Chelsea’s Entertainment Reviews

K’naan – Smile lyrics

We had some trouble with this lyric originally, but with some needed corrections by Djibriil, help through museke.com  – as well we had some helpful pointers by Christian James we got the correct lyrics. 🙂

 

 

My tragedy’s different
My life’s deep, listen,
Gotta bail, I’m limpin
Walked outta hell’s kitchen
Why bother cherishin’
My past is everything , wrong, and my arrogance
Walk down the stairs pissin’
Cop us cuz they’re bitchin’
life isnt fair, singin’
Blues and my rap drippin’
Ooze out the blood
Sinkin deep down to earth
thinking leave out a nerp chicken
I should run, forfit, and everything I know LISTEN,

I was
The misdirected
I was
The least expected
Hop on
And get rejected
Walk on
And feel neglected
I feel
Like im the message
Unheard
But Im the message
Im the last prolific remaining offer from the gutter

SHOT
was my girlfriend
when
We was younger
her
I was scarred yo
Bullets
I survived though
Death
It’s came easy
Truth
the games needs me
Never let them see me down, smile while Im bleeding

Smile
When your struggilin
Smile
When Your in jail
Smile
When your dead broke
Smile
And the rents due
Smile
You aint got friends now
Smile
And no one knows you
Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
Smile
When he leaves you
Smile
Cause girl he needs you
Smile
Plenty single mothers cry the tears you do
Smile
Dispite the war
Smile
despite the pain yo
Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

to my man Kareem in prison
I can’t speak your name
It hurt me that you never listened
It cant be the same
I had to grow my intuision
Had me deep in pain
Cause i knew my options were either broke or the prison chains
I can’t do it
I can’t see it, look
Damnit, I can’t blow it
I got a judge tellin me my lifes key
they will throw it
nuh-uh, no sir
i plan to have a chauffeur
it seems to me this chopping crack is really going no where

Therefore
I’m resurrected
They call me
The poor Injection
I infect you with the real
The Dustyfeetphilosahectagos
I spit, so sick
I skid out
Im fallin’
I’m Shit outta luck and I’m trapped but ill get out

Can You Help me
Im goin crazy
My mom plays trix and i beat on the floor like bush wick
My fists bloody and blistered
a pair Like im balistic
I just stare at the red and smile while im bleedin

Smile
When your struggilin
Smile
When Your in jail
Smile
When your dead broke
Smile
And the rents due
Smile
You aint got friends now
Smile
And no one knows you
Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
Smile
When he leaves you
Smile
Cause girl he needs you
Smile
Plenty single mothers cry the tears you do
Smile
Dispite the war
Smile
despite the pain yo
Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

There are a few things you gotta take into acount
im not an entertainer i’ve never been a clown
i was born where tha mothers give birth while they frown
i would walk with the kids that would bbbrrraaaa a sound ah
never really thought i’d make it to fourteen
and anybody wanted to fight i was most keen
plus i had a little temper it was often forseen
yo say somethin bout my momma id shoot ya dead out clean
But ya gotta keep in mind that I grew up Mogadishu
the only law was gun law
and we dont walk with a pistol
you get laughed at for being so insensitive to the environment
cause how will you be heard when those big boys are firin’
war is no place for a child
especially if hes rollin’ with an AK and a smile
he had witnesses on mother bloody in a towel
but please, please, please, please
but never let em see you down smile while you bleedin’

Smile
When your struggilin
Smile
When Your in jail
Smile
When your dead broke
Smile
And the rents due
Smile
You aint got friends now
Smile
And no one knows you
Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
Smile
When he leaves you
Smile
Cause girl he needs you
Smile
Plenty single mothers cry the tears you do
Smile
Dispite the war
Smile
despite the pain yo
Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

Smile
When your struggilin
Smile
When Your in jail
Smile
When your dead broke
Smile
And the rents due
Smile
You aint got friends now
Smile
And no one knows you
Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
Smile
When he leaves you
Smile
Cause girl he needs you
Smile
plenty single mothers cry the tears you do
Smile
Dispite the war
Smile
despite the pain yo
Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

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March 23, 2007 - Posted by | Lyrics, Music

9 Comments »

  1. Ok heres my attempt…

    My tragedy’s different
    My life’s deep, listen,
    Gotta bail, I’m limpin
    Walk outta hell’s kitchen
    Why bother cherishin’
    My past is everything , wrong, and my arrogance
    Walk down the stairs pissin’
    Cop us cuz they’re bitchin’
    life isnt fair, singin’
    Blues and my rap drippin’
    Ooze out the blood
    Sinkin deep down to earth
    thinking leave out a nerp (?) chicken
    I should run, forfit, and everything I know LISTEN,

    I was
    The misdirected
    I was
    The least expected
    Hop on
    And get rejected
    Walk on
    And feel neglected
    I feel
    Like im the message
    Unheard
    But Im the message
    Im the prolific remaining offer from the gutter

