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One line later re-used in "Cedar."


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


from Love Songs for Late Bloomers, released January 1, 1999
Written, produced, performed, recorded + mixed by Kent Burt.




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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