Psychopaths Dream in Black and White

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1.
02:56
I don’t always wanna be right I just wanna be like you Slow and methodical Thinking every single thing through But if this means we’ll never be friends Then that’s a risk I’ll have to take The path of least resistance Is normally the easy one to break But it’s okay though I’ve got all the time So if you need me when you cross that line I’ll see what I can do I watched you go out of your way To show a little empathy In all the situations Where all I really wanna do is breathe I guess that’s why you’re better than me But when everything is done and said How can I respect you When everyone we know and love is dead It’s okay though, I’ve got all the time So if you need me when you cross that line I’ll see what I can do
2.
02:46
I’ve got you and you’ve got me And that’s all that we’ll ever need But what if I decide that I want more Like a baseball bat that’s covered in blood From all the people I have clubbed For telling me things that I don’t need to know Hey Mikie don’t you know My mind is here it’s always closed Your arrogance is virtuous in turn And you’re surrounded by the yes men you deserve Mikie it’s so plain to see That everyone you ever meet Is hanging on to every single word That rolls across you mouth and I Will always be your alibi For every indiscretion you incur Hey Mikie don’t you know My mind is here it’s always closed Your arrogance is virtuous in turn And you’re surrounded by the yes men you deserve We sat and watched your house burn down And though you never made a sound I knew that you would have the world your way And so we took a different stance That led us down another path Where everything would always be okay Hey Mikie don’t you know My mind is here it’s always closed Your arrogance is virtuous in turn And you’re surrounded by the yes men you deserve
3.
03:44
Dissatisfaction is a symptom of ambition I’ll put the knife and you’ll just keep on wishing For the words I’ll never say, as all this fade away I’m still in love with you And so it’s over, another life worth living You know there’s no God, so why your indecision Just enjoy yourself it’s easy to forget the ones you left behind Cos if you try to just get by Yeah if you try to just get by You’d only waste your life I always wondered, how can you do it? Live a life of God and love when you’re just sleeping through it It’s all that I can do, to stand here next to you And watch the world go by And so we started to live a life that’s nothing Without the minor keys that turned the days to minutes Everything slowed down, watched our feelings drown in mediocrity Cos if you try to just get by Yeah if you try to just get by You’d only waste your life Cos if you try to just get by Yeah if you try to just get by You’d only waste your life
4.
Words without feeling Talk without rhyme I’ll be your witness To every crime I know that you need me I know I need you I know that it’s not right But it’s true I’m just like you Darkness becomes us Like shadows at night I’ve seen you do things I understood why I know that you need me I know I need you I know that it’s not right But it’s true I’m just like you I know that you need me I know I need you I know that it’s not right But it’s true I’m just like you
5.
If you don’t know who you’re talking to Then my advice to you would be A little more than you bargained for If that’s the way you’re gonna be Tread carefully because my life to me Is worth less than yours to you Tread carefully because I’m capable I’m more capable than you A little love goes a long long way Are those the words you wanna hear? Words like that won’t get you very far And that’s the way it’s always been Tread carefully because my life to me Is worth less than yours to you Tread carefully because I’m capable I’m more capable than you
6.
It could be so wonderful If you could just let go again And let the hate run you You know it’s all I do I walked around in the sun again A couple hours but that’s all I need When I was just sixteen I became the man you see We walked back through the city lights And watched the girls on the corner fight But now the evening’s gone And nothing ever lasts that long Made some money and we had some fun Why try harder when you’re number one And if it all falls through I’ll live a lie like you Stick around for another beer We won’t talk in a another of year But when the morning bleeds I know we’ll both concede We walked back through the city lights And watched the girls on the corner fight But now the evening’s gone And nothing ever lasts that long I know the money doesn't count I made a choice to be here now But now the evening’s gone And nothing ever lasts that long We walked back through the city lights And watched the girls on the corner fight But now the evening’s gone And nothing ever lasts that long I know the money doesn't count I made a choice to be here now But now the evening’s gone And nothing ever lasts that long