    SHOT
    was my girlfriend
    when
    We was younger
    I was scarred yo
    I survived though
    It’s came easy
    the games needs me
    Never let them see me down, smile while Im bleeding

    Smile
    When your struggilin
    Smile
    When Your in jail
    Smile
    When your dead broke
    Smile
    And the rents due
    Smile
    You aint got friends now
    Smile
    And no one knows you
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
    Smile
    When he leaves you
    Smile
    Cause girl he needs you
    Smile
    still be singin when you cry the tears you do
    Smile
    Dispite the war
    Smile
    despite the pain yo
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

    to my woman caroline prison
    I can’t speak her name
    It hurt me that you never listened
    It cant be the same
    I had to grow my intuision
    Had me deep in pain
    Cause i knew my options were either broke or the prison chains
    I can’t do it
    I can’t see it, look
    Damnit, I can’t blow it
    I got a judge tellin me my lifes key
    they will throw it
    nuh-uh, no sir
    i plan to have a chauffeur
    it seems to me this chopping crack is really going no where

    Therefore
    I’m resurrected
    They call me
    The poor Injection
    I infect you with the real
    The Dustyfeetphilosahectagos___ so sick
    I skid out
    Im fallin’
    I’m Shit outta luck and I’m trapped but ill get out

    Can You Help me
    Im goin crazy
    My mom plays trix and i beat on the floor likebushwick
    My fists bloody and blistered
    a pair Like im balistic
    I just stare at the red and smile while im bleedin

    Smile
    When your struggilin
    Smile
    When Your in jail
    Smile
    When your dead broke
    Smile
    And the rents due
    Smile
    You aint got friends now
    Smile
    And no one knows you
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
    Smile
    When he leaves you
    Smile
    Cause girl he needs you
    Smile
    still be singin while you cry the tears you do
    Smile
    Dispite the war
    Smile
    despite the pain yo
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

    There are a few things you gotta take into acount
    im not an entertainer i’ve never been a clown
    i was born where tha mothers give birth while they frown
    i would walk with the kids that would bbbrrraaaa sound off
    never really thought i’d make it to fourteen
    and anybody wanted to fight i was most keen
    plus i had a little temper it was often forseen
    yo say somethin bout my momma id shoot ya gut out clean
    but ya gotta keep in mind that i grew up and will diss you
    the only law was gun law
    and we dont walk with a pistol
    you get laughed at for being so insensitive to the environment
    cause how will you be heard when those big boys are firin’
    war is no place for a child
    especially if hes rollin’ with an AK and a smile
    he had witnesses on mother bloody in a towel
    but please, please, please, please
    but never let em see you down smile while you bleedin’

    Smile
    When your struggilin
    Smile
    When Your in jail
    Smile
    When your dead broke
    Smile
    And the rents due
    Smile
    You aint got friends now
    Smile
    And no one knows you
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
    Smile
    When he leaves you
    Smile
    Cause girl he needs you
    Smile
    still be singin when you cry the tears you do
    Smile
    Dispite the war
    Smile
    despite the pain yo
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

    Smile
    When your struggilin
    Smile
    When Your in jail
    Smile
    When your dead broke
    Smile
    And the rents due
    Smile
    You aint got friends now
    Smile
    And no one knows you
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
    Smile
    When he leaves you
    Smile
    Cause girl he needs you
    Smile
    still be singin while you cry the tears you do
    Dispite the war
    Smile
    despite the pain yo
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

    Comment by Christian | March 23, 2007 | Reply

  2. Thank you so much for your input! Keep it comin’ people!!

    Comment by Chelsea | March 23, 2007 | Reply

  3. it’s “to my man cueerntly in prison”
    that carloline stuff makes NO sense.

    Comment by maggie | March 26, 2007 | Reply

  4. **currently

    Comment by maggie | March 26, 2007 | Reply

  5. Thats what I originally thought, but I wasn’t sure. Thanks so much for the effort but I beleive its actually – “to my man Kareem in prison”

    Comment by Chelsea | March 26, 2007 | Reply

  6. These really came out good, and maggie sure does like to defend her lyrics apparently :S

    Comment by cj | March 31, 2007 | Reply

  7. I listened over and over, and this is the conclusion I came too. Keep them coming K’naan, your music inspirational and this comes from your brother from the same motherland.

    K’naan’s friend: (Talking)
    Something to the people
    Whats up world? Boys and girls
    Beautiful people
    We about to take you on a journey
    My man, why don’t you interduce yourself to the people?

