Living City

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Living City is about the ways in which technology entwines itself into our daily lives. Kevin Kelly wrote, “Humans are the reproductive organs of technology” and Living City explores that concept. It is a thoroughly modern song, wrought on computers and released virtually.


The machines wouldn't leave us alone
We had forgotten how to be without them
Took them in and became their home
Cannot remember if we'd ever known

Grew into a living city
The prototype of new creation
Anywhere I want to be
Everyone is always with me
Everything is always on me
Everybody's thoughts inside me

Evidence has clearly shown
We are addicted to the energy
The safest thing we've ever known
The allure of fire without the blackness of coal

The pleasures of the sex without the burden of a baby
The spirit of the dance with your feet up
The urges of the appetite no worry for the belly
You were sold magic, not freedom
Still it was easy to believe them

Eyes down, heads bowed
Hold it with reverence


from Body Out, released March 3, 2014




ACTN Minneapolis, Minnesota

Enigmatic avant-garde pop. Pronounced by saying the letters.

Music writers from around the world have called the band's work textured, intoxicating, nifty, fuzzy, cinematic, innovative, soulful, incredibly catchy, complex, sinister, offbeat, moody, stunning, gloomy, dark, and enigmatic. ... more

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