Super 8 Cynics

by Super 8 Cynics

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Super 8 Cynics’ self-titled debut album combines lyrical maturity and experienced musicianship to create an anthemic pop sound that’s both retro and contemporary.

Super 8 Cynics – the album – charts the breaking down of certainties, the acceptance of circumstances, and the hope of new beginnings.

Fusing rock, pop and New Wave, Super 8 Cynics’ uplifting melodies belie the darker concepts at the heart of their music.

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released September 17, 2012

Ady Hall - Vocals, Synthesizers, Guitar, Percussion
Neal McCarthy - Guitars
Mike Healey - Synthesizers
Jack Ellis - Bass
Paul Barlow - Drums

All songs performed & arranged by Super 8 Cynics

All words & music by Ady Hall except:

Track 3 - Words by N.Yong Ching & A. Hall, Music by A. Hall
Track 9 - Words by A. Hall, Music by A. Hall & Y. Baker
Track 11 - Words & Music by A. Clark
Track 12 - Words by A. Hall, Music by A.Hall & P.Hollis

Pre-Production - Clayton Court Studios, Wigan
Recorded - Catalyst Studios, St Helens
Produced by Sugar House Music
Engineered & Mixed by Lee McCarthy
Mastered by Robin Schmidt, 24-96 Mastering, Germany

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Track Name: Fate
Nothing makes much sense
I wish it was a matter of coincidence
I don't belong but I'm hanging on
Pride has left me weak
Its knocked me off my feet
Clinging to moments gone
I'm hanging on

No I don't understand
The way that fate is planned
It seems that I'm meant to be lonely
Cause every time I try to be in someone’s life
The doors are not open to me

Feeling takes such strength
It seems to move ahead we must lose innocence
And all I've done touches no-one
Lies have cut me deep
The price of love ain’t cheap
Singing for those unsung
Still hanging on

Why for me, do you feel nothing?
Why can't you look at me and see your reflection?
Their days are brighter
My nights are darker
Their taste is sweeter
The knife cuts deeper

No I don’t understand
The way that fate is planned
Cause every time I try
The doors are not open to me
Track Name: Can't Escape
Will you haunt me again tonight?
As I rome the streets of my mind
My head forgot what my heart cannot
And pain’s the only friend that I find
But it’s alright
As long as there’s tomorrow there’s time
And I will do my best
To lay this ghost to rest

Cause I can’t escape the feeling
Haunting me this evening
I... Am I losing my mind?
I don’t know where you are
But you’re all that I see
And I can’t escape
You gotta hold over me now

Will you show me the house where you live?
I’ll imagine the secrets you hid from me
My head has learned but my heart still burns
For everything that we never did
Night after night
I’m still haunted by that look in your eye
I’d forget if I could
Though it would do no good

I can’t escape from you
Even if I wanted to
You’re still in my heart
And though we’re apart
I’m never gonna be without you

Come back
Why don’t you come back?
Come back for real
Come back to me
Track Name: Best of Me
I can never face the truth
Crying in the rain
I’m waiting to go home
To be whole again
I can barely recognise
The man you used to see
And I’m blinded by the past
Its haunting me

You’re stripping away the best of me
And everything I used to be
Stripping away the best of me
I’m nothing that I used to be
How can you heal a broken man?
When he’s lost everything, he’s done all he can
Stripping away the best of me

Things I never knew
Lie there underneath
Hidden from the world
Away from me
Now everything has changed
But I didn’t let go
And I need to tell you this
Because I think you should know that..

I feel so uninspired
After all that has transpired
It’s a wonder how I even got this far
Now I feel so tired
All the hope I had expired
And the truth it hits me harder every day, yeah
Its harder every day
Track Name: Limited Blindness
Can’t find peace of mind
I’ll settle for destroying it
It’s no solution you say
What is these days?

Escape I must escape
For as long as I can
Can’t stay where I don’t belong
Consciousness is pain

Don’t ask me why but I wanna go blind
Even if it’s just for today and tonight
Have to get away, it’s the only way I know
So please, just let me go

It’s sad to say my only comfort
Is not a friend of mine
It’s the closest I can get
So take me further away
Distort the pictures that
Wound my waking hours
This is the only bridge
That stops me going insane
Track Name: Anything That Moves
Evil ways
Never cease to amaze
Pocketfull of memories
Tattooed on my brain
Draining my devotion
Of all that is pure
Girl that wore a halo
Was really a whore

Funny how I knew
‘Bout every little thing you'd do
Prior to the end
I could always depend
You'd screw anything that moves

Couldn't make it any closer to home
Then hurt me more than I've ever known
Prior to the end
I could always depend
You'd screw anything that moves

Easy lays
Never meant to enrage
Pocketfull of promises
Abide with the pain
Changing my delusion
Of all I was sure
Reasoning beyond me
And pride on the floor

Where I lay my head
Is where I'll lay until I'm dead
You cannot break
What can't be broken
And you cannot steal
What can't be stolen
Track Name: Doing What I've Always Done
You’re tearing me up
Sometimes its never enough
I feel like giving it up
Giving it up
You’re messing me up
Sometimes its never enough
I feel like giving it up
Giving it up

All the world awaits
But I can’t fight the hands of fate
And all I’ve done
Is leading me back to the place I started from

