Smile - Juice WRLD and The Weeknd

The Experience: I'd do anything in my power to see you just smile I want you to prosper and come proper Even if that means I ain't by your side... Selfless love..

The Vibe: Sadness. Resolve. Honesty.

The Topic: Selfless love. Self-awareness.

The Tension: I'd do anything in my power to see you just smile (I love you for you not for me). VS. I'm sad that I can't satisfy (But I wish I could have been the one to love you).



Music video: She's alone. Juice WRLD is alone, so close to her in the glass globe, but so far away. The Weeknd is alone. And it's only by leaving her that they're able to love her. When she's alone she feels the love. And only once he has left does Juice WRLD spread his wings. Love isn't possessive.

The Meaning of Smile: Contrast. You love her. Truly. But you aren't worthy of her love. You can't love her enough. Can't love her well enough. Juice WRLD and The Weeknd underscore that tension with their own lyrics and voices. Juice WRLD is the noble resolve to do the right thing. To love even if it means leaving. To embrace the sadness if the sadness speaks true. The Weeknd sings to the wretchedness that makes you unworthy. Juice WRLD sings nobility. The Weeknd sings tragedy. Together they craft a song that rings so very true, and so very relatable.

Ask yourself: Do you love deeply enough to question your own worthiness?

Album:  Legends Never Die (2020)

LYRICS:

[Juice WRLD]
I'd do anything in my power to see you just smile
I want you to prosper and come proper
Even if that means I ain't by your side
I'd do anything in my power to see you just smile
I want you to prosper and come proper
Even if that means I ain't by your side

Devil on my shoulder tellin' me I'll die soon
I don't really want that to impact you
But I don't know, maybe I'm just paranoid
I just want the best for you, I just want what's left of you
Oh, you tell me that you're sad inside
I'm sad that I can't satisfy
Yeah, I pray that I get it right this time
Maybe we'll be alright
Oh, you tell me that you're sad inside
I'm sad that I can't satisfy
Yeah, I pray that I get it right this time
Maybe we'll be alright

I'd do anything in my power to see you just smile
I want you to prosper and come proper
Even if that means I ain't by your side
I'd do anything in my power to see you just smile
I want you to prosper and come proper
Even if that means I ain't by your side

[The Weeknd]
Oh yeah
I just wanna see you smile (You smile)
Don't cry (Don't cry)
Even though it means I gotta let you go (You go)
Dependent on ya, gotta learn to be alone ('Lone)
'Cause I'm so desensitized
When our skin is touching (Yeah), I need drugs to love you (Yeah)
You want so much more from me, but I can only fuck you (You)
I spent every day right beside you ('Side you), 'side you ('Side you)
A hundred pics of me on your phone
Now you're someone that I used to know
At this point, we playin' with fire (Fire), fire (Fire)
You don't wanna see what's in my phone
It's just gonna hurt you more (More)

[Juice WRLD (The Weeknd)]
I'd do anything in my power to see you just smile (Oh yeah)
I want you to prosper and come proper
Even if that means I ain't by your side (Oh, oh)
I'd do anything in my power (My power) to see you just smile
I want you to prosper and come proper
Even if that means I ain't by your side

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