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Minds of Children (Prototype)

from (prototypes) by Dan Jacob Wallace

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"Minds of Children (Prototype)" was recorded in 2011 in Chicago, soon after my sister (Ambria Nicole) said, "you should write a summer electronic album for us to sing on together." This was the only one we actually sang on together. I finally mixed it! It's the first full song I'm distributing since returning from a roughly 10-year break from music.

PS: Other material I wrote for that project will likely show up in other forms at some point. Also, there's a guitar-based, instrumental version of this that I've previewed in video form on the social media platforms. I'll distribute that at some point soon-ish.

NOTE: With these Bandcamp audio files, I allow the peaks more breathing room than what you'd find at the streaming platforms. This makes things louder and more dynamic, but also increases the chances of clipping. This track works well on my system, but if (after purchase) you happen to find the streaming service audio friendlier to your system or more appealing, let me know; I can send you the file I submitted for broad digital distribution.



The world is waiting for you to go crazy
Stop hesitating, open up your brains and pour out
A confetti shower, streaming downward, downward

Your thoughts will rain upon the minds of children
They’ll rip their hearts out hoping for a chance to dissolve
But they never solve crossing over, over

Into the zeros
Between the burnt ether and ones
That you become
Floating right through them
As you evolve back to the start
You fall apart

I sense their frenzy flowing
Between my bones
They weave their frantic story
In threads of gold

Pressing like flesh conforming
Through little holes

And we grow-oh-oh-oh
Over the undertow

A bolt of lightning piercing through the darkness
Ignites your vision and chemically reacts with your face
But you never taste what you long for, long for

Your glowing eyeballs beckon to the people
A green directive, swollen up and calling their names
But it does not gain crossing over, over

Into the zeros
Between the burnt ether and ones
That you become
Floating right through them
As you evolve back to the stars
You fall apart

I sense them reaching for me
They’re all alone
Riding their wave of glory
On silicone

Cascading flesh contorting
Through cracking chrome

And we grow-oh-oh-oh
Over the ozone glow

I feel them seeping through me
As we become
A tangled thread of mutant
Axon response

Veins sprout like hair protruding
From crown to crown

And we grow-oh-oh-oh
Until we overload


from (prototypes), track released February 3, 2023
Dan Wallace: Vocals, Music, Lyrics, Production Stuff
Ambria Nichole: Vocals, Cover Art


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Dan Jacob Wallace Chicago, Illinois

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