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This silly song steals its title from Dr. Seuss. I grew tired of this one quickly, but it does have some OK lines.

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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is all out-of-date, second-rate,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

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

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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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