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‘Y Ffordd’ [3:42] (McDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Y Ffordd’ [3:42] (McDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Bob dydd rwy�n codi oddi ar y llawr Er bod y byd �ma�n mynnu �nharo fi lawr; Dro ar �l tro y fi sy�n teimlo�r loes Rwy�n troi a ffoi rhag ofnau hyd fy oes Glaw ar y briffordd, taran uwch fy mhen A golau�r dydd yn diflannu o�r nen Gweld y ffordd yn agor i fyny o�m blaen Olwynion ar d�n [read more]

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‘God Save Somebody’ [4:07] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘God Save Somebody’ [4:07] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: People are saying money’s falling off the trees But I don’t see nobody here with a piece Nobody got it, everybody want it Even people out there begging on the streets From Red Square right down to the sea Step down off the side-walk and you might see Something going on make a poor heart bleed Sounds like a new age [read more]

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‘Raw (edit)’ [3:33] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Raw (edit)’ [3:33] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Let me put my arms around you Give me refuge in your soul The new moon rises from the darkness Lord I need a healing prayer Give me a medicine for fever Give me the cure, give me the cure so I can see Raw Burnt back to the bone Raw You’d better leave this child alone Raw I ain’t got [read more]

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‘Long Black Night’ [4:04] (Dave Sharp), Dave Sharp

‘Long Black Night’ [4:04] (Dave Sharp), Dave SharpLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Take the gold Take the coal Take the heat But leave the money and run Take the wrong way out And the rain is sure to come And when the leaves are broke And the high tides rolling in Well it`s sure coming down to a case of Sink or swim In the long black night `Till the sunrise When [read more]

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‘Y Gwynt Sy’n Chwythu ‘Ngeiriau I’ [4:43] (Yr Alarm), The Alarm

‘Y Gwynt Sy’n Chwythu ‘Ngeiriau I’ [4:43] (Yr Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Yn y trefi llwyd ar y strydoedd llwm Mae ‘na wynt sy’n rhuo’n wyllt; I lawr y cenedlaethau rhai fel fi, At ryw groesffordd down ynghyd Mae’n chwalu pop ty, yn chwythu mor hy I lawr y l�n Dyma’r gwynt sy’n chwythu ‘ngeiriau i Chwalu fy meddyliau Yn y trefi llwyd ar y strydoedd llwm, Mae �na [read more]

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‘Moments In Time’ [5:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Moments In Time’ [5:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I was born of nineteen fifty nine That’ll be the day rock’n’roll died Far away on a dark and stormy night Brought into the new decade The sixties and her pearly gates A hard rain fell and the times forever changed In the back of a car with the wind in our hair Speeding down the road going anywhere Was it [read more]

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‘Devolution Working Man Blues (electric demo)’ [3:47] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Devolution Working Man Blues (electric demo)’ [3:47] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I don�t crawl No I don�t race I got no-one To call my own And all these streets That I spit upon There’s no money in my pocket No soles on my shoes I ain’t got no religion But the workingman�s blues Got the workin’ man blues Got the workingman blues Devolution workingman blues I won’t dance A [read more]

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‘New Age Eden’ [6:06] (Dave Sharp), Dave Sharp

‘New Age Eden’ [6:06] (Dave Sharp), Dave SharpLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: We got a rumble here Everybody knows Except you You`re crazy Pan handle in the road Can`t you see There`s a jungle here It`s real and it`s cold Why the hell can`t you sort it out The whole thing`s set to explode In a new Age Eden Dream on Dream on Dream on It looks like a graveyard here But [read more]

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‘Eiliadau Fel Hyn’ [5:16] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Eiliadau Fel Hyn’ [5:16] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: R�n i�n un o blant bach pum deg naw �That�ll Be The Day� �n canu ar bob llaw Cyn marw ar rhyw noson stormus ddu Degawd newydd yn ein llaw Ar drothwy y chwedegau draw A geiriau Dylan yn s�n am fyd sy�n newid Yng nghefn y car a�r gwynt yn ein gwallt Yn chwerthin ar y byd wrth fomio lawr [read more]

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‘Hell Or Highwater’ [3:45] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Hell Or Highwater’ [3:45] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A union made in the heavens Untouched by an outside world Driven by the needs of lovers To the beauty of the One unearthed Sanctify, mystify A vision of the light Sacrifice the gift of life Above the sky there�s no higher A love that scales mountains (Hell or high water) A love that is oceans deep A love to set [read more]

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‘Change I’ [3:35] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Change I’ [3:35] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Change upon faces Changing hands Change in my father And my fathers land Change, change Change, change, change, change, change Change in the weather And it flies through a flag Change in the places I knew as a lad Change, change Change, change, change, change, change Change on the mountain Where green was turned black Change on the valleys That take it [read more]

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‘Hard Travellin” [4:21] (Dave Sharp), Dave Sharp

‘Hard Travellin” [4:21] (Dave Sharp), Dave SharpLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: I don`t know why Devil`s mountain Hanging on by a rope Burning fever Hard travellin` Sweet shelter come home You`ve got somebody You`ve got somebody You`ve got somebody Watching over you Desert roses Far from water Raise a glass to your throat Come on you poor boys From the country This is a power To behold Three ravens rising Two rivers [read more]

