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1.
With vision blurred by spectacle Our common senses have been dulled The grey has turned to black and white I've got a target in my sights I've got a fix, a fix, a fix, a fix Got a brand new pair of glasses And a pocket full of matches Everything is clearer The problem's in the mirror You're out of focus, out of truth A blind spot in your point of view The doctors say they have a cure But their prescriptions never work I've got a fix, a fix, a fix, a fix This town needs a fire It's gotta be rewired Break all the connections And cut out the infection When 20/20's not enough And second sight brings second thoughts When what you see is what you get And what you want is to forget I've got a fix, a fix, a fix, a fix Got a brand new pair of glasses And a pocket full of matches Everything is clearer, The problem's in the mirror This town needs a fire It's gotta be rewired Break all the connections and find a new direction
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Out of order Back to nature Find the pattern Tame the random Strange attractors What's the secret Where's the structure All directions All dimensions Strange attractors
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I remember you when you were so high I remember when you could barely talk You used to be such a happy person I remember you when you were young Talking to a cartoon you've created Using ancient history and a dead language These paper dolls are compliacated Look around, no one is that thin Daisy Changed She's not the same Girl you knew Back in school She's all grown up How about you? Do you have a life? Do you have a clue? Jump cut edits on familiar faces You can't stop time by running in place Frozen on the inside, melting on the outside Falling apart like the rest of us Do you remember every moment Do you remember anything Do you remember 1980 Do you remember our friend what's his name Daisy changed, And you're the same You don't know her And you never will You're out of date You're Dorian Gray And she's the painting in your back room
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02:02
Driving down the highway on the lookout for the cops Breaking every limit we're the band that never stops Eighty miles an hour and five hundred miles a day After two weeks every exit starts to look the same We don't have a future, we don't have a past All we have are speeding tickets and a tank of gas We're not on the TV, we're not on the charts You don't know our faces and you don't know who we are We're zero stars Wake up at the crack of noon and head out on the road Get lost for an hour while we're looking for the show Tear the roof off every night and load back in the van Find a place to sleep before the whole thing starts again We keep making records, we keep writing songs We are happy hiding underneath the underground We don't play areans, we only play in bars We don't need to pay someone to plug in our guitars We're zero stars We don't get a paycheck, we don't have a boss We don't sit in cubicles with memos on the walls We don't need a weekend, we don't need a break We are on vacation for forever and a day We don't have a future, we don't have a past We maxed out the credit cards and we're out of gas We're not on the TV, we're not on the charts And we really don't care if you don't know who we are We're zero stars
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02:50
Time share day one Jet lagged and undone We stake our claims and crash No time for introductions Time share day two We split up into groups This is when bonds are formed And strangers are discovered Time share day three Dividing lines are drawn Five to one and two against two The battle has begun Time share day four All sense goes out the door No safety in numbers here Everybody's picked apart Time share day five Loose tack and shifting sides The center has no voice Negotiations collapse Time share day six In a state of aftershock Peace comes from exhaustion Thank god the end is near
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Ripping off riffs from the radio Pounding out a headache on the casio You gotta keep it simple cause the kids are stoned I don't give a @#$% about rock n' roll Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay.... Down in the basement gonna make a mess Screaming out streams of unconciousness Surfing the surface in stereo I don't give a @#$% about rock n' roll
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02:15
In the garden full of fire Is the object of desire True temptation, you can’t fight Rip the fruit right off the vine Take a taste of sweet persimmon Take a chance on the forbidden Spitting seeds and sugar venom Choking on the pit of passion Feelings that you can’t deny Driving you out of your mind Little whispers, little lies Guilty without any crime Doubled up with double vision Poisoned by the contradiction Straight to hell or straight to heaven It’s a positive attraction Take a taste of sweet persimmon Take a chance on the forbidden Spitting seeds and sugar venom Choking on the pit of passion Pain and pleasure, hand in hand Feelings you don’t understand You are burning with the touch You can’t hold back, it’s all too much In the garden full of fire Is the object of desire True temptation, you can’t fight Rip the fruit right off the vine
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02:33
With your ticky hands and zipper skin Eating food like medicine You're out to lunch then back again On the watch with a flash in hand A magic bullet or bitter pill Are you moving forward or standing still There's no such thing as a free will Take careful aim and make the kill A shot in the arm, a shot in the back A helping hand or directd attack Get me some numbers, get me some facts Get me some data that I can track Clock tower, high power, eye in the sky No corner, no cover and nowhere to hide I will go, I will go Picture this an endless list Of private crimes you can't commit Step off the curb and you're at risk It's not who you are it's who you're with For your protection a digital trace They're listening in for saftey's sake You can bend so far and then you will break Crushed underneath a terminal weight It's ours, all hours, day after day It's broken, wide open, just watch what you say
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Demographic target test Gonna find out which parts work the best Build each song brick by brick Until all of the pieces start to fit Computer generated scenes In glossy lifestyle magazines Furniture for the mind Has become the perfect waste of time Throw out the fashion fascists Destroy the old school and the new Ignore the luminaries Remove the skeletons and glue Brian Wilson in every bedroom Sgt. Pepper in every garage Isn't one of each enough I want someone to prove me wrong Here comes another Dylan Here comes a guy who whines and rhymes Beating on a hip hop corpse Stone dead since 1985 It's time to bury heroes The word genius is a lie Don't let yourself look backwards The past is not the place to die Look at all these button pushers Are they accountants or a band? Just because no one's singing Doesn't mean that you are playing jazz What can you say in twenty minutes That can't be said in under three We should be burning records Instead of burning more CDs
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03:10
I'm the only one who loves you I'm the only one who cares I'm the only one who understands The way you play solitaire You are my only weakness I'm speechless on the telephone I just called to tell you this: You will never be alone Your silhouette, I can't forget I'm the only one who knows you Who sees the way you really are You don't have any secrets I am always in the dark The bedroom on the second story At the window in the light I'm the shadow on the sidewalk We're together every night
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I've known you all my life A steady guiding light The center of a sea Without an enemy Awash in the tide I'm caught inside of you Without a guide I'm in Deep electric blue You treat me like a child I guess that's what I deserve I gave you all my time You said you'd give me the world I'm always watching you You don't know I exist I need another fix Of deep electric blue You are the perfect product I am sick of all your static Life with you is automatic I don't kow who's more pathetic The pusher, preacher, or the addict I'm not talking to you You're not talking to me But we communicate With some frequency I'm with you every night You never leave my sight Always alone with you In deep electric blue My memories are photographic Don't tell me to just forget it Your emotions are synthetic You've already done your damage
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05:00

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released February 22, 2000

Rick Valentin - guitar, vocals
Rose Marshack - bass, vocals
Jim Valentin - guitar
Howie Kantoff - drums

Written and recorded by PosterChildren at Studio Tedium - Champaign, Illinois

Mastered by Jonathan Pines at Private Studios - Urbana, Illinois

Special Thanks to Matt Talbott for the gear.

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Poster Children Champaign, Illinois

Poster Children was formed in 1987 by Rick Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Rose Marshack (bass, vocals). Jim Valentin joined on guitar in 1991 and Matt Friscia (drummer #7) joined in 2001. Known for a strong DIY ethic and relentless touring, the band has released ten albums, eleven videos, and a DVD and were pioneers in the use of the web, blogs, podcasts and enhanced CDs for promoting their music. ... more

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