No Smiling Faces
Gowdie Ranks Lyrics


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I'm not the strongest man in the world
I never said I was
But I fear none and I respect all

And if you disrespect it I'mma die bout it

(Shoot em' up) In the ghetto where we all grind
Sun up to sun down
Hustle all night (Shoot em' up)
Pressure on em that's at all times
Take one of mine then I'mma make sure that we all cry (one eighty seven)
Homicide Homicide (Shoot em' up)
Pray that it don't be a homicide
Homicide Homicide (Shoot em' up)
Pray it dont be no Homicide

Malcom X a religion but this ain't television
Go watch the movie then come back and try to tell me different
I swear to God I miss my nigga just full of hate (I do)
Bullet in the chamber pull up and go BANG
Doin' it for his kids the ones that Shud don't look after
Watching the news in a foster home they father was massacred
In the hospital laid up inside my dick a decathetar
Hill up and go kill up everything in his family
Should've flipped me got to teach the bitch that tried to get at me
Left my nigga children on this Earth to be bastards
Bitch I'm up in the mornin' caught a slip grip up on em'
At the red light through the windshield knocked out all his components

Had to draw down lay the law down for a month straight
Ain't no sleepin' nigga beefin' this a month straight
Band-aids on my fingertips with gloves on I clutch chrome
Duct tape the bottom of my shoes with the snub on
Up it spray it to the pavement you a blood donor
Infrared white shirt red all the blood on it
Throw a bag of drugs on you for the crime scene
Drug-related homicide closed case crime scene
Extender stick out BLICKA BLOCK and didn't dick off
Thought that was your bitch she set you up caught with your dick out




Trail you to the club and catch you thievin' out that bitch
My decoy fight cause a distraction leave you leakin' out that bitch

Overall Meaning

The song "No Smiling Faces" by Gowdie Ranks is a raw and intense depiction of life in the ghetto. The lyrics suggest that the singer is not physically strong but does not fear anyone and respects everyone. The singer also emphasizes that disrespecting him will result in his fighting back even if it means dying in the process. This is followed by a string of violence and crime that goes on in the ghetto, including murder, drugs, and theft. The singer highlights the brutality of the streets and how it has affected him, including the fact that he has lost a friend who was murdered, and he swears he will avenge him.


The lyrics of the song also suggest a deep connection between the singer and his audience. They share a common experience of the ghetto, which allows him to speak candidly about his feelings towards it. He mentions Malcolm X and how his teachings have influenced him. Moreover, the singer highlights his struggles and the sacrifices he has to make to survive. The music video that accompanies the song shows clips of the ghetto, including run-down buildings and people wearing hoodies and masks.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm not the strongest man in the world
I am not the most physically strong person in the world.


I never said I was
I have never claimed to be the strongest man in the world.


But I fear none and I respect all
Even though I am not the strongest, I am not afraid of anyone and I respect everyone.


And if you disrespect it I'mma die bout it
If you disrespect me, I am willing to die defending my honor.


(Shoot em' up) In the ghetto where we all grind
This is happening in the ghetto where we all struggle to make ends meet.


Sun up to sun down
We work tirelessly from sunrise to sunset.


Hustle all night (Shoot em' up)
We work hard all night to make ends meet.


Pressure on em that's at all times
We are constantly under pressure to make money and succeed.


Take one of mine then I'mma make sure that we all cry (one eighty seven)
If anyone harms someone close to me, I will seek revenge and make sure they suffer for it.


Homicide Homicide (Shoot em' up)
I am willing to kill to protect myself and those close to me.


Pray that it don't be a homicide
I hope that there isn't a murder as a result of the violence.


Malcom X a religion but this ain't television
Malcolm X's teachings are very important, but this is not a movie or TV show.


Go watch the movie then come back and try to tell me different
If you don't understand the importance of Malcolm X's teachings, go watch a movie about him and then come back and try to argue with me.


I swear to God I miss my nigga just full of hate (I do)
I really miss my friend who had a lot of built-up anger.


Bullet in the chamber pull up and go BANG
I carry a loaded gun with the intention of using it if necessary.


Doin' it for his kids the ones that Shud don't look after
I am taking revenge for my friend's children who are neglected by their mother.


Watching the news in a foster home they father was massacred
The children are watching news coverage of their father's brutal murder from their foster home.


In the hospital laid up inside my dick a decathetar
I am in the hospital with a urinary catheter, a device used to drain urine from the bladder.


Hill up and go kill up everything in his family
I plan to seek revenge by murdering everyone in the perpetrator's family.


Should've flipped me got to teach the bitch that tried to get at me
The person who tried to get at me should have thought twice because I will teach them a lesson.


Left my nigga children on this Earth to be bastards
My friend's children will now be fatherless and considered bastards by society.


Bitch I'm up in the mornin' caught a slip grip up on em'
I wake up early and immediately prepare to catch those who wronged me.


At the red light through the windshield knocked out all his components
I shoot the perpetrator through their car windshield, causing significant damage to their body.


Had to draw down lay the law down for a month straight
I had to stay armed and vigilant for a whole month to protect myself and those close to me.


Ain't no sleepin' nigga beefin' this a month straight
I had to stay awake for a whole month because of the ongoing conflict.


Band-aids on my fingertips with gloves on I clutch chrome
I wear gloves and Band-Aids on my fingertips to avoid leaving any evidence behind when handling my gun.


Duct tape the bottom of my shoes with the snub on
I tape the bottom of my shoes to muffle my footsteps when approaching the enemy with my gun.


Up it spray it to the pavement you a blood donor
I shoot at the ground to scare and warn the enemy that I am armed and ready.


Infrared white shirt red all the blood on it
I use a night-vision scope and have blood from previous killings on my white shirt.


Throw a bag of drugs on you for the crime scene
I plant drugs on the enemy's body after killing them to make it look like a drug-related crime.


Drug-related homicide closed case crime scene
The police will close the case as a drug-related homicide based on the planted evidence.


Extender stick out BLICKA BLOCK and didn't dick off
I use an extended gun barrel to give me more accuracy and didn't miss my target even once.


Thought that was your bitch she set you up caught with your dick out
I caught someone cheating and their partner set them up, resulting in their humiliation and possibly their death.


Trail you to the club and catch you thievin' out that bitch
I followed someone to a nightclub and caught them trying to steal something.


My decoy fight cause a distraction leave you leakin' out that bitch
I use a decoy to create a distraction and attack the enemy, leaving them severely injured.




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