WALE feat J.COLE - The Pessimist

This song is from the album The Album About Nothing(2015), released on Mar 31, 2015.
I think the production and the background vocals are what makes this song really interesting. The vocals were exciting and the rhythm felt nice. The overall vibe and energy in the song felt great and the lyrics were meaningful as well. What I didn't like in this song is the bass and the emptiness in the composition.
SongRating: 8/10

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Scale: B Minor
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 107
[INTRO] G A Bm A Bm x4
[VERSE]
                   G
A nigga feelin' hopeless
A
Who am I to change perception?
                   G
If a nigga kill a nigga he's another statistic
         A                                            Bm
If his skin's a little different they gon' say it was self defense
                 G
Nigga feelin' hopeless
A
Starin' at the idiom box, riddle me this
        G                                           A
If a killer was a nigga would niggas still really care
A                                       Bm
Cause niggas worser than Zimmerman livin' life everywhere
          G
Niggas hopeless
A
Small niggas with big tools
                    G
Couldn't get to Harvard, hard work, he hard whipped
A
Cause them [?] are hard nights
                                           G
Are hard to live through when you're hopeless
A
What we gotta do to be winnin'?
                                 G
Cause all the schools gettin' closed
G
Dribble a little, coach, shootin' at a foe
                              A
Cause they chargin' in the hoop, [?]
               G
My nigga, hopeless
A
25 bands, he was shootin' out of damn givin'
 G
Cousin threw a couple grand at some dancers
A                                      Bm
Throwin' back their fat ass, is my glasses confused?
G
We're the hopeless
A
America's dream and nightmare in the same being
G
Even when being polite here
        A                                  Bm
Niggas try to bring me down, the life of a pioneer
G
Lightyears worth of hopeless
A
Celebrities celebratin' disgust me
        G
The cerebellum invaded with all these fresh things
A                                       Bm
Watchin' Love and Hip Hop Atlanta as we speak
               G
Nigga we hopeless
 A
Okay is [?]
  A                         G
They said my broad rollin' weed now she's mad at me
                              A
Cause she seen a scene with Rasheeda [?]

[HOOK]
G                           A
Got a pocket full of lint again, but it makes no difference to me
G                                  A                            Bm
Fallin' out with my friends again, but it makes no difference to me
                G                     A
Goddamn I'm hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless
                 G                        A     Bm
Oh man I'm hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless
G                                A
Got no gas in my tank again, but it makes no difference to me
G                             A
Overdraft at the bank again, but it makes no difference to me
              G                     A
Goddamn I'm hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless
                 G                       A
Lord knows I'm hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless
Bm
But still I pray

[VERSE]
G
Nigga feelin' hopeless
A
Like a penny with a hole in it
                    G
We as empty as a cortisone of a widow
                           A                       Bm
From a soul that she don't know when he's comin' home
                         G
He don't got no limit, hopeless
A
What's a purple heart to a hurt head?
       G
He done done 12 years, he was told 6
                     A
Prolly go back in a minute, ain't shit here
          G
Nigga so hopeless
A
Thoughts are ravaging in the whole crib
            G
Now he post-traumatic and always only on the edge
A                             Bm
On the pills, some bills, some kids who won't love
            G
Nigga so hopeless
A
A lot of black cops always clap back
              G
There's some foul white cops always on deck
 A                                               Bm
Playin' race card, guarantee you'll make a blackjack
            G
Nigga so hopeless
 A
Cause we ain't 'posed to ever have shit
        G
And we ain't vocal as rap
           A
Niggas cause we don't mope unless we try
         G
Nigga hopeless
A
Look at what I go through to show you
          G
Niggas respect money and money respect power
            A
And power, we never givin' 'em less
          Bm                               G
A nigga catch, shoot and dribble, we the hopeless
 A
Nah you ain't out here for the culture
           G
You finna riot without a purpose
                A                                   Bm
You ain't a mothafuckin' rider, you a fuckin' token, posin'
      G
Nigga hopeless
                A
Of course not literal
A
But why complain about the man
                        G
When a nigga with my skin
                                A
The same problems with them I had
A
Is out there killin' niggas too?
Bm
Eat your food, nigga

[HOOK]
G                           A
Got a pocket full of lint again, but it makes no difference to me
G                                  A                            Bm
Fallin' out with my friends again, but it makes no difference to me
                G                     A
Goddamn I'm hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless
                 G                        A     Bm
Oh man I'm hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless
G                                A
Got no gas in my tank again, but it makes no difference to me
G                             A
Overdraft at the bank again, but it makes no difference to me
              G                     A
Goddamn I'm hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless
                 G                       A
Lord knows I'm hopeless, hopeless, hopeless, hopeless
Bm
But still I pray
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