Arkells - Cynical Bastards Lyrics




Now I don't disagree, it's a hell of a scene
Jackson Square dropouts avoiding the police
If the 80's were tough, the 90's were mean
All that was left for the desperate
Were these fast cash machine
That easy money never helped anybody
With that kind of juice
Man, it ain't worth the squeeze
But month by month I feel a change in the breeze
So start moving on make your own history

If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, get out town now
If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, move a little faster

Some people can't shake the weight of the past
Some people's hearts remain at half-mast
It's downtown where it all intersects
Some came down from the mountains
College kids from the west
And not every suit kites right through their teeth
There's good and there's bad, and then there's some in between
As I wait for the bus coming from the east
There's generations of pride and elbow grease

If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, get out town now
If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, move a little faster

I understand if it's all a bit much, it's a bit of a circus; it's a little bit rough
I heard this place was run by the mob, buying everyone off down at city hall
Those Oakville moms, they stick up their nose.
Those Burlington dads keep their daughters at home
If you're the kind with nothing to say
You heard about this party, but you're praying for rain

If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, get out town now
If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, move a little faster

Move a little faster [x4]





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Arkells Cynical Bastards Comments
  1. ArogantAnarchist

    Love this song so dang much.

  2. Jesse Beninger

    I can't find a flaw with this song. Pure bliss.

  3. Enrico Mazzone

    Aloha ! I am new on this, I was actually looking for Blackfield. But anyway i really see how that nice track would suits to Ola Salo and his cool band . ( any connection within The Ark? ) ! Sorry to looks cinycal, I just like that song pretty much that I might compare it to Ark from Sweden. Cheers You all !

  4. ArogantAnarchist

    PROUD Canadian FROM HAMILTON

  5. James Weber

    Burlington Ontario, Canada here, they are from Hamilton right beside us, and let me tell you, Burlington dads do keep their daughters at home.

    Charleigh Rogers

    james Weber praise 😂

    ArogantAnarchist

    Hell yea they do
    My poor ferinds in Burlington.....

  6. Ben Aussem

    "As I wait for the bus, coming from the east" I commute home from mohawk to dundas, waiting at king & james. These simple things make me happy :).

  7. Mr. Man

    Now I don't disagree, it's a hell of a scene
    Jackson Square dropouts avoiding the place
    If the 80's were tough, the 90's were mean
    All that was left for the desperate
    Were these fast cash machine
    That easy money never helped anybody
    with that kind of juice
    man, it ain't worth the squeeze
    But month by month I feel a change in the breeze
    So start moving on make your own history

    If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, get out town now
    If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, move a little faster

    Some people can't shake the weight of the past
    Some people's hearts remain at half-mast 
    It's downtown where it all intersects
    Some came down from the mountains
    College kids from the west
    And not every suit kites right through their teeth
    there's good and there's bad, and then there's some in between
    As I wait for the bus coming from the east
    There's generations of pride and elbow grease

    If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, get out town now
    If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, move a little faster

    I understand if it's all a bit much, it's a bit of a circus; it's a little bit rough
    I heard this place was run by the mob, buying everyone off down at city hall
    Those Oakville moms, they stick up their nose.
    Those Burlington dads keep their daughters at home
    If you're the kind with nothing to say
    You heard about this party, but you're praying for rain

    If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, get out town now
    If you want me to boil it down, all you cynical bastards, move a little faster

  8. Conor Power

    Musth'v listened to this album a dozen times driving across Canada, got scratched at my destination and started skipping. Just had to buy another copy before driving back!!!

  9. Deb S

    Just saw these guys in Buffalo 6/11  TERRIFIC Show....  Hope to see and hear lots more from them!