Love Songs for Late Bloomers

by The Linger Effect

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02:21
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the air is alive warm and electric a woolen blanket of ash-grey light keep still stay quiet no dust unsettled on pillows of down your breathing's steady your sleep is sound cos you're not alone you're just alone with me
3.
02:32
help me i'm feeling down say the words and bring me 'round come and tell me a secret come and tell me i'm your secret tell me something's happening because i already believe you make me set new records for just how much one person can dream say the words and prove me right i don't want to stay in tonight lead me through the garden and down the pathways of your heart
4.
02:07
a walking eclipse you hurt my eyes until they're splitting from the sides i only know you from afar but to know you at all is to know you by heart a laser pointed at my life 'til i'm only seeing black and white i only know you from afar but to know you at all is to know you by heart every neuron alights in waves and every dormant cell awakes you make the planets all align you make the stars lose their shine i only know you from afar but to know you at all is to know you by heart
5.
05:13
this wound is old but the blood's fresh on your hands you've taken everything that used to mean anything i'm sorry for the way you are but you aren't sorry and not finished yet by far whatever you can gather in your clenching hands is how much you spoil i don't understand
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02:32
i knew you'd come back your breath warm upon my back your eyes, ever-knowing, at last seeing and showing words which once hindered in silence now expire your past it turns tinder and we're warm in the fire
7.
slowly read the letter again i sign my name to it i don't understand i can't get my head around it to long for too long and not let anyone inside is all that i've perfected and all i'll ever try i can't find a reason not to doubt you not to do this not to play it out a replayed reply a prefab aside to let you know no go, let go let go, let go a thought to let out i'll only get over it give up, get out, fall down, fall out, fall over fall over, fall over, fall over, fall over, fall over follow me, follow me follow me, follow me follow me down i'll stay drowned
8.
02:33
it's all that i can do to stay so still with you that you can count the breaths i take that you can count the hours that break me gently please just leave well-enough alone the hours that roam around me and you in this darkest room let's not give it a name let's just give it a moment to be so gently stirring whirring away
9.
03:23
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?
10.
pull off my glasses - i was meant to be kissed on the eyes here in my driveway with the music too loud for this time of the night i remember a time when you were just a wish on stars like these which tonight come crashing down and landing all around my feet with constellations in your hair and ions in your eyes waltz me across this garden of stars - dance me through the sky
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there's a photograph i've been keeping under the sweater - third drawer down a clipping of someone else's past a fading smile a stranger cast no happy memories no memories at all your face is so familiar the features are so well-known bright green eyes and tiny hands but the name i can't recall
14.
come on boy and let's take the easy way out of the city and out to the highway no ties to anything tonight so just cut the engine and ride the sky my hands work where words fail me uh-oh no names or faces or traces of kin our bodies just shells which we travel within with every smash-up and every smash-in you know i think i'm getting closer to home my hands work where words fail me uh-oh
15.
everything's working in my favour i can speak so clearly to you right now my head and heart are both in flight motor functions functioning right now work these hands and work this mouth i will work it out for you right now my hands are moving, the air is rushing, through my fingertips it moves right now through the last empty inches to you through the last empty inches i move right now i will speak my name to you the new wave will start today - it starts right now everything's working in my favour everything's working in the fervor now your eyes are looking into mine my hands are working overtime right now through the last empty inches to you through the last empty inches i move right now the new wave will start today the new wave will start today - it's starting now
16.
03:55
it's alright if you want to turn inside this can wait for another time it's alright if you don't want to talk about it this can wait for another night it's alright, i don't mind tonight it's alright if you don't want to think about it this can wait for another life it's okay, it's alright, take your time it's okay, it's alright tonight
17.
01:40
you live with her, but you go out alone i've seen you driving on your own the top down - the wind in your thinning hair and your eyes - oh your winning eyes take me for a drive tonight take me for a drive tonight tonight i want to feel alive tonight, tonight say you never want to go home again say you never want to go home again tonight
18.
01:52
circa 1994 you had it all and wanted more but now the world's a bigger place and i'm just a familiar face oh come on, come on, come on, come on, come on humour me and tell me this like a slow-motion-shot screen kiss moments linger - keep you up at night and nothing has ever been more right oh come on, come on, come on, come on, come on two strangers in a corner shop the glance you sold and the drinks you bought a five-o'clock-shadow and cheap cologne the pissing rain as you dropped me home oh come on, come on, come on, come on, tell me my name oh come on, come on, come on, come on, tell me my name oh come on, come on, come on, come on, come on i know it's late and you've somewhere to go and that someone there does she even know the thousand strangers in her bed a harem of the walking dead oh come on, come on, come on, come on, come on two strangers in a corner shop your money's old and the face you flaunt is all out-of-date, second-rate, everything a lifetime too late oh come on, come on, come on, come on, tell me my name oh come on, come on, come on, come on, tell me my name oh come on, come on, come on and just hop on, pop
19.
02:42
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
20.
please take me away from here i can't breathe take me to where the sun will shine and i can believe you can keep me safe i know this is hard to bear but even in my sleep i can hear it coming roaring over the hills and someday soon the sea will have her day with me
21.
03:20
though your trousers are pressed what now is more pressing is the shameless hope that i'm hopelessly lost in your news-anchor hair and your Windex eyes i'm taking in air but i can't catch my breath i'm walking on air but i can't catch my breath as your cigarette curls around my head closing around me like a frightened girl when home is so far away your ether hands wash over me your eager hands wash over me
22.
01:25
the windows are open wide the stars blink at us inside you, you just want to hide well, try to see it from my eyes you've learned to see is dangerous but i see you and all that you are and it's so cool, if oblivious to you but i don't wanna close my eyes oh i could never close my eyes i've got a story to tell you and it's alright - yeah it's alright i've a story to tell you... the windows are open wide the stars blink at us inside oh c'mon, let's go outside oh c'mon, let's go outside i've got worlds to show you and it's alright - yeah it's alright
23.
the night in waves moves through me a gentle pulse propels me on from a thousand dead ends to this open space something's happening to me a starscape stretching over me a thousand eyes i see your smile beaming down on me not a dream, not a dream

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Originally released as a 23 song hand-dubbed cassette in January 1999 on Pop-Stock Records (PS01). This digital reissue adds 7 bonus tracks from the same 4-track cassette recordings ca. April 1998 to January 1999. (NB. Download the full album file instead of individual songs to get the bonus tracks.)

Instrumentation via acoustic guitar, electric guitar, distortion pedal, chorus pedal, cheap crap Casio keyboard, cats, and humanoid vocals.

While these recordings have been remastered from the original analogue cassette tapes, very little in the way of noise reduction has been applied due to the negatives outweighing the positives with regard to such processing. As the source material already presents a fairly limited frequency range, it was decided not to further decrease said range with hiss reduction.

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released January 1, 1999

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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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