    K’naan: (Talking)
    Salaam, means peace
    Peace is good
    This is K’naan
    The Dusty Foot Philosopher
    Yo, join me on my journey
    This is music
    My music
    And interpretation’s of other musics
    That I enjoy and love
    And uhm this is called
    My life is a movie this whole record
    But this song
    The first one is called “smile”
    You know an integral part of our community
    We smile while we are bleeding, you know
    Check it out

    Aaa aaa aa aa
    Aaa aaa aa aa
    Aaa aa aaa aa

    Yeah…
    My tragedy’s different
    My life’s deep, listen,
    Gotta bail, I’m limpin
    Walked outta hell’s kitchen
    Why bother cherishin’
    My past is everything , wrong, and my arrogance
    Walk down the stairs pissin’
    Cop us cuz they’re bitchin’
    life isnt fair, singin’
    Blues and my rap drippin’
    Ooze out the blood
    Sinkin deep down to earth
    thinking leave out a nerp chicken
    I should run, forfit, and everything I know LISTEN,

    I was
    The misdirected
    I was
    The least expected
    Hop on
    And get rejected
    Walk on
    And feel neglected
    I feel
    Like im the message
    Unheard
    But Im the message
    Im the last prolific remaining offer from the gutter

    SHOT
    was my girlfriend
    when
    We was younger
    her
    I was scarred yo
    Bullets
    I survived though
    Death
    It’s came easy
    Truth
    the games needs me
    Never let them see me down, smile while Im bleeding

    Smile
    When your struggilin
    Smile
    When Your in jail
    Smile
    When your dead broke
    Smile
    And the rents due
    Smile
    You aint got friends now
    Smile
    And no one knows you
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
    Smile
    When he leaves you
    Smile
    Cause girl he needs you
    Smile
    Plenty of single mothers cry the tears that you do
    Smile
    Dispite the war
    Smile
    despite the pain yo
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

    To my man Kareem in prison
    I can’t speak your name
    It hurt me that you never listened
    It cant be the same
    I had to grow my intuision
    Had me deep in pain
    Cause i knew my options were either broke or the prison chains
    I can’t do it
    I can’t see it, look
    Damnit, I can’t blow it
    I got judges tellin me my lifes key
    They will throw it
    nuh-uh, no sir
    I plan to have a chauffeur
    it seems to me this chopping crack is really going no where

    Therefore
    I’m resurrected
    They call me
    The poor Injection
    I infect you with the real
    The Dustyfeetphilosahectagos
    I spit, so sick
    I skid out
    Im fallin’
    I’m Shit outta luck and I’m trapped but ill get out

    Can You Help me
    Im goin crazy
    My mom plays trix and i beat on the floor like bush wick
    My fists bloody and blistered
    a pair Like im balistic
    I just stare at the red and smile while I’m bleedin

    Smile
    When your struggilin
    Smile
    When Your in jail
    Smile
    When your dead broke
    Smile
    And the rents due
    Smile
    You aint got friends now
    Smile
    And no one knows you
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
    Smile
    When he leaves you
    Smile
    Cause girl he needs you
    Smile
    Plenty of single mothers cry the tears that you do
    Smile
    Dispite the war
    Smile
    despite the pain yo
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

    There are a few things you gotta take into acount
    im not an entertainer i’ve never been a clown
    i was born where tha mothers give birth while they frown
    i would walk with the kids that would bbbrrraaaa a sound ah
    never really thought i’d make it to fourteen
    and anybody wanted to fight i was most keen
    plus i had a little temper it was often forseen
    yo say somethin bout my momma id shoot ya dead out clean
    But ya gotta keep in mind that I grew up Mogadishu
    the only law was gun law
    and we dont walk with a pistol
    you get laughed at for being so insensitive to the environment
    cause how will you be heard when those big boys are firin’
    war is no place for a child
    especially if hes rollin’ with an AK and a smile
    he had witnesses on mother bloody in a towel
    but please, please, please, please
    but never let em see you down smile while you bleedin’

    Smile
    When your struggilin
    Smile
    When Your in jail
    Smile
    When your dead broke
    Smile
    And the rents due
    Smile
    You aint got friends now
    Smile
    And no one knows you
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding
    Smile
    When he leaves you
    Smile
    Cause girl he needs you
    Smile
    Plenty of single mothers cry the tears that you do
    Smile
    Dispite the war
    Smile
    despite the pain yo
    Never let them see you down smile while you bleeding

    Comment by Djibriil | April 1, 2007 | Reply

  8. oh my gosh! i have been looking for k’naan lyrics forever! i’m just glad that i found smile lyrics… do you guys have/know any others? it would be great if you guys did!

    ARI<3

    Comment by Ariana | September 28, 2007 | Reply

  9. ARI,
    im glad that i could help you with these lyrics. I had the hardest time searchin for K’Naans lyrics so i finally gave up and posted them myself :P. I do have one other song by K’Naan featured here at the present time – which would be “strugglin’” I’ve been tryin to get around to postin more of his lyrics here – hopefully next time you stop back there will be more for you :).

    Comment by Chelsea | October 16, 2007 | Reply


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