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Stephen Song

from Charmer by The Linger Effect



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I woke up at five o'clock when the phone rang.
I didn't miss much that afternoon by being asleep -
quiet rooms, dirty carpet, dim light.
A grey dust settles on all the stupid things we decide to keep.

I notice how my hand leaves fingerprints on the receiver -
how my voice gets faintly echoed in the earpiece.
Outside my door your shuffling steps are the beats of memories:
border crossings, giggling, record sleeps,
and knowing smiles when we each read.

The future is the bottom of a swimming pool.


from Charmer, released February 1, 2005
Lyrics & lead vocals by Stephen Andrew Guy. Music, instrumentation & backing vocals 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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