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This song is loosely based on the rise of fall of Acorn and Sinclair, and the strain placed upon the friendship between the two men that built these computer empires throughout the 1980s; Chris Curry and Sir Clive Sinclair.

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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

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from the British IBM, released July 26, 2012
Adrian Killens, David Martin, Paul Richards, Kerry Devine, Anna Scott

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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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