Grin and Bare It
Album: SMASH - The Complete Season Two
Released: May 7, 2013
By: Smash
Sung by: Ivy Lynn
Solos: Ivy
Place: The Oak Room
Episode: The Transfer

Grin and Bare It, an original song written by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Laura Kenyon, is featured in The Transfer, the fifteenth episode of the second season of Smash. The version released as a single features Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn) on lead vocals.


Sure, go ahead and dream, girlie
But don't forget from whence you came
You're just tryna blow off steam, girlie
Not that I blame you, every night's the same

You finish the show
You rinse out your tights
You dive into a dive and raise a toast to better nights
You get a little drunk
And maybe start a few fights
But you grin and bare it

You run for the train
The one you just missed
You're out of cigarettes
You've got a headache and you're pissed
You lie awake counting all the bald heads you kissed
But you grin and bare it

Wake up, quick, smell the coffee
It's a brand-new day
If you wake up lonely that's the price you pay

You run from the train
It's a quarter to two
You slap a pound of war paint on and barely make your cue
You hit the stage and smile
'Cause, shit, what else can you do?
Or say grin and bare four shows a day

Oh, wake up, quick, change your costume
Second act is on
Life ain't just a rat race, it's a marathon
And then you're gone

So pity yourself
But know in your gut
That no one ever died because their life was in a rut
And learn a little lesson from a gal who says "What the hey?"
Grin and bare it, grin and bare it, grin and bare it
Grin and bare it, four shows a day!


Grin and Bear It - SMASH Cast

Grin and Bear It - SMASH Cast