The Darker Side Of THINGS!

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Equipment List

Mitch:
DSI Mopho X4
DSI Tempest
Access Virus Ti2 Polar
Waldorf Blofeld
Moog Little Phatty CV Green
AniMoog on iPad w/ I/O Dock
Korg Kaoscillator Pro.
TC Electronics Vooice Live 2


Tim:
Alesis A6 Andromeda
Waldorf Microwave XTk
DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard
DSI Tempest
Moog MiniTaur controlled by a Roland PK5
Moog Minimoog Voyager Anniversary Edition
The Voyager is processed through:
MF-103 Phaser,
MF-104M Analog Delay
MF-107 FreqBox
CP-251
VX-351
TC-Helicon VoiceTone Create XT

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released July 16, 2013

Mitch Thomas: Synthesizers, Tempest programming, and Lead Vocals

Tim Koon: Synthesizers, Tempest programming, Vocals

Mixed and engineered by Mitch Thomas in Pro Tools using Soundtoys effects plug in software.

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Synthetic Things Knoxville, Tennessee

Synthetic Things are Mitch Thomas and Tim Koon, a couple of synthesizer geeks with a deep love for New Wave music. Their music is rooted in New Wave but also takes it's sound from contemporary synth pop, electro pop, and EDM as well. The lyrical themes tend to humorously display a deep paranoia, as well as a fear of robots, technology, and human contact. ... more

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Track Name: A Better Way
Chaos
Disorder
Turmoil
Bedlam


Chorus:
I get better, You get better, We get better everyday
You get better I get better. There must be a better way
I get better, You get better. Better than we've ever been
You get better, I get better, We get better. Here we go again.

Chaos
Entropy
Discord
Bedlam

Chorus:
I get better, You get better, We get better everyday
You get better I get better. There must be a better way
I get better, You get better. Better than we've ever been
You get better, I get better, We get better. Here we go again.


Chaos
Disorder
Entropy
Bedlam

Chorus:
I get better, You get better, We get better everyday
You get better I get better. There must be a better way
I get better, You get better. Better than we've ever been
You get better, I get better, We get better. Sometimes.
Track Name: Overload
Set backs - Errors - Mistakes
Regrets - hold back - heart breaks
Opinions - Conjecture - Assumption
Build Up - Break Down - Corruption.

Chorus
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: No release.
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: Time to push the button.
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: No release
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: Time to explode.

Mirror - Reflection - Fading
Repeated - Rejection - Degrading
Dreams of - Reprisal - are fleeting
One day - heart stops - beating

Chorus
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: No release.
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: Time to push the button.
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: No release
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: Time to explode.

Time clock - crushes - the pleasure
Resentment - too much - to measure
Pay back - requires - attention
Walls crack - too late - redemption

Chorus
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: No release.
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: Time to push the button.
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: No release
Overload: Pressure rising. Overload: Time to let go.

It takes takes a toll. It takes your soul.
Track Name: Noise
Whispering a secret to another voice inside of you, it's safe until you over fill and some of them slip through.
So hard to keep it hidden deep so maybe now's the time. To break the lock and share the shock. Say what's on your mind.


Chorus:
Girls and Boys. Make some Noise: Twist & Scream & Shout
Girls and Boys. Make some Noise: Drown the silence out.

In early days the walls are raised so they maintain control. But soon it's clear, the master here, is afraid to let things grow.
So walk the path, suppress the laugh, and do as they command, or take the call, and smash the wall, and show them where you stand.

Chorus:
Girls and Boys. Make some Noise: Twist & Scream & Shout
Girls and Boys. Make some Noise: Drown the silence out.

Make some Noise

Now the message starts to flow, and every prisoner needs to know the answers hide on the other side. Closer with every blow.
So chisel, pound and make a sound, your freedom will be heard. Spread the flame, and burn the shame, it all starts with a word.

Chorus:
Girls and Boys. Make some Noise: Twist & Scream & Shout
Girls and Boys. Make some Noise: Drown the silence out.
Girls and Boys. Make some Noise: Twist & Scream & Shout
Girls and Boys. Make some Noise: Drown the silence out.
Track Name: No Words
No Words

Feels like the sun goes down much earlier since you've been gone.
But still I carry on.
And now I seem to have much colder days since you walked away
and this song is all I play…

Chorus
Oh Oh, there are no words that go right here. I don't know what to say.
Oh, Oh, Oh, there are no words that go right here, since you went away.
Oh Oh, there are no words that go right here. I don't know what to say.
Oh, Oh, Oh, there are no words that go right here, since you went away.

Some will question my pale complexion. It's not a crime if I don't want
to go outside.
Meeting, greeting, it's just not my thing. No matter what they say it's
got nothing to do with pride.

