"Smile" as written by Chris Lindsey and Keith Follese....
I still remember the night we met
You said you loved my smile
But your love was like a summer breeze
Oh it lasted for a while

I could hold on a little tighter I know
But when you love someone you gotta let 'em go so

I'm gonna smile 'cause I want to make you happy
Laugh so you can't see me cry
I'm gonna let you go in stlye
And even if it kills me
I'm gonna smile

Kiss me once for the good times baby
Kiss me twice for goodbye
You can't help what you don't feel
And it doesn't matter why

Give me a chance to bow out gracefully
Because that's how I want you to remember me

I'm gonna smile, 'cause I want to make you happy
Laugh, so you can't see me cry
I'm gonna let you go in style
And even if it kills me
I'm gonna smile

I'm gonna smile so you can find the courage
Laugh, so you won't see me hurtin'
I'm gonna let you go in style
And even if it kills me
I'm gonna smile


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"Smile" as written by Leon Ware Christopher Charles Lloyd

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., OLE MM, Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir One Music

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    General CommentOK you all obviously do not like Lonestar, personally i think they are good for a country band. i am usually into rock or rap music but this song is just really good. I think he wrote the song about his gf leaving him, but he just wants her to be happy even if it means leaving him for someone else. ao he is going to hide his emotions from her so she can be happy because he loves her so much he would give up his happiness just so she can be happy.
    Amanda07on April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of their best songs. I love it. Its how I try to handle all breakups...with some class. Its hard to let someone you love go but I'd rather do it with style and smile and hope that they're going to be happy than making it a horrible breakup. I want to be remembered for the good times, not a bad ending even if I have to hide my emotions from someone that I love deeply.
    k_doggon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my song...I love this song. Makes me think of my ex :(
    PunkAngel401on July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me SOO much of an ex flame. I loved him with all my heart, and I still do. But I have to go on with my life, ' even if it kills me, I'm gonna smile.' I just with he knew how i really felt, he means so much to me.
    daisy2_85on July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. I first heard it on my way back from Nunda (a small town in Western NY) where my uncle is buried. I was sitting in the back of my grandpa's truck, thinking of my uncle. I almost cried. Then this song played on the radio...
    zacsteron August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBit sad! :o(
    Sirius1on March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think maybe this song is about somone who is dying. the narrator is trying to be strong for the person who is dying.

    I could hold on a little tighter I know
    But when you love someone you gotta let 'em go so

    when you love someone who is dying, you don't want them to die, but you know it's selfish that you want to keep them. so you have to let them go cos you love them...
    Doylesgirlon May 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think maybe this song is about somone who is dying. the narrator is trying to be strong for the person who is dying.

    I could hold on a little tighter I know
    But when you love someone you gotta let 'em go so

    when you love someone who is dying, you don't want them to die, but you know it's selfish that you want to keep them. so you have to let them go cos you love them...
    Doylesgirlon May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy boyfriend and I just broke up a few days ago and even though it kills me to let him go I at least want to do it in style. I want to smile and think about all the good times we had, and when I see him around sometimes I want to be able to handle it and smile....
    Manderzterzon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song's story is very difficult to live by. When you're losing the one you love, you have to keep a smile and let the relationship end in style. You need to laugh and remember the good times of being with him/her, even know the pain of losing them is freshly breaking your heart. But in a way it can be about someone who is dying because the lead singer added the line "I could hold on a little tighter I know - But when you love someone, you gotta let them go".
    hekifieron June 13, 2008   Link

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