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Have a taste-a sample-an "amuse bouche" of American (NJ) progressive rock band 3RDegree's catalog. Here's one song each from the most recent 4 albums. Please feel free to send this link to someone else to get the word out. ALL we ask is that you give us your email address to be added to our emailing list and we promise not to bother you very often.

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released July 8, 2015

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3RDegree New Jersey

Formed in 1990, 3RDegree would release 2 studio albums before a '97 breakup. Their "comeback" album NARROW-CASTER dropped in '08. THE LONG DIVISION followed September 2012 gaining them many fans and a signing with 10T Records which put out '96's HUMAN INTEREST STORY remastered. Summer of 2015 saw ONES & ZEROS-their first concept album. A European tour in September would follow. ... more

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Track Name: This Is The Future (single version-from 2015's Ones & Zeros: vol. 1)
THIS IS THE FUTURE (music & lyrics: Patrick Kliesch/George Dobbs)

I never thought my chances of contentment would be determined by a transistor
Sometimes it brings about resentment-still, I'm plugged in all the way
'Cause every gadget's an extension of my motives and my ego
and now that I am totally invested I'd be a fool to not upgrade

Could this be the future? I can feel it catching up to me
Could this be the future? With so many possibilities
Yes, this is the future

I never to the naysayers 'cause it's only sour grapes
The scientists are listening to my prayers-they have always saved the day
Could this be the future? I can feel it catching up to me.
Could this be the future? Spinning faster and eternally.
Yes, this is the future

You say the chances are slim that we can break on through
You say the future looks dim-it isn't up to you
I buy the future each day on my credit card
It's built right into my brain, so it is never far
Built into your brain, never far

Could this be the future? I can feel it catching up to me.
Could this be the future? May it last for an eternity
Yes, this is the future
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Track Name: The Socio-Economic Petri Dish (from 2012's The Long Division)
i. Prelude To A Bailout (instrumental)
ii. Give Them What They Want

The future’s jeopardized-soon there will be no place for
our kind Presently terrified faced with the horrors of a
biblical blight Too late to stock, lock & barrel, board-
ed up and feeling the weight Deflated dollar-white
collar barbarians are banging at the gate

Just Give Them What They Wanted-Just Give Them What They
Want...

Heavily invested in the very things that soon will
have us all pinned It’s blowing in the wind It’s time to
own it like it was your own sin Who needs a handout?
Trickle-down I’ve got my doubts not much of it can Not
gonna hold my breath unless they raise the price of oxy-
gen Another Ponzi scam-another housing bubble bursting at the seams Now look who’s getting slammed-it’s you and me and the American Dream Don’t want the layoffs but I don’t want the pay-offs to the men in the suits And where we’re headed I have dreaded ‘cause nobody has the balls or a clue

Just Give Them What They Wanted
Just Give Them What They Want
Track Name: Cautionary Tale (from 2008's Narrow-Caster)
Here on Earth-what’s after-we wonder
Some so sure-so willing-no wonder-nothing to choose

Burning crosses-falling towers-brought to you by those who were so certain
that they’d go to heaven

Do you believe that something can unify despite the difference between our ways?
Or do you think we’re doomed to fail each time
So many wanting the end of days

Endless cycles of reprisals-we’re here to live-not to survive

Oh the ecstasy of those who push their ideologies
Our histories can serve us well-they are a cautionary tale...

On your t.v. screen, you see the pundits-how they intrigue you
And always they’re so firm with their diplomas, their medals-and they look so sure

Schooled in hate-hate to love-bullets fly when push comes to shove

Imagine a child’s mind filled up with poison and thoughts arcane
They tell him God believes he’s a better kind
With no restrictions on taking aim

Oh the majesty of those who push their ideologies
Our histories can serve us well-they are a cautionary tale...

When the lunatic fringe are preaching to the choir
All will fall on deaf ears like mine

Oh the ecstasy...
Track Name: Top Secret (from 1996's Human Interest Story)
Kill the chief or plan a coup
Please don’t-we know where you’re going to
We do-we know about you

Make it our business all day through
We never rest-that’s all we do-we know what’s best for you
If we told half the things we knew there’d be another World War II
You can’t handle the truth

Those little things that we all keep inside become the only true parts of ourselves

Coverups-conspiracies too-how else can we tell the truth to you
Reduced to a soundbite-you hear through filters every night

Does it surprise you when you see the scraps we’ve left for your t.v.
Major news flash
We water down the beer and take the salt and then we disappear
You don’t know what you’re missing

Those little things that we all keep inside become the only true parts of ourselves
You stick around long enough you will find a world around you with its peace of mind

Push the button-pull the plug-dare we say we’d pull the rug from you
Don’t even try it you’ll lose

Those little things that we all keep inside become the only true parts of ourselves
You stick around long enough you will find a world around you with its peace of mind
Those little things that we all keep inside become the only true parts of ourselves

It’s all top secret