Wale - Smile Lyrics




[Wale:]
I got my family
And I got my squad
And as long as they got me
Then I'll be just fine
So I give God the glory
Cause I have my child
And America don't want me
That's when I realized
That we all need, yeah
A reason to smile
I said we all need, yeah
A reason to smile
Said about to be O.D.'d, yeah
But we gon' survive
That's why we all need
A reason to smile

And a possible bigot slash misogynist is 'bout to run the whole damn thing
(Bout to run the whole damn thing)
And the ballot my sister filled in
In another city didn't do a God-damn thing

Shit I'm a go crazy yeah
I'm a go crazy yeah
I'm a go crazy yeah
But I gotta do my God-damn thing

The Alt Rights hate us
Some black baby mommas hate us
We only learn half of the drama, other side crazy
On behalf of Charlamagne I'm sure he ain't trading sides
Maybe I should meet Tomi Lahren, I'll Lauryn Hill her
Train her; she miseducated anyway
Prolly hate the color of my face
I'm just a young black rapping ass African
Ain't never wanted to have it and now he has it his own way
I'm smoking purple, the law enforcement be murking brothers
The moon lit and I'm Cottonmouth like Mahershala
Its like you got a curse if your currency low
The world is a dirty fucking experiment
They don't care if its hurting us
Black lives matter, 'cause black lives target practice
Can't even imagine what would happen with no phone cameras
Black lives matter, black love the dopest ever
Just wanna remind you, I think it's time that we show it better

I got my family
And I got my squad
And as long as they got me
Then I'll be just fine
So I give God the glory
Cause I have my child
And America don't want me
That's what I realized
That we all need, yeah
A reason to smile
I said we all need, yeah
A reason to smile
Said about to be O.D.'d, yeah
But we gon' survive
That's why we all need
A reason to smile

Giving knowledge and uplifting our brothers and daughters
Is how this whole thing change
(Is how this whole thing change)
But the power that's in the pussy or the dollar
Is enough to make us all insane

Shit I'm a go crazy yeah
I'm a go crazy yeah
I'm a go crazy yeah
But I gotta do my God-damn thing

[Phil Ade:]
And I've been living like I got one
A couple hundred on me, still in the gold shotgun
You do the most, stop son
Our people not exempt
They in the land of the free
You in the land of free to an extent
Fuck that, I'm a ruffle some feathers
Mess with the temperature, shuffle the weather
Fuck whoever [?]
Beef is whatever
Kill me, you die and I live forever
When you live without fear
It don't get much better
Naw, hmm
Look at how far that we've come
Look at the world we inspired
And look at the stars that we brung
They think that when that literal big wig starts that we done
They think because Hillary lost the cards will be Trumped
You out you mind nigga

[Wale:]
I got my family
And I got my squad
And as long as they got me
Then I'll be just fine
So I give God the glory
Cause I have my child
And America don't want me
That's what I realized
That we all need, yeah
A reason to smile
I said we all need, yeah
A reason to smile
Said about to be O.D.'d, yeah
But we gon' survive
That's why we all need
A reason to smile





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Wale Smile Comments
  1. Aidan ArizmendeZ

    I’m still here brother

  2. Civan Algünerhan

    I got my family
    And I got my squad
    And as long as they got me
    Then I'll be just fine
    So I give God the glory
    'Cause I have my child
    And America don't want me
    That's when I realized
    That we all need, yeah
    A reason to smile
    I said we all need, yeah
    A reason to smile
    Shit 'bout to be O.D.'d, yeah
    But we gon' survive
    That's why we all need
    A reason to smile

    And a possible bigot slash misogynist is 'bout to run the whole damn thing
    ('Bout to run the whole damn thing)
    And the ballot my sister filled in
    In another city didn't do a goddamn thing

    Shit I'mma go crazy yeah
    I'mma go crazy yeah
    I'mma go crazy yeah
    But I gotta do my goddamn thing

    The Alt Rights hate us
    Some black baby mommas hate us
    We only learn half of the drama, other side crazy
    On behalf of Charlamagne I'm sure he ain't trading sides
    Maybe I should meet Tomi Lahren, I'll Lauryn Hill her
    Train her, she miseducated anyway
    Prolly hate the color of my face
    I'm just a young black rapping ass African
    Ain't never wanted to have it and now he has it his own way
    I'm smoking purple, the law enforcement be murking brothers
    The moon lit and I'm Cottonmouth like Mahershala
    Its like you got a curse if your currency low
    The world is a dirty fucking experiment
    They don't care if its hurting us
    Black lives matter, 'cause black lives target practice
    Can't even imagine what would happen with no phone cameras
    Black lives matter, black love the dopest ever
    Just wanna remind you, I think it's time that we show it better

    I got my family
    And I got my squad
    And as long as they got me
    Then I'll be just fine
    So I give God the glory
    'Cause I have my child
    And America don't want me
    That's when I realized
    That we all need, yeah
    A reason to smile
    I said we all need, yeah
    A reason to smile
    Shit 'bout to be O.D.'d, yeah
    But we gon' survive
    That's why we all need
    A reason to smile

