XTC - Cynical Days Lyrics




Another year's gone by,
The world's grown older,
Sometimes I heave a sigh,
People grow colder.

Every day I do my best to show,
I can make it in this world I know,
But all the bad thoughts that people bring,
My faith in human nature's
Getting pretty thin.

Help me get through these cynical days.
Help me get through my cynical ways.
You say it's just a passing phase,
You've got to help me get through, these cynical days.

Another see through scheme,
People are shallow.
The dark night's closing in,
My dark thoughts follow.

I try and make my world a better place,
(my efforts seem in vain),
But I'm competing in a human race,
(falling deeper down the drain),
That value things that just don't count,
Makes me wonder what it's all about.

Help me get through these cynical days.
Help me get through my cynical ways.
You say it's just a passing phase,
You've got to help me get through these cynical days.

Yeah, you say it's just a passing phase,
You've got to help me get through these cynical days.

Yeah, you say it's just a passing phase,
You've got to help me get through these cynical days.

Yeah, you say it's just a passing phase,
You've got to help me get through these cynical days.

Cynical days.
Cynical days.





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  1. MisterMannerisms

    By far my favorite XTC album. One of the most-played albums I have. It's got a plethora of influences and vibes, yet it's somehow all XTC. Fantastic musicianship!

  2. Lionel Talaro

    Oh what a fantastic song on an amazing album. One of the best albums ever!

  3. Monkey Mutant Boss

    A year's gone by...

  4. Villa Baby

    Really relate to this song

  5. Jonathan Bennetts

    1988 people,,think about it

  6. Richard Albert Henderson

    Lately this song speaks to me when dealing with unpleasant a#@$*&%s in my life. Thanks Colin.

  7. gata sucia

    beautiful song

  8. Wayne Crump

    This song never got on my radar and now I have been tasked with learning it for a band. Where does one find a tab for this?

  9. Dan Calestini

    People are shallow you got that right see it every day

  10. Dan Calestini

    Love this never get tired of XTC best band no ones listening to!!!

  11. Dan Calestini

    One of my all time under the radar bands been listening to these guys over 25 years one reason i believe and know is that andy partridge had stage fright and didn't like to preform live doesn't matter these guys rock if your not familiar just listen they will not disappoint lots of great songs

  12. Dennis Mazza

    Dukes of the Stratosphere  ( XTC in reality ) "25 O'clock" , "Psonic Psunspot", and XTC with "Oranges and Lemons" is in my opinion, the greatest homage to the psychedelic era of rock music. Whenever I hear the songs from these three albums, it instills memories of 1965 - 1968. And the "Oranges and Lemons" Peter Max style artwork is amazing !

  13. Chris Moos

    Gonna have trouble not listening to all of O/L now

  14. Richard Solis

    colin incredibly ...breaks it down

  15. james woody

    Mark Isham on his horn. Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson drumming along!! Andy Partridge singing back up vocals!

    tracboy80

    Wow I had no idea Mark Isham played on Oranges and Lemons! Two of my favourite artists and they've collaborated! Thanks for this.

  16. james woody

    One of Colin's best songs. My favorite XTC album!

    keith ruddell

    @james woody i transcribed the bass on this album i love it so much. +1 mark and pat

  17. Marc Rollins

    Loves it.