Little Girl Smiling

She checks her reflection, to put her smile in place
For this she must do, to greet the world

She’s calm and she’s cool and there’s never a trace
Of what might be going on inside
So set is she with that veil on her face
That her heart’s never been released

Chorus:
She’s a little girl smiling, but with hidden tears streaming
Cuz inside she’s screaming and no one can even tell
She’s a little girl laughing, but she’s surely faking
Cuz inside she’s shaking, from the grief she can’t seem to display

She checks her reflection, and her smile is still in place
For this is the way she greets the world

But when she looks a little closer she can’t ignore
The helpless cry in her eyes
But this is choked back and replaced
With a smile that could destroy

Chorus

She checks her reflection, to put her smile in place,
for this she must do, to greet the world