Things Change

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Mitch:
DSI Mopho X4
DSI Pro 2
DSI Tempest
Sequential Prophet 6
Access Virus Ti2 Polar
Moog Sub37
Roland HandSonic HPD20

Tim:
Alesis A6 Andromeda
Waldorf Microwave XTk
DSI Mono Evolver Keyboard
DSI Tempest
DSI/ Tom Oberheim OB-6
Sequential Prophet 6
Moog MiniTaur controlled by a Roland PK5
Moog Minimoog Voyager
The Voyager is processed through:
MF-103 Phaser,
MF-104M Analog Delay
MF-107 FreqBox
CP-251
VX-351

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released May 13, 2016

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: New Wave Boy
I remember when I heard Pop Muzik.
Just What I Needed and My Sharona
Then Devo’s Whip It, and Dolby’s Science.
and Numan’s Replicas it took me over.
MTV was a brand new stage
The Buggles put us in the plastic age.
The Human League and then Duran Duran.
And synthesizers they just took me over.

Chorus:
New wave of music
New wave or dancing
New wave of machines
I am a New Wave Boy.

New wave of fashion
New wave of freedom
New wave of thinking
I am a New Wave Boy.

Verse 2
The Thompson Twins they were telling lies.
Men without Hats and Naked Eyes
A Flock of Seagulls to Suburban Lawns
And Depeche Mode they just took me over.
Visage, The Normal and Los Microwaves
Soft Cell’s Non-Stop Exotic Cabaret
Japan, Berlin, Blancmange, and Talking Heads
All of the drum machines just took me over

Chorus:
New wave of music
New wave or dancing
New wave of machines
I am a New Wave Boy.

New wave of fashion
New wave of freedom
New wave of thinking
I am a New Wave Boy.

Bridge
Raiding the record store. Look for the most obscure. We always wanted more.
Saving for quite a while for a new hair style that would drive them wild.
Those were the days, those were the days.

Verse 3
B-52’s Talk Talk, and Polyrock
Adam and the Antz, The Plastics, Ultravox
Pete Shelley, Sparks, Landscape, and Wall of Voodoo
Kraftwerk’s Computer World just took me over
Yazoo, The Fixx , Re-Flex, and ABC
Eurythmics, Howard Jones, and OMD
Missing Persons, OingoBoingo, Kim Wilde
The Art of Noise they just took me over

Chorus:
New wave of music
New wave or dancing
New wave of machines
I am a New Wave Boy.

New wave of fashion
New wave of freedom
New wave of thinking
I am a New Wave Boy.
Track Name: Primal Urges
Message sent from the primate brain.
Science says we’re not all the same.
Feelings win over rational choice.
We ignore our inner voice. 

Chorus:
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
We are all a slave to what we feel. 

Synapse firing but the light’s not on.
No need to fight because the choice is gone.
Man is slave to his sheer desire.
No way to put out the fire. 

Chorus:
Chorus:
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
We get nervous and our systems crash


Electromagnetic love machines
Driven by our animal genes. 
Many have searched for a new solution.
Our instincts skipped the evolution

Chorus:
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
Primal Urges.
We are all a slave to what we feel. 
Track Name: Kick It
Forget what the normals do
Forget what the normals say
Forget what they want from you
Read that back verbatim
Forget how the normals see
Forget how the normals move
Forget how the world should be
Here’s the ultimatum

Chorus:
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT

Put the power in your brains
Put the power in your words
Put the power in your veins
Push out the corrosion
Put the message in the air
Put the message in the wire
Put the message everywhere
Wait for the explosion

It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT



One more time the nursery rhyme. Sing along and free your mind.
Solo:

Never Like it was before
Never like it’s ever been
Never was and never more
The piper’s here to pay us.
No more waiting on a sign
No more waiting on a dream
No more waiting, now’s the time
Welcome to the chaos.

It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
It’s up to you. You have got to KICK IT
Track Name: Something Weird
We know all the games to play.
The same thing happens everyday.
and we now what they’re going to say.
But this looks like the start of something weird.

Something weird.

Trouble comes and trouble goes
I know something you don’t know.
This is one of those things that grows.
It feels like the start of something weird. Something Weird.