Chorus
Oh Oh, there are no words that go right here. I don't know what to say.
Oh, Oh, Oh, there are no words that go right here, since you went away.
Oh Oh, there are no words that go right here. I don't know what to say.
Oh, Oh, Oh, there are no words that go right here, since you went away.

The windows are closed. The walls close in.
I'm counting ghosts, of my old friends.
It's the same old song, and here it goes again.

Chorus
Oh Oh, there are no words that go right here. I don't know what to say.
Oh, Oh, Oh, there are no words that go right here, since you went away.
Oh Oh, there are no words that go right here. I don't know what to say.
Oh, Oh, Oh, there are no words that go right here, since you went away.
Track Name: Whole World
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen. I've got a few things I want to say to you this evening...

So you're thinking about giving up
It's not a bad idea at all.
I won't tell you it'll be OK
I won't catch you when you fall. Because...

Chorus:
No one is special
You're all just barely hanging on
and just when you think that you might make it
your Whole World is gone

It's lots of heartache. It's lots of tears.
Sometimes it's best to turn and run.
There's no promise. No guarantee.
That it'll be worth it when you're done. Because...

Chorus:
No one is special
You're all just barely hanging on
and just when you think that you might make it
your Whole World is gone. (That's right.)
Your Whole Freakin' World is gone. Like this…
SOLO

Chorus:
No one is special
You're all just barely hanging on
and just when you think that you might make it
your Whole World is gone. (Do you understand that?)
Your Whole Freakin' World is gone. (I wanna make sure I'm perfectly clear now)
Your Whole World GONE.
Track Name: More
A rocket ship to fly to the moon.
A perfect child customized in the womb.
Shop at home from the world wide mall
Pocket computers to connect us all

Chorus:
No matter what we have
No matter what's in store
No matter what we get
We all want a little more


Ten foot TV in every room.
A cryo-tube in case we die too soon.
Our kids updated by remote control
Cybernetic emotions Robotic soul

Chorus:
No matter what we have
No matter what's in store
No matter what we get
We all want a little more
More More More Mm More Mm More More Mm Mm More More More Mm More Mm More More

Surgical adjustments keep us looking great
A time machine so we can alter fate.
Voice command to control our day.
Anything you want as long as you can pay.


Chorus:
No matter what we have
No matter what's in store
No matter what we get
We all want a little more
More More More Mm More Mm More More Mm Mm More More More Mm More Mm More More

Solo:

Chorus:
No matter what we have
No matter what's in store
No matter what we get
We all want a little more
Track Name: Fallout
Before the world had ended, we all were multi-friended
and so content that we'd go Hi Dee Hi Dee Ho, That's the way we'd go.

And now it's so much clearer. The end is ever nearer.
But we remember we went Hi Dee Hi Dee Ho. That was long ago.

It's not a celebration anymore.
There's no way back to what we had before.
No one remembers what the fight was all about.
Pray you don't survive the Fallout.

So little understanding until the bombs were landing.
Then it's too late for you to Hidey, Hidey Ho. There's no where to go.

Starting over's useless, and all our efforts fruitless.
We might as well be singing Hi Dee Hi Dee Ho, and away we go.

It's not a celebration anymore.
There's no way back to what we had before.
No one remembers what the fight was all about.
Pray you don't survive the Fallout.
Track Name: Inside
Inside - I Feel - Hollow - Darkness
Inside - I know - Nothing - Comes back

Chorus:
A wise man said Don't believe what you read
Or the thoughts in your head, but now I realize
I never wanted you to know, and
I never wanted you to go.

Inside - something - struggles - reaching
Inside - it moves - deeper - can't see

Chorus:
A wise man said Don't believe what you read
Or the thoughts in your head, but now I realize
I never wanted you to know, and
I never wanted you to go.

Inside - conflict - makes me - recoil
Inside - glass breaks - falling - eyes close

Bridge: There are no answers. There are no cures.

Chorus:
A wise man said Don't believe what you read
Or the thoughts in your head, but now I realize
I never wanted you to know, and
I never wanted you to go.
I never wanted you to know, and
I never wanted you to go.
Track Name: Not For Us
Chorus:
It is not for us to decide
If it stops or it continues
It is not for us to decide
If it's the end or just a preview.

Raise the ire in their veins.
A cause is greater than a hero
A chance to wash way the stains
and set the scoreboard back to zero.
They are so lonely, they are so lonely
So let them work inside the chains.

Chorus:
It is not for us to decide
If it stops or it continues
It is not for us to decide
If it's the end or just a preview.

If our thoughts are given wings
Is it ok for all to fly
Cause in the sky there's more than angels
and sometimes even angels lie
In the moment you'll hear the answer
but will you leave if it's goodbye.

Chorus:
It is not for us to decide
If it stops or it continues
It is not for us to decide
If it's the end or just a preview.

