laura stevenson and the cans

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

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.
The Move
Laura Stevenson and The Cans
The Move

The Move - Laura Stevenson and the Cans

These two back teeth are ground meat
I barely slept this week,
But you’re lovely in the morning,
All reminding me why I should be sorry.
Say, “I love your brain but I hate it when it pushes me away”
Well it’s been down and now you’re finally finding out
That I’m not supposed to get better
But I said I won’t be quite like this forever
‘Cause I’m a liar and a thief.

This is a video I just found of Laura Stevenson playing “The Move” in my hospital room after hearing about my fight with Leukemia and being bummed about not being able to go see her play live. We spent a good couple hours as well just talking and It’s really one of the nicest memories I have throughout this whole journey.

Laura still keeps in touch and leaves encouraging messages on my facebook statuses and such.

She’s just a totally awesome human :’)

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Laura Stevenson and the Cans- I See Dark

If you weren’t able to make it out to WonderRoot last night for this absolutely amazing concert, never fear- you can relive one of the songs with this handy video I took! It was one of the best concert experiences I’ve ever had. She’s just so insanely talented. 

8:08
Laura Stevenson & the Cans
8:08

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

Andrew Jackson Jihad Hit The Road

Andrew Jackson Jihad will be heading out on tour this March with Laura Stevenson And The Cans and Road in support. Dates can be found below!

March 8 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
March 9 - Portland, OR @ Backspace
March 10 - Seattle, WA @ The Highline
March 12 - Vancouver, Canada @ The Media Club
March 13 - Calgary, Canada @ Local 522
March 15 - Regina, Canada @ The Exchange
March 16 - Winnipeg, Canada @ Lo Pub
March 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Triple Rock Social Club
March 18 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
March 19 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
March 21 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
March 22 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
March 23 - Ogden, UT @ Mojo’s
March 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
March 25 - San Diego, CA @ The Che Cafe
March 26 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubador