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released 10 June 2011

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Sounds of System Breakdown Dublin, Ireland

SOSB have just released Nomad, the followup to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in early 2013. The Dublin three-piece’s debut album was favourably compared to LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads, Soulwax and Depeche Mode. Nomad will see the band (Rob Costello, Richy Kelly and Ed Costello) further forge their own sound away from those influences into a soundscape all their own. ... more

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Track Name: Colour
I exercise twice daily now
Why can't I breathe
This city now, it suffocates
Is it just me?
I walk around, I talk it up
I quit coffee
I socialise but I can't disguise
Just how I feel

(Instrumental)

I customise, I rearrange
Make it my own
I move in small circles now
Nowhere to go
On paper now, I'm feeling like
I can't complain
But being around
This city now, it's getting stale

Chorus:
Colour, where'd you go
Kill me slowly, muted tones
Turned down low

I cultivate an aura now
I choose my clothes
So carefully, I'm walking tall
Look like I know
But underneath I'm dreaming of
Another place
Another me, forever now
Or just a taste

(Chorus x2)

My food is lacking taste
I let it go to waste
No longer moved by art
Music you break my heart
My food is lacking taste
I let it go to waste
No longer moved by art
Music you break my heart

(Chorus x2)
Track Name: Abandoned Buildings
Close the doors, buildings wait
To persist, to remain so dark and brooding
To protect the absent humans, oh yeah
And moonlight shines
Through the ripped office blinds
In the corridors the dust dances
In the tiny gusts of stale air

Chorus:
Oh won't you creep beside me
Through abandoned buildings
Won't you defeat the fear inside me
By standing near
The cracks in the walls
The noise of tall abandoned buildings
Show me the city from the roof and
Whisper in my ear

In these halls children played
On these walls hang the paintings
And the calenders
With mandarin reminders on them
Through my soles it vibrates
Because I know
That the built it on the cheap
And now it sinks into the deep
Inch by inch

(Chorus)

Come with me, take my hand
Topmost floor
I have candle-lit a room, yeah
Made it a bit more human for us
Leave two sets of footprints, yeah
I haven't felt this good since it began

(Chorus)
Track Name: Cosmonaut
Could it be
They launched and forgot about me?
The dials and the counters agree
I am not where I'm meant to be
Is this true?
Is this something a human could do?
Was it so secret nobody knew?
Blue planet I bid you adieu

Once more
I turn up the volume and roar
привет you son of a whore
What was I supposed to explore?

Can you hear me?
Do you speak my tongue?
What great nation do you hail from?
Are you old? Are you young?
Is my plight known to anyone?
Will you tell the world what they have done?

I'm pale
How long till my life support fails?
Gets closer with every exhale
Is this what the mission entails?
And is this true?
Is this something a human could do?
Was it so secret nobody knew?
Not even the poor bastard who flew

Will you tell the world what they have done?
Track Name: Reversism
Let, let the colours fade
Procrastinate, delay
Aspire to getting by
That's our way
Why can't you do it right?
Drink and smoke and fight
Pretend you're someone else
Wait, wait

Can I see some identification?
'Cause I don't believe you are who you are
You might have got past emigration
But you won't get too far

Not with that smile on your face
Not with those clothes
When you're on your way up baby
We'll pull you down by your toes

'Cause you've got the wrong blood in your body
You've got the wrong brain in your head
As soon as you start to be somebody
We'll wish you were dead

Yeah, with that smile on your face
With that gleam in your eye
The only thing we hate more than a looser is
Someone whose doing fine

Play fair, team player
We have opened our arms to you
Act slightly, step lightly
Gotta see the project through
And don't stop the rot, embrace it, face it
Nobody here has a clue
Act slightly, step lightly
Credit, where credit's due

But can you believe, can you believe
Can you believe the nerve of this guy? x4

Let, let the colours fade
Procrastinate, delay
Aspire to getting by
That's our way
Why can't you do it right?
Drink and smoke and fight
Pretend you're someone else
Wait, wait

Can I see some identification?
'Cause I don't believe you are who you are
You might have got past emigration
But you won't get too far

Not with that smile on your face
Not with those clothes
When you're on your way up baby
We'll pull you down by your toes