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"Smoke & Mirrors" is a song by Demi Lovato which is featured on Target version of her sixth studio album, "Tell Me You Love Me". This is the sixteenth song from the album.

Background

Demi Lovato revealed recently in a VEVO live interview, that ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ was the only song she cried to when recording. [1] Demi also revealed in several interviews that she planned to record this song as a duet with Ariana Grande, but eventually called it off because it wasn't fitting her voice.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Standing on the front lines
Staring at the sun rise over the hill
Waiting for the kill
Sweet anticipation, never conversation
Tears in our eyes from holding too tight

[Pre-Chorus]
Waiting till the demons come
Wait for us to see them run in our direction
Now they're staring at us through the trees
Got us falling to our knees to teach us a lesson

[Chorus]
So tell me
Did you ever really love me?
Did you ever really want me?
Now that I see you clearer
I wonder, was I ever really happy?
Didn't get the chance to ask me
Now that I see you clearer
Was it just smoke and mirrors?
Was it just smoke and mirrors?

[Verse 2]
Holding onto tables, pulling out the staples
Keeping you close, now we're not afloat
Point me in the right direction, answer me one question
'Cause I could've sworn that I wasn't wrong

[Pre-Chorus]
Waiting till the demons come
Wait for us to see them run in our direction
Staring at us through the trees
Got us falling to our knees to teach us a lesson (teach us a lesson)

[Chorus]
So tell me
Did you ever really love me?
Did you ever really want me?
Now that I see you clearer
I wonder, was I ever really happy?
Didn't get the chance to ask me
Now that I see you clearer
Was it just smoke and mirrors?
Ooh, was it just smoke and mirrors?

[Bridge]
Darling, I have been afraid
I could only call your name
Thank the heavens that you stayed
But if I'm telling you the truth
When I cut the tether loose
It was me, saving you

[Chorus]
So tell me
Did you ever really love me?
Did you ever really want me?
Now that I see you clearer
I wonder, was I ever really happy?
Didn't get the chance to ask me
Now that I see you clearer
Was it just smoke and mirrors?
Was it just smoke and mirrors?

Sept 29, 2017 • 42:59 • Island • Safehouse • Hollywood
Songs
Released Sorry Not SorryTell Me You Love MeSexy Dirty LoveYou Don't Do It For Me AnymoreDaddy IssuesRuin the FriendshipOnly ForeverLonelyCry BabyGamesConcentrateHitchhikerInstructionNo PromisesSmoke & MirrorsReady for Ya

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