Cancer

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"Cancer"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Released 2020
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released
This song is part of the "Blue Dream" lineage of songs

"Cancer" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The demo was released in 2020 as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years.

Appearances

Overview

"Cancer" was one of many songs demoed in contention for what would eventually become Weezer's ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The song is a revised version of "Ballad of the Briny".

Lyrics

It's never quite enough
There's always something else
A reason to get mad
And give somebody hell
But I keep it all inside
Assume it's best to hide
I hope I don't regret
The words I leave unsaid

I'm a cancer
On the body
Of the people
All around me

I need some surgery
Some chemotherapy
A radiation blast
To exorcize my past
It really wasn't bad
It was only in my head
I really should perk up
Before I meet the dead

'Cause I'm a cancer
On the body
Of the people
All around me

I'm a cancer
On the body
Of the people
All around me

I itch
A scratch
I got a blood disease
No drugs
To kill
The blood inside of me
The years
Go by
It's just a matter of time
Before
I leave
This troubled life of mine
No
Woah

'Cause I'm a cancer
On the body
Of the people
All around me

I'm a cancer
On the body
Of the people
All around me

See also