    Giving knowledge and uplifting our brothers and daughters
    Is how this whole thing change
    (Is how this whole thing change)
    But the power that's in the pussy or the dollar
    Is enough to make us all insane

    Shit I'mma go crazy yeah
    I'mma go crazy yeah
    I'mma go crazy yeah
    But I gotta do my goddamn thing

    And I've been living like I got one
    A couple hundred on me, still in the gold shotgun
    You do the most, stop son
    Our people not exempt
    They in the land of free
    You in the land of free to an extent
    Fuck that, I'mma ruffle some feathers
    Mess with the temperature, shuffle the weather
    Fuck who do ever, Keisha or Heather
    Beef is whatever
    Kill me, you die and I live forever
    When you live without fear
    It don't get much better
    Naw, hmm
    Look at how far that we've come
    Look at the world we inspired
    And look at the stars that we brung
    They think that when that literal big wig starts that we done
    They think because Hillary lost the cards will be Trumped
    You out you mind nigga

    I got my family
    And I got my squad
    And as long as they got me
    Then I'll be just fine
    So I give God the glory
    'Cause I have my child
    And America don't want me
    That's what I realized
    That we all need, yeah
    A reason to smile
    I said we all need, yeah
    A reason to smile
    Shit 'bout to be O.D.'d, yeah
    But we gon' survive
    That's why we all need
    A reason to smile

  3. Kilo Ed

    Underrated

  4. Joe Panico

    Trash propaganda

    AVG QA

    what are you on about?

  5. Ma'Kysia Williams

    this song is pure fire like if your lit

  6. Clayton Flowers

    How can you say I give God glory in one sentence and the very next sentence you say G.D.!?!

  7. DeShawn Cross

    It’s a woman singing in the background under the beat..

  8. DeShawn Cross

    I’m having a hard time finding the sample being used in the background!! Help plz!

    The Bizness Hourz After Hourz

    Apparently part of the sample is where you are By Michael Jackson

  9. ABM Yung KDubb

    so slept on

  10. Dr. Alakbarov

    Anti-Trump Lyrics: "And a possible bigot slash misogynist/ Is 'bout to run the whole damn thing/ And the ballot my sister filled in/ In another city didn't do a goddamn thing"

    Tilop

    Dr. Alakbarov fdt

  11. trapmusic money

    Rep africa we are proud even though they don't like africans winning

  12. jay emme

    Wale is a poet and I don’t how people don’t pay attention on his work.

  13. Lindsey Struckmann

    Only the angels the higher 👆 make me smile only only only

  14. Cool Mon

    Dopest song on the album. Wale in his bag on this joint.

  15. Trance

    Life ain't shyt😔 4 whut it seems 2 be

  16. setaBC

    This needs more views and a video....Wale did the damn thing so did Phil Ade

  17. Coach Brewer

    Jazmine Sullivan on the hook tho

  18. Kong David

    Who he diss?

    Romy Taylor

    tomi lahren

    Kong David

    Romy Taylor why?

  19. Idahopatatoes

    these lyrics are next level retarded

  20. UTxProphecyDaGreat

    idk why but I hear 2 pac do for love when i listen to this

  21. SodaBoy628

    Toyota Lasagna made 70 accounts and disliked this video.

  22. Luis Luna

    I was here first.

  23. J Iqbal

    startings like shake it off taylor swift

  24. James Akim

    As i finish the album Wale has given me a reason to SMILE

  25. Mr. Makichoot

    fuck wale

  26. кנ64

    People mixes an online meme. Like the atl Right. With conservatives and Republicans that historically killed them selves for black people to have equal rights. The alt right is a bunch of young kids that like making people angry. They do not even agree with what they say. I know because i know some.

  27. Derrell Freeman

    Just A DMV! Phil Ade ayy

  28. Kevin G

    Saw Wale live and now I cant stop playing S.H.I.N.E. Like he said he did this for himself and I am lovin every moment of it.

  29. William Shakespeare

    God bless President Trump!

  30. WHITEBOY 39TH

    😣😣😣😣😣😣😣😢😢😢😢😢😢adkademiks was right flop

  31. Dee Barber

    this my jam

  32. theophilus omogbai

    The feel good '90s' laid back vibe is on point and priceless

  33. Hunnee SoSweet

    Awww...Daddy's lil Nubian Queen Making her vocal debut. Bar after bar is so crisp & message is spot on. Stellar! - Hunnee

  34. HotOffThePressFilms

    Check him out live in my page.

  35. Eman the Heartbreak

    This is one of Wale's best songs

  36. ismailio1 ola

    my best song of the year we all need reason to smile 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬

  37. media hub RN

    Fuck dj Akadamiks talking about flop u must b crazy,

    real talk with Jonathan Wilson Jonathan Wilson

    Curtis.Campbell JM but he Loves garbage niggas Like Lil yachty though you should have seen him in that interview kissing lil yachtys ass Lol

    KQY

    When there's a maximum of 3 good songs on an album, it definitely is debatable as a flop. Yachty's album was trash, Akademiks feels the same way. Keep hating

  38. Afric Network

    This is dope. Ohio to DC 1 love.

