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Dominique is shopping for a gun
And a matching pair of pants
Todd patrols the south perimeter
Locking down the backyard fence
The kids are in the treehouse looking out
For aliens and terrorists
The neighbor wasn't joking when he said
There's more than one way to skin a cat

This is the pulse

The shelves are bare and the lines stretch down the block
And the sirens never stop
The net is dead and we're all left in the dark
As the rolling blackouts start
Free market radicals blow up the banks
And we lose the family keep
Boil the water and stoke the fire
Making tea we cannot drink

This is the pulse

We hunt in packs and we educate our own
In the art of self defense
Digging up the dirt attack the facts
Scorch the earth rewrite the past
Survival of the fittest in the streets
But never in the schools
We have not evolved, we are animals

This is the pulse


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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