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    The story of a man whose sanity is threatened by the cancellation of his favorite TV cop drama.

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Channel 224 00:14
TV 02:25
Lay down, wait for some peace Terrified of what the day will bring Got no one, and no one's got me Close my eyes, so lonely Mom she says start a family Wife and kids, baby Let me tell you about my VCR It rewound tapes and tore them apart Hit play, but it'd never start A light starts shooting out of my TV A new kind of warmth I've never seen A man and a woman staring back and me I think they might be married in real life Touch the screen and it feels yellow It's time to settle down now Let's settle down now
Hey, it's me, Mr. Police I think I'm the man of your dreams We can do remarkable things Wear my ring and move me to sing Protect and serve I won't let you get hurt Cuz everybody's heard We're something to observe I love you (Police Department) Tune in to (Police Department) Hey, it's me, Mrs. Police I think I'm the gal of your dreams We can do remarkable things Wear my ring and move me to sing (Repeat Chorus) Babe ya gotta know that you're on my mind On the beat, I would cover you anytime And you know I'd never call no backup at all I'll be right back in your station whenever you call Are you saying that you'll be right there for me? That's a promise that I find hard to believe But I believe that, and I believe you Let's tell 'em all about our love so true (Repeat Chorus)
Hats & Canes 01:34
Baby, sweet relief is here We got a new plan and nothing to fear You better pick up the phone and call someone Take out your dentures, cause the night is young You see the Police Department is on TV, ya know It's everything that you're wanting to see, so Kick off your shoes and turn it on It's for me, you, and everyone Police Department here to show us how Life used to be tough, but it's better now Radial sunrise here to clean us out Throughout It's here to clean us out It used to be when I'd go to work You know treated me like I was a jerk But confidence is what it's all about I might even ask a lady out You see the Police Department is on TV, ya know It's everything that you're wanting to see, so How could anyone want any more? Can't wait to see what they have in store (Repeat Chorus) Police Department's guarantee A new place is a place to be This could be our destiny A new life for you and me (Repeat Chorus)
We Made It 02:49
As I walk down the street The birds sing to me We made it There's someone listening So there's no need to be Frustrated I'm just elated The type of day that you could fall in love Police Department maybe could be enough C'mon life, give me all that you got It's not so bad once you give a shot Co-workers stare at me They stare is disbelief We made it Now everything I see Holds possibility It's faded Those things I hated And so I'm wondering how I didn't make it till now Was starting right in my face Time to get out of this place
Channel 17 00:19
Twin boys on screen If you know what I mean They're macho And it's so plain to see It's just what I need To unwind everything They've got something And it's not just me This show has action It gives me satisfaction They put a guy in traction What a nice distraction
They don't have a wedding ring They have new technology Change the channel if you please Enough of these moralities Ladies of the office Wave your hands if you love Police Department We know you want true romance Not just twin brothers in tight pants This new show don't have two people in love It just has two people I'd like to shove My salvation came from heaven above This came from hell and I've seen enough There's no way Ladies of the office Wave your hands if you love Police Department We know you want good clean fun Not just big men shooting guns (Repeat Chorus) And when we come back You're not going to see someone drinking water You're going to see someone not drinking water
Why would you sing that same old tune Recycled plots acted by fools In this life of pee and poo There's a light that has shone through And oh, who me? Why worry I am free to make history For that that's come We praise the sun Freak out, sun child Your daddy can give you the moon And you can just do one thing for daddy, butterfly All come along, praise the sun
Cancelled 06:22
So this new show is so lame Like mine without a brain And it's driving me insane And the people will complain Won't stand for this shit stain We'll start our own campaign (We gave it our best shot We didn't know how long it was going to last These things happen) Why can't others see? It can't be only me It's so hard to believe I can't even conceive How this came to be There's only one police (We'd like to thank everyone for tuning in And I'll be sure to let you all know About my new project) Why couldn't you just leave me alone? I never did anything to you (And while it may be others who do corner us It was our choice to turn the gun on ourselves) How I've played this song over and over But it doesn't touch you at all People say that I appear as a clown But it's my insides turned outwards
Channel 34 01:06
Cut the Net 02:33
Now here we go again Somebody cut the net Now all the basketballs Are falling on my end And I don't know why I don't know why This always happens to me Am I asking too much Asking so much Asking too much Never thought I'd be back again Never thought I would lose this friend Now I'm lost in the past again With a shell just to represent Write it all down and show me
You look to me like heaven sent Your love on Earth came true When you stand you're like the water Or a newborn turned blue Blood child, blood on the child Release the night unto the water This rose on your moistened skin Is it yours to give? It's time now To cry in your mouth Every tear a ruptured fantasy It's time now For letting things out In this world You must fall before you see You were not the plastic mass You were the one that's true And when you removed your mask for me And your face was blue (Repeat Chorus) Father please forgive me
Because I cared Took up the fight Did I what I thought was right Now here I live No point to give Like a dead swan A dead swan Sometimes do you wish you could Reach back for a time that's good Or return to a safer place When you're lost in time and space They're moving on It's all gone They're moving on All gone
The End? 04:50
Did you call the police on me? In the department you and I can be In jail love Have you called the police on me? In the department you and I can be In jail love In the cell Made for us Just you and I (We just want to dispose of you) Do you ever wonder what you were Before they done kicked you to the curb It's not even that they don't call you In fact, there's a chance it is all you


"Cancelled" is the chilling tale of a man whose sanity is threatened by the loss of his favorite TV show. Those who know the Electric Grandmother will not be surprised by the absurd premise but will be surprised by the dark turn the sound and feel takes in the second half of the album. Cancelled is (very) loosely based on challenges the husband-wife members of EG faced during a dark period that recreates for the listener a sense of helplessly watching as the thing you love most slips away.


released September 6, 2017


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The Electric Grandmother is the story of a couple and their lives, come together to make humorous, surreal, post-modern music and imagery. Inventors of the genre "Sitcom-Core." Purveyors of love and vulgarity. Washington DC is their home.


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