It's out of control

Chorus
It is not for us to decide
If it stops or it continues
It is not for us to decide
If it's the end or just a preview.
It is not for you to decide
If we stop.
Track Name: Modern Man
MODERN MAN

Bring home the bacon, and pay the bills. MODERN MAN
Put food on the table. Three square meals. MODERN MAN
Be extra sensitive to how everyone feels. MODERN MAN

Chorus:
We have decisive conversations
We have impressive points of view.
We have strategic motivations
But it all breaks down cause we really don't have a clue.

Have a steady job with lots of benefits. MODERN MAN
Get a hot wife who never quits. MODERN MAN
Drive a nice car that you really can't afford. MODERN MAN
Go to church each Sunday and thank your Lord. MODERN MAN

Chorus:
We have decisive conversations
We have impressive points of view.
We have strategic motivations
But it all breaks down cause we really don't have a clue.

Give up your time. Give up your space. Give up our dreams. MODERN MAN
Never admit that you don't know what something means. MODERN MAN
Pick up the kids. Take out the trash and mow the yard. MODERN MAN
Cut your own throat with your platinum credit card. MODERN MAN

Chorus:
We have decisive conversations
We have impressive points of view.
We have strategic motivations
But it all breaks down cause we really don't have a clue.
Track Name: Someday
Someday I'm really gonna find a way to show them all.
Someday I'm really gonna find a way and show them all.

Little Secrets. Beneath the surface.
Keep them hidden well because they're no the kinds of things we say.
Out in public. Just a reject.
Barely noticed, unless they need a toy so they can play.
Doctors paint in wrong colored theories.
Selling guesses to the gullible that credit card the blame.
There's no hatred, or understanding, but I need them to know this

Someday I'm really gonna find a way to show them all.
Someday I'm really gonna find a way and show them all.
Someday I'm really gonna find a way to show them all.
Someday I'm really gonna find a way and show them all.

Enticing candy. Too many hand slaps.
I've felt the sting each time but know for sure that soon the day will come
Minor placations, throw off the radar.
It's quite the master plan the average man finds different from the sum.
No one mentions the subtle signals,
but it's ok because they'd never even know if they were right.
The carousel turns, faster and faster until the springs get too tight.

Someday I'm really gonna find a way to show them all.
Someday I'm really gonna find a way and show them all.
and show them and show them all

Someday I'm really gonna find a way to show them all.
Someday I'm really gonna find a way and show them all.
Someday I'm really gonna find a way to show them all.
Someday I'm really gonna find a way and show them all.
Track Name: Hate
I hate getting stuck in traffic
I hate going to the mall
I hate telemarketers.
I hate being unprepared
I hate public education
I hate people who know it all

Chorus:
Don't know what makes me so mad
Am I good or am I bad?
And if say that I hate you
Will you hate me too?

I hate everyone's opinions
I hate having to shave
I hate religious legislation.
I hate animal cruelty.

Chorus2
Is it just my foolish pride
or a darkness deep inside?
And if say that I hate you
Will you hate me too.

I hate self absorbed drivers
I hate waiting in lines
I hate insanely hot summers
I hate stepping in gum

Chorus:
Don't know what makes me so mad
Am I good or am I bad?
And if say that I hate you
Will you hate me too?

I hate taxes
I hate peer pressure
I hate licorice.
I hate government involvement


Chorus2
Is it just my foolish pride
or a darkness deep inside?
And if say that I hate you
Will you hate me.
Track Name: One Last Dance
We would be wise to walk away
The room is empty but the parties not over.
And if there's only one more day
No more wishing, no more praying, no more putting it off.

Chorus:
Apocalypse is on the rise. The world is ending right before our eyes.
We've got to move and take a chance. There's time for one last dance.

We can't get back the time we waste
But that's a lesson that you don't learn till the end.
And all the dreams we never chased.
WIll flutter by us just like ashes in the wind.

How did it come to be?
That happiness was just a nicknack we'd collect.
And is it too late to see.
No more wishing. No more praying, It's time to act.

Chorus:
Apocalypse is on the rise. The world is ending right before our eyes.
We've got to move and take a chance. There's time for one last dance.
Na Na Na Na, Na na na na etc There's time for one last dance.

Bridge:
I wish we had stuck to the plan
I wish we had recognized the sign
The hour glass has run out of sand
and we all know it's the last show of all time.

This time the nightmare could be real
If no one lives and God's a fake why are we standing around?
Beyond the emptiness we feel
THe smashing waves of our regret creates a deafening sound

Looks like the final days are near.
Push past the blinded who've been crushed by sorrow.
And through the overwhelming fear
No more wishing. No more praying. No tomorrow.

Chorus:
Apocalypse is on the rise. The world is ending right before our eyes.
We've got to move and take a chance. There's time for one last dance.
Na Na Na Na, Na na na na etc There's time for one last dance.