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Well, the hippies don't want to buy on the street
They’re gonna get their fix from dispensaries
They need a doctor's note to say it's OK
To waste away another day

Everyone’s a kid in this candy store
It’s a Brave New World, it’s 1984.
Eat me, drink me, vaporize
You got nothing to lose
You’ve got nothing but time

It's a legal high
It's not a crime
Sane by design
It's a legal high

Chilling on the couch with Mom and Dad
They got the best damn shit you ever had
And your straight A sister amped on Adderall
Is going to prep that SAT all night long

Well Grandma's got her bottomless glass of wine
And Grandpa microdoses to unwind
Your cat’s got a stash of diazepam
The dog's always good for some ketamine

It’s a legal high
Don't ask why
It’s not a crime
It’s a legal high

Well I’m no Nancy I’ve done it all
But it seems to me there’s something wrong
When everyone needs to self-medicate
Maybe it’s our world that’s gotta change

I tell you what we're all going to do tonight
We're going to get dressed up and go outside
That's it
Go outside

It’s a natural high
Give it a try!
You’re gonna be alright
It’s a natural high
Hey, check out the sky
It’s a natural high
Give it a try!
It’s a natural high


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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