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‘Rocio Yn Ein Rhyddid’ [4:40] (Neil Young Translation Unknown), The Alarm

‘Rocio Yn Ein Rhyddid’ [4:40] (Neil Young Translation Unknown), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Mae lliwiau hyd y stryd Yn gymysg �r gwaed Rhai�n syffredu ar eu byd Ac yn cysgu ar eu traed Mae arwyddion gwae�n chwarae ar ein clyw Mae �na filoedd sydd yn gweiddi �Cawsom ddigon ar fyw� �Dwi ddim yn Satan, a dwi ddim eisiau bod A �dwi�n trio anghofio�r holl boen sydd i ddod Roc, roc, [read more]

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‘Lead Me Through The Darkness’ [4:33] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Lead Me Through The Darkness’ [4:33] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I cry my soul to sleep Somewhere in the starless night I yearn for safety’s keep Away from hurt outside of time Oh wherever I run I can�t hide From the knife in the light I close my eyes to be free Of all the loneliness I feel So many against me So many seek to harm me dear [read more]

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‘Walk Forever By My Side (acoustic)’ [3:02] (MacDonald/Peters), Mike Peters

‘Walk Forever By My Side (acoustic)’ [3:02] (MacDonald/Peters), Mike PetersLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Walk forever by my side Never lose sight of the day When we will run through all our weakness On through the fields Strewn with our broken dreams Walk forever by my side Stay forever in the light Never lose sight of the way For I alone can’t face the future I need your strength To help me [read more]

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‘In The Dead Of The Night’ [5:08] (Dave Sharp), Dave Sharp

‘In The Dead Of The Night’ [5:08] (Dave Sharp), Dave SharpLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: In the dead of the night What is it that you see In the dead of the night In the dead of the night Are you strong enough to sleep In the dead of the night In the dead of the night Caught out at a road block In a ghost town By a broken rock Each [read more]

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‘Tan’ [4:34] (Yr Alarm), The Alarm

‘Tan’ [4:34] (Yr Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Tyrd i orwedd yn fy mreichiau Rho i mi loches dan dy hud: Drachtiais i o�r dyfroedd tanllyd O�r rhyddid sydd yn llenwi�r byd Daw lleuad newydd o�r tywyllwch Duw, �dwi angen fy iachau Rho i mi�r moddion sy�n lleddfu Rho i mi�r gair Rho i mi�r gair sy�n fy rhyddhau T�n Yn cerdded hyd fy nghnawd T�n Well I ti adael [read more]

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‘Wind Blows Away My Words, The’ [4:30] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Wind Blows Away My Words, The’ [4:30] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: (Come on let’s rock and roll now) In the dirty towns on the dirty streets There�s a violent wind that blows Across the generations men like me Have been swept to these crossroads Blown out of house, blown out of home Blown down the road On the wind that blows away my words Blows away my reason [read more]

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‘Walk Forever By My Side (session)’ [3:32] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Walk Forever By My Side (session)’ [3:32] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Walk Forever By My Side Walk forever by my side Never lose sight of the day When we will run We’ll run together When we will walk We’ll walk for ever more Walk forever by my side Stay forever in the light Never lose sight of the way When we will walk We’ll walk together Side by side [read more]

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‘Joey The Jone’ [6:16] (Dave Sharp), Dave Sharp

‘Joey The Jone’ [6:16] (Dave Sharp), Dave SharpLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Heard a howling banshee On a funeral stone Was the sound of the children Weeping for one of their own The kid died in an instant Took a bullet in the back Shot from a .45 in a police attack Was a routine shakedown New Jersey was the place A quick right from the sin is where The kid took [read more]

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‘Dyfnach Na’r Dyfroedd’ [3:45] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Dyfnach Na’r Dyfroedd’ [3:45] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Cariad mo�r bur a�r nefoedd Tu hwnt i fudreddi�r byd: Yn bwydo ar holl nwydau dynion Sy�n meddwl ar ei harddwch mud Rhith o�r nos, geneth dlos A�r golau ar ei gwedd Aberth drud i chwant y byd Ar allor noeth mae hi�n gorwedd Yn uwch na chopa�r mynydd Yn ddyfnach na�r moroedd: Y serch mwyaf dwf(w)n sydd; Serch sy�n ein [read more]

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‘Let The River Run Its Course’ [3:53] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Let The River Run Its Course’ [3:53] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: The future�s deserted waiting there for you and me No past is going to stop us blowing down this road apiece Why we�ve come too far, too far to turn back now We can�t just throw it all away when something good goes wrong, oh no Nothing has been written which says which way we have to [read more]

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‘Homeless Child’ [3:29] (Dave Sharp), Dave Sharp

‘Homeless Child’ [3:29] (Dave Sharp), Dave SharpLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Homeless child Put your arms round me Got to find shelter At times like these Don`t need no conscience To know how it feels Homeless child Put your arms round me Walking like a gypsy Just trying to be free Hunted and haunted By the things that you see Promise to the Lord above Got to find rescue And somebody to [read more]

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‘Unsafe Building (1990)’ (The Alarm)

