Alec Benjamin - I'm Not A Cynic [Official Lyric Video]

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I’m just being realistic
Being honest with myself
I’ve tried being optimistic
But it doesn’t seem help
So I’ll just have to admit
This is the hand that
I’ve been dealt
Im not being pessimistic
Just being honest with myself
I’m not a cynic
But today’s just not my day
I’ve tried to spin it
Bout a thousand ways
But from every angle oh
The outlook is the same
I swear I’m not a cynic
My glass just has no water in it
You only get that which
Your given
It’s not always up to you
Not every Sunday is a picnic
Cause the sky ain’t always blue
no you can’t just change the weather
By changing your point of view
Some days you just have to wait
Until the storm just passes through
I’m not a cynic
But today’s just not my day
I’ve tried to spin it
Bout a thousand ways
But from every angle oh
The outlook is the same
I swear I’m not a cynic
My glass just has no water in it
So like a boat on the ocean
I’ll rock with the waves god I’m so sick of this notion that I have to fake
Fake my emotion and pretend I’m okay
So like a boat on the ocean
I’ll just rock w the waves

#AlecBenjamin #TheseTwoWindows #ImNotaCynic

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  • His lyrics are always so simple. Yet so very deep.

    니디타니쉬니디타니쉬3 саат мурун
  • fame marks the down fall of most artists today. let's hope you can make it to the fame and keep your wings unlike Icarus and the other talented artist that fell short.

    BlackLightBlackLightКүн мурун
  • Damn the background be like a Blair Witch project lmao

    Ever AveryEver AveryКүн мурун
  • "I've tried being optimistic but it doesn't seem to help" Just gonna ramble a bit about how I relate to this line, don't read since ya probably won't care lol anyways. When I was younger I was optimistic about how I would be going to college, how life couldn't be that bad, how I'll adopt kiddos so they'll have a nice home too, how it was all gonna be fine. Right? Yeah, everyone thinks that in most cases. Except I'm older and, while still oblivious, not as oblivious as I used to be. I've stopped looking for the bright side of everything, especially due to my anxiety. I just agree that it's gonna be bad, nothings gonna work out, and I'm going to die in less than two years. And hey, i'll be right or i'll be wrong. If I'm right, then so be it. If i'm wrong, then whatever I guess? Maybe I won't amount to as big of a mess and failure? Hah, that'll be nice-

    Jada McGeeJada McGee2 күн мурун
    • I read it Just saying

      Emer SlančovaEmer Slančova18 саат мурун
  • another song that keeps us sane through the pandemic

    Rascal GORERascal GORE3 күн мурун
  • Haters: Auto tune Alec: Auto tune? Who are they? Never heard of them

    Elishama EllisElishama Ellis7 күн мурун
  • feels like this is alec benjamin version of blaire witch project. love it here

    Blizzard coldBlizzard cold7 күн мурун
  • Alec's voice is so deep nd crystal clear always make me calm....

    ruler dimpleruler dimple8 күн мурун
  • Alec is very much different from other singers. He speaks abt truth and reality ✌😎

    Rizvana rizRizvana riz8 күн мурун
  • Does anyone listened to his songs over and over cause u love them?

    • Me

      Emer SlančovaEmer Slančova18 саат мурун
    • thank you

  • Who's listening in October 2020?😉

    Lydia BlankenshipLydia Blankenship12 күн мурун
  • Having a healthy amount of Cynicism is actually healthy. It keeps me sane.

    Kabir BasuKabir Basu12 күн мурун
  • Anybody else covering their screens expecting a jumpscare? No just me...unexpected

    Mr Panda3Mr Panda312 күн мурун
  • everyone: no one can pull off a song like this Alec: makes a song "like this"

    Ethna MeisnerEthna Meisner13 күн мурун
  • No one: My brain: “Clinic”

    Abdulrazzaq YassirAbdulrazzaq Yassir13 күн мурун
  • I don’t know it’s just somthing about when he saying cynic that just feels satisfying

    My mum said I was specialMy mum said I was special14 күн мурун
  • Eerie and haunting and haunting but so beautiful... Like dancing with a spectre.

    the dragon childthe dragon child14 күн мурун
  • Roses are red I am but a cynic I tried to be optimistic But my glass just has no water in it.

