An album recorded with The Sapphire Blue Choir;

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Sapphire Blue Album

Here are the titles of songs on the album with the featured guest vocalists (see useful links),
a preview of the first five songs and the lyrics of each song;

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) commissioned me to write and produce an album of 10 original songs for special guest vocalists including Simon Schofield, Rosanna Rigby, Barry Jackson and the 'Sapphire Blue' choir to sing.

The album 'A Tribute To Veterans and Armed Forces' was launched at a special concert on the 4th September 2014 in Manchester, England.

SSAFA are the charity that provides lifelong support for our Forces and their families. They have been helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families, including widows and widowers in need since 1885.

The Sapphire Blue Choir are SSAFA fundraisers with the members of the choir being the families of serving and ex-service members of HM Forces. Also among the choir are veterans.


Sapphire Blue Album Preview

  • 'The Grace Of God' - Simon Schofield
  • 'Resting In The Arms Of Angels' - Rosanna Rigby
  • 'Never Forget' - Simon Schofield
  • 'Sapphire Blue' - Barry Jackson
  • 'Peace In This World' - Rosanna Rigby

  • Full Album Tracklist


    Lyrics from the Sapphire Blue Album

    Here is a free download of the lyrics for the first seven songs on the Sapphire Blue album in a four page A5 booklet format;

    [Lyrics from the Sapphire Blue Album]

    The Grace Of God

    Sometimes bad things, happen to good people
    Sometimes life brings, events that are so painful
    This selfish world must learn to care
    Thereís so much love we can share

    They will never grow old they will live in my soul, live in my soul
    See the world through my eyes and you realize
    There but for the grace of God go you and I

    In the wrong place at the wrong time, life becomes so precious
    How can we understand, the hand that fate deals us
    With so many live lost
    You canít begin to count the cost

    They will never grow old they will live in my soul, live in my soul
    See the world through my eyes and you realize
    There but for the grace of God go you and I

    We must learn to care for each other
    You are my sister you are my brother
    Although we canít change what has past
    Value every day as if itís your last

    They will never grow old they will live in my soul, live in my soul
    See the world through my eyes and you realize
    There but for the grace of God go you and I
    There but for the grace of God
    There but for the grace of God
    There but for the grace of God
    There but for the grace of God

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    Resting In The Arms Of Angels

    Been so many days, since you went away
    I miss the thought of you, my heart hungers for you
    Though youíre no longer here, I still feel you near
    My soulís aching for you, remembering all youíd say and do

    I know, I know youíre there for me
    And it shows, I say a prayer and youíre here with me
    Someday I pray, weíll be together again
    Resting in the arms of angels

    Seems funny I know, how my love still grows
    I feel youíre here with me, living in my memory
    Until we next meet, on an un-named street
    Iíll live my life for you, make you proud as youíd want me to

    I know, I know youíre there for me
    And it shows, I say a prayer and youíre here with me
    Someday I pray, weíll be together again
    Resting in the arms of angels

    And with your passing my life fell apart
    You said donít grieve but it took time to heal my heart

    I know, I know youíre there for me
    And it shows, I say a prayer and youíre here with me
    Someday I pray, weíll be together again
    Resting in the arms of angels
    Someday I pray, weíll be together again
    Resting in the arms of angels
    Resting in the arms of angels

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    Never Forget

    Through the years we will remember, the names and faces of family and friends
    Such bravery weíve never seen, as our first line of defence
    Giving their life the ultimate sacrifice, their voices must still be heard
    Even today I hear them say, freedom is not just a word

    There is no greater glory, as the sun begins to set
    Than to die for oneís Country, we are forever in their debt
    They are gone but not forgotten, we remember them yet
    They are gone but not forgotten
    We will never forget

    Your dreams Iíll carry with me, in my memory each and every day
    In honour of those whose lives God chose, we are all made from dust and clay
    I know someday we will meet again, and their voices will be heard
    Even today I can hear them say freedom, is not just a word

    There is no greater glory, as the sun begins to set
    Than to die for oneís Country, we are forever in their debt
    They are gone but not forgotten, we remember them yet
    They are gone but not forgotten
    We will never forget

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    Sapphire Blue

    Soldiers, sailors, airforces, danger will face
    They risk their lives, to make this world a better place
    They put the great in Great Britain, they make me proud to say
    We love our Country, each and every day

    Sapphire, sapphire blue, let your voice be heard across the world
    Sapphire, sapphire blue, our Queen and Country we salute you

    We honour our fallen, lest we forget
    For those gone before, there can be no regret
    Their lives given for us, their hearts were true
    They live in our memory, we are so proud of you

    Sapphire, sapphire blue, let your voice be heard across the world
    Sapphire, sapphire blue, our Queen and Country we salute you

    Their finest hour, they knew what they must do
    Never was so much, owed by so many to so few

    Sapphire, sapphire blue, let your voice be heard across the world
    Sapphire, sapphire blue, our Queen and Country we salute you

    Sapphire, sapphire blue, let your voice be heard across the world
    Sapphire, sapphire blue, our Queen and Country we salute you

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    Peace In This World

    For every child that dies, a flower grows in heaven
    Angels cry, as parents outlive their children
    We must treasure our sons and our daughters
    So when they sleep they dream