‘Unsafe Building (1990)’ [4:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics : Declare yourself an unsafe building Suffer the indignation of your world, To climb the ladders you’ve gotta suss out the snakes Remember your height Remember to never look down. For now you’ve made your choice You’ve gotta take your chance Find a way out now For I I have declared myself unsafe I have declared myself unsafe Come [read more]

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‘Up For Murder (1990)’ (The Alarm)

‘Up For Murder (1990)’ [2:53] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm Lead Vocals:Dave Sharp Lyrics : Well take a look and listen to the things that I have said Could I really tell the truth with a rifle at my head I gunned down a president I have done a crime But now you’ve got to listen ‘cos I’m running out of time It’s not me that you’re after It’s not me that’s [read more]

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‘Happy Christmas (War Is Over)’ [3:41] (Lennon/Ono), The Alarm

‘Happy Christmas (War Is Over)’ [3:41] (Lennon/Ono), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over A new one just begun So this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear ones The old and the young And so this is Christmas For weak and for strong For rich and for poor ones The road is so long And [read more]

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‘Drivin’ Hard Rain’ [??:??] (Dave Sharp), Dave Sharp

‘Drivin’ Hard Rain’ [??:??] (Dave Sharp), Dave SharpLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Drivin’ hard rain, drivin’ hard into this ground I’m five dollars short in this two dollar town Train keeps on rollin’, ain’t never broke down And it gets me to wonderin’ where am I bound I sometimes get lost and I sometimes get found It’s a mighty hard road to be travellin’ down Now the waters they’re risin’ so white [read more]

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‘Big Road Blue’ [4:54] (Dave Sharp), Dave Sharp

‘Big Road Blue’ [4:54] (Dave Sharp), Dave SharpLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: It`s a Hard road To be Walking down Bare feet on Stone ground It`s a Long ride Across Fifty states Kicking the dust that God made Sowing seeds on a Mine field Making the best Of a bad deal From the cradle Way down to The end of time It`s down to you You`d better Roll with it You`d better [read more]

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‘Road, The’ [3:13] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Road, The’ [3:13] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Every day I get up from off the floor I keep on coming back for more and more So many times I get it in the face I keep on running ‘ til my dying day Rain on the roadway, thunder in the sky The light of day disappears from sight As the road opens up in front of my eyes These [read more]

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‘Ble Sefa Dref’ [4:06] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Ble Sefa Dref’ [4:06] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes:Welsh version of “Where A Town Once Stood”Mike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Croesi’r Afon’ [3:43] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Croesi’r Afon’ [3:43] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes:Welsh version of “Rivers To Cross”Mike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Y Graig’ [4:47] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Y Graig’ [4:47] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes:Welsh Version of “The Rock”Mike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Newid II’ [2:53] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘Newid II’ [2:53] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes:Welsh version of “Change II”Mike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘New South Wales, A (radio edit)’ [3:18] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘New South Wales, A (radio edit)’ [3:18] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Pit shaft wheels turn for the last time In the Rhondda tonight The Davey lamps that shone so brightly There’s no more need for their light As the last piece of coal is cut From the belly of the black seamed hole A man walks home alone Past a church full of mounting souls Throughout his lifetime he [read more]

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‘New South Wales, A (edit)’ [3:59] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘New South Wales, A (edit)’ [3:59] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Pit shaft wheels turn for the last time In the Rhondda tonight The Davey lamps that shone so brightly There’s no more need for their light As the last piece of coal is cut From the belly of the black seamed hole A man walks home alone Past a church full of mourning souls Throughout his lifetime he has [read more]

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‘Working Class Hero’ [3:29] (Lennon), The Alarm

‘Working Class Hero’ [3:29] (Lennon), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: As soon as you�re born They make you feel small By giving you no time Instead of it all Till the pain is so big You feel nothing at all A working class hero Is something to be A working class hero Is something to be They hurt you at home And they hit you at school They hate you if [read more]

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‘No Frontiers (acoustic)’ [3:05] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘No Frontiers (acoustic)’ [3:05] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A thousand miles before us Long is the road The mountain high The valley low Our love is stronger than we know In the tears of a river I see the wrong Hear the mountain cry Cry anger Feel the pain in the valley below I want to run Where the sunlight beats on my face I want to feel The [read more]

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‘Change II (acoustic)’ [2:06] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘Change II (acoustic)’ [2:06] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: It’s been a long time comin’ And it’s good to be back Been in a head on collision With a medicine man I’ve been down in the alley Where the odds are stacked Down on my knees Had to turn back CHANGE CHANGE I need a change OH LORD CHANGE CHANGE I need a change OH LORD Down in a no [read more]

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‘Sold Me Down The River (edit)’ [4:10] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sold Me Down The River (edit)’ [4:10] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There’s a fire beneath my skin There’s a fever that makes me ill Got a love, a love that kills I’ve got twenty four hours to live Comeback, I’m begging you please Comeback, I’m down on my knees Comeback, I’m begging you please I don’t know why and I don’t understand How you sold me down the river [read more]

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‘Sold Me Down The River (single edit)’ [3:50] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sold Me Down The River (single edit)’ [3:50] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There’s a fire beneath my skin There’s a fever that makes me ill Got a love, a love that kills I’ve got twenty four hours to live Comeback, I’m begging you please Comeback, I’m down on my knees Comeback, I’m begging you please I don’t know why and I don’t understand How you sold me down the [read more]

