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Cancer is a duo consisting of When Saints Go Machine lead singer and producer Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild and Chorus Grant lead singer and guitarist Kristian Finne Kristensen. "Ragazzi" is the first EP by Cancer.

The songs on "Ragazzi" are both radical and beautiful future ballads oozing with presence, a restless calm and out-of-this-world melodiousness which cuts through the gamut of emotions with a deeply melancholic undercurrent.

"Ragazzi" consists of 6 songs lasting well over 30 minutes. Nis Bysted, who has also worked with bands like, Iceage, Choir of Young Believers & his own band Thulebasen, produced the record alongside Nikolaj & Kristian.

The richness of sound found in "Ragazzi" arises from the energy and subtle ferocity created in recording live instruments, as well as a great wealth of detail and poetic meticulousness in the lyrics. Nikolaj & Kristian have written 6 songs that lyrically take place in the mind’s peripheral areas; where everything is at stake. The phonetics of the lyrics have shaped the music just as much as the other way around

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released June 6, 2014

Lyrics and music by Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild & Kristian Finne Kristensen

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Cancer Copenhagen, Denmark

Cancer are a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild and Kristian Finne Kristensen. Nikolaj is also known as the lead singer of electronic band When Saints Go Machine and Kristian from his americana-inspired solo-career as Chorus Grant.

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Track Name: Age of Pinballs
Beneath the young ones on torn feet
There ́s a world of defeat
Loaded with sounds to stray from the answer Loaded on medicine to make me believe Power slipped
Now the master’s off to sea without you Power slipped
Now the master’s off to sea without you

Tell me what you want from me
And I’ll make you believe Forever’s never coming
And I’ll always save you a seat
Peel a lemon in the sky
Make lemonade from the light
Tell you we’ll last another life
Peel a lemon in the sky
Make lemonade from the light
But all my words are dull lies

There’s a teeth mark from our time
Rarely shown the awards from the fault line
I know you best when you’re talking to others
Power slips and once I found you I couldn’t find you
Power slips and once I found you I couldn’t find you
I know you best when you’re talking to others

Tell me what you want from me
And I’ll make you believe
Forever’s never coming
And I’ll always save you a seat
Peel a lemon in the sky
Make lemonade from the light
Tell you we’ll last another life
Peel a lemon in the sky
Make lemonade from the light
But all my words are dull lies
Track Name: FKA IP
Thinking of aiming the light of a star on the projects
Thinking of asking a star to lead my tribe
As long as I’m around you’re good
Love’s the message
Shocked to know
Let it be known
Thinking of lobbying for a home and a key to life
All the kids down the street
Bayonets for the hard times
Hard times

Really hope I don’t color your mind
Crayons a bloodline of loss
Christ son of Christ on the cross
You’ve got heart but no use of it you said
You’re lost like me
But you’re welcome to stay and see me through
Just want to leave it there

Pull my hair
Black sunday
Some day we’ll get to take a walk outside
One great wave
Curse the sane
Love the way you look
Choose you before me to be saved

Thinking of aiming the light of a star on the projects
Thinking of asking a star to lead my tribe
As long as I’m around you’re good
Love’s the message
Shocked to know
Let it be known
Thinking of lobbying for a home and a key to life All the kids down the street
Bayonets for the hard times
Hard times
Track Name: Same Color as Digital Photography
I imagine
I imagine
This is how it feels when you’re nothing at all
And it shows
Terror take back what’s mine
Go ahead love
Go ahead love
You’re all I have to lose
Light
Settle where we left birds to dive
Settle where we left them
Slave
I imagine
I imagine
This is how it feels when you’re nothing at all
And you know
Terror take back what’s mine
Terror take what’s mine

When I left you were louder than me
Dead set
All that said all I’m saying
If you blame anyone for love it’s me
Stop right where you stand
Should have known when to fold them
Slave number one
Slave number one
Misery’s all there’s left where we left love

I know
I know
Men always yield at your will
It means nothing at all
Seen in my head or heard
Terror take what’s mine
Go ahead love
Go ahead love
Only the mortal lose
And the tide settles where we left birds to dive
Settle where we left those birds to dive

When I left you were louder than me
Dead set
All that said all I’m saying
If you blame anyone for love it’s me
Stop right where you stand
Should have known when to fold them
Slave number one
Slave number one
Stop
Track Name: Hunting Large Cats from Helicopters
Balancing your face in the presence of others
May hold the ship up for a while
I’m hunting large cats from a helicopter
As water slips off the balcony’s sides
So if you want to get out clean and go somewhere
Need a wooden Jesus there by your side
If it’s blue or blue you crave
You’re queuing up at the end of some line

I’ve got nothing on my mind
I’m hunting large cats from a helicopter

Hunting large cats from a helicopter here
While water slips over the balcony’s sides
Press play on decay
Hit me up at the right time
I’ve got nothing on my mind
Hunting large cats from a helicopter
So if you want to go somewhere get out clean I’m not it
Taste the strawberries in your dreams
I’m mad
Ruin me now I’ve been ahead all my life
Been ahead all my life

Call me cancer
Call me a slave to things that wither and die
I’m rated high or highest number
Run a cut off finger over my lip
Tear down the satellite dish
Lucky odd little number

So if you would like to get out clean and go somewhere
Need a wooden Jesus there by your side
If it’s blue or blue you crave
You’re queuing up at the end of some line
The end of some line

So if you’d like to get out clean and go somewhere
Need a wooden Jesus there by your side
If it’s blueberries or pills you crave you’re queuing up in the right line
Track Name: Body on the Bones
Walls block entries to what you ́re not
Blue old ink a lot to say
Never been hollow at heart
And they say that you are my enemy
But you are my life’s saviour
Call me your wild desire
Reaper of all your dreams
And they all say that you are
The Body on my bones

Sky’s black stamp
Black Eyelids chase a smile that I doubt
Sky’s black stamp
Black Eyelids chase a smile that I doubt

They say that you are my enemy
But you are my life’s saviour
Call me your wild desire
Reaper of all your dreams
And they all say that you are my enemy
But you are my life’s saviour
And I’m your wild desire
Reaper of all your dreams

Sky’s black stamp
Black Eyelids chase a smile that I doubt
Sky’s black stamp
Black Eyelids chase a smile that I doubt
Black Eyelids
Track Name: Hot Snake Dead Boy
I’m knees deep on these on these legs I’m knife deep in your neck
Solemnly swear I’d die
When you leave that train will crash
Curve on that smile
Darling with a discount between the lines
Caught with a restless word on your mind
Written on the mistake you’ve made

Oh let her search for the pills
Hope it will fit your taste
Make you laugh at life again
Figures how you put a lock on the lid
No need to climb a mountain to die on a hill

I’m too weak for the will
I’m too cheap for a thrill
Solemnly swear I’ll try
When you leave that train will crash
Curve on your smile
Darling with a discount between the lines

Oh let her search for the pills
Hope it will fit your taste
Make you laugh at life again
Figures how you put a lock on the lid
No need to climb a mountain to die on the hill

I’m knees deep on these on these legs
I’m knife deep in your neck
Solemnly swear I’d die