Sound, Noise, & You

by Thoughts Detecting Machines

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1.
02:37
2.
03:22
We drive ourselves to the beach on Saturday To feel the heat of the sun We forget all the castles we have built They wash away in the tide We eat and drink out of bottles, bags and cans Like they did in the past We hand write letters on paper with a pen And throw them into the sea We are fugitives From the labyrinth We are on the run From the momentum We take in unfiltered air straight from the source There’s nothing like the real thing We use our arms and our legs and we speak out loud We try to dance, try to sing We touch each other directly with our hands We look out with naked eyes We see our bodies under the natural light And we embrace all our flaws We are refugees From reality We have been reborn In another form
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03:20
We got some bad news yesterday We lost the house out on the lake Some dutch boy pulled his thumb out of the dam From the penthouse you can watch The waters crest, if things go south We can always take the yacht to higher ground The ice is melting pay no mind The river’s rising pay no mind The streets are flooded pay no mind The bodyguards all called in sick I spent the morning dodging bricks Who needs police when you own an armored car The doormen have been compromised Don’t take the stairs in case of fire The helicopter’s fueled and set to go The mountain's burning pay no mind The air is burning pay no mind The city’s burning pay no mind Flying into Doha on a private jet Meet security with cash in hand Air conditioned stretch to the center of town Ride the elevator to the top of the tower The ice is melting pay no mind The river’s rising pay no mind The streets are flooded pay no mind The mountains burning pay no mind The air is burning pay no mind The city’s burning pay no mind The streets are burning pay no mind
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01:40
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Swimming in the river with rocks in your pocket Trying hard to break the surface but always scraping bottom It’s time to take a deep breath and make the great escape Stop looking in the mirror and drop that extra weight You gotta Just forget the guys who lie and cheat You are not the one who’s incomplete Everybody’s broken in one way or another They just sweep up all the pieces and keep it undercover There’s nothing wrong with you, no you don’t need another fix Get back down to the basics and find a peg that fits You gotta Try and rise above the gutter boys Separate yourself from all their noise He’s a cop without a badge A god without a plan He’s a boy who loves his toys And you are one of them He built this prison with his own two hands It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad, mad, madman’s world Don’t look inside for answers, have no shame You’re not the problem, you are free of blame Just forget the guys who lie and cheat You are not the one who’s incomplete
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02:40
I walk the line you push it back I compromise and you attack I can’t respond I can’t react I will take the middle path When you open your mouth There are no words there are just sounds Your testosterone shout Is freaking me out You need to win at any cost I’ll take the hit I’ll take the loss You can take your victory lap I will take the middle path What happened to you? You used to be cool Your true north has gone south You’re freaking me out Behind your back I’m on fire When I get a chance I’ll crucify you But I can wait, I can’t wait Don’t mistake my silence for being weak You can never sleep Nothing good will come of this You should quit while you’re ahead You can have your heart attack I will take the middle path
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Here's a picture of me and my dog This is what I think about the war May I present what I ate for lunch Every interaction has a price I will push your buttons if you like If you follow me I’ll follow you As my invited guest you get to tag along As I gaze upon my reflection in this pond I press the lever and I get a hit I’m rewarded for the negative I can quit any time I want There’s a riddle running round the lab Can you tell a human from a rat? Rats know when to leave a sinking ship I’m at the mercy of my amygdala A prisoner in this bag of chemicals I call a brain I’m the pimp, the whore, the john rolled into one Pusher and the user Master and the slave Have you ever read your history? Gave yourself away with every link? Is this what it means to be free? We found a way to entertain ourselves In the dark alone and on the phone As Nero tweets the fall of Rome I used to believe in our democracy But now I question the wisdom of the crowd
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02:10
12.
03:22
There are no fish left in this sea The boat we’re in’s about to sink No other options to pursue There's one of me and one of you Come on baby take a chance Come on baby do the math Weigh the costs and benefits Calculate reward and risk Count your options on one hand It’s simple supply and demand You know the song You know the dance Come on baby do the math Do the math Come on baby do the math Come on baby take a chance Come on baby do the math We come to terms and then combine We multiply and we divide All these exes and these whys Leave us reduced and undefined Come on baby take a chance Cause tonight might just be our last Do the math Come on baby do the math You know the song You know the dance Come on baby do the math

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released January 11, 2019

Channeled by Rick @ Studio Tedium
Digital/CD/CS Master by Jonathan Pines @ Private Studios
Vinyl Master by Christopher Goosman @ Baseline Audio

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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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