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Totem

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1.
Esca 03:56
Say you will love me again Say you will love me again Every ship I sail sink Fail to swim won’t fail again Fail to swim won’t fail again Hold me like you used to know me When we speak you don’t say anything Say you will love me again Know you won’t love me again Every ship I sail sink Fail to swim won’t fail again Leave the door knowing Paralyzed claim No voice to second You know the words but won’t say anything All a lie that you would like to forget All a lie but who I am to forget Won’t you please hold me like you used to know me When we speak you don’t say anything Say you will love me again Say you will love me again Every ship I sail sink Say you will Say you will love me again Say you will love me again Every ship I sail sink Fail to swim won’t fail again
2.
Dark might love malice Want to put a smile on your face Don’t know if I’m sleeping Lights on all the time Rest upon flat lines Die one more time Strychnine I'm yours Lonely of course This is the largest abandoned factory in the world Everything grows wild where you lay Still burns where I miss you Return to where you went Each time I wake up I die one more time Die one more time Die one more time This is the largest abandoned factory in the world Don’t know if you’re weeping Eyes closed all the time I don’t look people in the eye anymore I'm tinted glass I miss you bad Every window meets me without love I'll sell for nothing A paper task A sheet of nothing This is the largest abandoned factory in the world Everything grows wild where you lay Still burns where I miss you Return to where you went Each time I wake up I die one more time Die one more time Die one more time You don’t even You don’t even know Each time I wake up I die one more time Each time I wake up I die one more time Die one more time Each time I wake up I die one more time
3.
Honey 02:57
Loved every kiss but failed to count Pay attention play along Dear or intention Hope you will feel no pain at all Balance the balance Sorry it feels worse when we´re close Licking the wounds in the hands of my baby Your bed’s as good as mine Tears own parade In the cave of my mouth running No one loves nothing like tasting blood I need your praise for my blood honey No one does nothing if they’re in love Hear me calling sugar cane I feel my mouth move Nothing to see for the sane Ticks raid the flower field Licking the wounds in the hands of my baby Your bed’s as good as mine Tears own parade Your voice sounds amazing God
4.
Still smoke but off meds Wish I could hold your hand Understand wish I was your stand But I´m always the aggressor Wait too long for you to make sense Chained by the method Chained by the method Hung from the neck of love But I´m always the aggressor Always the aggressor I´m always the aggressor Always Chained by the best of them Hung from the neck of love Chained by the best of them Hung from the neck of love But I´m always the aggressor Always You face the hours of the day Get nothing more than what you pay for Chained like the best of them Drowned in a head of love Feel what it is you want But I´m always the aggressor Always the aggressor Always Chained by the best of them Hung from the neck of love Chained by the best of them Hung from the neck of love But I´m always the aggressor Always Chained
5.
Errors 04:34
Right all my errors with With a bow and arrow Hell is where head or heart is Where do you go when night comes knees bent my medicine It was good and understood as long as you need them No use in crying wolf while under the treatment Tear shed Is it just the error that you’re seeking And when nights come on knees bent You right my errors And when nights come on knees bent You correct my errors Your laugh is drunk and stupid And that bloody beak digging in my skull will win Feels sad to be what you make of me Is it only errors you’re seeking No nothing ever changes No nothing Nothing ever changes only you And when nights come on knees bent You correct my errors And when night comes on knees bent You correct my errors baby And when nights come on knees bent You right my errors You right my errors baby When nights come on knees bent You right my errors Right my errors
6.
Tears 04:29
Held me by my horizon Call me back by heaven sent You would do anything I’d say All veils slip away And slipped away You exist and I realize this Easy to look away Looked away Nothing will keep me down I realize I’m better than you and I both Really hoped you were happy Your eyes catch another ceiling don’t I already know Such a bad story to tell Such a bad story to tell End like a real romance You were mine You were mine You were mine I’m not so sure This heart will ever be in disarray again Angel of ashes Eyes are dry now Grab me by my horizon Call me back by heaven sent There was a light that bore bitter There was a light that bore bitter So many nights could have felt Better without you Realize I’m better than you and I both Really hoped you were happy Your eyes pan another ceiling don’t I already know Such a bad story to tell Such a bad story to tell End like a real romance Realize I’m better than you and I both Really hoped you were happy Your eyes catch another ceiling don’t I already know You’re a bad story to tell Such a bad story to tell End like a real romance
7.
Mr Exorcist 06:49
Are we Are we Are we in the sun The ghostlike whisper of the shunned Make a little list of it Everything looks brighter now you’re gone Nothing’s on me I’m wide awake Moving like the rain And I only beg Exorcist please Blind sleep take only take only the sky and me I would give anything to save this as the end We’re not going to die from this I would have given anything Now I only beg to save me Please Exorcist I’m wide awake and I move like the rain Afraid this will lead nowhere Afraid this will lead nowhere Are we in the sun The ghostlike whisper of the shunned Are we in the sun Make a little list of it Everything looks brighter now you’re gone A different kind of wrong is what I’ve been given Feet passing over me Is this what they call excess When you live for an exit I would have given anything To save this as the end The wheels to cut you off Exchange them for a limb There used to be wars to win I said it to all you said We’re not going to die from this Are we in the sun The ghostlike whisper of the shunned Make a little list of it Everything looks brighter now you’re gone Are we in the sun Are we in the sun Everything looks brighter now you’re gone Are we in the sun
8.
Tak For Nu 04:44
15 stories of 15 15 stories of grey Tells me I’m always wrong to want anything Your love’s a wheel Your love probes Leave me Leave me Leave me alone Alone House a house alone in this field Bare plains Leave me alone Alone Go easy on me I’m on my knees Go easy on me I’m on my knees Your love’s a wheel Your love probes Leave me All I ever wanted was shade Leave me Your love’s a wheel Your love probes Leave me Leave me Leave me Alone There was a time you knew before all this An old gaping wound A sweeter kiss If there is no fire then there is no abyss Doors open not sure I won’t lose myself In the bare plains the tower loses And it wasn’t like this before and it isn’t me at all Could have been over before it began There was a time I knew before this That I don’t miss at all And you say you love the fall Colors change but I don’t see me change at all Colors change but I don’t see me change at all
9.
Savage 06:15
No memories in these dead walls When you’re all gone Nothing left but a basket case Sound the alarm Devil learn to stay calm Head a code red Bed unmade still Save me Come on sound Sound the alarm The devil in me means harm Nothing left to say War inside my head Won’t resign till you´re dead Sound the alarm Devil learn to stay calm No memories in these dead walls Sound the alarm The devil in me means harm Nothing left to say War inside my head Won’t resign till you´re dead Sound the alarm Devil learn to stay calm No memories in these dead walls When you’re all gone That’s when I’m falling off the grid Then I seek it in your eyes And I get insecure When I’ve been off the road Head a code red Bed unmade still Save me Sound the alarm The devil in me Sound the alarm Devil learn to stay calm
10.
Animals 04:41
Whatever it is that I’ve been running from It’s still here A longing that washes away years And for a moment there I thought it gone ‘till there was you The frame that we paint around the blue Tomorrow will miss you the most No irony when I breathe this perfume I don't recall knowing Why always this tragic end Let me kiss you again and then in the most modern way I'll die What was I thinking What was I thinking What was I thinking Enter a new state of health Promise that we'll all make well Follow your legs up as far as the moon It’s only always time to go From the concrete cube across the yard Eyes watching Painted and soft on my mind The mirror behind us reflects the depth Of the beauty between us It’s only always time to go From the concrete cube across the yard Eyes watching me Painted and soft on my mind The mirror behind us reflects the depth Of the beauty between us Tomorrow will miss you Tomorrow will miss you the most No irony when I breathe this perfume I don't recall knowing No irony when I breathe this perfume I don't recall knowing Let me kiss you again Let me kiss you again Let me kiss you again Enter a new state of health Enter a new state of health Let me kiss you again Let me kiss you again What was I thinking What was I thinking Was I thinking
11.
No reason to follow me anywhere There’s only loneliness to part with Suck up pain like the Walls suck up paint Any hell Black rise Your nails in my skin Raise a reason to strike me This is where it hurts This is where it hurts Anyhow only her eyes wept Click your heels and answer A face like a mask I thought for a moment there I heard- I thought I heard it laugh No reason to follow anyone to get there There’s only loneliness to part with Black rise Your nails in my skin Let the river run wild again Unable to bend or pretend This is where eternity comes to an end Click your heels and answer A face like a mask I thought for a moment there I heard- I thought I heard it laugh Your nails in my skin Let the river run wild again Your nails in my skin Let the river run wild again You’re easy to follow when you’re falling down I go running in the woods It’s not the way you act or the way you said I had Been sewn into the flag But her nails in my skin Let the river run wild again Let the river run wild again I want the crown you wore before Enslaving me once more Let the river run wild again Unable to bend or pretend Let the river run wild again Unable to bend or pretend Let the river run wild again Let the river run wild again Your smile a fiery dot seen from space The space between here and there the uncertainty of things The mercy the disgrace Your smile a Fiery dot The space between here and there the uncertainty of things The mercy the disgrace This state true grace Every inch of me easy to persuade Ignore the answer to your serving hands Suck up pain like the Walls suck up paint This state true grace Every inch of me easy to persuade