    I want peace, peace, peace in this world
    Peace, peace, for every boy and girl
    Peace in this world

    Children are our future, just let the sun shine for them
    Learn from our mistakes, donít make them again
    Thereís no excuse, try and walk in my shoes
    Letís stand up, and be counted

    I want peace, peace, peace in this world
    Peace, peace, for every boy and girl
    Peace in this world

    No more war, no more brother fighting brother
    Itís our dream, to give hope to each other
    Take my hand, understand, that peace can last forever
    Our Gods will walk with each other

    I want peace, peace, peace in this world
    Peace, peace, for every boy and girl
    Just give me peace, peace, peace in this world
    Peace, peace, for every boy and girl
    I want peace, peace, peace in this world
    Just give me peace, peace, for every boy and girl
    Peace in this world, peace, peace in this world
    Peace in this world, peace in this world

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    With You

    Itís so nice to be here, with you in my heart
    Iíll never find a reason, for leaving your side

    I find it easy to say
    I love the thought of you
    I have no empty days
    I love, I love, I love
    Being with you

    You bring the sun to my eyes, when it rains in my heart
    With you no good-byes, with you no need to part

    I find it easy to say
    I love the thought of you
    I have no empty days
    I love, I love, I love
    Being with you

    Each day with you is complete
    Each hour lasts forever

    I find it easy to say
    I love the thought of you
    I have no empty days
    I love, I love, I love
    Being with you
    Always my love, I will be with you
    Iíll love you always
    I love, I love, I love
    Being with you

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    Dreaming Of The Day

    Weíve only known each other such a short time
    But I already know that you will be mine
    Weíve grown closer with each passing hour
    I feel I should be buying you flowers
    The world is ours today
    Listen to the music sway
    Iím dreaming of the day, when I will hear you say
    Itís you Iím thinking of, we must be in love
    Iím dreaming of the day

    Feel the rhythm of the syncopated beat
    You know you canít help tapping your feet
    I can see that look in your eyes
    It should come as no surprise
    Beneath the plastic palms
    Hold me in your arms
    Iím dreaming of the day, when I will hear you say
    Itís you Iím thinking of, we must be in love
    Iím dreaming of the day

    You have to know what you mean to me
    Turn my dreams into reality

    Iím dreaming of the day, when I will hear you say
    Itís you Iím thinking of, we must be in love
    Iím dreaming of the day
    Iím dreaming of the day, when I will hear you say
    Itís you Iím thinking of, we must be in love
    Iím dreaming of the day, when I will hear you say
    Itís you Iím thinking of, we must be in love
    Iím dreaming of the day

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    Special

    Iíve wanted you for so long now
    The key is in the ignition
    I wanted you and no-one else
    Iíll drive your ambition
    If you feel so inclined
    Youíre tired of living alone
    Iím waiting by the letterbox
    You know Iím hanging on the telephone
    We could make this special
    We could make this special
    If you were only waiting for me
    If you would only say
    I am the one how to let you see
    This could be so special
    We could make this special

    I want you now
    I want you now
    If you were only waiting for me
    If you would only say
    I am the one how to let you see
    This could be so special
    We could make this special
    We could make this special
    We could make this special
    We could make this special
    We could make this special
    We could make this special
    We could make this special
    We could make this special
    And it always will be

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    In Love With You

    Youíre with me from my first waking moment
    Till the second I fall asleep
    I wanted you from the first time I saw you
    Just gotta let you know how I feel

    Iím in love with you, feels like the first time
    Iím in love with you, do you believe in love at first sight

    I donít believe I just said that
    What will your reaction be
    I know that Iím smiliní at you now
    And youíre smiling right back at me

    Iím in love with you, I wanna tell the world now
    Iím in love with you, I canít believe how good I feel now

    When you walked into my life
    I knew everything would be alright

    Iím in love with you, wanna tell the world now
    Iím in love with you, canít believe how good I feel now
    Iím in love with you, feels like the first time
    Iím in love with you, do you believe in love at first sight

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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    Live In Peace

    Oh, itís been a long time coming, but now it on its way
    So many people want to, live in peace today
    Ah, letís say a little prayer now, ícaus we should care now
    Care about each other, just like sisters and brothers

    This world can be a better place we can be one human race
    I wanna hear everyone say we want to live, live in peace today

    Oh, we must never forget, we can wipe out world debt
    Itís up to us now, we can make it happen, somehow
    Ah, we can wait no longer, there can be no more hunger
    We have more than enough, we can share the love

    This world can be a better place we can be one human race
    I wanna hear everyone say we want to live, live in peace today
    This world can be a better place we can be one human race
    I wanna hear everyone say we want to live, live in peace today

    Weíre doing what we should, ícaus doing good makes you feel so good
    We know, weíll win somehow, the time is now

    This world can be a better place we can be one human race
    I wanna hear everyone say we want to live, live in peace today

    íCaus doing good makes you feel so good, we know, weíll win somehow
    I wanna hear, everyone say, we want to live, live in peace today
    Weíre doing, what we should, ícaus doing good makes you feel so good

    I wanna hear, everyone say, we want to live
    This world can be a better place we can be one human race
    I wanna hear everyone say we want to live, live in peace today

    Copyright © Phillip Allan 2014

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