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1.
02:41
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
2.
02:53
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?
3.
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 have 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 have 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
4.
02:36
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
5.
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
6.
02:35
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 All 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
7.
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
8.
03:01
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 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
9.
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
10.
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

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

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released July 26, 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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