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I know I'm safe but I feel trapped
I've got it all but there's a catch
I can't get up I can't relax

I wanted sunshine I got rain
All of my blue skies turned to gray
There is no pill for how I feel
White knuckles hands upon the wheel
You are the only thing that's real

Level me out

For every savior in the sky
There is a burning lake of fire
For every lightning bolt of bliss
There is a thunderhead of piss

For every pleasure there's a risk
For every mountain there's a ditch
For every high five there's a fist

Level me out


from An Introduction to, released May 29, 2012


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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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