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Here Are the Lyrics to Sam Smith's 'To Die For'

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Sam Smith photographed at KIIS-FM iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2019.

Sam Smith longs for somebody "To Die For" in their wistful new ballad, which debuted at No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week (dated Feb. 29). It's also the title of their upcoming third studio album, which will arrive May 1 via Capitol Records.

The song's first 10 seconds feature Jake Gyllenhaal's vocals from his 2001 film Donnie Darko. And the head-turning music video casts Smith as a mannequin head in a store's window display, as the bodiless singer watches couples go by day and night until someone comes back for them.

Check out the lyrics and music video below.

"It is if everyone dies alone"
"Does that scare you?"
"I don't want to be alone"

I look for you
Every day
Every night
I close my eyes
From the fear
From the light
As I wander down the avenue so confused
Guess I'll try and force a smile

Pink lemonade sipping on a Sunday
Couples holding hands on a runway
They're all posing in a picture frame whilst my world's crashing down
Solo shadow on a sidewalk
Just want somebody to die for
Sunshine living on a perfect day whilst my world's crashing down
I just want somebody to die for

I long for you
Just a touch (does that scare you?)
Of your hand
You don't leave my mind
Lonely days I'm feeling
Like a fool for dreaming

As I wander down the avenue so confused
Guess I'll try and force a smile

Pink lemonade sipping on a Sunday
Couples holding hands on a runway
They're all posing in a picture frame whilst my world's crashing down
Solo shadow on a sidewalk
Just want somebody to die for
Sunshine living on a perfect day whilst my world's crashing down
I just want somebody to die for
I just want somebody to die for (to die for)
I just want somebody to die for

"Does that scare you?"
"I don't want to be alone"

Pink lemonade sipping on a Sunday
Couples holding hands on a runway
They're all posing in a picture frame whilst my world's crashing down
Solo shadow on a sidewalk
Just want somebody to die for
Sunshine living on a perfect day while my world's crashing down
I just want somebody to die for
I just want somebody to die for (to die for)

Lyrics licensed & provided by LyricFind

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing

Written by: Jimmy Napes, Mikkel Eriksen, Sam Smith, Tor Hermansen

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