Wale – The Pessimist Lyrics

Oh so there’s still hope?1
I don’t want hope, hope is killing me. My dream is to become hopeless.2
When you’re hopeless you don’t care, and when you don’t care, that indifference, it makes you attractive3

A nigga feelin’ hopeless4
Who am I to change perception?
If a nigga kill a nigga he’s another statistic5
If his skin’s a little different they gon’ say it was self defense6
Nigga feelin’ hopeless
Starin’ at the idiom box, riddle me this
If a killer was a nigga would niggas still really care7
Cause niggas worser than Zimmerman8 livin’ life everywhere9
Niggas hopeless
Small niggas with big tools10
Couldn’t get to Harvard, hard work, he hard whipped
Cause them hardy hah’s and hard nights
Are hard to live through11
When you hopeless
What we gotta do to be winnin’?
Cause all the schools gettin’ closed12
Dribble a little, coach, shootin’ at a foe13
Cause they chargin’ them to hoop at community center
My nigga, hopeless
25 bands,14 he was shootin’ not a damn givin’15
Cousin threw a couple grand16 at some dancers17
Throwin’ back their fat ass, is my glasses confused?
We’re the hopeless
America’s dream and nightmare in the same being18
Even when being polite here
Niggas try to bring me down, the life of a pioneer19
Lightyears worth of hopeless
Celebrities celebratin’ disgust me20
The cerebellum invaded with all these fresh things on
Watchin’ “Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta” as we speak21
Nigga we hopeless
Okay, the Steebie show is on
And so my broad22 rollin’ weed23 now she’s mad at me
Cause she seen a scene with Rasheeda baby father
Said, “You niggas all hopeless”24

Got a pocket full of lint25 again, but it make no difference to me26
Fallin’ out27 with my friends again, but it make no difference to me
Goddamn I’m hopeless
Oh man I’m hopeless
Got no gas in my tank again, but it make no difference to me
Overdraft at the bank again, but it make no difference to me28
Goddamn I’m hopeless
Lord knows I’m hopeless
Still I pray29

Nigga feelin’ hopeless
Like a penny with a hole in it30
We as empty as a corazón31 of a widow
From a soul that she don’t know when he’s comin’ home
He don’t got no limit,32 hopeless
What’s a purple heart to a hurt head?33
He done done 12 years,34 he was told 635
Prolly go back in a minute, ain’t shit here36
Nigga so hopeless
Thoughts are ravaging in the whole crib37
Now he post-traumatic38 and always on the edge
On the pills, some bills, two kids, one leg39
Nigga so hopeless
A lot of black cops always clap back
And some foul white cops always on deck40
Playin’ race card, guarantee you’ll make a blackjack
Nigga so hopeless
Cause we ain’t ‘posed to ever have shit41
And we ain’t vocal as rap42
Niggas cause we don’t mope unless we trap hits
Nigga hopeless
Look at what I go through to show you
Niggas respect money, money respect power
And power, we never given43 unless
A nigga catch, shoot or dribble44
We are hopeless
Nah you ain’t out here for the culture45
You finna riot, without a purpose46
You ain’t a mothafuckin’ rider, you a fuckin’ token, posin’47
Nigga hopeless
Of course not literal
But why complain about the man48
When a nigga with my skin
The same problems with them I had49
Is out there killin’ niggas too?
Eat your food,50 nigga

Got a pocket full of lint again, but it make no difference to me
Fallin’ out with my friends again, but it make no difference to me
Goddamn I’m hopeless
Oh man I’m hopeless
Got no gas in my tank again, but it make no difference to me
Overdraft at the bank again, but it make no difference to me
Goddamn I’m hopeless
Lord knows I’m hopeless
Still I pray51

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