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Sam Smith's "Pray" Lyrics Are So, So Emotional

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Sam Smith dropped new music and that’s all that matters right now. Sam Smith's "Pray" lyrics are so beautiful that everyone is getting hit with some big feels right now. I think I may have to curl up in a ball and take the rest of the day off.

Earlier in the week, Smith teased the highly-anticipated follow up to his song "Too Good at Goodbyes,” which he released last month, and the fans have been waiting on pins and needles, to say the least. The song doesn't disappoint. Smith sings,

I'm young and I'm foolish, I've made bad decisions

I block out the news, turn my back on religion

Don't have no degree, I'm somewhat naive

I've made it this far on my own

But lately, that sh*t ain't been getting me higher

I lift up my head and the world is on fire

There's dread in my heart and fear in my bones

And I just don't know what to say

Maybe I'll pray, pray

Maybe I'll pray

I've never believed, and you know, but I'm gonna pray

You won't find me in church (No) reading the bible (No)

I am still here and I'm still your disciple

I'm down on my knees, I'm begging you please

I'm broken, alone, and afraid

I'm not a saint, I'm more of a sinner

I don't wanna lose, but I fear for the winners

When I try to explain, the words run away

That's why I am stood here today

And I'm gonna pray, pray

Maybe I'll pray, pray for a glimmer of hope

Maybe I'll pray, pray

Maybe I'll pray

I've never believed, and you know that I'm gonna

Won't you call me?

Can we have a one-to-one, please?

Let's talk about freedom

Everyone prays in the end

Everyone prays in the end

Won't you call me?

Can we have a one-to-one, please?

Let's talk about freedom

Everyone prays in the end

Everyone prays in the end

Oh, and I'm gonna pray, I'm gonna pray

I'm gonna pray, pray for a glimmer of hope

Maybe I'll pray, pray

Maybe I'll pray

I've never believed, and you know, but I'm gonna pray

The newest song has people seriously psyched for Smith’s upcoming album, The Thrill Of It All, which follows his debut In The Lonely Hour. Fans have been patient for new music from Smith and we’ve been rewarded with some gorgeous tunes already, and he won't keep us waiting too long on that album. The Thrill Of It All is slated to release on Nov. 3.

Last month, Smith spoke with SiriusXM's 1 on 1 with Larry Flick, explaining why he’s been away from the music scene for so long:

Since In the Lonely Hour, I do feel calmer and more in control and, I don't know, I'm less reckless. This album I pressed the self-destruct button a little bit — when I was writing it, I was going out too much. I was drinking too much. I had a great time, and it never got too out of control, but I just wasn't respecting myself. I didn't like myself. And the last three months, I've really started to enjoy my own company and like myself.

He added: "The music did benefit at the time. When I was at my most reckless, I was writing the worst songs. The album's insanely personal and emotional. I won't go there again. I won't go to the place I was when I wrote this album because it's stupid and dangerous, and it's not worth it."

Fans are definitely liking what they’ve heard from Smith's new album so far. Smith did explain some of what fans can expect on The Thrill Of It All, saying:

I genuinely think [what I listen to is] the key. When I was writing that first album, I was just such a huge pop-head. I was listening to Britney [Laughs.] And they're amazing pop songs as well, and they're amazingly written, but my depth of music — I still listen to a lot of Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan and Whitney Houston, but it was all quite pop. And when it came to this record, I started studying Joni Mitchell. I really went into Aretha Franklin's greatest hits and looked at the songwriting. Etta James,the lyrics in those songs. Still, all females again... I really just started to look at lyrics and structures of songs a bit more.

Gah. Who else is dying over Smith’s inspiration? So. Many. Legends.

Smith showed off his new material last month at a super intimate show at the Troubadour in L.A., explaining: "It was important for me to go away for a year and a half to be with my mum and be with my sisters. I promise you the music has benefitted from it.”

Of Smith’s performance of the song “Pray” Variety reported that the singer “returned to the tropes of gospel in an even more pronounced way with the forthcoming record’s climax, 'Pray,' a statement of utter despair that moves from insinuations of atheism to proclaiming that 'everyone prays in the end.'"

Pass the tissues please. You can listen to the song here:

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