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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


from Forget + An Introduction to, released June 4, 2013


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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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