Touch the things we never feel.
Admit the world might not be real
It’s a chance but not a deal.
This still might be the start something weird. Something weird.
Track Name: Just Keep On Dancing
Memos, Meetings, Conference Calls
Motivation starts to stall
Perfect system, perfect plan
We are more than just a man for you to scan

Just Keep On Dancing
So As long as the beat goes you can to
Just Keep On Dancing
It’s the one thing they can’t take from you
Just Keep On Dancing

No discernible release
Creativity will cease
Lunatic is right next door
No one left to mind the store, anymore

Just Keep On Dancing
So As long as the beat goes you can to
Just Keep On Dancing
It’s the one thing they can’t take from you
Just Keep On Dancing

Just Keep On Dancing
So As long as the beat goes you can to
Just Keep On Dancing
It’s the one thing they can’t take from you
Just Keep On Dancing
Track Name: Illusion Intrusion
I make mistakes then start again.
I am no model citizen. 
Assurance isn’t sure to me. 
and real is not reality. 

I can feel that this illusion’s real.
I can see the intrusion is me

Colors fade and faces melt
Feel the torment  never felt. 
Mask of pleasure, mask of pain. 
Our only fear is in our strain. 

I can feel that this illusion’s real.
I can see the intrusion is me

Illusion Intrusion Illusion Intrusion
Illusion Intrusion Illusion Intrusion

Walk away or stand and stare.
Our morals are beyond repair. 
Empathy vaguely implied
But nothing’s on the other side.

I can feel that this illusion’s real.
I can see the intrusion is me
I can feel that this illusion’s real.
I can see the intrusion is me

Illusion Intrusion Illusion Intrusion
Illusion Intrusion Illusion Intrusion

Nurture fiction, reject fact.
Turn away, refuse to act. 
Waste a breath on promised lies.
No one’s shocked by empty skies. 

I can feel that this illusion’s real.
I can see the intrusion is me
I can feel that this illusion’s real.
I can see the intrusion is me

Illusion Intrusion Illusion Intrusion
Illusion Intrusion Illusion Intrusion
Track Name: Nu Tradition
WAKE UP Yesterday is over. MOVE ON It’s time to make a change
DON’T STOP Questioning the normal. DON’T STOP Encouraging the strange.

We’ll rise to a whole new master level.
It’s so clear, we won’t fear Gods or Devils. (We need a)

New Tradition. New Tradition (you’ve got a) New Tradition (this is a)New Tradition

SIT BACK Watch it on the TV. JUMP IN and find a better way.
NO DOUBT It’s one side or the other. YOUR CHOICE To spectate or to play.
IT’S TIME We all received the signal. STAND UP and let them know you heard.
BREAK OUT Shattering the average. PUSH THROUGH Rewrite all the words.

It’s time to make all new big decisions.
Reprogram, Remodel, Recondition.
We’ll rise to a whole new master level.
It’s so clear, we won’t fear Gods or Devils. (We need a)

New Tradition. New Tradition (you’ve got a) New Tradition (this is a)New Tradition

Bridge:
They will try to hold you back. They will try to push you down.
It is trapped inside you. You must let it out now.
Don’t hold back, just give in. We can show you how.

NO RULES You can go your own way. STEP BACK and get a running start.
DON’T STOP They’ll never see it coming. LET GO and blow it all apart.

It’s time to make all new big decisions.
Reprogram, Remodel, Recondition.
We’ll rise to a whole new master level.
It’s so clear, we won’t fear Gods or Devils. (We need a)

New Tradition. New Tradition (you’ve got a) New Tradition (this is a)New Tradition
Track Name: Invasion
We come in peace. We mean you no harm. Take us to your Leader.

Alien. Invasion. Everybody. Wake up, watch out, look up the aliens are here.

War of the Worlds and Invasion of the Body snatchers.
Plan 9 from Outer Space and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
This Island Earth. Day of the Triffids, and Mars Needs Women.
Earth Vs The Flying Saucers, The Thing from Another World.

We come in peace. We mean you no harm. Take us to your Leader.
Alien. Invasion. Everybody. Wake up, watch out, look up the aliens are here.

Close Encounters of the 3rd kind, Planet of the Apes,
Night of the Creeps, They Live, and The Blob,
Predator, The Thing, and Lifeforce,
Invaders from Mars, Bad Taste, and Xtro

We come in peace. We mean you no harm. Take us to the bridge.

Alien. Invasion. Everybody. Wake up, watch out, look up the aliens are here.

Independence Day, Mars Attacks, and Men In Black
Cowboys Vs Aliens, Slither, and Starship Troopers
Species, Super 8, Monsters, and District 9
The World’s End, Attack The Block, and Pacific Rim,

We come in peace. We mean you no harm. Keep believing we’re not real.
Track Name: Things Change
When you think you've got it figured out
When you think you know what life's about
When you’re ready for your world premiere.
When you think the answer’s clear...

Chorus.
Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things change, rearrange, get strange, but they never stay the same.

When it's going great and life's a peach
When there's nothing that's beyond your reach
When you feel you're on your chosen path
And think you've got the last laugh…

Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things change, rearrange, get strange, but they never stay the same.