    GhostShadeGhostShade15 күн мурун
  • e

    GhostShadeGhostShade15 күн мурун
  • Such sweet voice + such a deep meaning? Perfect!

    Kripa PopliKripa Popli15 күн мурун
  • He has no bad songs. Like every song of his is bop!

  • This is todays mood

    IAWIAIAWIA17 күн мурун
  • Apparently girls stutter when their attracted to you Girls when talking to me:

    Maisie RCMaisie RC20 күн мурун
  • I love Alec’s voice!!💙

    Tamaki AmajikiTamaki Amajiki21 күн мурун
  • your voice calm me and when i'm sad I just listen at you and I wanna say thank you :)

    Jose GuichardJose Guichard21 күн мурун
  • I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Serenity ToneySerenity Toney22 күн мурун
  • Alec Benjamin: I'm Not A Cynic Comment section: *That sounds like something a cynic would say*

    catcat22 күн мурун
  • Waiting for my BFF to reply because I'm having a bad day and she doesn't even know about alec benjamin so I'm doing a lyric prank on her

    Bailey 1 the 1 dogBailey 1 the 1 dog23 күн мурун
    • update: we're not friends anymore

      Bailey 1 the 1 dogBailey 1 the 1 dog9 күн мурун
    • update: still no response She saw the message and hasn't responded

      Bailey 1 the 1 dogBailey 1 the 1 dog20 күн мурун
    • update: no response

      Bailey 1 the 1 dogBailey 1 the 1 dog22 күн мурун
  • Me- Has to drag self away to go practice guitar. Me- Listening to this song after practicing for two seconds

    Inaaya WaliInaaya Wali23 күн мурун
  • Use me as a feeling the song button

    Hamza AliHamza Ali23 күн мурун
  • Does anyone else feel like this is just a good song to cry to. Or is it just me

    Nicholas HearnNicholas Hearn24 күн мурун
  • I asked my replika to send me a song of how she feels about me lmaoo she sent me this

    Milky _MunchesMilky _Munches25 күн мурун
  • Ur only here because ur having a bad day, what's wrong sweetie? :(

    Yumi TakeuchiYumi Takeuchi25 күн мурун
  • Why his songs are so amazing😭

    Jelnee Kristhea Grace PoliciosJelnee Kristhea Grace Policios26 күн мурун
  • it hasn't been my day 3 months now.. when will it be my day?

    grandes whoregrandes whore28 күн мурун
    • Same here, let’s have bad days together and wait till it gets better

      SJaySJay27 күн мурун
  • Amazing you deserve more .

    eternalXpeaceeternalXpeaceАй мурун
  • Its raining here..maybe kinda its raining somewhere else too but with the smell and sound of rain and my coffee candy in mouth its just perfect.

    Sunshree dreamin'Sunshree dreamin'Ай мурун
  • (Spreading this, this is not a original comment ) Hey everyone! What if we all together wrote a song for Alec to sing? The user Ella Enoc suggested, on the official video for this song, that we could write a song about "being helped, because we all benefit from him sharing his deep emotions and putting them into words, when we couldn't even describe what we were going through." and I think it's a marvelous idea! We already started this on the video of "The Book of You and I", we already have the following. All it's lacking is a bridge: Your songs hear me better than my walls ever will And your voice is a better abyss to fall still When my head is screaming I hear you whispering When I feel broken and left to waste you're my superman in space So thank you for being you Thank you for being you An angel raw and true Thank you for being you Every single word you sang keeps playing in my mind Tears drip down my face as I listen to the songs Your melody sounds just like my emotions You give me the chills for real So thank you for being you Thank you for being you An angel too good to be true Thank you for being you Life is harder as time goes faster The only things I used to see was silhouettes in the sky laughing as they had fun Then a light shined in my life and I tried to reach it As I heard your voice it lighten my life way faster Ever single tune I heard it was a masterpiece in my mind And I wanted to hear more as I ran in the forest and I got lost but I still love your songs They give me the light to find my way back home! So thank you for being you Thank you for being you An angel sent from heaven Thank you for being you Wdy think Alecgators? Let's put this into motion! Please add more if you want also rate the lyrics and it may not be in order. (': Spread this to every new recent songs so Alec can see this if he checks comments And the thank you for being you part I think when you are typing it you should change the 'raw and true' to something you can think of or just copy one of the 3

