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Antix - Smile



[Intro: Nomakhosi Nkosi]
Try to bring me down
Try to hurt my soul but I
Try to hurt my pride
Try to break my stride
But you ain't gonna bring me down

[Verse 1: Antix]
I've meditated on the best way left that I could say this
I bit the bullet and my tongue but I don't like those flavors
I want success but not because I want to be famous
I ain't shameless most celebs out there are fucking brainless
I'm making changes, I'm throwing out those dirty linens
I'm taking out the trash, I'm calling out pretenders
I'm making waves like a Thai beach from here to
The way that my eyes reaching you ain't gon' escape
There ain't no hide or seek
I live my life with this jewel sense of optimism
Ever faithful that my talents will shine through the system
But it ain't easy when that road map is misconfigured
Graffiti'd road signs with stickup men with itchy fingers
Got no sense of how often I get shown the door
Change my style til it ain't even my style no more
But all that talking and all that jibber jabber
I don't hear it, cause I don't have to
[Chorus: Nomakhosi Nkosi]
I just smile, I smile, I smile
Cause you ain't gonna bring me down
Smile, I smile, I smile
Cause you ain't gonna bring me down

[Verse 2: Antix]
I feel this isolation
I choose this entertainment
I'm in this window sill a manikin of my creation
This cage I am displayed in
So who's gon' feed the avian
Circus life baby, I crave your (?)
This fickle life I chose
Dance to the beat, I'm out in the cold
Sink through the cracks
Sing for the scraps, my desperation shows
I wreak of sad approval
I need your kind acceptance
If you don't love me then I failed you and there ain't exceptions
Forge your destiny, that's what my momma told me
There ain't nobody like you baby you that one and only
So keep those aspirations you'll find a way to make it
Don't pay attention to what those faceless people saying
Just that hollow talking
Nothing but jibber jabber
They try to kill you while they standing there and grinning at ya
So when you stop precedings
And you get that feeling
Look right back at them and baby you just...
[Chorus: Nomakhosi Nkosi]
Smile, I smile, I smile
Cause you ain't gonna bring me down
I smile, I smile, I smile
Cause you ain't gonna bring me down

[Verse 3: Antix]
I've been through it all
But I will come back longer, longer
I will come back stronger, stronger
No, I will not fall and I won't be turned down
I will come back faster, faster
I will come back harder, harder
You won't bring me down
You can talk about stronger, longer
You can talk about harder, faster
You can talk about hunger
I've been through it all
You can talk about longer, longer
You can talk about stronger, stronger
But when you talk..

[Chorus: Nomakhosi Nkosi]
I just smile, I smile, I smile
Cause you ain't gonna bring me down
I just smile, I smile, I smile
Cause you ain't gonna bring me down
[Outro: Antix]
To all those people who said I would never make it
Or amount to anything, thank you very much
I love you, you made me
And to all those people in the world right now
Coming up against those people
Be proud of yourself
Believe in yourself
When the doubt starts to creep in
Look them in the eyes... and just smile