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Skiing in the land of make believe
The ice and snow melts beneath your feet
Extracting gold from your mother's teeth
With no soul to trade, you always need to cheat

A father’s legacy set in stone
You will make such a beautiful ruin
Selling everything to save your face
You’ve gotta break some lives if you want to win the race

What makes you tick?
What makes you sick?

Hollowed out behind the mask
A headlong rush into the past
Keep running or you’ll lose your place

Look out for number one

In my heart I know that it’s a sin
To wish ill will on any living thing
But you make it so hard for me to be a saint
I can’t wait to see you burning at the stake

What lies inside?
What might we find?

Keep on flying through the fog
Keep on denying who you are
Keep running or we’ll take you down
Look out for number one

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from Look Out For No. 1 b​/​w Pyramid Power, released October 2, 2020

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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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