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"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.

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released September 6, 2017

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Track Name: TV
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
Track Name: Police Department Theme Song
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)
Track Name: Radial Sunrise
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)
Track Name: We Made It
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
Track Name: Feedback Lives
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
Track Name: You're Going to See Someone Not Drinking Water
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
Track Name: Praise the Sun
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
Track Name: Cancelled
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
Track Name: Cut the Net
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
Track Name: Cry in Your Mouth
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
Track Name: Dead Swan in the Living Room
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
Track Name: The End?
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

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