Changed Outlet and Lights Won't Turn Off

I swapped out an old painted over electrical outlet, that is connected to a light switch for a new one. Now, the light switch connected to the top plug of the outlet will not turn off. The lights are on constantly. Please help.

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If the top of the receptacle is fed from the switch and the bottom is always hot (fed separately), the bridge connecting the two brass screws on the side of the receptacle, with the power off, needs to be cut.

An electrician can do this for you with pliers, bending it back and forth until it breaks under fatigue.

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