A Shine To It
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A Shine to it- Laura Stevenson And The Cans

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I sold my blood to a hospital

but it wasn’t very much blood so they didn’t give me much money
they didn’t give me much.

I thought that you might like this
because it’s got a shine to it
I know you like shiny things so
I will try to buy it up for you
and drive to you.

I posed unclothed for an artist in his home
but i couldn’t hold it long enough and he didn’t like my body much so he didn’t give me much.
I thought that you might like this
because it’s got a shine to it
I know you like shiny things so
I will try to buy it up for you and drive.

Master of Art
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Laura Stevenson & the Cans - “Master of Art

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Laura Stevenson is the product of immense talent, good genes and punk DIY ethics.  But don’t be fooled by that last bit because, while she started out as a keyboard player for the punk/ska collective known as Bomb the Music Industry!, she soon began writing on her own and boy was it good.  So good, in fact that she started opening shows for Bomb the Music Industry! as a solo act. 

Her brand of indie rock mixes several different styles that can best be described as Americana. It also makes for an intoxicating album that you won’t be able to stop listening to.  And, just to make sure that you can listen to it in the first place, they have made it available for free on their website until May 26th! Also, be on the look out for them coming to a city near you.  

8:08
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8:08 // Laura Stevenson & The Cans

August spent
your basement apartment
i fell thought your floor
cradle and all
i fell through your floor
and i can’t spill
through your fists
until my hands are solid white
My lungs are buckled tight together
My sliding drawl is like a cannonball
Ill slur myself to sleep 
outside your door

Theres a ghost
way up the northeast coast 
and it’ll break your heart
harder than i could ever
and that ghost claws at my arms
it make me do wrong
it make me do wrong
and it pushes you down
and rattles the walls 
and it’s sorry
it’s sorry
it’s sorry
so even though its cold
and it breaks apart your bones
it’s floating urgently outside your door

when you spoke
when you speak 
broken on your knees
im a joke
im asleep
please please please
please please

ill be on my feet if you want me 
ill be on my feet if you need
ill be on my feet if you want me to be

It Ceases to Be
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308. It Ceases To Be “Whining” If You’re Still “Shitting Blood.”-Laura Stevenson And The Cans (Bomb The Music Industry! cover)
Cut the cookie, five sharp points to make a star. Cut the corners, get the biggest tours. Traffic violations mean bad credit now. Twenty triple zeroes in the hole. And it wouldn’t be so bad if we crashed the fucking van and watched our fucking debt go up in flames. You know, it wouldn’t be so bad if we just threw up our hands instead of feeding something I did not want to create. Your underground is a mistake. So write a song without a hook, remember why you wrote songs in the first place. Let’s start a band, we’ve got nothing else to do.

Beets Untitled
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352. Beets Untitled-Laura Stevenson And The Cans
My lazy shape is armed in dirty clothes. My arms are worn and scarred with beauty marks so they can tell my lazy shape apart from other shapes with hearts and human parts. Beware, where I am is where the channels run bare, the canals run bare and there’s much to be scared of that didn’t wash up ‘til everything dried up. Keep away from me, I am full of terrible things. But if you love the terrible, then please be near to me. 

A Shine To It
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Laura Stevenson And The Cans - A Shine To It

i sold my blood to a hospital, but it wasn’t very much blood so they didn’t give me much money. they didn’t give me much.

i thought that you might like this

because it’s got a shine to it.

i know you like shiny things so i will try to buy it up for and drive to you.

i posed unclothed for an artist in his home but i couldn’t hold it long enough and he didn’t like my body much so he didn’t give me much.

i thought that you might like this because it’s got a shine to it i know you like shiny things so i will try to buy it up for you

and drive

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