Give Me a Smile

Story Behind The Song

I do a lot of kids programs in the school. I wrote this song as a "concert kickoff" song. Kids love it and it's an easy way to get them involved & participating at the beginning of my shows. I have kids with colorful batons helping me (marching and wavi

Song Description

Greta the Grumpy and Brad the Sad undergo attitude changes that help them to smile and make this world a more cheerful, pleasant place.

Song Length 3:02 Genre Unique - Children, Folk - General
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Cheerful, Glad Subject Happiness, Laugh, Smile
Similar Artists The Monkees, Amy Grant Language English
Era 2000 and later


Chorus: Give me an S (S), M (M!), S - M - I - L - E!
A big, fat juicy one that stretches out your cheeks.
Give me an S (S), M (M!), S - M - I - L - E!
This world will be more cheerful if we give out more of these!

There was a girl named Greta; she came from Grumpy Town.
She griped about most everything; she pouted and she frowned.
Then one day she realized her attitude was dumb.
She stuck a smile on her face, and started having fun. CHORUS

There was a boy named Bradley; he grew up kind of poor.
The hurricane destroyed his house when he was only four.
Brad was sad but helped his mom by giving her his smile.
Mom smiled back and got on track; they made it through the trial. CHORUS

So if your smiling muscles have been tired and out of whack
Think of Brad and Greta and just give your grin a crack.
There?s so much to be glad about; God?s given us a lot!
So stick a smile on your face! And give it all you?ve got! CHORUS


nice recording for this genre, i like the children's voices

How cool! A song about a big, fat, juicy smile :) I really like it. Great market potential for ads and children's camps and kindergartens. Very catchy and memorable. Cool effects with the laughter and cheery sounds, too. Nice arrangement. Kudos to the lyricist and composer!

Beautiful lead vocals, I like the children's voices as well - great message as well! This song sounds like a song that would work well with a children's musical.

What a terrific song, certainly made me smile listening to it! :)

Lyrics Kate Carpenter Music Kate Carpenter
Producer Jamie DeFrates Publisher Kate Carpenter
Performance Kate Carpenter Label Kate Carpenter
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DeDe WedeKind Playful & fun 8/22/2016
DeDe WedeKind Children's/Family Music 8/22/2016
DeDe WedeKind Quality Lyrics 8/22/2016
DeDe WedeKind Unique Songs 8/22/2016
DeDe WedeKind Inspirational 8/22/2016
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