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Début album from Cambridge based indie rock band; the British IBM.

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released 26 July 2012

Performed by
Adrian Killens - Guitar/Vocals
David Martin - Bass/Guitar/Backing Vocals
Paul Richards - Drums/Percussion

Guest Musicians
Paul Goodwin - Keyboards (Animal, Oscar Pike, Good Afternoon)
David Simpson - Guitar(Open Your Eyes, 3 Years, Cannibal)
David Greeves - Pedal Steel (Oscar Pike)
Kerry Devine - Backing Vocals (the British IBM)
Lexie Green - Backing Vocals (Sugar Water, Open Your Eyes)
Anna Scott - Cello (Sugar Water, God’s Front Porch, the British IBM)
Neil Rogers - Percussion/Handclaps (Open Your Eyes, Sugar Water)
Matty Moon - Guitar (Open Your Eyes)

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the British IBM Cambridge, UK

The British IBM was formed by retro enthusiast and singer-songwriter Aidy as a way of combining his two passions; indie rock and vintage computing. Joined by an innovative rhythm section featuring bassist David and drummer Paul, the trio have been performing and touring together for two years as 'Aidy' before The British IBM was officially born on the 1st January 2012. ... more

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Track Name: Animal
I’ve got my head screwed on
But when I come undone
I don’t need anyone
Till the feeling’s gone
All I need, is a little piece of sanctuary
I need a little space and time
To be alone in my own mind
I’m Just an animal
I’m just a silhouette
Behind your talking head
I need to be alone
In my own sweet home
All I need, is a little bit of sympathy
A little place to call my own
Where I don’t have to hear you moan
All I know, is everything you’ve ever known
Though I could never tell you that
You know it’s just a simple fact
I’m just an animal
Track Name: Sugar Water
I’m sorry, for all those little things I said
I pushed you so hard, too hard
I watched you from in my head
I want you to know that without you it won’t be said
You can’t spend it all from the graveyard floor when you’re dead
Do you wanna sell sugar water?
Or do you wanna change the world?
I missed you, and all those little things I did
I pushed you so hard, too hard
I watched you from in my head
As my your loyalty strayed my integrity stayed and I wept
And it’s insanely great how it’s you I replaced my friend
Do you wanna sell sugar water?
Or do you wanna change the world?
Track Name: the British IBM
Standing in an alley way
Between two bars, blood on my face
You’re looking at me and I’m looking at you
Remember when we were both still friends
None of this would of happened then
But everything I learnt, I learnt from you
If we’d of kept it all together
Maybe we’d still be friends
If we’d of finished what we started
We’d be the British IBM
Could’ve been another way
Left your dreams for another day
But I could never be the one, to talk you down
I saw it all on a TV screen
Under a ton and you flicker green
But I could never be the one, to watch you fall
If we’d of kept it all together
Maybe we’d still be friends
If we’d of finished what we started
We’d be the British IBM
And now we’re both in the history books
A little world that we both once shook
Never understood, what’s a heaven for?
Knew you then as I know you now
Watched it all come crashing down
Watch a little time, as time goes by
Track Name: Feeling
I’ve got this feeling, This feeling is good
I know why you left now, you got out while you could
And even though I said, I’d do what it takes
That was all lies, so this is our fate
Don’t try and push me, I’ll push you to hell
The money’s all gone now, we don’t need your help
Your theory’s for losers, for losers like you
With talks of ambition, that never come true
I’ve got it all worked out, and it’s all for you
I’ve seen it all before, but it’s all brand new
You’ve got a lot to lose, but I’m here for you
Thru all those days, just like you wanted too
Track Name: Good Afternoon
Good afternoon sir
What do you want from me today?
You want the same thing
That everybody’s had today
Why don’t you take a seat and look ahead and I’ll wait
Why don’t you take a seat and look ahead and you can have your say
Good afternoon sir
What do you want from me today
Take a seat and look ahead
But everybody has to wait
You want the same thing that everybody’s had today
Take a seat and look ahead and you can have your say
Why don’t you take a seat and look ahead
And you can have your say
You want the messed up look some number two
That everybody’s had today
Track Name: Cannibal
I’m a dirty little Cannibal
Eating all my friends
Under the illusion
