Sam Smith Changes ‘Stay with Me’ Lyric During ‘Historic’ Respect for Marriage Act Signing Performance
, 2022-12-15 18:45:08,
Nathan Posner/Shutterstock Sam Smith
Sam Smith is representing the times.
Performing their hit track “Stay with Me” at the signing ceremony, Smith, 30, changed one lyric in the song from “This ain’t love, it’s clear to see” to “This is love, it’s clear to see,” which they said in an Instagram post Wednesday was done “to mark the historic occasion.”
“My deepest thanks to President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden for inviting me to perform at the White House, it was a true honor,” Smith — who uses they/them pronouns — wrote on social media.
They added: “Watching President Biden sign the Respect for Marriage Act was a landmark moment for freedom of love and hopefully just the beginning of the important work ahead to continue to expand the protections of the LGBTQ+, non-binary and transgender communities; and build towards a world where love is celebrated regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or sexuality.”
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