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by Rob Tunbridge

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This album was recorded back in 1984 at Diploma Studios, Bickenacre, Essex, by Rob Tunbridge & Stuart Bennett, working under the band name of: Strategic Plan.

This download version is taken from a copy (probably the only one still in existence) that was originally released as a tape cassette! It has been gently remastered for this release but does contain a few idiosyncrasies found on the original tape, which we feel adds to the recordings, rather than detracts from them. We hope you agree.

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released September 3, 2016

Lead Vocals: Rob Tunbridge
Backing Vocals: Rob Tunbridge & Stuart Bennett
Spoken bits: Stuart Bennett
Guitars & Bass Guitar: Rob Tunbridge
Synths: Stuart Bennett & Rob Tunbridge
Drum Programming: Stuart Bennett & Rob Tunbridge

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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: Warm Blood; Cold Heart
I've searched for many years now babe
To find emotion in your heart
Looking for a new direction
Now's the time to start
You tore me down, like a broken clown
Told me to look again

CHORUS
You've got warm blood flowing through a cold heart
Warm blood running through a cold, cold heart
It's a combination that just won't go
Warm blood; Cold heart

I saw you today in the middle of town
Your look was cold as ice
I tried to convince you and make you see
That love's not a sacrifice
Rejected once more, awake 'til four
Wondering where I stand

CHORUS

I called your number and the phone rang twice
I spoke just after the tone
You said you'd changed but it felt so strange
When you told me you were alone
I couldn't believe this was happening
Situations change

CHORUS

So now you're here again, it's a different story
I don't know your reasons, but I remember your face
So now you're here again, it's gonna be better, this time
It's gonna, be better, than ever, before.
Track Name: Loser In Disguise
I treat you like an angel though you say I treat you like a slave
And I've pleaded and I've begged but there's nothing left for me to say
I can see in your eyes that you've made up your mind and nothing will make it change
Still you tell me that you love me and nothing will make you stay

CHORUS
You're a loser in disguise and you're trying to win with your lies
An angel of the night but you keep me hanging on
Just to hear the last verse of your favourite song

Use me, abuse me, then you say that you want to be free
If it was up to you, you'd long ago have cut the strings
I think you've got another lover though you don't have the courage to tell me straight
Still you tell me that you love me and there's no-one to take your place

CHORUS

Use me, abuse me, then you say that you want to be free
If it was up to you, you'd long ago have cut the strings
I can see in your eyes that you've made up your mind and nothing will make it change
Still you tell me that you love me and nothing will make you stay

CHORUS

CHORUS
Track Name: Jimmy's Plan
They spoke of you with hate in their eyes, t hey didn't understand
They looked at you with fear in the voices there was magic in your hands
They said: "He's evil, he's bad, we must make it safe, for the children on the streets."
"He's wicked and mad, a dangerous man." How could they understand?

CHORUS
They locked you in a mind cage all alone
When you spoke they said: "Jimmy's not at home."
They couldn't see the future, the past got in the way
They didn't understand until too late
Your plan. Your plan.

They said your views were out of reach for the average family man
But how many average family men really understood your plan?

CHORUS

The white coats haunt you everyday as you turn to face the wall
A prisoner of your own belief, for the benefit of all.

CHORUS
Track Name: Sapphire & Steel
You offered me an illusion of life
But then you killed it with a flash of your knife
You gave me your heart—Gave nothing at all
Looking at you I wonder if it meant anything at all


CHORUS
‘cos I’m looking in your blue eyes like ice
And your words they cut like the edge of a knife
Looking at you I think of sapphire & steel
Hard and unyielding , cold and unreal
Looking at you I think of sapphire & steel
Sapphire & steel, so cold and unreal

You came with your magic and you offered me light
You drank my whiskey then you stayed the night
But you never told me—How sweet life could be
You used me, abused me, and you never let me break free

CHORUS

It wasn’t until you left me that night
That I saw the tunnel at the end of the light
You came in the darkness—Left the same way
You showed me my heart but then
you broke it when you went away

CHORUS

Sapphire & steel; Sapphire & steel
Track Name: Dangerous Games (to play)
Looking out the window I see a train go past
I try to see you on it, but it's going much to fast
Then I think back to all the things you used to say to me
like the times you said "I love you" and I could not agree
'cos they locked me in this cold room, threw the key away
said that loving someone was a dangerous game to play


They said I had delusions of grandeur all the time
that loving someone like you was a dangerous state of mind
And I could not convince them that loving wasn't wrong
That I needed someone to whom I could belong
Still they locked me in this cold room, threw the key away
said that loving someone was a dangerous game to play
said that loving someone was a dangerous game to play


They never understood the feelings deep inside
the feelings for each other which we couldn't hide
And now I look across and they've done the same to you
Said that loving me is what has made you blue
then they locked us in this cold room, threw the key away
said that loving someone was a dangerous game to play
said that loving someone was a dangerous game to play
said that loving someone was a dangerous game to play
Track Name: Lost For Words
Beautiful faces and unusual places that I have seen
Illusions I've found in the back of my mind become, reality
Oh! You, you take my breath away
Oh! You, you take my breath away

CHORUS
You leave me lost for words
Lost for words, I'm lost for words
Lost for words, lost for words I'm lost for word
Oh! You, you take my breath away
And you leave me lost for words

Something is happening inside of me and I don't know why
Dreams of the future, start to fade into, obscurity
Oh! You, you take my breath away
Oh! You, you take my breath away

CHORUS

CHORUS
Track Name: America
Got my ticket and I've booked my flight
Going away tonight, away tonight
Packed my bags and I'm leaving tonight
And I know it's right, going away to....

CHORUS
America. The land of the free, that's America.
Where the sun never sets on Sunset Strip that's America, America

Going tonight on a Pan Am flight,
Leaving tonight, leaving tonight
Inboard movie and the stewardess says:
"Have a nice flight, have a nice flight to..."

CHORUS

Looking out the window I can see the statue of Liberty smiling at me
Landing lights and the wheels come down, we're going to land, in

CHORUS

Made it here and it's out of sight, fast cars, bright lights
You can drink champagne all night that's cold as ice, cold as ice in....

CHORUS
Track Name: Can You Take The Pressure?
Can you see the shadows where the lines don’t meet?
Can you feel the pavement underneath your feet?
Can you feel the person standing beside?
Can you see the person on the inside?
Your body wants to scream but there ain’t no sound
Can you feel the wait that is pulling you down?
Can you see the images that aren’t on the screen?
Can you hear the voice that is nowhere to be….Seen?


The question to the answer there is no reply
you can feel the pressure but you can’t ask why
I said the question to the answer there is no reply
You can feel the pressure but I won’t tell you why


There’s a thousand pictures not one of them you
You’re in my sight but out of my view
Every time you’re right they say you are wrong
I can’t believe you’re weak when you seem so strong
Picture the girl with a gun in her hand
She’ll shoot you down but still you stand
Picture the man in the padded cell
They talk of illusion but to him it is…. Real!


The question to the answer there is no reply
you can feel the pressure but you can’t ask why
I said the question to the answer there is no reply
you can feel the pressure but I won’t tell you why


Repeat verses to end

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