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Walking Distance

from Always Sick by The Linger Effect



I walked alone along the old street again
and right up to your door
the ghost of your mother calling
and your father home at four

dream again
another time and place
dream again
boys at summer play
but it's all gone

I passed the steps where a church once stood
and the river where we'd lie
a hundred hours on the banks
watching all the planes go by

back around to where the school still stands
and down along the park
red light, green light, 1-2-3
and horror movies in the dark


from Always Sick, released May 1, 1999




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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