Moment before Miyagi, AIko's brother, died he tweeted this tweet to his twitter page. Hence the title of the song.
"Why aren't you smiling"
In the song, Jhene describes the time Miyagi visited her in her dremas, telling her to keep living..
"At 44 minutes to 4. An angel walked up to my door, opened the windows to my soul, told me he thinks that I should know..
"There's no slowing down.."
,Jhene Aiko is part Japanese. In the lyrics in the previous square she says " at 44 minutes til 4" In Japan 4, is a very unlucky number and is symbolic for death. She also has a song out named "3:16" (44 minutes til 4), focused on her depression and suicidal thoughts.
"this is for for my brother, I do this for my daughter."
Aiko also has a daughter named Namiko. She mentions that her daughter is one of the reasons why she keeps going.
"you have got to trust the signs, Everything will turn out fine"
Jhene accepts that everything happens for a reason, and there's always a lesson to it. Just go with the flow..
"there's really no end, there's really no beginning"
"Why aren't you smiling?"
By the end of the song Jhene realizes that she must keep going, life is hard but what doesnt kill you makes you stronger.