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Call in sick
Steal away
Make up some great excuse

Take the time
We have lost
Back from this broken clock

Come with me on a one day vacation
I love your heart I love your hands

Find a place
To escape
Where we can be alone

Isolate and
Reacquaint ourselves
To each other's touch

Dance with me on top of the world
I love your heart I love your hands

In a room
Blinding white
Lit only by the sun

Getting out
Of our minds
From the dawn until the dusk

Sing with me at the top of your lungs
I love your heart I love your hands


from That Was The Year That Wasn't, released January 1, 2021


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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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