7.
03:40
Everybody wants to be a democrat Until they make a little money And then they come to their senses I still remember Rocking it when I was younger than today Yeah, so much younger than today Now I’m not a hassle I’m a benefit To the society that bleeds me Please don’t leave me dry Cos I got mouths to hide So what would you do if you weren’t afraid? Of anyone or anything Cos I just crossed that line Yeah what would you do if you weren't afraid? Cos I know I’ll get mine I watched you from the distance and i’m terrified Of all the feelings that you’ve lost me So when we come to my senses i’ll still remember Telling you that everything would always be your way Before the black and white turned to grey So now we’re not a hassel, were a benefit To the society that bleeds us Please don’t leave us dry Cos we’ve got mouths to hide So what would you do if you weren’t afraid? Of anyone or anything Cos I just crossed that line Yeah what would you do if you weren't afraid? Cos I know I’ll get mine Yeah what would you do if you weren’t afraid? Of anyone or anything Cos I just crossed that line Yeah what would you do if you weren't afraid? Cos I know I’ll get mine
8.
Ones and zeros lost completely on a telephone wire it’s lost all meaning now Tell the brain child I'm still breathing on a life support machine that’s breaking down We were the stars But then, then you were gone Where did you go? Well I guess, nobody knows I've got you and you've got me but in the final hour we go out alone So take me through my former years, in a flash of light that only brings me down We were the stars But then, then you were gone Where did you go? Well I guess, nobody knows You got me thinking it’s okay but it’s not You got me thinking that it’s over and done But it’s not We were the stars But then, then you were gone Where did you go? Well I guess, nobody knows
9.
You own a silver cigarette case even though you don’t smoke Engraved initials of your Father contains a single note Don’t be a loser like your old man come up with a plan And if you need me then I’ll help you in any way I can But the board room's empty now The town fell empty and the lights went out And something's not right cos we don’t even care You know that something isn't quite right when your heart beats twice as slow In any given situation where a normal man won’t go But you me me you know we rocked up and we walked the factory floor We closed to whole thing then we sat back and we justified the cause But the board room's empty now The town fell empty and the lights went out And something's not right cos we don’t even care But the board room's empty now The town fell empty and the lights went out And something's not right cos we don’t even care
10.
03:53
When you wait for nothing Nothing’s gonna come When you feel like no one That’s all you’ll become There’s a world on the other side And nothing’s gonna change There’s a world on the other side So why not act your age? We used to be so lonely Me, myself and I I wanted you to notice So I don’t have to die There’s a world on the other side And nothing’s gonna change There’s a world on the other side So why not act your age? We used to run on empty Back when you were young But now we’re older It doesn’t seem such fun There’s a world on the other side And nothing’s gonna change There’s a world on the other side So why not act your age?
11.
Oh you’ve been drinking again And you’ve decided that it’s not your only friend So you‘ve made yourself a list And you write it everyday Oh you’ve got yourself a program Well what more can I say? Oh life wasn’t meant to be like this Your hopes and dreams are shattered In the end it doesn’t matter Cos what more can I say? At the end of a long day Yeah what more can I say? As the tears run down your face Oh life wasn’t meant to be like this You followed all your dreams and all those adolescent schemes Well what more can I say? When you say that you’re okay I’ll wait in reception For the man that I once knew then

credits

released September 4, 2015

Performed By:
Adrian Killens - Guitars/Vocals/Synth

Guest Musicians:
Neil ‘Bugs’ Rogers - Drums/Percussion (All Songs except All The Time & What More Can I Say?)
Chad Young - Bass (All songs except All the Time)
Anna Scott - Cello (We Were the Stars, Silver Cigarette Case, Nothing Ever Lasts That Long, What more can I say? I’m Just Like You)
Paul Goodwin - Keyboards/Piano (Tread Carefully, Silver Cigarette Case)
Hilary Spivey - Bassoon (Silver Cigarette Case)
Lizzie Coyle, Charlotte Kousholt, Matthew Taylor - Backing Vocals (Silver Cigarette Case, We were the stars)

Credits:
Recorded & mixed by Neil ‘Bugs’ Rogers at Half Ton Studios
Mastered by Eric James at Philosopher’s Barn
All songs written by Adrian Killens

Sleeve design by Daryl Blyth at retrophonicdesigns.co.uk

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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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