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Riff: J. Cole – “Crooked Smile”

Jun 18, 2013

I keep my twisted grill, just to show them kids it’s real/We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still

from Crooked Smile lyrics by J. Cole

Easily the most pop-oriented track of his career, the TLC-featuring “Crooked Smile” tackles a similar self-image theme as the girlband’s “Unpretty” as Cole acknowledges that although his teeth aren’t perfect, he’s done more than ok for himself without getting them fixed; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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