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Smile chords

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[Intro: JAY-Z & Stevie Wonder]
D#                       Cm
Good morn' or evening, friends
D#                       Cm
Smile, you recordin'?

[Verse 1: JAY-Z]
D#
Slammin' Bentley doors like we invented doors
Cm
20 years ago we drove Bentley Azures
D#m
We drinkin' Cris stylin', yeah
Cm
Kept the tray on me like Chris Paul then
D#
Drinkin' Ace of Spades like it's codeine now
Cm
Tryna put a million on the whole team now
D#
Push through the pain so we can see new life
Cm
So all the ladies havin' babies, see a sacrifice
D#
Mama had four kids, but she's a lesbian
Cm
Had to pretend so long that she's a thespian
D#
Had to hide in the closet, so she medicate
Cm
Society shame and the pain was too much to take
D#
Cried tears of joy when you fell in love
Cm
Don't matter to me if it's a him or her
D#
I just wanna see you smile through all the hate
Cm
Marie Antoinette, baby, let 'em eat cake

[Chorus: JAY-Z & Stevie Wonder]
D#                                Cm
Bad times turn to good memories, smile
D#                                         Cm
Even when I'm gone and you remember me, smile
D#                            Cm
Good times never fade away, smile
D#                                    Cm
Even if I'm not with you here today, smile
D#
Good morn' or evening, friends
    Cm
Smile
D#
Here's your friendly announcer
Cm
Smile

[Verse 2: JAY-Z]
D#
Far as draft picks, my name did not get called
Cm
Bet before I go I put a billion on the board
D#
Hall of Fame Hov, I did it all without a pen
Cm
Y'all knew that was comin', I had to remind y'all again, huh?
D#
Flyin' paper planes through the projects
Cm
Now the whole projects on my jet
D#
Now you see the real in the front row
Cm
In every one of y'all televised shows
D#
Super facts
Cm
Niggas switched sides, traded pride, we don't do all that
D#
A loss ain’t a loss, it’s a lesson
Cm
Appreciate the pain, it’s a blessin'

[Chorus: JAY-Z & Stevie Wonder]
D#                                 Cm
Bad times turn to good memories, smile
D#                                       Cm
Even when I'm gone and you remember me, smile
D#                            Cm
Good times never fade away, smile
D#                                   Cm
Even if I'm not with you here today, smile
D#                         Cm
Good morn' or evening, friends

[Verse 3: JAY-Z]
D#
I mastered my aesthetics
Cm
I know you often heard me wax poetic
'Bout bein' back in the Lexus
D3
But trust me, that was nothin'
Cm
A nigga up in the hundreds of millions
I have no ceilings, ah, this that feelin', I'm that boy
D#
Anita Baker's "You Bring Me Joy"
Cm                         D#
Slappin' out of the toy, the separation is clear
                                      Cm
In my rear-view mirror, objects is further than they appear
D#
Oh yeah, I was born with a pair
Playin' for high stakes
Cm
Norman Cake, he looked up and out of the Lear
D#
How niggas can't relate?
Fuck a slice of the apple pie, want my own cake
Cm
Chargin' my own fate
D#
Respect Jimmy Iovine
                  Cm
But he gotta respect the Elohim as a whole new regime
D#
And niggas playin' for power, huh
Cm
So our music is ours
Niggas only own houses
D#
Ours was, "Fuck you, pay me"
Cm
Now it's, "Fuck payin' me, I pay you
Put the rest away for Blue"
D#
That blood money, I giggle at it
                       Cm
Can't even support my miss's habit
Jewelry shoppin' in Paris
D#
All y'all jewelers should be embarrassed, huh
Cm
Blood diamonds drippin' with guilt
                           D#
I still ain't trippin', that's life, winners and losers
Cm
Drug dealers and abusers, America likes me ruthless
D#
My therapist said I relapsed
                     Cm
I said, "Prehaps I Freudian slipped in European whips"
D#
God sent me to break the chain
I'm the true and livin'
Cm
God in the flesh, the rest of these niggas is vain
D#
A stain on the white suit, inferior IQ
Cm
Niggas'll rip your shit off TIDAL just to spite you
D#
Ahhhh, what did I do?
'Cept try to free you
Cm
Niggas'll love you but hate you 'cause they can't be you
D#
Dump 'em all in the bayou, uh
Cm
Everybody wave bye to the guy you thought you could lie to
D#
This was meant to be a haiku, huh
Cm
But my story's too wide to fit inside the line or two
D#
Oh, these that drugs
Cm
Heroin flow, I spaz on the stove
                             D#
This is Hov, no flex zone, nigga, who lied to you?
              Cm
Look, you a pedestrian
Don't ever question the security I provided you
D#
Oh y'all thought I was washed?
I'm at the cleaners
Cm
Launderin' dirty money like the Teamsters, huh
D#
Shout out to Hoffa back home, he in the church
Cm
When I heard you got booked, that shit hurt
D#
Fear for you, bro, we know the system don't work
Cm
Take a young nigga's freedom over some dirt
D#
Yet it's legal in Colorado
Yeah, we deny
Cm
Black entrepreneurs, free enterprise
D#
That's why it's a black market, that's why it's called the trap
Cm
That's why it's called the projects 'cause it's exactly that
D#
All these people was gon' kill me, heh
Cm
'Cause the more I reveal me, the more they 'fraid of the real me
Welcome back Carter, smile

[Outro: Gloria Carter]
Living in the shadow
Can you imagine what kind of life it is to live?
In the shadows people see you as happy and free
Because that's what you want them to see
Living two lives, happy, but not free
You live in the shadows for fear of someone hurting your family or the person you love
The world is changing and they say it's time to be free
But you live with the fear of just being me
Living in the shadow feels like the safe place to be
No harm for them, no harm for me
But life is short, and it's time to be free
Love who you love, because life isn't guaranteed
Smile

            
            
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