  39. Ikey Brown

    Romanatwood wrote this song

  40. Nour El Imene Boukemoune

    best album of all time love it good job wale you're so talented luv ya keep going u da best 🙌🙌👌

  41. savage t Aesthetic Knight

    Aight, Wale. Imma listen to the whole thing through cause I fw you. You've been on that grown man type shit for a minute. Lol I used to love that song sabotage. Anyways keep it trill I gotta go train and read and stuff. Love ya, brother.

  42. It’s Lbs Motenni

    Bruhhhh wale came thruuuuuu. My new fav!!! Fuck all y'all #TeamWale

  43. Videlsports

    wale is Dat dude

  44. Curtis Bradley

    positive vibes ..... right on WALE

  45. Tobi O

    Second best on album after DNA ! 🔥🔥🔥

  46. Allen Shearl

    who came from dj Khaled snapchat

    Romy Taylor

    I don't have snap but khaled a real one for that.

  47. olukunle Nathaniel

    Good vibe 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  48. cyndi williams

    Aww, his daughter Zyla Moon. I love this one too. This whole Lp is this shit!

  49. Jimwat Genge

    I got my family
    And I got my squad
    And as long as they got me
    Then I'll be just fine
    So I give God the glory
    Cause I have my child
    [email protected]'s mo' than enuff reason 2 SM:-)E...
    They think because Hillary lost the cards will be Trumped

  50. Chorrell Piqué

    I could do with this being the lead single. Black love ❤️ ✌🏽

    KQY

    But for some reason they didn't choose this one.

  51. Kal

    Really loving this song

  52. Fein Pain

    THE WAY HOW IT JUST ENDS IS AMAZING

  53. DrinkMoWater

    After you get some you drive home to this on a summer day ..🌊💸😏

  54. patscorpio

    fucked with the album but this song was outstanding

  55. Malcolm Lott

    Perhaps the best song I've heard on the album next to, My Love

  56. Ben Williams

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

  57. Chris Rowland

    DC Or Nothing

  58. mlhandy Skits

    zyla moon his daughter

  59. Stanley Bruce Olago

    Fiiiiiiiirree!!

  60. Shon Homezzz

    Best song on the album easy. Only track he really spitting

    Romy Taylor

    thank god? SRG? shine season?

  61. Tim Xman

    I GOT MY FAMILY and i got my SQUAD... And as long they got me then I'll be just fine So i give GOD the GLORY. Thats some good stuff right there Wale Giving your fans a Reason to Smile lol

  62. HarmPlaysTV

    INSTRUMENTAL PLS

  63. ALWAYS S.T.T.U

    Phil held his own on this jnt!

  64. Afro Latina

    Amazing song.

  65. Felix John

    Wale Pac..I love this beautiful message...God bless you guys

  66. John Mathers

    everybody be like: Damn this song is fire. What you dont know is that this song is been out for weeks hehe

  67. LUCKY

    Feel good track !!!

  68. Dr user

    my 2nd fave!
    i got my family
    i got my squad~~

  69. Jules Silvers

    This need to be his single cause it's 🔥

  70. eldaik official

    I just remembered to do my godamn  thing

  71. Samkelo Motau

    Not disappointed at all.

    Nice

  72. Yeremiah TPS

    this definitely getting played at the family cookouts this summer

    Tim Xman

    For Real this getting played at every Family Function and Cookouts, Partys, Birthdays, Graduation why not lol

  73. Redemption Beautique

    Great beat, great message the hook ehhh

    Eman the Heartbreak

    Redemption Jewelry By Me hook the best part

  74. Kris Davis

    90's Swag... ala SWV, I SEE YOU FOLARIN!👀👀🔥

  75. M Marino

    Thank you Wale!! For bringing great music back into this dead world.

  76. theophilus omogbai

    My favourite

  77. I'm Up Next

    Underrated. What happened? He was at the top at one point

  78. Yeremiah TPS

    https://soundcloud.com/user-87099587/all-they-ask-about-mix-1

  79. Chris Wesley

    "i say we all need a reason to smile"

  80. Sir Lord Blvck

    still fire

  81. Sir Lord Blvck

    he should of used a female on the hook

    Tim Xman

    Nah He killed this Whole Song i wouldn't Change a Thing

    RealTrill2013

    Sir Lord Blvck i agree maybe he could a got sza like on his last album...but dope either way

    Sir Lord Blvck

    RealTrill2013 that would be dope

    Akorede Oladigbo

    he tried collabing with some female artist( arian, demi lovato) not sure on this song. but instead they ignored him.

    Sir Lord Blvck

    Tim Xman you know what you right this song and hook grew on me

  82. Zëlly

    Got a 90's vibe fire

    Rambo Walker

    the whole album is Fire! This is by far the best song on the album

    DrinkMoWater

    It got the " Get money, fuck bitches" // SWV or missy vibes love it 🔥🔥

  83. Aygel Jae

    The song they played on the IG Live. I fucks with this!!!

  84. The Coding Knight

    This something I can get high to...

  85. BassCandy

    FIRST!! YES!!

  86. supadupaflow326

    Ayyyyyyy Wale , dropping the heat tonight 🔥 🔥 🔥 BLUE MOOOON