‘Black Side Of Fortune (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:23] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘Black Side Of Fortune (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:23] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Dave Sharp
Lyrics
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Trapped by two straws
Of which the shorter was yours
You've had all that you want
But you still need some more
With a head that's too weak
And a heart that's too proud
You're raising the stakes
Of your funeral shroud

There's a black side of fortune
There's a black side of fortune
There's a black side of fortune
That's playing it's way to your heart

So have all you need
And go do as you please
I'm willing to bet
You'll be down on your knees
By the time that you finally 
Catch up with fate
Or you're standin' in line
At the foot of the gate
And you make up
And wake up
And shake up
And try to relate

To the black side of fortune
To the black side of fortune
To the black side of fortune
That's playing it's way to your heart 

There's a black side of fortune
There's a black side of fortune
There's a black side of fortune
That's playing it's way to your heart

Notes
:Unreleased Dave Sharp song, played live occaisonally in 1984/1985.

Recorded 29th-30th November 1984: E-Zee Hire Studios, London. Demo tape sessions recorded by live sound engineer Nigel Luby. The band sent these tapes to America in December 1984 to legendary US record producer Jimmy Iovine who agreed to record the band in January 1985. The album was going to be titled “Absolute Reality” and a tour was booked to coincide with its projected release. Unfortunately, Iovine never came to Britain to record with The Alarm, Iovine claimed an illness in his family prevented him from travelling. However, it didn’t stop him recording “Once Upon A Time” for Simple Minds. Rumour has it that The Alarm were gazumped by Simple Minds who secured Iovine’s services for a larger advance payment.
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