I Hope You Die First

by The Linger Effect

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1.
Pine 03:33
You know that someone is waiting for you, pining outside - sitting on his hands and watching the time. Well I know perfect moments are hard to find, but ten years is a long time to wait for one to happen by and they drag on and on... You know that someone is waiting for you, pining outside - and when he comes what will you do? Well I know you can't just give over, you can't just give in, and winning isn't everything. And I know perfect moments are hard to find, but ten years is a long time and never's just a moment away. You know that someone is waiting for you on the outside and out of sight is where he'll stay and I know.
2.
On Alert 01:58
Out of sight so we move in the dark in the gloom come with me I can take you I can take you everywhere from the end of the city to the roof of the world from the birth of night to the edge of dawn come with me I can take you I will take you anytime every fibre and every limb on alert to every whim come with me I can take you I will take you every time
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Question 04:21
Where are you? I did everything right. Where are you? I did everything right. What am I doing here on the street at night? What am I doing here on the streets at this time this time? Are you warm? Comfortable? How is your world? How is your world? How is the mirror? Is it still the same? How are the pictures? Who are the names? Who are the names? When is my turn? I did everything right. When is my turn? I did everything right. How is your world? How is your world? How is your world? How is your world?
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Mechanique 02:42
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Exit Smiling 05:30
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Wrong 04:15
The sun goes down on your hometown - isn't it funny how the day seems so long? Oh so long... On the street where you grew up wrong there's always someone to miss you when you're gone (and you're always gone). Your mother stands proud and your father stands tall - they don't know you, they don't know you at all. The sun goes down on your hometown - isn't it funny how the day seems so long? Oh so long... But - at last! - the last of the last day - isn't it funny now you wish you could stay? You wish you could stay. Your sister stands proud and your brother stands tall - they don't know you, they don't know you at all. On the street where you grew up wrong they built the memories and built them strong but when the morning comes you know that you'll be far away.
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Cedar 02:59
The air is alive - warm and electric - a woolen blanket of ash-grey light. The night is afire and full of wishes on a thousand stars dropping like flies. Along the hallway a string of rooms - all cedar scent and cigarette smoke wading around your swimming pool eyes - your Windex eyes - your winning eyes.
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In The Cuff 04:00
A row of photographs upon the shelf, the sound of shallow breathing, and little else. "Everyone looks better in black and white - it's the greys." The way our days all end and the way our days all start, the way you wear your coat and the way you wear your heart half on your sleeve and half in the cuff is just enough.

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This is music for crisp autumn nights in foreign cities or a foreign part of one very familiar. This is music for smoking too many cigarettes. This is music for the beginning of an affair. This is music for the end of an affair. This is music for an affair which never happens.

I Hope You Die First collects music recorded by The Linger Effect between 2003 and 2006. The majority of these songs were recorded as part of Douglas Wolk's NaSoAlMo contest in 2005 and 2006. "Cedar" and "A Good Face For Memories" were recorded in 2003 with the former being previously released on the Plotter Group compilation Bulbous.

While few of these tracks were intended to be the final mixes, a hard drive crash ensured that this would be the case. We were able to rescue these demo mixes, but the individual tracks were lost to scrambled bits and bytes. That said, these songs are mostly presented as originally envisioned.

Originally released on the My Mean Magpie netlabel.

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released October 5, 2008

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

Cover designed by Five Seventeen.

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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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