Reality Bites

by Rob Tunbridge

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Originally released in 2001, this album, like StoryTeller, was recorded using some very basic equipment and a 4 track tape deck.

On the original album, the tracks "Doesn't Really Matter " and "It's Over & Done" were two separate tracks segued together. For this release they have been joined together to make one track.

All tracks digitally remastered for this download version

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released April 30, 2016

All instruments & Voices: 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: I Don't Think So
Go to bed - Get up for Work
It always seems to be the same routine
Weekend comes - Goes too soon
Drives me crazy does it do the same to you?

CHORUS
Thoughts go round and around
Some go up some go down
Is my mind really sound? I don't think so
Thoughts go round and around
Some go up some go down
Is my mind really sound?
I don't think, I don't think, I don't think,
I don't think, I don't think so

Head is wrong - It just ain't working
It always seems to be that way these days
Information, brain is melting
Going crazy is it just the same for you?

CHORUS

Go to bed - Think I'll stay here
Safely wrapped up in my warm cocoon
Going crazy - Well only maybe
Laughing faces in my nightmares I see you

CHORUS
Track Name: Feel Like This
Walk away, without a word
Don't look back, it'll make it worse
And it's not as bad, as it may seem
For memories, last eternity.

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And you lie in your bed, thinking of him 'til it hurts
And when you say his name it's as if you're casting a curse
And it hurts and what's worse is
No-one said it would feel like this

When was the time?
The fleeting seconds gone
Around you lie, echoes of the past
The letters that, you never, ever wrote
Torn photographs, life's little joke

CHORUS

Now it's done, there's a price to pay
Love's embrace, is so far away
Emptiness, kept deep inside
And if I might say: "It's just fooloish pride".

CHORUS
Track Name: I'm Not Scared
The light in my room is a 60 Watt electric bulb
It banishes the darkness to spaces underneath my bed
Where scary creatures live, that come out late at night
Move around the place, make me wake up with a fright

CHORUS
Oh I swear that it's true & wouldn't lie to you
There's a creature under there wants to chop me into two
There's a black, hairy thing, with a thousand flapping wings
A million eyes, all different shades of blue
There's a funny little thing, wants to get beneath my skin
And eat me from the inside coming out
And they won't be happy 'til they've got me in their lair
And no-one will ever find me there
But I'm not scared. No I'm not scared

The light in my room is a 60 Watt electric bulb
It banishes the darkness to spaces behind a big wardrobe
Where scary creatures live, that come out late at night
Move around the place, make me wake up with a fright

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Track Name: It Doesn't Hurt, Anymore
I used to cry myself to sleep
I used to think I'd never eat again
You were my life, my blood, my oxygen
Without you there I could not go on

It hurt so much for the cuts were deep
I used to curse your name when I couldn't sleep
I don't recall when the hurting stopped
But stop it did, the pain was gone
It don't hurt anymore

CHORUS
It doesn't hurt anymore I can say it now I'm sure
It doesn't hurt anymore
The pain has gone, the pain has gone, it's gone
It doesn't hurt, anymore

Now I can talk about you easily
That's not the way that, it always used to be
Confusion reigned inside my head, my heart was dead
I was alone

My life's moved on as they said it would
Not quite the same but, it's still so good
I can't recall when the hurting stopped, but stop it did
It don't hurt anymore

CHORUS
Track Name: Did You See?
Did you see, the sunrise early this morning?
Birds were singing, the dew shone like diamonds on the leaves yeah
A pink blue sky, a gentle breeze that made the trees sigh
A spider's web, floating on the air like silver thread

CHORUS
And the air was clean and pure
Before the world awoke and filled it all with smoke
What a joke, you don't have the time
To appreciate what is there
Why should you care?
It's just another day and every day is just the same

Did you see, the world early this morning?
No traffic noise, to drown out nature's symphony yeah
Clouds of white, painting pictures on a blue sky
kaleidoscope, as flowers wake and turn to face the sun

CHORUS
Track Name: Sometimes
Sometimes, when I'm on my own
I think of you and the way it used to be
Remember, the silences
When we couldn't say, what was in our hearts

CHORUS
Facing each other, pretending everything was fine
Hiding the hurt, the pain, the questions why
I remember, but only sometimes

Sometimes, when I'm with my friends
I hear your name and I have to fix my smile
Remember, when I held you close
How it felt, when we knew that we were through

CHORUS

Sometimes, when I'm watching TV
I see a face and it reminds me of you
It maybe the smile or just a look in the eye
Evoke a memory, of how we used to be

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Track Name: Interlude
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

CHORUS
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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Track Name: Not Even (Just Mad!)
Saturday night and I'm sitting here all alone
So I called you up on the telephone
you said that you were watching a movie on TV
And tomorrow you're doing your hair so you can't see me

CHORUS
I've been listening to country music on the radio
Hearing sweet songs about true love gone bad
How the hero goes and gets a gun, shoots his rival down
and when I think about you I don't want to get even; just mad

You know I heard a rumour from a friend
Please don't you deny it and don't pretend
When you said you were watching a movie on TV
Were you in the arms of another instead of me?