I’m just doing what I’ve always done
All I ever wanted was to be someone
I’m just doing what I’ve always done
Everybody says that I should turn and run
Say I’m waiting for a day that will not come
I’m just doing what I’ve always done

My mind is made up
I’m sick of dressing it up
We never had the right stuff
It was never enough
You’re driving me nuts
I feel I’m stuck in a rut
I feel like giving it up
Giving it up
Track Name: I Should Know You Better
If I had the time
Would the world be mine?
And if my soul was free
Nothing would get to me

But you know, it’s too much to ask for

If my heart believed
In every word and deed
Love would be no crime
If this world were mine

But you know it’s too much to ask for
It’s too much to ask for

I should know you better
But I can’t remember whether you cared
Did you care?
And now it seems too late to say it
And I bet you’d laugh at me if I dared
I don’t dare

If the choice were mine
I’d gladly turn back time
Make the feeling known
And never be alone

But you know, it’s too much to ask for
It’s too much to ask for

I should know you better
But I can’t remember whether you cared
Did you care?
But now it seems too late to say it
And I bet you’d laugh at me if I dared
I don’t dare

I’m tied up
You’ve made your mind up
And I know that every chance is gone
I’ve spent the night up
I’ve made my mind up
So if you will not be mine
Then it’s time to say goodbye
Track Name: Imaginary Wars
All those words left unsaid, books I never read
All coming back again to haunt me
I was merely toeing the line, breathing but barely alive
And tears I never cried wash over me

Break down the walls around me
Let me breathe real love
The truth was a lie but it found me
Now I see no war
No more

Songs left unsung, chained to what I’d become
And the reason I’d begun escaped me
Climbed invisible walls, fought Imaginary wars
I gave all to a lost cause but now I am free

As the years passed my door, I imagined a war
Set the dogs on myself, I can’t run anymore
From the words that deceived, that I used to believe
Cause the truth was a lie, But it found me and now I see

Tears I never cried
Wash over me
Can’t run anymore
Imagined a war
Imagined it all
Climbed invisible walls
Fought for a lost cause
Can’t fight anymore
Track Name: Don't Give Up On Me Now
Say you can't suffer any longer hey
Gotta be stronger for another day
To give you what you need
To lift yourself off your knees
No-one knows better ‘bout the fight than you
Nobody sees the world the way you do
Just do it for yourself
There's nobody else gonna guide you

Don't give up on me now
Don't let the fire burn out
Why d’ya wanna do that?
Destroy every chance we had?
Don't give up on this now
Fight the feeling somehow
Please don't tell me you can't
Don't give up on me now

Don't hide your heart no matter what they say
Don't fall apart cause there’s no other way
Forget all you have been
You'll never be free if you stand still
Caught in a web of animosity
Tied to a place where you don't wanna be
Whichever path you choose
You're still gonna lose if you let go

Gotta be stronger for another day
Don’t fall apart cause theres no other way
Theres nobody else gonna guide you
Track Name: Hollywood Lied
I don’t wanna let it go
But I’m feeling like I can’t hold on no more
I don’t wanna let it show but I know
That sometimes even a sure thing can lose

You know I’m trying
But its making me a man that I’m not
No, it’s not much but its something ,it’s the one thing I got
I can’t remember what I wanted, but I know it’s not this
Before you tell me that it’s over, there’s something I missed

Hey, am I nothing more than yesterday?
I’ve been trying but its much too late
Maybe I’ve seen too many movies
But I didn’t see it ending this way
All my innocence has gone to stay
Is it time I started acting my age?
Maybe I’ve seen too many movies

I don’t wanna let you down
But there’s a feeling in my heart my time is coming around
I don’t wanna fade to grey, but they say
That all good things must end someday

No use in crying
While there’s still a chance to turn it around
Or am I lying to myself that its worth shouting about
I can’t remember what I wanted, but I know it’s not this
And before the party’s over, you gotta listen to this

When Hollywood lied
Innocence died
Hollywood lied
Hollywood lied
Track Name: Change
Now for each year that passes by
A line appears to frame my eye
A little thing, it’s called change

And for each line there is a tale
A memory that now is stale
Embrace the thing called change

As a bird can’t learn to fly
Before she leaves her mother’s side
A man can’t grow without letting go

A heart beats, the second hand is moving all the time
Searching, rolling down the line
We’re moving, although it seems the future’s out of range.
Stopped dead if fearful of the change

We’ve all been hurt, we’ve all shed tears
We’ve all been hindered by our fears
One of which is change

And I myself held to the past
Until I realised that nothing lasts
Embrace the thing called change

As a shadow can’t move along
Until the sun has come and gone now
We, like shadows, grow and fade away
Track Name: No Tomorrow
I can’t stop the wheels from turning
I can’t fight for a lost cause
There’s another fire burning
Just like the one before
I watch it flash in front of me
All that I live for
I’ve been holding on for dearest life
But chained to what I know

If you wanna play it that way
Very well, choose the end
But don’t say I did not warn you, old friend

You’re straying down a road that I can’t follow
Breathing in the air doesn’t make me hollow
You can dish the dirt on me but I won’t follow
Cause I can’t go on living like there’s no tomorrow

I can’t close the doors I’ve opened
I can’t sing for those unsung
The night is far from over
But the day has only begun

I may be undivine but I see black and white
Faith can’t break my fall
Just turning inside out and releasing the doubt
Can only lead me home