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Blond And Blue

from I Wanna Be Your Cabin Boy by Tom Robinson



Original version appeared on 1984 Hope & Glory album. This version recorded 1986 at Turbot studio, Hammersmith.


Well you know how the last seven years
Haven't been all that easy
Sometimes I'd feel so weak
Cause I can't seem to speak when I'm angry

All those things that they say
hen they stand in your way
Just seemed to eat me up deep down inside
Well they force you to crawl - and when you make it
Then they all want to own you

Blond and Blue
You fight like a tiger
You're blond and blue
You'd better come home

All that smiling and lies
All that long swallowed pride
Used to make me choke up
All those high-flying friends
Keeping up with the trends
That couldn't wait to get the blade in

For your own peace of mind
Try and give me some sign
And show me you still want me
After so many years can you take it
Now it's here for the asking?

Blond and Blue
You fight like a tiger
You're blond and blue
You'd better come home

So for both of our sakes
Won't you give me a break
So I can prove that I won't use you
When you're so terrified
I can't stand to stand by yet again

You're blond and blue
You fight like a tiger
Blond and Blue
You'd better come home


from I Wanna Be Your Cabin Boy, released October 5, 2009
Written by Tom Robinson, published by Notting Hill Music. Features Adrian Legg (gtr), Mark Ramdsen (sax) and TR (all other instruments).


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Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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