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Cancer Boy b​/​w Ambulance Catcher + Unreleased

by Short Con

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    Download includes 5 bonus songs, image of the back cover, and lyric sheet.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Last remaining copies. Black vinyl. Includes lyric insert.

    This 7" only features tracks 1-7, tracks 8-12 are digital only.

    Note: This is old stock recently recovered from the depths of time. While the records are in excellent, unplayed condition, they have sat in boxes for years and I would not consider them mint.

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1.
They can't believe how young she was I can't believe how short it took (But) I will not play the cancer card I will not play my cancer card I'll shave my head out of sympathy Cause I know what it did to me (x2) This I.V.'s got nothing for me I drank it down Iii my heart gave out This I.V.'s got nothing for me I drank it down til my head gave out Pull it out I'll shave my head out of sympathy Cause I know what it did to me (x2) I can't believe how young I was I can't believe how strong (long?) she stayed I can't believe how young we were I can't believe how sick I got
2.
It's such an ugly word, I said Sounds just like it means It's such a brutal sound, my friend Tear it at the seams Rip it, bleed it, can't conceive (of?) it (x3) It strains and moves so quickly It makes an ultra-sound The proof is on the page, my friend And it's growing pound by pound by pound Rip it, bleed it, can't conceive (of?) it (x3) 3 to 2 to 1 I'll make her see 3 to 2 to 1 I'll make her believe It's not the life for me (x3) It's not the life for him
3.
Dead Weight 01:24
Looking down Throw it out Search the ground for a sign of doubt The fever it leaves me The nurses they need me Dead weight (x4) The temperature's falling The doctor's are calling me Wish you were with me to aid and assist me Dead weight (x4) The charts that we're writing Can't stop the fighting now (Yeah, I know what you wrote) So don't read it back to me Cause I heard it all before (x2)
4.
Bourgeois motherfucker We got something to say Revolution may come tomorrow But revenge it comes today With heavy feet and wooden shoes We'll make an offer they can't refuse Punch in, tune out, fill your pockets (x2) You take my pride I'll take your livelihood You named your price Now I'll name mine Punch in, tune out, fill your pockets (x2)
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I'd drop a dime for a nickel I'd rat you all out for free There's a spy among us and the traitor is me We need a witness here not an ambulance Sing that siren song, baby I can't tell the difference Between your body and your numbers (x2) We need an ambulance here not a witness
6.
We'll take it to the stage, sister Take it to the stage (with) Credentials accepted With eyes and not seeing (Turn it on) We'll take it to the streets, sister Take it to the streets (with) Ashes of tinder The way of the beaten The magnet attracting a witless Aladdin (Turn it off) I wish I could stop the shaking I wish I could stop your shaking Gas lights don't prove we're right (we're so fucking wrong) We'll take this town by rail, sister Take this town by rail We'll take this town by rail, sister Carry this town on our backs (x2)
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I'm so sorry it never felt like home I'm the one who deceived I'm the one who's despised Chicago lied And so did I Take the #6 back to 99 Take it east, take it to 98 Take the #6 back to 99 Mouthing my Midwest mantra: I'll follow you down that Magnificent Mile This city, it owes me This city, it killed me Yellow and white There's no fight Chicago died And so did I So did I Take the #6 back to 99 Take it east, take it to 98 Take the #6 back to 99 Counting and recounting all I've left behind I want it back
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87 Dirt 01:26
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1000 copies. Lyric Insert.

Tracks 8-12 are unreleased songs and do not appear on the 7".

Council Records No. 25

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released June 1, 2005

Mike C, Mike B, Kareem, Peter, Danielle, Josh, Nick

Recorded by Kris Poulin at The Lab East Recording Scenario, Chicago, February 2004

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Short Con Chicago, Illinois

From the south side of Chicago, short-lived Short Con brought the first era of Council Records to a raging close.

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