The Lowdown on the Down​-​low

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You're just another sad old man
sinking in a wrinkled suit.
Oh look - you've got your knees wet.
Oh look - you forgot your hat.
You lose your head, you said,
when you're at my place,
and you've lost the race -
but you're the same as anyone
and not some hopeless case.

Well we're wasting time
with all this talk -
would another smoke
help this to go down?
Or perhaps a drink?
Don't think - just act -
but don't play roles with me.
Don't play roles with me.

Time is almost up -
you've drained the cup
leaving rings as round
as those circling your eyes.
I hate good-byes.
Shall I see you tonight
just after eight?
This is what comes
with forty years of self-hatred:
deep in the dark you lay...
deep in the dark you lay...
garnering the courage to face
forty minutes of freedom a day.

Such a cliché...forty minutes a day.

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