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Always Sick

by The Linger Effect

tonight the arms will open taken inside warm like eiderdown all over the city and all across the world tonight the doors will open and tonight the floors fall through all over the city and all across the world it's a lie, it's a lie to keep you down tonight the wounds all open until the morning comes like a god stillborn
Eardrum 02:57
I walked alone along the old street again and right up to your door the ghost of your mother calling and your father home at four dream again another time and place dream again boys at summer play but it's all gone I passed the steps where a church once stood and the river where we'd lie a hundred hours on the banks watching all the planes go by back around to where the school still stands and down along the park red light, green light, 1-2-3 and horror movies in the dark
Aquaman 02:38
When I was a boy I'd dream of the ocean my hands on the starfish my eyes in the coral we can go now - down and away we can go now - go there and stay we can go now a long, long way When I was a boy I'd dream of the ocean a parade of castles at thirty fathoms
Come on over I know a way to pass the time. You hesitate, but I don't think she'd mind and isn't it a waste to spend the day alone?
Wait (remix) 02:47
What's the hurry, baby? I'm not going anywhere. I'll just sit and wait for you to come back around. What's that you're saying, baby? I can't understand anything. Keep quiet, sit tight, and wait for a moment to come along. I know you better than you'd like and you like me more than you'll let me know. I know you better than you'd like and you like me more than you'll let me know. Let me know. Let me know. Let me know.


Release notes for the 2007 digital reissue:

1999's Always Sick, a split release by The Felicity Syndrome and The Linger Effect was meant to be the start of a series of experimental cassettes to be launched on a side label called Tape-Gun cassettes. However, the bands submitted tracks that were more great than experimental and the music was released under My Mean Magpie.

The 30-minute cassette was originally packaged in hand-made cases that were both elaborate and painstaking - with rivets, string, fabric and French paper. 13 of the limited edition were made.

After 8 long years, the album finally sees a reissue in digital form with reworked artwork and a bonus track from The Felicity Syndrome.





released May 1, 1999

Written, produced, recorded, mixed, and performed by Kent Burt.

Cover designed by Pica Pica.




The Linger Effect St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Reputedly abandoned as an infant on the unforgiving permafrost of northeast Newfoundland and raised by sasquatch, TLE is the type of one-man music machine that arrives only once per generation. Velvety 6-string chuggalug, chilly Teutonic synth, Eurodisco, & Mancunian post-punk bound together by a sticky, spunky aplomb that only a lifetime of being switched on and streetwise can engender. ... more

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