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‘Sold Me Down The River (radio edit)’ [3:00] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sold Me Down The River (radio edit)’ [3:00] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There’s a fire beneath my skin There’s a fever that makes me ill Got a love, a love that kills I’ve got twenty four hours to live Comeback, I’m begging you please Comeback, I’m down on my knees Comeback, I’m begging you please I don’t know why I don’t understand How you sold me down the river [read more]

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‘Sold Me Down The River (short edit)’ [3:36] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sold Me Down The River (short edit)’ [3:36] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There’s a fire beneath my skin There’s a fever that makes me ill Got a love, a love that kills I’ve got twenty four hours to live Comeback, I’m begging you please Comeback, I’m down on my knees Comeback, I’m begging you please I don’t know why and I don’t understand How you sold me down the [read more]

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‘Rivers To Cross (live)’ [??:??] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rivers To Cross (live)’ [??:??] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Early one morning Across the fields of dawn Crooked is the shadow That falls on my land Storm clouds overhead Like birds of prey in wait How can we undo What cannot be undone I feel the darkness heavy Heavy on my heart There’s distance between us Tearing us apart How many rivers must I cross? Somehow, somewhere I [read more]

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‘Croesi’r Afon (live)’ [4:48] (The Alarm Welsh translation by Gareth Morlais), The Alarm

‘Croesi’r Afon (live)’ [4:48] (The Alarm Welsh translation by Gareth Morlais), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Mae’r haul yn codi, Gan wenu ar y brad. Cam yw y cysgod Sy’n syrthio ar fy ngwlad. … Stormydd ar y gorwel …Cymyiau yn y gwynt Sy’n chwipio baneri’r Ddraig Goch Yn gynt ac yn gynt Mae duwch dwfn fy nghalon Yn pwyso arnaf i. ‘Dwi ‘mhell oddi cartre gwranda at fy nghri! mi [read more]

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‘New South Wales, A’ [4:46] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘New South Wales, A’ [4:46] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Pit shaft wheels turn for the last time In the Rhondda tonight The Davey lamps that shone so brightly There’s no more need for their light As the last piece of coal is cut From the belly of the black seamed hole A man walks home alone Past a church full of mourning souls Throughout his lifetime he has fought [read more]

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‘Scarlet’ [4:17] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Scarlet’ [4:17] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I Dream in red Of the things That this world could be And is not I Walk in the glow Of a thousand candles Burning, burning slow Sunrise Sunset Daylight Daybreak Watching Waiting Hoping Asking Begging Pleading Shouting Scarlet Rage Scarlet Rage Scarlet Rage Scarlet Rage Scarlet Blood On the page Of a thousand words I’ve written Can’t express I Walk in the [read more]

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‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ [4:08] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ [4:08] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Love can give you everything Then take it all away She can take you to the water She can make you thirst for days Tell you what you want to hear In the same breath she can steal And that’s why love don’t come easy Love can take you to the mountain Love can make it move Love can shine [read more]

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‘Breaking Point’ [4:12] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Breaking Point’ [4:12] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Do you wake up in the middle of the night Find your eyes are on full beam Totally wired Sweat stains and troubled dreams Your throat is burnin’ dry Caught in your worst nightmare You cannot deny And now you’ve become What you said you’d never become Hate yourself for all the things you’ve never done You tell yourself you’re too old [read more]

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‘Where A Town Once Stood’ [4:09] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Where A Town Once Stood’ [4:09] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Home where my heart beats Where my love waits for me Where the winds of change Howl into my face There’s rain off the headlands Closes in by day Don’t cry, don’t cry Wipe you tears away The rivers are rising There is a flood in me I can feel the heat In the air that I breathe [read more]

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‘No Frontiers’ [3:53] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘No Frontiers’ [3:53] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A thousand miles before us Long is the road The mountain high And the valley low Our love is stronger than we know In the tears of a river I see the wrong Hear the mountain cry Cry anger Feel the pain in the valley below I want to run Where the sunlight beats on my face I want to feel The [read more]

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‘Rivers To Cross’ [3:42] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rivers To Cross’ [3:42] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Early one morning Across the fields of dawn Crooked is the shadow That falls on my land Storm clouds overhead Like birds of prey in wait How can we undo What cannot be undone I feel the darkness heavy Heavy on my heart There’s distance between us Tearing us apart How many rivers must I cross? Somehow, somewhere I will [read more]

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‘Corridors Of Power’ [3:04] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Corridors Of Power’ [3:04] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Picture you on a pedestal So avant-garde of mind Standing in the last ditch Where fallen heroes lie Stand to the left of centre Stand to the right sometimes All good politicians Speak in riddles and in rhymes I’m looking under tables I’m looking under chairs Been searching for an answer Been searching everywhere Yeah Day by day Hour by hour [read more]

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‘Hardland’ [4:09] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Hardland’ [4:09] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Hardland ripped & torn apart Hard dreams leave scarred In the lines of my face The story of faith Hardland I came back Home to a hardland Where a man is judged By the scars on his face Where that sliding scale still operates To come home, I had to go away from here HARDLAND I saw a land Standing at the crossroads [read more]

