You Were The Cancer (5:47)

Cover of Common Existence

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It's the sigh of a building falling down
It's the world spinning us around
It's the slip of the surgeon's knife
Darker crimes of common existence

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  • homework

    My anthem to teenage girls of our era.

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • JiveTurkey13

    I love songs that are vaguely scientific.

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • LakeFromHorror

    Watching life slip through your hands, they're not for shaking, they're not for praying, they're just for holding close everything you love that is fragile in a dream

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Adthey


    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • FJChaos

    The screams sound Tomas Lindberg-esque. YOU WERE THE CANCEEERRRRRRRRRR!!!

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Darkminii

    Epic song!

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • searsi

    just an amazing and fitting end to Common Existence, ik most people say that Full Collapse is their best album, but I think Common Existence tops it. Full Collapse is still awesome though.

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Trumtram

    nah, forget my last post. this song is the fucking best of all time. no doubt!

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • apjccjqa


    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • FireFoxx_

    oh, i realized that you were the cancer actually is the definition of epic :O

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • FireFoxx_


    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Trumtram

    extremely epic ending!

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • CrimeForDummies

    Does anyone else hear a similarity between this and "Music From Kill the House Lights"?

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • Silent_voice_

    best song of the record and an amazing endingsong. It's a signal send over the air... :)

    12 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Ahdemi

    It's a camera trying to photograph a sound.

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • defille

    best song from the new album

    21 Mar 2009 Reply
  • vixenx

    awesome !

    21 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Rawrz811

    this may very well be my favorite Thursday song ever. total amazingness.

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • DarthRevan144

    Best song from Common Existence [2]

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • gooodnight_

    Thursday have had some amazing closing tracks with their albums and this is definitely up there.

    4 Mar 2009 Reply
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