Beautiful Machines

by The Linger Effect

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1.
Go! (free) 01:10
When you take your pick be careful how you choose it. Everyone chooses so you can't say that you won't. You can cover your eyes, but no one gets off that easy. You can try to run, you can try to run, but you don't. There's a reason we're here and I know you can see it so come on now and give it over, son. You're too sensible dressed and easily impressed and now I'm addressing your oppressing hands - go!
2.
You've already found love - you come to me for comfort, but I'm a little too close - too close for just comfort. But how could you know? You've never been alone. Oh no, you've never been alone. Oh no, you've never been alone in the night time. I'm not someone who knows - I'm just the one who's learning inside you there's aching, but aching is not yearning. But how could you know? You've never been alone. Oh no, you've never been alone. Oh no, you've never been alone for a lifetime.
3.
Latch (free) 01:35
You open the door and let me in - encouraged by gin and wasted time. Close the latch and settle in - flash me the grin that sends me over. I'm so happy - I'm so glad that you know. A stifled laugh, a phonograph, a pictograph of all your hopes are all my hopes and all my arms - all my arms are all enclosing.
4.
Mountains (free) 02:45
You search to find it, but it's still here - but it's never been further away and further every day. It's kept in yearbooks and in old journals and in the back of an old yellow car on the scrapheap mountains where the radio plays somewhere in time. It's in the song that you used to whistle on your way back from Spring Break '75 - it made you feel alive. It's in the comfort of old sweaters. It's in the spring-scent air. It's everywhere you're losing hair and it grows now with every day ending - it's in your closing eyes.
5.
Sheldrake (free) 01:39
All this time is just time wasted - all the time we spent just waiting, and tonight is the end of time. You never thought I'd come so far, did you? Well I don't want to see it through and I'm so mad I think I could take my life. And so tonight begins the ending - never once beyond the beginning I'm stopping the start of something more. I never thought I'd come so far, and you never thought to consider more than you and I'm so mad I think I could take your life. It was so far it's not so far right now, but I think I'll just go home right now.
6.
Clearview (free) 02:40
The party was ending and then your shadow arrived - an upturned collar and cross-stitch smile, inching inside. As everyone queued for a clearer view, sighing asides, you cleared another space in my heart with your eyes and if you take a long time to decide it's alright. If you take a long time to decide it's alright.
7.
Midas Redux (free) 02:39
I'm not impressed and I'm impressionable - you don't leave much of a mark at all. All your insight is quite laughable - you're just another know-it-all. Well I don't know just what you're here for except you've nowhere else to be. Maybe some are content with the motions, but that's not enough for me. King Midas in reverse! You've one goal, and that's debatable. All your actions - means to one vice: self-propagation, mass adulation. Here comes fame, but at what price? Choose words carefully - I see through them all. Your calculations won't stop your fall and from this distance my view is crystal oh I want to see it all - oh I want to see it. King Midas in reverse!
8.
Namesake (free) 03:05
Found in the still, dim night - a darkness your eyes will alight I couldn't stop this now if I tried... ...oh well, why would I? Lost in a spring pre-dawn - dust-rays spotlight and form pictures of dreams just begun - a film of the hope which I live on. I know one day you'll give me your heart and in turn I'll play the part - I'll take your name and everything. I'll take your name and everything.
9.
As we thought - the thief... One person will pray... The lions are waiting and through the iron gates... she said... I know why people scream... I'd like to watch you die... Take me by the hand... Help me come home... she said...
10.
Sequoia (free) 02:58
Don't be so sad - the night's not even half-over and this is only half as bad as you think. Think it over. Don't be so sad - your life isn't even half-over and this isn't half-as-bad as you think. Think it over. Think of me. Think of every way to be - you're close to every one, and like the sun you make us grow.
11.
Bluff Creek (free) 04:09
12.
Revenue Body (free) 02:39
The order's ready and I'm ready, in order... ...waiting to end and rinse away the odour. A crimson speck on a white sheet, a shadow of a shadow on an empty street, a crimson speck on a white sheet, a shadow on an empty street... Your secret is scratched in the wall. I don't remember your voice at all. You see, I just punch the tones - punch the clock and leave alone. Please just punch the tones - punch the clock, leave me alone, leave me alone. You're a few contractions in a dark place, a few more lines on a dark face, a crimson speck on a white sheet... a crimson speck on a white sheet... a crimson speck on a white sheet... a crimson speck.
13.
Radiate (free) 02:38
I call out in earnest. You fade.
14.
Let's go to the lake. Let's go to the lake. I've something to show you there. There's something I must show you there. Take me to the water. Take me to the water. The lights are bright on the lake tonight. Tonight, the lights are bright. Take me to the water and push me slowly under. The lights are bright on the lake tonight. Tonight, the lights are bright. Don't let go. Darling, don't let go.
15.
The Second Skin (free) 04:13
suddenly it all comes clear no reflection - just decisions made a soft light in a long hallway everything is in its place be quiet now it means nothing just a movement in the morning grey bent double and caught unawares with doubletalk or double dares so now you think it's all okay when really you just think it away crawling back it comes at night crawling in, and lying beside crawling back and burrowing in closing around - the second skin
16.
Static (free) 01:38
Here it comes, moving faster - a spaceshot - radio blaster! Between the eyes and through the head - leave me for dead and now I am electric! Radio blaster! Everything I see and hear, everything I touch and fear, everyone I know and meet, everyone out in the street's electric! Radio blaster! Here it comes, moving faster - a spaceshot - radio blaster! A direct hit to my mind... Pulsating and alive, the message - it comes in static - the message comes in static, the message comes in static, the message is automatic!
17.
Stasis (free) 03:30
You're going somewhere tonight that I can never see - to the end of the walk where the night leaves darkness and me. It's something I know too well. Standing here on the steps alone with the wind and the leaves I long for tomorrow when time again will cease to pass me by as again we lie in the forest of our lies - tall and strong and where we belong - towering to the sky. It's a feeling I know too well. So tomorrow night you'll come again as if from another land and all down my spine and all over my eyes the sense of another's hands. It's a feeling I know too well.
18.
Shatter (free) 02:11
So long ago and so far away but not so far from where you are I once saw the sun explode and shatter into a thousand stars.
19.
Davis (free) 02:40
A town this old has its share of ghosts - you said "I've a few of my own." So alone, so alone, so alone, so alone. You don't come to me - I come to you. You hide away and I find you so alone, so alone, so alone, so alone. You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
20.
Blinders (free) 05:12
Come a little closer - I never learned to walk. you ask all the questions - I never learned to talk. My steps are met with splinters or they are out of line. There's wisdom in what you say. Say it all the time: "Everything's sad if you make it so." Tell me where to tread. I'll follow in your stead down pathways so well defined. I will fall behind. Help me find my way around. Everything's the wrong way 'round. Somehow the world turned inside-out and I wasn't looking.
21.
Under Water (free) 05:02
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Injustice (free) 03:49
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All Of Them Witches (free) 02:14

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Digital reissue of a cassette compilation originally released on Best Kept Secret in 2002. 15 of these tracks were featured on the original cassette release (those not included have already been reissued on Love Songs For Late Bloomers), and 8 tracks are new to this edition - including 3 experimental tracks which predate The Linger Effect by several years.

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released April 1, 2002

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

Tracks 13-20 were recorded on the most dilapidated equipment in existence and have been made as listenable as possible.

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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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