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‘How The Mighty Fall’ [4:19] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘How The Mighty Fall’ [4:19] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Once you held your finger on the trigger Now the gun is pointing at your head Once you reigned supreme Over all that you could see Now you walk on the other side of the street How the mighty fall I’ve seen it all before From the highest heights To the lowest of lows How the mighty fall Once your [read more]

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‘Devolution Working Man Blues’ [4:11] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Devolution Working Man Blues’ [4:11] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I’m a man Torn in two State and nation I’ve got to choose For on these streets That I spit upon There’s no money in my pocket No soles on my shoes Ain’t got no religion But the workingman blues Oh I, I’ve got the workin’ man blues Oh I’m kicking the dirt off my shoes Devolution workingman blues I [read more]

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‘Sold Me Down The River’ [5:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sold Me Down The River’ [5:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There’s a fire beneath my skin There’s a fever that makes me ill Got a love, a love that kills I’ve got twenty four hours to live Comeback, I’m begging you please Comeback, I’m down on my knees Comeback, I’m begging you please I don’t know why and I don’t understand How you sold me down the river I [read more]

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‘Prison Without Prison Bars’ [3:48] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Prison Without Prison Bars’ [3:48] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Outside in ruthless city canyons Rivers of people oveflow Gunshots in the skyway valley madness Ricochet as my mind starts to implode Oh no, no Help me Help me I’m trapped in a Prison without prison bars Help me Help me I’m trapped in a Prison without Prison bars Everyday someone’s trying to sell me something Through coloured images flashing [read more]

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‘Change II’ [2:52] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘Change II’ [2:52] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike Peters/Dave SharpLyrics: It’s been a long time comin’ And it’s good to be back Been in a head on collision With a medicine man I’ve been down in the alley Where the odds are stacked Down on my knees Had to turn back CHANGE CHANGE I need a change OH LORD CHANGE CHANGE I need a change OH LORD OH LORD Down in [read more]

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‘Rock, The’ [4:39] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rock, The’ [4:39] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I’m a man who bites hard on the bullet of silence If only you could feel the pain I hide Know me, like I know you Still water running deep in the cavern of my soul So many roads lead nowhere Know me, like I know you Like a rock, waves clash over me Standing silent, waiting to be set free [read more]

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‘Rock, The (Long Version)’ [6:07] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rock, The (Long Version)’ [6:07] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I’m a man who bites hard on the bullet of silence If only you could feel the pain I hide Know me like I know you Still water running deep in the cavern of my soul So many roads lead nowhere Know me like I know you Like a rock, waves crash over me Standing silent, waiting to be [read more]

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‘Black Sun’ [4:30] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Black Sun’ [4:30] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I run for my life Under the black sunlight On deserted streets Uneasy dreams I sleep In this forgitten place I’m a forgotten face Sometimes I don’t exist Like the dust swept aside Fade away on the wind fadeaway To walk away into the tide walkaway That’s the end That’s the end The end of the great black gold That’s the [read more]

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‘Love Don’t Come Easy (electric demo)’ [4:54] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Love Don’t Come Easy (electric demo)’ [4:54] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Love can give you everything Then take it all away She can take you to the water She can make you thirst for days She can tell you what you want to hear In the same breath she can steal And that�s why Love don’t come easy Sometimes love don’t come at all Love don’t come easy Sometimes [read more]

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‘Change I (demo)’ [3:36] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Change I (demo)’ [3:36] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Change upon faces Changing hands Change in my father And my fathers land Change, Change, change, Change, Change, change, change, change Change in the weather And it flies through a flag Change in the places I knew as a lad Change, Change, change, Change, Change, change, change, Change on the mountain Where green was turned black Change on the valleys That [read more]

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‘Hardland (electric demo)’ [4:55] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Hardland (electric demo)’ [4:55] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Hardland, Ripped and torn apart Hard dreams, leaves me scared Line on my face A story of faith In the hardlands Oh I was born Deep in the heartlands Where a man is judged By the scars on his face Where that sliding scale still operates I was born, raised in the way of the Hardland I hear a song �Land [read more]

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‘Firing Line’ [3:22] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Firing Line’ [3:22] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Always on the outside Always looking in Always been the loser I never seem to win I was brought up with nothing But the shirt on my back Pretty soon I learned how to get by On what little I had Oh I, I spend my time On the firing line Unwillingly mine Oh I, I spend my time On the firing [read more]

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‘Change II (electric demo)’ [3:41] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Change II (electric demo)’ [3:41] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: It’s been a long time comin’ Man, it’s good to be back The slings and the arrows You�ve been under attack Your heads on the block And the odds are all stacked How come, how come You�ve got the nerve to say To say you can�t turn back CHANGE CHANGE I need a change OH LORD CHANGE CHANGE I need [read more]

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‘No Frontiers (electric demo)’ [3:45] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘No Frontiers (electric demo)’ [3:45] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A thousand miles before us Long is the road The mountain high The valley low Our love is stronger than we know In the tears of a river I see the wrong In the mountain cry I feel the anger Hear the hurt in the song of the earth I want to run Where the sunlight beats on my face [read more]

