I Don't Want You To Want Me

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I can no longer keep it up
and so you push me under.
All the good times shamed away -
you're the only one laughing today.

You don't want me to live -
you don't care what it means
to have you accept what you'll never
see as right or as clean.

I'm still the same boy
and.....a whole new person.
If all it takes is all we had,
well now, then it's worth it

to look in the mirror
and not look away -
to look in the mirror
and not feel that way -

and not feel sorry.

And so it's come down to this:
there's too many stories between us
'cause you need something over your head,
but I need something to stand on.

You don't want me around -
you just put me down.
You don't care what it means to have you
accept what you'll never see as me.

Well, boy, I've just gotta say
that all things change in little ways,
but you're the same, the same, the same -
a lifetime of yesterdays...


from The Linger Effect is a Bourgeois Scam, released January 3, 2012




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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