Coming Up For Air

by Rob Tunbridge

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This six track mini album, was originally released in spring 2004.

It has been gently remastered for this digital download version.

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released April 27, 2016

All songs written & performed by R. Tunbidge

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Rob Tunbridge Chelmsford, UK

Rob Tunbridge is a singer/songwriter, based in Chelmsford, Essex England.
His music draws on his love of Glam Rock from the 70's and Synth Pop from the early 80's and was once described by a music critic as: "Status Quo, meets Erasure, crashes with Depeche Mode and Slade, the result being, a unique style of music that can only be classified as Rob Tunbridge!" ... more

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Track Name: Coming Up For Air
Don’t you think it’s a crazy situation
when you can’t find yourself despite all the looking
and you’ve gotta getaway, breakaway, escape to somewhere?
When the walls are closing in and there’s no reason why
You just gotta getaway, runaway, get to some clean air

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Coming up for air, coming up for air
Let me have some room ‘cos I’m gasping for some air
Coming up for air, coming up for air
Gotta make some room ‘cos I’m coming up for air
Coming up for air, coming up for air
Let me have some room so I can come up for some air
Coming up for air, coming up for air
Gotta make some room ‘cos I’m coming up for air


It’s all too much to bear
’cos we’re living in a world that doesn’t care
Gotta getaway, runaway, escape to somewhere
Drowning in a sea of information gasping for breath,
head is spinning
Gotta getaway, breakaway, get to some clean air

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Cars and jets pumping out pollution
there doesn't seem to be any solution
so I gotta getaway, breakaway, escape to somewhere
Maybe an island in the ocean away from the crowds
all the distractions
gotta getaway, runaway, get to some clean air

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Track Name: If You Ain't Got Love
You say that he loves you; it’s not love to me
Just the same old situation, filled with pain and jealousy
It’s a funny love when he treats you like he does
And that’s a shame

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Cos if you ain’t got love, you’ve got nothing at all
If you ain’t got love, you’ve got nothing at all
If you ain’t got love, you’ve got nothing at all
If you ain’t got love, you’ve got nothing at all


You make excuses, for the way that he behaves
Justify the games he plays by taking all the blame
But it’s a funny love when he treats you like he does
And that’s a shame

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Track Name: (would it end up being) No Good?
I saw her standing by the door
All alone of that I’m sure
I thought I’d risk it take a chance
Walk on over ask her to dance

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But she closed her eyes and breathed a heavy sigh
Said man’s heart is made of wood
If I took you by the hand
Would it end up being no good?

I tried to say we’re not all the same
But she dismissed me with a wave
I said I’d like to try and make you laugh
She said you already have don’t you know that I watched you dance?

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I said I’m not the fortune telling kind
But I know love is hard to find
Sometimes you have to hide your pain away
Pick up the pieces start to love again

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Track Name: No Questions Asked
She came to me in the silence of the night
Caressed my lips with her fingertips
Naked she climbed into my bed
I willingly followed where she led

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No guilt, no secrets, no hidden past
It’s just a story of lust no questions asked
A memory of innocence long since gone
It’s just a story of lust no questions asked, no questions


Morning came but with the darkness she had gone
The pillows wear the mem’ry of her perfume
Twisted sheets lay where they fell
Their own story they can tell

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I recall her face like a photograph
The swell of her breast as we entwined
Idle talk as the night-time fled
In each others arms the passion spent

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Track Name: Halcyon Days
Do you remember the summers, when the sun always shone?
Do you ever wonder, where those days have gone?
We used to sit by the river, in the shade of the trees
Holding hands we’d talk of the future
and what we were going to be
In those halcyon days

Do you remember the games that we used to play?
You were a princess and I was your willing slave
We had adventures until the sun fell from the sky
Never had a worry ‘cos we knew who was on our side
In those halcyon days

But the years slipped by
We all grew up – Drifted apart
Knew it could never be the same again
Looking back it’s like a photograph etched on the mind
Oh! And I remember our first fleeting kiss
Was in those halcyon days

Do you remember the summers, when the sun always shone?
Do you sometimes wonder, where those days have gone?
The future seemed distant, so far away
Now the future’s here but I can still remember
Those halcyon days, oh those halcyon days
Track Name: Interlude (feat. Lucy Lawson)
I see you sitting there - so near but out of reach
We know the rules - to the games we play
We mustn't touch - we mustn't kiss 'n' tell
Silent messages - with our eyes we send

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I never meant for this to happen
I never meant to fall in love
I knew it from the very first time
If I gave my heart it wouldn't be enough

We keep locked away - passions burning
Go our separate ways - so no-one knows
That what you feel for me - is what I feel for you
Against the surging tide - we have to swim

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Darkest secrets - we have to hide away
We must not show the world - too much love
And now we're sitting here - so near but out of reach
Confined by the rules - to this game we play

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