“Smile More” – Deap Vally [YouTube Official Music Video]

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Deap Vally “Smile More” Lyrics

Everybody’s trying to tell me what to do
Everybody’s trying to tell me what to do
It makes me wanna break some shit and sniff some glue
Everybody’s trying tell me what to do

Stranger in the bar tells me to smile more
I look at him and I ask, what for
I am happily un-happy man
And no, I don’t wanna shake your hand

I don’t wanna be a reflection
I’m so bored with this rejection
I don’t wanna be a reflection
I don’t need your direction

And I am not ashamed of my mental state
And I am not ashamed of my body weight
And I am not ashamed of my rage
And I am not ashamed of my age
And I am not ashamed of my sex life
Although I wish it were better
I am not ashamed I am no one’s wife
Although the idea does sound kind of nice

I don’t wanna be a reflection
I’m so bored with this rejection
I don’t wanna be a reflection
I don’t need your direction

All this rejection is bad for my complexion,
Come on now, let’s take this to the next section

People think they know what kind of girl I am
They take one look, they think they understand
And they’re always surprised when they meet me
Apparently I’m terribly misleading

And yes, I am a feminist
But that isn’t why I started doing this
And sometimes I am full of bitterness
But I am trying to work through this

I don’t wanna be a reflection
I’m so bored with this rejection
I don’t wanna be a reflection
I don’t need your direction

I don’t wanna be a reflection
I’m so bored with this rejection
I don’t wanna be a reflection
I don’t need your direction

L.A. indie rock band Deap Vally have shared a music video for “Smile More,” a track from their cleverly titled upcoming album, FEMEJISM. Watch it above.

Directed by Nina Ljeti, the video shows a girl wandering the streets of East Los Angeles, where she steps into such places as a church and a seedy drag club. She finally feels comfortable when she stumbles upon the band performing in the street, leaving her with a smile. “Smile More” is a gritty rock tune, and the video is able to capture that essence.

FEMEJISM is scheduled to be released on September 16, 2016 via Nevado Music. Pick it up on Amazon.

For more music, news, and tour information about Deap Vally, check out their Zumic artist page.

Deap Vally FEMEJISM album cover art

Source: Deap Vally VEVO YouTube