Smile

I love music; literally any music. So to try and choose a song that I like over any other is really difficult for me. I tend to find a song, play it on repeat for a couple of days, then move on to the next one. And this week I’ve had Smile (sung by Mikky Ekko and written by Gregory Kurstin, James Eliot, and Mikky Ekko) on repeat. I really like this song’s lyrics and the sound of it. It’s basically saying to just smile, no matter what. And I like how the actual song is not an overly happy, upbeat song. To me it starts off on more of a somber note, like the singer knows life is hard and it’s not always easy to look past it and smile. But, the beat does pick up as the song goes on as if listening to it will make you happier and cause you to smile.

Also, the lyrics as I mentioned earlier are really good. They’re very simple but sometimes simple ideas are forgotten in our hectic days. It starts off by telling you to “smile, the worst is yet to come”; to be grateful that for the small things that will always be there, even if your life seems like a mess at that moment. Everyone is “trying so hard to get it all right” but sometimes we just have to appreciate the little things we’ve accomplished and not try too hard to be perfect. And at the end the singer knows that “time will eventually knock on my door/ And tell me I’m not needed around anymore” but “when I’m quiet I can nearly hear him say/ smile, the worst is yet to come”. I just really like all the ideas tied to this songs and the lyrics, especially the end. We just need to remember to take a step back from life and just smile before it’s too late.

The song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLYhr11Exhg

Lyrics

Smile, the worst is yet to come
We’ll be lucky if we ever see the sun
Got nowhere to go, we could be here for a while
But the future is forgiven, so smile

We’re trying so hard to get it all right
But only feel lonely at the end of the night
And I wanna be somewhere away from this place
Yeah, somewhere just a little closer to grace

I’ll smile, the worst is yet to come
We’ll be lucky if we ever see the sun
Got nowhere to go, we could be here for a while
But the future is forgiven, so smile
Smile

Well, call me loser, call me thief
Tell me I’m special when you spit at me
‘Cause I don’t wanna be lonely, I wanna be loved
And I want you to hold me like I’m the only one

I’ll smile, the worst is yet to come
We’ll be lucky if we ever see the sun
Got nowhere to go, we could be here for a while
But the future is forgiven, so smile
Smile

And time will eventually knock on my door
And tell me I’m not needed around anymore
But he’ll hold me so close at the end of the day
When I’m quiet I can nearly hear him say

Smile, the worst is yet to come
We’ll be lucky if we ever see the sun
Got nowhere to turn, and we’ve got nothing but time
But the future is forever, the future is forever, so smile, so smile, so smile

Smile, the worst is yet to come
We’ll be lucky if we ever see the sun

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