"Cancer" as written by Emma Anzai, Shimon Moore, Antonina Armato and Timothy James Price....
Tell me all your plans
And I'll laugh back in your face
Preach me your religion
If you're dumb enough to pray

I tried to make a change to get a better way
To make a little more money
I tried to get away to see if I could stay
And look what I became, honey

What is it I'm after, searching for disaster?
Watching my whole life flash in front of my eyes
We've been given answers, still we're walking cancers
Dressed up as a life

Get all your news from a corporate company
Trade in your opinion for a gallon of gasoline, go!

Well, I tried to get away to see if I could stay
And look what I became, honey

What is it I'm after, searching for disaster?
Watching my whole life flash in front of my eyes
We've been given answers, still we're walking cancers
Dressed up as a life, dressed up as a life, dressed up as a life

This life is a waste of life
This life is a **** lie

What is it I'm after, searching for disaster?
Watching my whole life flash in front of my eyes
We've been given answers, still we're walking cancers
Dressed up as a life, dressed up as a life, dressed up as a life, ****
Dressed up as



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"Cancer" as written by Antonina Armato Tim James

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    General CommentOMFG the opening bass riff is absolutely fantastic. Emma completely owns this song with that riff! the song is about how destructive society is upon itself. Its more or less about how we bring things upon ourselves. this is summed up in the chorus- weve been given answers, still were walking cancers, dressed up as life- its saying that all of us spread hatred/destruction like a disease, even though we know its wrong.
    the theme of the song surrounds this and suggests- what is the point in living this way when we are ruining life for ourselves?
    jecquaon January 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is wonderful and I simply love the way he sings this song!
    SM0x13on June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE the band
    LOVE the lyrics
    LOVE the beat
    LOVE the rhythm
    LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SONG!
    this song is so AWESOME! =)
    bbyshizzleon July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm listening to this song for the first time and its simply wonderful
    [[:
    LivvyFaceon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about someone who thinks they are making the right decisions, but really has made all the wrong ones. Putting faith and trust into an individual who has hurt them badly, but they still love them. The lyrics "What is this I'm after searching for disaster" is saying they are with someone who they know will hurt them, but they love the person to much to just let them go. Good song, deep lyrics.
    Round_Roundon May 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI know you are supposed to say what you think the song is about, but I just wanted to point out how amazing the bassist, Emma Anzai, is. Right as the song opens she sets the beat and rhythm to the song and it is the coolest thing ever.
    shyxoxoon July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis bass line is freakin epic!!. I think the songs about a guy who has a very dark view of the world. Thinks religion is pointless, having future plans makes him want to laugh in your face. When he says were all walking cancers dressed up as life i think it just means were destroying everything around us whether its high gas prices, wars w/e.
    Magicblue22on September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHow about those bass drum thumps from Mark, introing Emma. They feed each other well. The choreography is freaking amazing. Like they've played together all of their lives.

    I think this is tongue-in-cheek...from teens to adults. And speaking as a child-oriented adult, I think it is brilliant and about freaking time!
    steven67on September 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so badass. It's about this guy trying to rebel from the normal destructive lives lead by the majority of folks in the world. He tries to infultrate their way of life and see if he can change things but instead his plan backfires and he conforms to the same hopeless way of life everyone else is leading, becoming what he once rebelled against. By the end of the song he realizes what he's done and sees how blind we all are. We could be productive and making the world better. Instead we only make it worse.

    I adore the instrumentation in this song. The percussion is fantastic and the guitars on top only enhance it. I wish this song would get more airplay. It'd be an instant hit!
    babyghostrogueon September 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bass part in this song is truly amazing
    Patriotfan101on October 08, 2010   Link

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