"International Smile" as written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin and Henry Russell Walter....
Flowers in her hair, she don't care
Peach pink lips, yeah, everybody stares
You think you've seen her in a magazine
It's like she walked right out of your dreams

Black ray-bans, you know she's with the band
Passport stamps, she's cosmopolitan
Yeah, she runs the place like Penny lane
Yeah you lucky if you're on her plane

From Tokyo, to Mexico, to Rio

That girl's a trip, a one way ticket
Takes you miles high, so high,
'Cause she's got that one international smile
Catch her if you can
Yeah, she's so in demand
Takes you miles high, so high,
'Cause she's got that one international smile

She's got that, je ne sais quoi, you know it
So très chic, yeah, she's a classic
But she's footloose and so fancy free
Yeah, she dances to her own beat
'Cause she's the muse and the artist
Always leaves a trail of stardust
'Cause she's a little bit of Yoko,
And she's a little bit a, oh no

From LA, Miami, to New York City

That girl's a trip, a one way ticket
Takes you miles high, so high,
'Cause she's got that one international smile
Catch her if you can
Yeah, she's so in demand
Takes you miles high, so high,
'Cause she's got that one international smile

Please fasten your seatbelts
And make sure your champagne glasses are empty
We are now approaching the runway
So get ready for take off

That girl's a trip, a one way ticket
Takes you miles high, so high
'Cause she's got that one international smile
Catch her if you can
Yeah, she's so in demand
Takes you miles high, so high,
'Cause she's got that one international smile


Lyrics submitted by iholdher

"International Smile" as written by Katy Perry Henry Russell Walter

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Song MeaningI read somewhere that in the lyrics sleeve of 'Prism', Katy dedicates this song to her friend Mia Moretti, who is a DJ. So I'd say that this song is about her. That would be pretty cool, knowing your friend wrote an entire song about you!
    The "flowers in her hair" part seems literal. I was just browsing photos of Mia and looks like she DOES wear flowers in her hair! :)

    I love the ... is it the bass guitar?! I don't know... the guitar in the song, it's really awesome. This song is so catchy, probably my favourite from the album.
    60_miles_an_houron November 22, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI love the references to Almost Famous in this song!
    greenspyke04on April 11, 2014   Link

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