Hurt And Rescue

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An acquaintance in advertising told us a common ad campaign technique is “the Hurt & Rescue” – where you set out to undermine people (especially women), so you can then persuade them that they need your product to become adequate. This breathtaking cynicism inspired a sultry blues, the woman prey to the abusing ad-man. We wanted to start very low on Rod’s bass and build up to crescendo. Stafford does the riffy guitar and Paul the waily lead - and the lead vocal, Rod and Stafford the backup soul group.

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You were young, uncertain, ego fragile / He was sharp and his technique was so agile

Hurt and Rescue was the spin, hook you up and reel you in / Hurt and Rescue was the game - underneath, all bleed the same

You were craving image, easy target / He surveyed you as his new niche market

Hurt and Rescue was the lie - cut you up and suck you dry / Hurt and Rescue was the line, it will get you every time

Perfect face and body, perfect life / You’re the all-consuming purr-purr-perfect wife

Hurt and Rescue was the game - underneath, all bleed the same / Hurt and Rescue was the line, it will get you every time

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from Dreams And Tinsel, released January 12, 2008

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