Grin and Bear It

Don't you smile at me
I can see the dim lights shining from the other side
I can see the masochist waiting for the big fight

Don't smile at me
I can see the sadness behind those eyes
I can see the tragedy between the lies

Don't smile
Don't cry
But don't smile

Hollow like the laughter on the end of the line
Empty like the chatter in vain to say we're fine
These words so well-rehearsed
This small talk all dressed up in verse
Simple yet so elegant and all for the worse
I know it hurts and it's okay to hide

But don't you smile at me