Rapper J. Cole has made previous songs referring to imperfection in a person's character. He himself has noticeable flaws he addresses, such as his crooked teeth to his thick eyebrows. J. Cole says that nobody is perfect. We all have our crooked smiles.
Listen to Crooked Smile
What are the lyrics saying:
They tell me I should fix my grill cause I got money now/I ain't gon' sit around and front like I ain't thought about it/A perfect smile is more appealing but it's funny how/My shit is crooked look at how far i done got without it
-J. Cole starts the song by confronting one of his majors flaws, which are his teeth. His teeth were something that he would worry about back in high school but now that he has become well-known, others are beginning to bring up his teeth and that makes him think about that flaw again. Though he thinks about it again, he is not worried about his teeth anymore. J. Cole's teeth are a part of him. They make his character unique.
I feel for you/Killing yourself for a man that'll kill for you
-The 'I feel for you' line refers to him knowing what it's like to be self-conscious. To have your faults bother you.
'Killing yourself for a man that'll kill for you'. Some are going to extreme measures to meet social dogma, yet they are looking for someone who is loyal and real when they themselves are not loyal and real themselves.
No need to fix what God already put his paintbrush on
-I'm not very religious but this line is truly impulsive. Belief goes that God created man. Paintbrush is used in place of created. More than that, the way this is worded refers that God made a piece of art with his paintbrush. One spoils that art with cover-ups.
Women are now more focused on their faults than ever before. They focus on their imperfections and rarely notice their beautiful qualities that make them attractive.
Now, we have to admit, when we find our partners we do notice their appearance. It's part of it, but once you get to know that person more, their appearance means less and it becomes more of what is in the inside. When that occurs, one finds nearly everything about that person beautiful.