That the fun will never end
Scheming in the basement, making my equations
Gotta get the numbers right
Al my fiends and material dreams
Gonna come along tonight
But I love you but I hate you
And I don’t anticipate you coming back
All that I can do today
Is sit around and wait
For a man like you to come along
To come and take my place
But what do you do, when your face turns blue?
And your heels are kicking on the floor
And you’re looking at me with a sense of glee
That I’ve never ever seen before
Cos I love you but I hate you
And I don’t anticipate you coming back
And all my situations are black
She said how could it be?
As I walked thru the back room to run
She said I’ll never see
But I love you but I hate
Yeah I love you but I hate you
Yeah I love you but I hate you
And I don’t anticipate you coming back
Track Name: Is it Too Late to Save Oscar Pike
Sitting in the laptop light, on your own all thru the night
Never loved anyone else, or anything more
You’ve been here many times before, your dreams are shadows on the walls
Fading into nothing once again
And you’re lack of inspiration, caused your miscommunication
Waiting for your destiny to call
But is it too late?
Is it too late to save you?
Now your whole life
Is a dream that you’ve just woken from
Now your twenties have gone
I’m here and your still there, staring out the empty chairs
Wishing all your loneliness away
Waiting on a curtain call, walking down the empty halls
A little piece of you just died today
And you’re lack of inspiration, caused your miscommunication
Waiting for your destiny to call
But is it too late?
Is it too late to save you?
Now your whole life
Is a dream that you’ve just woken from
Now your twenties have gone
And if I ever walked away, I’ll always find my way back home
And if I ever tried again, I’ll always wind up on my own
But is it too late?
Is it too late to save you?
Now your whole life
Is a dream that you’ve just woken from
Now your twenties have gone
Track Name: 3 Years
You got me thinking, my heart was sinking
But now I’m reeling, and these wounds are healing
I got by on looks till me confidence shook
And I watched everyday as they took everything that I had
You told me fifteen they, they told me fifteen
I, I walked in three as I smiled thru my teeth
I’ve got gold I can’t touch, if I take it I’m fucked
And I can’t use my name I’ve got no one to blame but myself
Oh no, I’ve seen the punches you throw
So motherfucker let’s go
So unreliable, cos it’s not viable
This was a field, now it’s all brick and steel
In a box I can’t touch, if I take it I must
I’ve got riches and gold and I’m not gonna fold, oh no
Oh no, I’ve seen the punches you throw
So motherfucker let’s go
Oh no, I’ve seen the punches you throw
So motherfucker let’s go
Track Name: Open your Eyes
I saw your face last night in a dream I had
It didn’t seem to go so bad you pulled my shirt, and told me that you wanted me back
Your sister who I’ve never met before
Walked into our room and said that nothing here, is where it’s supposed to be we’re falling
Open your eyes
Open your eyes
Cos nothing here is real
Don’t you remember once when you told me once
That every passing minutes just another chance, to turn it all around, I’ll find you
In another life when we’re both cats and then
It doesn’t seem to matter then that nothing here, is where it’s supposed to be we’re falling
Open your eyes
Open your eyes
Cos nothing here is real
Open your eyes
Open your eyes
Cos nothing here is real
Thru blood and tears we swept it all away
And on the concrete floor I lay with broken bones
Waiting for the hand of God
But you never came and so my body waits
Hooked up to machines all day
I dream of you
Until they find a cure I’m falling
Track Name: God's Front Porch
I’m the loneliest man in the world right now
Maybe I’m not, maybe I’m just down
For the next three days I’ll call this home
Watching all the ground beneath us fall
Life with you never felt like this
Never been one for the simple things
Standing on the corner of God’s front porch
Watching all the ground beneath us fall
Loneliness and solitude
Seldom get the two confused
Quit your job and walk away
Didn’t like it that much anyway
Sell your house and start again
Burn your past and make new friends
Cos you can check out any time you want
Already been a tad too long
Standing on the corner of God’s front porch
Watching all the ground beneath us fall
Loneliness and solitude
Seldom get the two confused
But if I tried and if I missed
Would you leave me alone like this?
For all the things I’ve ever done
Would you let my life go on
I’m the loneliness man in the world right now
Maybe I’m not, maybe I’m just down