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Ariana Grande - fake smile (Audio)

Ariana Grande - fake smile (Audio)

"Fake Smile" (stylized in all lowercase) is the fifth track from Ariana Grande's fifth studio album, Thank U, Next.[3] It was released on February 8, 2019 through Republic Records.

Lyrically, the song is about the attack on her concert in Manchester and the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, and the emotional toll that these events inflicted upon her.[4]

Background Edit

Grande confirmed the song via Twitter on December 13, 2018.[5]

The song contains a sample from Wendy Rene’s 1964 song "After Laughter (Comes Tears)."[6] The sampled part was teased by Ariana via Instagram on January 25, 2019.[7]

Chart performance Edit

On the week ending February 23, 2019, the song debuted at 26 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[8] In the following week, the song dropped to 57, being its last week on the chart.

Live performances Edit

The song is a regular part of the setlist of Grande's Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019.

Lyrics Edit

[Intro: Wendy Rene]
After laughter comes tears
After laughter comes tears

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
Another night, another party, sayin' hi to everybody
I'm sorry, I start to leave, I gotta leave now
Got somewhere I gotta be now, I'm starving
Can somebody walk me to my car?
If I go alone, I'm not gon' make it very far
I'm happy for the love and all of the above
If I'm being honest, I done been through way too much

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I can't fake another smile
I can't fake like I'm alright
Ooh, ah (Ooh, ah)
And I won't say I'm feeling fine
After what I been through, I can't lie
Ooh, ah (Ooh, ah)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Fuck a fake smile, smile
Fuck a fake smile, fake smile

[Verse 2: Ariana Grande]
I read the things they write about me
Hear what they're sayin' on the TV, it's crazy
It's gettin' hard for them to shock me
But every now and then, it's shocking, don't blame me
I know it's the life that I chose
But baby, I'm grateful, I want you to know
I'm happy for the love and all of the above
If I'm being honest, I done been through way too much

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I can't fake another smile
I can't fake like I'm alright
Ooh, ah (Ooh, ah)
And I won't say I'm feeling fine
After what I been through, I can't lie
Ooh, ah (Ooh, ah)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Fuck a fake smile, smile
Fuck a fake smile, fake smile

[Bridge: Ariana Grande]
If I'm hurt, I ain't gon' lie about it
Arms crossed with the attitude, lips pouted
If I'm mad, I ain't gon' lie about it
Neck roll with the attitude, yeah
If I'm hurt, I ain't gon' lie about it
Arms crossed with the attitude, lips pouted
If I'm mad, I ain't gon' lie about it
Neck roll with the attitude, yeah

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I can't fake another smile (And I can't fake)
I can't fake like I'm alright (No smile)
Ooh, ah (Ooh, ah) (Ooh)
And I won't say I'm feeling fine (I'm feeling fine)
After what I been through, I can't lie
Ooh, ah (Ooh, ah)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
Fuck a fake smile, smile
Fuck a fake smile, fake smile (Yeah)

References Edit

Thank U, Next
February 8, 2019 • 41:04 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 7 RingsBad IdeaBloodlineBreak Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm BoredFake SmileGhostinImagineIn My HeadMake UpNASANeedyThank U, Next
Unreleased Remember
Artists
Ariana Grande
Tour
Sweetener World Tour
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