But you were fucking that girl next door
What ya do that for? (What ya do that for?)

Lily Allen - Smile lyrics meaning

Meaning

Despite its upbeat rocksteady sound, ‘Smile’ is in fact a break-up anthem which revels in the suffering of a real-life former boyfriend, Lester Lloyd. Allen later told The Sun that she struggled to cope with normal life once their relationship had ended:

I had a very miserable time in 2003. I had met the boy who I thought was the love of my life — but he dumped me. It's a situation many girls will relate to. I was really young and in love. I fell to pieces — trying to make him take me back, trying to make it work. It was a horrible time.

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