CHORUS

Baby do you really think I'm kind of slow?
If you never want to see me again why don't you tell me so
Don't keep me hanging on just like a fool
'cos baby don't you understand that it is so cruel

CHORUS
Track Name: Doesn't Really Matter + It's Over & Done
Doesn’t Really Matter

When we kissed it was like the first time
And your perfume had me walking on air ooo I swear
It didn’t matter if the whole world saw us who cared?
We were in love and that’s all we knew

And it doesn’t really matter what they all say
‘cos when you fall in love you go slightly insane
And it doesn’t really matter come rain or shine
We got each other and love is blind

Don’t look back, ‘cos the past is buried and gone
We found each other but it took, it took so long
And the future is ours for the taking it’s there
Passion has exploded and now we two are one

It don’t get better any better than this
Love’s an addiction that you just can’t resist
You can’t fight it don’t bother wasting your time
It’s an obsession and it makes you lay your heart on the line

And it doesn’t really matter, doesn’t really matter at all
And it doesn’t really matter, doesn’t really matter at all
And it doesn’t really matter now ‘til it’s over and done
And it doesn’t really matter now ‘til it’s
Over and it’s over and it’s over and done


Over & Done

There were tears in the morning and the air was blue
With you cursing me and me cursing you
The love had turned to anger it was there in our eyes
What could we believe when there were so many lies?
We never stopped to question where it all went wrong
Just took it for granted it was over and done
Then you ran back to mummy and you turned on the tears
While I drowned my sorrow in the whisky and the beer

And it’s a strange fact of life but when it’s over and done
You won’t remember the bad times only the fun
When the love that we shared has been stripped and laid bare
Won’t remember the bad times when it’s over and done

There’s no going back we’re never given the chance
And the scars that we wear are tattooed on our hearts
We can never return to those halcyon days
When we swore sweet devotion would be ours for always
There were tears in the morning and the air was blue
With you cursing me and me cursing you
Then you ran back to mummy and you turned on the tears
While I drowned my sorrow in the whisky and the beer

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I never realized but you’re a pain in the arse
Does it really matter now it’s over and done?

There’s the door get your bags take a walk
I don’t wanna see your face around here anymore
Don’t write me letters and please don’t call
There’s nothing left to say ‘cos we’ve said it all

Does it really matter now we’ve had our fun?
Does it really matter now it’s over and done
Track Name: Ain't Easy For Me
Is it easy for you to pretend you don't see me?
Is it easy for you to say that you don't care?
Is it easy for you to live your life as a fantasy?
Is it easy for you? 'cos it ain't easy for me

CHORUS
I never thought for a moment and maybe that's the problem
And trusting in you, was it my biggest mistake?
When you said that you loved me do you know I believed you?
Now I find that it's lies, the tears in your eyes mean
It ain't easy for me


Is it easy for you to make believe it didn't happen?
Is it easy for you, to hide the truth away?
Is it easy for you, to dig the dirt and come up smelling of roses?
Is it easy for you? 'cos it ain't easy for me

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Is it easy for you, to turn the tears on when you want to?
Is it easy for you when you say that I'm to blame?
Is it easy for you, when you go to bed, to go to sleep at night?
Is it easy for you? 'cos it ain't easy for me

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Track Name: All For You
You said didn't like the cornfields, 'cos they looked kind of plain
So while you were sleeping, I drew circles in them now they look kind of strange
No-one saw me do it & they're blaming invaders from Mars
If you really want me to, I'll gather up all the stars from the sky for you

CHORUS
All for you, do it all for you
All for you, do it all for you
All for you, do it all for you

You didn't like the oceans you said they were the wrong shade of green
So while you were sleeping, I painted them aquamarine
No-one saw me do it now they're blaming invaders from Mars
If you really want me to, I'll gather up all the stars from the sky for you

CHORUS

You didn't like the scenery said the mountains got in the way
So while you were sleeping, I moved them to a different place
No-one saw me do it now they're blaming invaders from Mars
If you really want me to, I'll gather up all the stars from the sky for you

CHORUS
Track Name: Rain
Eyes wide open I can see it all
Dark clouds overhead, rain begins to fall
People rushing by, no time to say hello
Don't you wonder, when it rains, where all the happy people go?

CHORUS
When it rains, when it rains where do the happy people go?
When it rains don't you wonder where the happy people go?
When it rains, when it rains where do the happy people go?
When it rains don't you wonder where the happy people go?

Can't avoid it so why make a fuss?
Walking on the water is beyond most of us
No ray of sunshine and you're feeling kinda of low
Don't you wonder when it rains where do the happy people go?

CHORUS

Head down hurry, trying to keep dry
From this deluge that's falling from the sky
No smiles on the faces that are moving at full flow
Don't you wonder when it rains where do the happy people go?

CHORUS

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