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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.

"Totem" consists of 11 songs that the band has recorded in the past 1,5 years. The result is 53 minutes of captivating music that invites the listener into its very special sonic space that brings some elements as close as possible while leaving others in the horizon - an open space that appear both minimalistic and extremely organic.

The name Cancer comes from personal experience. “It comes from the disease, of course,” says Nikolaj. “It’s the greatest tragedy of my life, losing one of my parents to cancer.” As Nikolaj was going through this traumatic event he met Kristian and the two started making music. He continues: “I started thinking about this vacuum that occurs when someone is ill, or someone dies, where everyone is able to speak and people are so open. There’s also a lot of beauty in all of this”. Kristian continues: “Our songs are not specifically about dark matters concerning the disease, but also the light and the love and the beauty of relationships between people. Friends, family...all of this!”

Cancer’s debut album follows the successful 2014-EP Ragazzi that quickly sold out its 500-unit vinyl run and gained the band a substantial fan-base in their home country Denmark while reaching key media internationally including a healthy Hypem popular chart placement, spot plays at BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, the playlists at Amazing Radio and DR P6 Beat as well as online features from The Fader, DIY, Noisey, Pigeons & Planes and many more.

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released January 27, 2017

Recorded by Michael Fischerson & Nis Bysted
Produced and mixed by Nis Bysted & Cancer
Mastered by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering

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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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