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‘Scarlet (electric demo)’ [5:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Scarlet (electric demo)’ [5:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I Dream in red Of all things That this world could be And is not I Walk in the glow Of a thousand candles Burning, burning slow Sunrise, Sunset Daylight, Daybreak Watching, Waiting Hoping, Asking Begging, Pleading Shouting Scarlet Rage Scarlet Rage Scarlet Rage Scarlet Rage Scarlet Rage Blood On the page Of a thousand words I’ve written Can’t express I [read more]

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‘Hope (electric demo)’ [5:34] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Hope (electric demo)’ [5:34] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I run for my life Under dirty streetlights On deserted streets Uneasy dreams I sleep In this forgotten place I�m a forgotten face Sometimes I don’t exist Like the dust swept aside I fade away upon the wind fadeaway I walk away into the night fadeaway Fadeaway That’s the end That’s the end The wind blows away my soul That’s the [read more]

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‘Prison Without Prison Bars (electric demo)’ [3:22] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Prison Without Prison Bars (electric demo)’ [3:22] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I hear a gunshot break the silence I hear that sound �most every night My mind is stripped there’s no reaction I’m trapped in a Prison without prison bars Help me Help me I’m trapped in a Prison without prison bars Help me Help me I’m trapped in a Prison without Prison bars Everyday someone’s trying to sell [read more]

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‘How The Mighty Fall (electric demo)’ [5:19] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘How The Mighty Fall (electric demo)’ [5:19] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Once you held your finger on the trigger Now the gun is pointing at your head Once you reigned supreme Over all that you could see Now you walk on the other side of the street How the mighty fall I’ve seen it all before Cause the harder they come The harder they fall How the mighty fall [read more]

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‘Rivers To Cross (electric demo)’ [3:52] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rivers To Cross (electric demo)’ [3:52] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: As I walk out one morning Across the fields of dawn I see a crooked shadow Fall across the land Storm clouds gather overhead Birds of prey in wait How can we undo What cannot be undone The darkness lies heavy I see it from afar The distances between us Are tearing us apart How many rivers must [read more]

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‘Take Me Home’ [5:04] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Take Me Home’ [5:04] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Born of nineteen fifty nine That’ll be the day rock’n’roll died Far away on a dark, stormy night America became fifty states The sixties opened the pearly gates A hard rain fell and the times forever changed And all eyes fell on a motorcade In Texas state a crime unveiled Norma Jean she waits where she�s killed And sixty eight rang [read more]

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‘Corridors Of Power (electric demo)’ [3:04] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Corridors Of Power (electric demo)’ [3:04] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Picture you on a pedestal So avant-garde of mind Standing in the last ditch Where fallen heroes lie Stand to the left of centre Stand to the right sometimes All good politicians Speak in riddles all the time I’m looking under tables I’m looking under chairs I’m looking for an answer Been searching everywhere Day by day Hour by [read more]

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‘Sold Me Down The River (electric demo)’ [5:50] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sold Me Down The River (electric demo)’ [5:50] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There’s a fire beneath my skin There’s a fever that makes me ill Got a love, a love to kill Got the inclanation to.. Comeback, I’m begging you please Comeback, Comeback, I want you back Comeback, I want you so bad I don’t know why, I don’t understand How you sold me down the river I don’t [read more]

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‘Rock, The (electric demo)’ [6:02] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rock, The (electric demo)’ [6:02] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I’m a man who bites hard on the bullet of silence If only you could feel the pain I hide And know me, like I know you Still waters running deep in the caverns of my soul So many roads that lead nowhere Know me, like I know you Know me, like I know you Want me, want me like [read more]

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‘Hulon Du’ [??:??] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Hulon Du’ [??:??] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes:Welsh version of “Black Sun”Mike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Strength (Live )’ [6:48] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Strength (live)’ [6:48] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: GIVE ME LOVE GIVE ME HOPE GIVE ME STRENGTH GIVE ME SOMEONE TO LIVE FOR Who will light the fire That I need to survive Who will be the life blood Coarsing through my veins Like a river flowing That will never change I need someone I can depend on ‘Cause I’m a man of emotions Who can’t hide the tears [read more]

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‘Wind Blows Away My Words (electric demo)’ [4:37] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Wind Blows Away My Words (electric demo)’ [4:37] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A forgotten face, a forgotten place I sleep uneasy dreams tonight Sometimes it�s like I don�t exsist Like the dust swept to one side I wake up some some nights I scream for help My words fade on the wind It blows away my words It blows away my reason It blows away my soul It takes [read more]

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‘Black Day (electric demo)’ [4:10] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Black Day (electric demo)’ [4:10] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Trouble in my life Always seems to haunt me Now that the wind has changed west to east I see your eyes Scarlet tears run while Down the ridge of the old mountain side The temperature�s rising The flood had decreased And all I need is the air that I breathe I see the black, black day I wanna leave [read more]

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‘Wonderful World (electric demo)’ [4:18] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘Wonderful World (electric demo)’ [4:18] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave sharpLyrics: One�two… three�four Well guys wearing gas masks are levelling guns At school children singing whilst studying sums It`s a clear sign of violence Laced with heavy support Your reputation�s been Dragged through the dirt By gargoyles and monstres and Man eating birds You act like the jury But never seen you stand up in court It`s savage and ugly The [read more]