When everything is going according to plan
You've got the golden ticket in your hand
And there's no one that you'd rather be
That's when you'll see...

Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
same.Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things Change Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh. 
Things change, rearrange, get strange, but they never change back again.
Track Name: Shattered
I’m so Cold, and Broken. Here lay my bones. Shattered at your doorstep. (I’m so)
Cold, and Broken. Here lay my bones. Shattered at your doorstep.

When the truth walks in
The conversation turns
There’s no chance to learn, no there’s no chance to learn
But there is strength in number
and it’s so comfortable
to stand firm as institutions burn

Unremarkable
pockets and bellies full
Just close the window, pull the shade and don’t look out again
What’s there to understand
can’t hear beneath the sand
children pretending to be men (I’m so)


Cold, and Broken. Here lay my bones. Shattered at your doorstep. (I’m so)
Cold, and Broken. Here lay my bones. Shattered at your doorstep.

Bright Lights Blank Stare (or Impair)
Old Wounds Laid Bare
Fade Out Turn White
Lose Faith Losing Light
Pull back Look Away
No shift. No sway.

I’m so Cold, and Broken. Here lay my bones. Shattered at your doorstep. (I’m so)
Cold, and Broken. Here lay my bones. Shattered at your doorstep.
I’m so Cold, and Broken. Here lay my bones. Shattered at your doorstep. (I’m so)
Cold, and Broken. Here lay my bones. Shattered at your doorstep.
Track Name: Disco Roboto
If you haven't found your mojo yet.
No need to wallow in regret.
Step through the magic looking glass
Only the chosen ones will pass (Here we go)

Oh Oh Oh Oh. Step right up.
Oh Oh Oh Oh and come inside.
Oh Oh Oh OH Open up your mind
Oh Oh Oh Oh, and enjoy the ride.

Hey! Ho! Disco Roboto
Hey! Ho! Disco Roboto

It's like your psychedelic dreams
Where nothing’s quite the way it seems.
The purple lights are in the sky
and plastic people wave goodbye
Where everyone who makes the scene
Lights up the room in neon green (here we go)

Oh Oh Oh Oh. Step right up.
Oh Oh Oh Oh and come inside.
Oh Oh Oh OH Open up your mind
Oh Oh Oh Oh, and enjoy the ride.

Hey! Ho! Disco Roboto
Hey! Ho! Disco Roboto

And now the fever starts to grow
reversing everything you know
The clock comes screeching to a stop
Watching our favorite bubble pop
Inside the bubble is a clue
To what is next for me and you. (here we go)

Oh Oh Oh Oh. Step right up.
Oh Oh Oh Oh and come inside.
Oh Oh Oh OH Open up your mind
Oh Oh Oh Oh, and enjoy the ride.

Hey! Ho! Disco Roboto
Hey! Ho! Disco Roboto

Oh Oh Oh Oh. Step right up.
Oh Oh Oh Oh and come inside.
Oh Oh Oh OH Open up your mind
Oh Oh Oh Oh, and enjoy the ride.

Hey! Ho! Disco Roboto
Hey! Ho! Disco Roboto
Track Name: Happy Song
Happy Faces
Happy times
Happy places
Happy minds

We are so happy, very very happy
We are so happy and we're glad you came
We are so happy, very very happy
We are so happy. Hope you feel the same.
We are so happy very very happy
We are so happy, can’t you see it’s true
We’re so happy. Oh so happy
We are happy. Oh so Happy
Hope you’re happy too

Happy boy
Happy girl
Happy people
Happy world.

We are so happy, very very happy
We are so happy and we're glad you came
We are so happy, very very happy
We are so happy. Hope you feel the same.
We are so happy very very happy
We are so happy, can’t you see it’s true
We’re so happy. Oh so happy
We are happy. Oh so Happy
Hope you’re happy too

Happy Faces
Happy times
Happy places
Happy minds

We are so happy, very very happy
We are so happy and we're glad you came
We are so happy, very very happy
We are so happy. Hope you feel the same.
We are so happy very very happy
We are so happy, can’t you see it’s true
We’re so happy. Oh so happy
We are happy. Oh so Happy
Hope you’re happy too

Happiness is your decision.
Popcorn eating intermission.
Happiness is your decision.
Popcorn eating intermission.
Happiness is your decision.
Popcorn eating intermission.
Track Name: Scientific
Communication
Technology
Biological
Integration


Scientific, Scientific, Scientific

Exploration
Research
Catalyst
Evolution


Scientific, Scientific, Scientific

Transition
Resistance
Anticipation
Reaction

Scientific, Scientific, Scientific