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"Empty Cans" is the ending to A Grand Don't Come For Free, an album by Mike Skinner, AKA The Streets. It is also the longest The Streets song so far, with a running time of 8 minutes and 15 seconds. The song tells two very different endings as follows:

Pessimistic ending

Mike is now fed up with his life. His friend Dan has betrayed him, His friend Scott did not tell him about Mike's girlfriend Simone's relationship with Dan. Now… read more

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  • Avatar for AndrewBleeker
    Genius song. The second half is amazing. You won't hear anything like this again in your life.
  • Avatar for JakeyWHFC
    Biggest of grins across me boat listening to the last half of this
  • Avatar for blisterplease
    This man is a genius with such a big, beautiful, pure fucking heart. Life-affirming.
  • Avatar for JakeyWHFC
    Outro to a modern-aged fable
  • Avatar for harryyea
    one of my favourite songs of all time. i still love how the piano inclusion changes the entire mood
  • Avatar for Maidenrugby
    SO MANY GOOSEBUMPS. One of my favourite songs ever.
  • Avatar for Manseeson
    Can't seem to listen to the second half of this without crying. At least when I've listened to the whole album. So amazingly beautiful.
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    just cried


If I want to sit in and drink super tenants in the day I will
No-one's going to fucking tell me Jack
But can you rely on anyone in this world?
No you can't, it's not my fault there's wall to wall empty cans

The Streets - Empty Cans Lyrics



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