Crooked Smile- J.Cole

Music Presentation

J Cole

J Cole released the song Crooked Smile in 2013 and wrote it for all the women in the world. I believe that it's not just for the women in the world, it goes for everyone out there. There is a lot of inequality going on around in the world and people are always getting judged on their looks. It doesn't matter what people think about you. You do want and what you feel. It doesn't matter what other people say. "People are always looking to criticize you and I stared to feel self conscious about it; it takes you back to high school." God basically made everyone different and J Cole finds everything with that. He thinks people are okay just the way they are.

Lyrics

I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
On my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was trying to keep me way down
But like the sun know you know I found my way back round

They tell me I should fix my grill cause I got money now
I ain't gon' sit around and front like I ain't thought about it
A perfect smile is more appealing but it's funny how
My s*** is crooked look at how far I done got without it
I keep my twisted grill, just to show them kids it's real
We ain't picture perfect but we worth the picture still

I got smart, I got rich, and I got b*****'s still
And they all look like my eyebrows: thick as hell
Love yourself, girl, or nobody will
Oh, you a woman? I don't know how you deal
With all the pressure to look impressive and go out in heels
I feel for you
Killing yourself to find a man that'll kill for you
You wake up, put makeup on
Stare in the mirror but its clear that you can't face what's wrong
No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on
Your roommate yelling, "Why you gotta take so long?"
What it's like to have a crooked smile

I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
On my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was trying to keep me way down
But like the sun know you know I found my way back round

To all the women with the flaws, know it's hard my darling
You wonder why you're lonely and your man's not calling
You keep falling victim cause you're insecure
And when I tell you that you're beautiful you can't be sure
'Cause he don't seem to want you back
And it got you asking
So all you see is what you lacking
Not what you packing
Take it from a man that loves what you got
And baby girl you're a star, don't let 'em tell you you're not
Now is it real? Eyebrows, fingernails, hair
Is it real? if it's not, girl you don't care
Cause what's real is something that the eyes can't see
That the hands can't touch
That them broads can't be, and that's you
Never let 'em see you frown
And if you need a friend to pick you up, I'll be around
And we can ride with the windows down, the music loud
I can tell you ain't laughed in a while
But I wanna see that crooked smile

I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
On my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was trying to keep me way down
But like the sun know you know I found my way back round

Crooked smile, we could style on 'em (back 'round)
Crooked smile, we could style on 'em (back 'round)
(You're the one that was trying to keep me way down
Like the sun, I know you know I found my way back round)

We don't look nothing like the people on the screen
You know them movie stars, picture perfect beauty queens
But we got dreams and we got the right to chase 'em
Look at the nation, that's a crooked smile braces couldn't even straighten
Seem like half the race is either on probation, or in jail
Wonder why we inhale, cause we in hell already
I asked if my skin pale, would I then sell like Eminem or Adele?
Yo one more time for the 'Ville
And fuck all of that beef shit, n**** let's make a mil
Hey officer man, we don't want nobody getting killed
Just open up that cell, let my brother out of jail
I got money for the bail now, well now
If you asking will I tell now? Hell naw
I ain't snitching cause
Man, they get them n****'s stitches now
If you was around, then you wouldn't need a witness now
How you like this crooked smile?

I'm on my way, on my way, on my way down
On my way, on my way, on my way down
You're the one that was trying to keep me way down
But like the sun know you know I found my way back round

Crooked smile, we could style on 'em (back 'round)
Crooked smile, we could style on 'em (back 'round)
(You're the one that was trying to keep me way down
Like the sun, I know you know I found my way back round)

Picked Lyrics

I picked these certain lyrics because they speak out saying that women are beautiful and fine the way they are but its not just women its all of us in general. We all want to change because we have flaws and it might change how people look at us not by character but appearance. This also ties into bullying.

Issue:

*The overall issue that is expressed in this song is that people are perfectly fine the way they are. We weren't picked to be this way we were born this way for a reason.

*The song was released in 2013.

*I agree with the message the song is displaying to the people because again no matter what flaws you have it shouldn't judge your character or you as a person. I believe this issue is important and has a impact on America.

*I believe it made a huge impact on the people because he's a popular artist and a lot of people who listen to him can has flaws of there own and could of help a lot of people and support then. It could of also made other people help those people with flaws or support them through there time of insecurity.