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The Second Skin

from Beautiful Machines by The Linger Effect



suddenly it all comes clear
no reflection - just decisions made
a soft light in a long hallway
everything is in its place

be quiet now it means nothing
just a movement in the morning grey
bent double and caught unawares
with doubletalk or double dares

so now you think it's all okay
when really you just think it away
crawling back it comes at night
crawling in, and lying beside

crawling back and burrowing in
closing around - the second skin


from Beautiful Machines, released April 1, 2002




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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