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Indoctrinated at a tender age,
taken under wing of the brethren's sage,
sheltered and shown how to behave,
shown how to recruit and how to save...
All the promises made really got you hooked,
but all that's really written in those books is
you've gotta get 'em while they're young -
yeah you've gotta get 'em while they're young.
And now you've got an ex-wife in the 'burbs
and a new child bride from the local church
and someday the Lord will take your troubles away
(well I've got bad news, honey, they're here to stay).
When you reach your holy hands out to tithe
you hear all the girls in the pews all sigh
and your parents they couldn't be more proud -
well, you're living the dream - or as close as allowed -
but you're still the same scared little, little boy
as you parade about your new decoy.
Oh, tell me, honey, now what would they say
if they knew the fellowship that you really crave?
No one knows the real you.
No one knows what's really true.
Oh, tell me how it feels to never feel whole?
And just how black is the dark night of the soul
as you pray the gay away?

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from The Linger Effect is a Bourgeois Scam, track released March 11, 2012

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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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