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‘Serve One Another (acoustic demo)’ [2:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Serve One Another (acoustic demo)’ [2:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: � four For every tear that�s shed in greif Someone cries tears of joy For every ounce of blood that�s spilled Someone gives their blood for life Our love is greater Much greater than we know Our love will concer I know I know it will By love Serve one another By love Give for each other By love [read more]

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‘How the Mighty Fall (acoustic demo)’ [3:18] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘How the Mighty Fall (acoustic demo)’ [3:18] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Once you held your finger on the trigger But now the gun is pointing at your head Once you reigned supreme Over all that you could see But now you walk on the other side of the street How the mighty fall I’ve seen it all before Cause the harder they come The harder they fall How the [read more]

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‘Uphill Battle (acoustic demo)’ [1:30] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Uphill Battle (acoustic demo)’ [1:30] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: As I walk through this broken land See the tears of a river Hear the mountain cry In the sky way bleak, black night From the cries just down a lightning strike Oh, running all my life Oh, still running tonight It�s an uphill battle Running every day of my life It�s an uphill battle I�m running I�m still running [read more]

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‘Hardlands (acoustic demo)’ [3:29] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Hardlands (acoustic demo)’ [3:29] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Oh I was born Deep in the heartland Where a man is judged By the scars on his face Where that sliding scale still operates I was born, raised in the way of the HARDLANDS Ripped and torn apart HARDLANDS I�m carrying the scars HARDLANDS Hard, hard, hard, hardlands I hear a song �Land of hope and glory� I see a [read more]

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‘The Rock (acoustic demo)’ [3:08] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘The Rock (acoustic demo)’ [3:08] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Oh I have waited for you In the crossfire of isolation This tension will find release Sweatstain, confusion I�m black, get white eyes at night Where angels and men Still fear to tread And no-one�s ever holding back Stood like a raft in the wind There is a sea crashing over me There is a rock That will it�s ground [read more]

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‘Tears Of A River (acoustic demo)’ [2:18] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Tears Of A River (acoustic demo)’ [2:18] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Strange is the silence All on my own Whenever I�m with you There�s never silence Only noice, sweet, sweet sound When we are quiet Our love is a raging, raging sound I long to hear, hear you I long you be near, near you Oh I want you I want you Oh I want you I want you [read more]

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‘Crossroads (acoustic demo)’ [2:00] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Crossroads (acoustic demo)’ [2:00] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I�m at the crossroads I�m standing here I�m all alone Don�t know if I should follow I�m standing at the crossroads I stood for years Always on the threshold Too scared to cross Too afraid to follow After all these years Of wanting it so bad Don�t know if I wanna cross anymore At the crossroads I�m standing here I�m all [read more]

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‘New South Wales (acoustic demo)’ [2:39] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘New South Wales (acoustic demo)’ [2:39] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Pit shaft wheels turn for the last time In the Rhondda tonight The Davey lamps that shone so brightly There’s no more need for their light As the last piece of coal is cut From the belly of the black seamed hole A man walks home alone Past a church full of mourning souls Throughout his lifetime he has [read more]

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‘I Am What I Am (acoustic demo)’ [2:07] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘I Am What I Am (acoustic demo)’ [2:07] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Eddie MacDonaldLyrics: (unintelligable lyrics) That I leave the judge to decide There�s a voice in my head Singing times (unintelligable lyrics) And all around the walls keep on caving in All around I hear the people singing We all stick together We all stick together I am what I am And I�m doing what I can Can�t do no [read more]

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‘Strength To Strength (acoustic demo)’ [4:29] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Strength To Strength (acoustic demo)’ [4:29] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Every day in the struggle to survive I see good and I see bad We�ve seen our dreams turn to dust And now we must rebuild them There�ll be no more 2nd chances We must not lose it again Tonight my friend until the end Tonight from strength to strength We were young and easy We didn�t know what [read more]

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‘New Wales, A’ [5:36] (Lyrics: Mike Peters Music: Macdonald/Peters), Mike Peters

‘New Wales, A’ [5:36] (Lyrics: Mike Peters Music: Macdonald/Peters), Mike PetersLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A new wind’s blowing over the hill And down the mountainside Through the vales and valleys over land and sea and sky From the fairgrounds of the north to the southern city streets From the west still holding back the sea To the border towns in the east For now and forever more, from today and from [read more]

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‘Lead Me Through The Darkness (acoustic demo)’ [3:10] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Lead Me Through The Darkness (acoustic demo)’ [3:10] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I cry my soul to sleep Somewhere in the starless night I yearn for safetys keep Away from hurt outside of time Oh wherever I run I can�t hide From the knife in the light Lead me through the darkness Lead me through the emptyness Guide me to my only home Lead me through the shadows I [read more]

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‘Hwylio Dros Y Mor (Live Dolgellau Session Fawr, 1998)’ [2:53] (Macdonald/Peters), Mike Peters

‘Hwylio Dros Y Mor (Live Dolgellau Session Fawr, 1998)’ [2:53] (Macdonald/Peters), Mike PetersLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes:Welsh version of “A New South Wales” Recorded by John Markam for BBC Cymru & Avanti TV Session Fawr (The Big Fetival), Dolgellau, Mid Wales, 17th July 1998 F.O.H. Sound: Mike Jones Broadcast live on BBC Radio Cymru. Filmed for S4C Television Subsequently released as the Double CD & Video – Mike Peters | [read more]