    Abhishek ThakurAbhishek ThakurАй мурун
  • That outlook seemed "Alec" to me and I really thought he was referring it to himself: 1:52

    Safa FarrukhSafa FarrukhАй мурун
  • Anybody noticed that this guy probably doesn't know what a bad song is. All his songs are perfection😂😂

  • So strue fellow hooman under mwe

    Beth FriemelBeth FriemelАй мурун

    أفكار و خواطرأفكار و خواطرАй мурун
  • Alec have never replyed 😭

    Sibayan MitraSibayan MitraАй мурун
  • Alec's songs is just ear catching and easy to hear yet deep.

    Anggoro HeriAnggoro HeriАй мурун
  • wow

    Hridayansh KheraHridayansh KheraАй мурун
  • Alec Benjamin your my favorite singer and ALL of the songs in my playlist is from you.Your the best. FROM YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN.

    Ashleigh GrimesAshleigh GrimesАй мурун
  • Honestly this song hits different when you can relate its scary how the song can see right through me

    [_ definitely not alex_][_ definitely not alex_]Ай мурун
  • this guy is underrated! Give him more fame!

    Sumyia ChaudhrySumyia ChaudhryАй мурун
  • Everyday is the same. Pain.

    The KidsThe KidsАй мурун
    • Same

      Bird BirdBird BirdАй мурун
  • *ok but why the creepy-ass forest?*

    Draconic BurstDraconic BurstАй мурун
  • Woow! This song hits 1M now 🎉 🎉 🎉 I'm surprised 😲 when I'm listened to it, it just like 400k views. Nice one Alec. Its my fav song 🤗

    Intan SyaheeraIntan SyaheeraАй мурун
  • This is amazing but it makes me wonder, are you ok?

    Mistery GamesMistery GamesАй мурун
  • nice song

    Mizanur RahmanMizanur RahmanАй мурун
  • This song is so true by what I here he is talking about, like "You can't just change the weather by changing your point of view" His songs are great and understanding and his voice just makes me burst with happiness kind of.

    25Ashton Tollakson25Ashton TollaksonАй мурун
  • First 30 seconds and it's already catchy


    Kausar HabibzaiKausar HabibzaiАй мурун
  • I keep thinking he's saying from every angle the Alec is the same

    Ashlyn TaylorAshlyn TaylorАй мурун
  • I keep thinking he's saying from every angle the Alec is the same

    Ashlyn TaylorAshlyn TaylorАй мурун
  • 0:19 Amen! Ok, you know what, AMEN!!! 👏👏 my random pessimistic attitude has just been explained in one sentence!☝️

    Maddie TMaddie TАй мурун
  • I'm in the same situation that I was in last year with "If I Killed Someone For You". Absolutely love the song, but there's no materials (in the form of acapellas/instrumentals) that I can find so I can't use these songs in my mashups =(

    NamelessNamelessАй мурун
  • This song hit hard 💀

    Anjli ChauhanAnjli ChauhanАй мурун
  • Another mastepiece...

    Varizka SalsabilaVarizka SalsabilaАй мурун
  • Inac is 29 views away form 1mil views *HMM* I’m gonna do it I’ll update *yall* in the replies

    ShrekShrekАй мурун
    • Imma do the rest tmrw lol

      ShrekShrekАй мурун
    • No.4 done jeez this gonn be a long journey

      ShrekShrekАй мурун
    • No. 3 done

      ShrekShrekАй мурун
    • No. 2 done

      ShrekShrekАй мурун
    • No. 1 done

      ShrekShrekАй мурун
  • aew

  • essa é a msc do meu namorado..😔 ele smp tá assim bem mal

    layla batinglayla batingАй мурун
  • To the 1% who reads this Your skin isn't paper, don't cut it Your face isn't a mask, don't cover it Your body isn't a book, don't judge it Your life isn't a movie, don't end it Your heart isn't a door, don't lock it You're beautiful 👍😊 Be you... Now please spread this message to the other 99% percent

    Kendall BarrKendall BarrАй мурун
    • Thx man needed this

      GalaxyGalaxyАй мурун
    • I just copied and pasted this, the real person who made this was:Thein Dang An

