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Kiss Me On The Eyes

from Love Songs for Late Bloomers by The Linger Effect

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Inspired by a line in Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The City.


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


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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