't mean jack

I couldn't stop laughing
No, I just couldn't help myself
See, you messed up my mental health
I was quite unwell

I was so lost back then
But with a little help from my friends
I found the light in the tunnel at the end

Now you're calling me up on the phone
So you can have a little whine and a moan
And it's only because you're feeling alone

At first when I see you cry
Yeah, it makes me smile
Yeah, it makes me smile
At worst I feel bad for awhile
But then I just smile
I go ahead and smile

At first when I see you cry
Yeah, it makes me smile
Yeah, it makes me smile
At worst I feel bad for awhile
But then I just smile
I go ahead and smile


Lyrics submitted by skacore_dude

"Smile" as written by Terry Lewis, James Samuel Harris Iii, Mike Dean, Brad Jordan, Tupac Amaru Shakur

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentJust heard this song on XFM this morning & it's alright. It's about a girl who's got a guilty pleasure of seeing a guy upset (& it makes her smile). The breakup was so bad for her, now that she's over it & he's crying over something, it's like he's getting what he deserves/he's feeling hurt like she had to.

    Her vocals kinda remind me of Corrine Bailey Rae (when CBR sings with a British accent) & when she raps (on another song) it's a little like Lady Soverein (if I had to compare). Really she just sounds like most young British female's when she speaks - even me sometimes.
    Charly Baltimoreon May 27, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOther commenters have said this before me, but just to reiterate, if you don't like her music then don't why the hell are you even on this lyrics page in the first place? It is pathetic that you are so ignorant as to continually argue over a song. Get over yourself. Yeah, the song's pretty sadistic, so what? She expressing how she feels, that's kinda the point in writing music. Some of you have claimed that she has some sort of "obligation to society." No, she doesn't, you ignoramus. Technically, her only obligation is to sing, but she writes her lyrics too because she wants to express herself. The only musical artists, if any, that have an obligation to society are the ones that pay to have someone else write their lyrics for them because they're too damn stupid to think of their own. Anyway, the point is, she's a music artist. She can sing about whatever she wants. If you're so concerned about setting good examples, got find the lyrics to one of Lil' Wayne's songs and bash his lyrics for being "unjust."
    xAkuraon March 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentShe is beautiful with a beautiful personality and I love how she dresses, she is very chic!
    darkfruitson February 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means that, "If you cheat on me, you're gonna regret it!". Lily Allen is trying to say.
    D-R-E-A-M-Son February 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is awesome.
    jessicamolkoon July 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton the chorus it goes...

    at first when I see you cry
    all i do is smile
    all i do is smile
    at first i feel bad for a while
    but then i just smile
    i just smile


    yer!! haha (good song)
    skullgirl99on June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOops.. i posted it on the wrong page... *doh*
    tindapon July 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYet slagging off people from under privaleged backrounds who have made something of their lives.. Is a good thing?
    tindapon July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYet slagging off people from under privaleged backrounds who have made something of their lives.. Is a good thing?
    tindapon July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think she's being shallow....I mean, yeah it's not deep, but she's just saying how she got her own back on an ex, and how it makes her happy, just cos he hurt her so much. It's nothin to do with 'youth culture' or her class if you ask me. I don't think it should be taken too seriously.
    em_con July 18, 2006   Link

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