      Kendall BarrKendall BarrАй мурун

    Shanzay KhanShanzay KhanАй мурун
  • Pie Yeeter your not alone I agree with ur

    Milli DMilli DАй мурун
  • Oh my god, just last month you had 2 million subscribers, now you have 3! I'm glad that people are finally starting to find your music, I've been listening to you for around a year now and you are amazing. I'll forever love your songs, keep up the good work

    GrytherinGrytherinАй мурун
  • Its a crime for not having a video for this song

    Camel humpCamel humpАй мурун
  • All the dislikes are people who had water in their glass today.

    Ur MomUr MomАй мурун
  • Underrated artist alert! Alec benjamin needs more followers on social media and YT.

    SuperAmazeSuperAmazeАй мурун
  • He sounds like a girl

    Robert KennedyRobert KennedyАй мурун
  • He Just Telling Good Stories To Kids Ngl..

    GxngsterGxngsterАй мурун

    Heheh HehehHeheh HehehАй мурун
  • This song, really fits with my mood

    Firman YanuarFirman YanuarАй мурун
  • this is like my forth comment but who else is putting this song on repeat and is just listing to his voice?

    Savanna BrunsonSavanna Brunson2 ай мурун
  • everyone who pressed the dislike button knew they meant dis i like 😁

    Savanna BrunsonSavanna Brunson2 ай мурун
  • i love this song it kinda exspersses me rn (idk how to spell that word dont come at me) ilysm Alec

    Savanna BrunsonSavanna Brunson2 ай мурун
    • the first two letters and the last letter, perfect sentance (how did i get that wrong?)

      Savanna BrunsonSavanna Brunson2 ай мурун
  • this song like telling me

    Sakoribil *Sakoribil *2 ай мурун
  • Alec, you know how to explain my life

    YT ForbXddeNYT ForbXddeN2 ай мурун
  • An incredible fucking writer. This is amazing Alec.

    thewokestoicthewokestoic2 ай мурун
  • can I love you? :)

    Murni AtiMurni Ati2 ай мурун
  • I love this song, its so relatable!!

    SuperAmazeSuperAmaze2 ай мурун
  • "God I'm so sick of this notion that I have to face, so like boat on the ocean I'll just rock with the waves." 👏👏👏

    doodle cakedoodle cake2 ай мурун
  • "I'm not a cynic" I thought: "I'm not a simp" LMAFOOOOOOO

    Sergio GuerreroSergio Guerrero2 ай мурун
  • i think i need to sleep this will help i have been super tired i think corn but my room smell like nothing

    zahira alyazahira alya2 ай мурун
  • The 169 people who disliked are cynics

    Sophie FanthomSophie Fanthom2 ай мурун
  • Hey, everyone says that your great, but, I haven’t seen anyone say if your feeling great. So, you feelin’ ok? We’re here for you.

    Ariya MubasherAriya Mubasher2 ай мурун
  • idk what I like more about this song! it's completely different and the production is so well done and perf! i love it!

    pra tpra t2 ай мурун
  • Can we talk about how deep his voice is

    Fadak MaratiFadak Marati2 ай мурун
  • is it just me or this sounds like jaeden martell

    Kylie Gacha loverKylie Gacha lover2 ай мурун
  • Can someone help me..

    Arianna WulfArianna Wulf2 ай мурун
  • I thought he was singing "from every angle the Alec is the same"

    ヅplumagoヅplumago2 ай мурун
  • 0:16 anyone else hear or?

    CheeseGamer 33CheeseGamer 332 ай мурун
  • "My glass has no water in it." Me: goes to sink Here tap water (THIS IS A JOKE BTW I AINT BEING TOXIC I PROMISE-)

    MorganMorgan2 ай мурун
  • Alec tiene una voz hermosa

    Claudia TorresClaudia Torres2 ай мурун
  • 1:44

    em0weird0em0weird02 ай мурун
  • Bro my name is alec and i love your songs and this describes me

    op bunny 64op bunny 642 ай мурун
  • I’m not ninety nine percent sure it says “ I’m not a cynic or today’s just not my day” instead of and today’s just not my day

    Glazed BagelsGlazed Bagels2 ай мурун