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Down To One 03:23
The blue-eyed boy with the brown eyes I couldn't tell if he was crying I couldn't tell if he was with us Or if he was in Amsterdam The brand new girl in the old dress Says someone should call his mom I think it's time we cut her loose Before she takes all of us down We are the stars of our own show Full of asides and inside jokes We are the fittest of the weak We're children playing in the street We don't know our destination We held hands and jumped aboard We took a look at all our options And traded them for something more We are so far away from home We don't respond when we are called| These are events beyond control And now our crowd is down to one
Going Home 04:14
Our sisters are missing Our brothers are lost Lovers are strangers Our children are gone I never knew what we were here for But we're finally going home We started as saviors With god on our side Now we are survivors Defending the line Forever is never a good thing So we're finally going home Broken in battle And crippled by fear Serving in silence Forgotten for years We cannot repair or repay you But you're finally going home
Wrap me in a soft white blanket Carry me as if I'm weightless Build a place for me to hide and Hold me in your arms when I'm asleep We arrive with desert eyes We read our lines through paper skin and In the spring the chinese lanterns Turn to red hearts dried inside a cage Day after day We fill the space Forget and replace Day after day The books, the bricks The past in glass The paintings and the photographs We walk a mile across the room I'm holding you the way you once held me Day after day We rearrange But nothing's the same Day after day Living in clover Over and over Day after day We sit and wait Wasting away Day after day
Code To Me 02:35
Touch me if you can With your empty hands Wire your desire Send me all your Broken links Send all your private dreams Send me everything Cause it's all code to me It's code to me You and I are friends We have never met I know who you are Just forget the Boundary That used to exist between The code and reality And put all your trust in me Trust in me Here come the thieves Here come the clones Here come a million echo chamber drones I'm here to serve I'm here to save I give a little bit and then I take and take What you see Is what you get from me And what I get from you Is all that lies underneath All that you buy All that you need All that you sell All that you keep All you despise All you believe All that you are Is code to me You're code to me Here come the sheep Here come the ants Here comes the algorithmic song and dance Define the pattern And then recurse Regurgitate the past just like a mother bird
In Grey 03:57
Vapor trails like fingernails on the blackboard of the sky They trace the pace of our race across the great divide Seasons arrive and depart in a day Climate controls keep us safe/sane I'm in grey Beyond all sound I'm looking down upon the blue and green There is no difference between the window and the screen Highways and skyways recede underneath Corridors endlessly set on repeat Infinite midnight the sunrise contained Falling forever we never escape I'm in grey Out of touch and out of reach Above the air we breathe Balanced on the edge of sleep And drained of memory Frozen in a perfect state As the ones who love you change You will always be the same Blinded by starlight with god in our eyes Salt in the mouth and surrounded by fire We are the righteous the flightless in air Aloft for a moment then thrown back to earth I'm in grey
Adam + Eve 03:43
Disconnect the telephone Sell off everything we own Find a place that's always warm Find a place to build a home You and me I'll be Adam, you'll be Eve We'll start again, we'll make believe We're the only one's alive We'll make the time we'll take our time You and me I'll be Adam and you'll be Eve With room to grow and room to breathe Out of the woods and into the trees I'll be Adam and you'll be Eve The garden never looked so good Everything is where it should be We are Swimming in a sea of stars Who knows who or where we are You and me I'll be Adam, you'll be Eve We'll start again, we'll make believe You'll be Adam, I'll be Eve I'll be Adam, you'll be Eve


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released June 4, 2013

Channeled by Rick Valentin at Studio Tedium

Mastered by Chris Goosman

Copyright 2013 Random Hut Music (BMI)


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Thoughts Detecting Machines Normal, Illinois

Rick Valentin spent a good part of the past 30 years touring and recording with the indie guitar group Poster Children. He also spent the '90s playing synthesizers with the instrumental electronic combo Salaryman. Thoughts Detecting Machines is Rick armed with only a guitar and laptop, building loops into songs that are simultaneously emotional and mechanical. ... more

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