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There's gon' be some stuff you gon' see
That's gon' make it hard to smile in the future
But through whatever you see, through all the rain and the pain
You gotta keep your sense of humor
You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit
Remember that, yeah, keep ya head up, yeah

Our lifestyles be close captioned, addicted to fatal attractions
Pictures of actions be played back in the midst of mashin'
No fairy tales for this young black male
Some see me stranded in this land of hell, jail and crack sales

Hustlin' too hard to think of culture
Or the repercussions while bustin' on backstabbin' vultures
Sellin' my soul for material wishes, fast cars and bitches
Wishin' I live my life a legend, immortalized in pictures

Why shed tears? Save your sympathy
My childhood years were spent buryin' my peers in the cemetery
Here's a message to the newborns waitin' to breathe
If you believe then you can achieve, just look at me

Against all odds, though life is hard, we carry on
Livin' in the projects, broke with no lights on
To all the seeds that follow me, protect your essence
Born with less but you still precious, just smile for me now

Smile for me, won't you smile?
(Smile for me now)
Just smile, smile for me
(Smile)

(What cha lookin' all sad for, nigga? You black, smile for me now)
Smile for me
(Nigga, you ain't got nothin' to be worried about)
Won't you smile? Just smile
(No doubt, smile for me now and the next generation)

Now as I open up my story, put the blaze in your blunts
And you can picture thoughts slowly up on phrases I run
And I can walk you through the days that I done
I often wish that I could save everyone

But I'm a dreamer
Have you ever seen a nigga who was strong in the game
Overlookin' his tomorrows and they finally came?
Look back on childhood memories and I'm still feelin' the pain
Turnin' circles in my ninth grade, dealin' cocaine

Too many hassles in my local life, survivin' the strain
And a man without a focus, life could drive him insane
Stuck inside a ghetto fantasy, hopin' it'd change
But when I focus on reality we broke and in chains

Had a dream of livin' wealthy and makin' it big
And after all my momma's thankin' God for blessin' the child
All my momma gots to do now is collect it and smile
Smile

Smile for me, won't you smile?
Just smile, smile for me
Smile for me
Won't you smile? Just smile

Fuck the world, as we are loc'in', witness furious speeds
Unanswered questions keep us all stressin', curious Gs
Backstabbed and bleedin', crooked thoughts laced with weed
Learnin', duckin' stray shots, bullets be hot, they burnin'

Inhalin' sherm smoke, visualized the flames
Will I be smothered by my own pain?
Strange whispers, cowards conversate, so quick to diss us
Takin' pictures for the Feds and desperate hopes they'd get us

Hit us off, give us plenty centuries, forgive my sins
Since I ain't in many penitentiaries
The best revenge is fuck friends
We military minded soldiers, bustin' shots blindly
Tryin' to find Jehovah to help me, somebody save me

Lost and crazy, scared to drop a seed hopin'
I ain't cursed my babies
Maybe now niggas feel me, now picture my pain
Embrace my words, make the world change
And still I smile, nigga

And now a moment of silence, let us pray
And as you journey into outer space
May the angels help to lead the way
Shine up on your soul to keep you safe

And all the homies that done passed away
They there to greet you as you pass the gates
And as you headed to the tunnel's light
I hope it leads to eternal life
We say the prayers for our homie 'Pac, smile

(Smile for me)
(All ya need to do is smile)
(Woo, smile for me)
(Come on smile for me)



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