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‘Black Day (acoustic demo)’ [2:08] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Black Day (acoustic demo)’ [2:08] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Trouble in mind Always seems to haunt me Now that the wind has changed west to east Now I�m rising The flood had decreased And all I need is the air that I breathe I see the black, black day I wanna leave it behind I see the black, black day I wanna leave it behind Trouble has come To [read more]

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‘Prison Without Prision Bars (acoustic demo)’ [2:31] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Prison Without Prision Bars (acoustic demo)’ [2:31] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I hear a gunshot break the silence I hear that sound �most every night My mind is stripped there’s no reaction I’m trapped in a Prison without prison bars Help me Help me I’m trapped in a Prison without bars Help me Help me I’m trapped in a Prison without prison bars Everyday someone’s trying to sell me [read more]

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‘Breaking Point (acoustic demo)’ [3:02] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Breaking Point (acoustic demo)’ [3:02] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: three��four Do you wake up in the middle of the night Find your eyes are on full beam You’re totally wired Sweat stains on your bedsheets Your throat is burnin’ dry Caught in your worst nightmare you cannot deny Become what you said you’d You�d never become You hate yourself for all the things you’ve never done You tell yourself [read more]

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‘New Frontier (acoustic demo)’ [2:51] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘New Frontier (acoustic demo)’ [2:51] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Tonight you and I We�re standing together On the edge of the new frontier There�s no pain that can break Or cause us heartache No walls we cannot break down Within these lonely streets Standing the dust in their eyes We�ll leave the wrecks Of our lonely past behind We leave it hung and dry Tonight we�re breaking out There [read more]

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‘Rescue Me (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [8:35] (MacDonals/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rescue Me (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [8:35] (MacDonals/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You gonna rescue me tonight?? One-two-three-four A renegade Rides a run away train To liberate Tear these bonds assunder A fugitive Running from a chain gang Comfort me Grant me absolution Running all my life Running all my day Running through the night Seems like forever Take me now I’m so tired Take me now This time, [read more]

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‘Presence Of Love (edit)’ [3:19] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Presence Of Love (edit)’ [3:19] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: The first heaven is silver And you are silver you shine white light The second heaven is sacred And you are sacred of pure soul The third heaven is pearl And your name is forever written Oh don’t walk away No don’t walk away I’m walking in the presence of love I’m walking in the seven heavens I’m alive with [read more]

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‘Rain In The Summertime (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [6:12] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rain In The Summertime (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [6:12] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “Do you wanna feel the rain in the summertime?” Under the anvil of the sun Sweat, like a train I come, I come, My body adust Scorched by the might of the sun Burning light, burning white heat Like wildfire I sweat a fever My body screams Disintegrates in the heat Our love is [read more]

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‘Spirit Of 76 (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [9:05] (MacDonald/Peters), Mike Peters

‘Spirit Of 76 (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [9:05] (MacDonald/Peters), Mike PetersLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “In 1988, the Spirit of 76” Well, I find myself in reverie ‘Bout what we might have had And what might have been We had something going once That was such a long, long time ago It was way back in ’76 Our friendship formed of pure innocence We first met in Mathew Street And we [read more]

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‘Permanence In Change (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [5:40] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Permanence In Change (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [5:40] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “I want you to know.. It now feels like a new beginning for us as people. And I hope you’re gonna be willing to come with us, because we’re coming out of the shadows right now We’re coming into the Permanence in change” Daylight breaks on the streets of my life Where no sun shines there [read more]

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‘Blaze Of Glory (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [5:35] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Blaze Of Glory (Live Boston Wang Centre, 1988)’ [5:35] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “This is called Going Out In A Blaze Of Glory, my hands are held up high” It’s funny how they shoot you down when your hands are held up high and you open up your heart and soul but that’s not enough for most. I remember this much there is nothing you shouldn’t speak of if [read more]

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‘Knife Edge (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [5:05] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Knife Edge (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [5:05] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Memories come flooding back The bitter pain of disappointment Of once of having love but now I only feel loss I’M LIVING ON A KNIFEDGE AT THE END OF THE LINE I’M TAKING ALL THE HARD SELL I’M LOOKING FOR A LIFE LINE Right now Hey now now Oh oh oh Let the bells ring out When you [read more]

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‘Strength (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [7:38] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Strength (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [7:38] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: GIVE ME LOVE GIVE ME HOPE GIVE ME STRENGTH GIVE ME SOMEONE TO LIVE FOR (Let’s go) Who will light the fire That I need to survive Who will be the life blood Coursing through my veins Like a river flowing That will never change I need someone I can depend on ‘Cause I’m a man of emotion [read more]

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‘This Train Is Bound For Glory (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [3:30] (Woodie Guthrie), The Alarm

‘This Train Is Bound For Glory (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [3:30] (Woodie Guthrie), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: This train is bound for glory, this train This train is bound for glory, this train This train is leaving town, hitting the road & getting on down This train is bound for glory, this train (this train) This train is bound for glory, this train (this train) This train is leaving town, [read more]

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‘Dawn Chorus (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [6:47] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Dawn Chorus (Live Chicago Vic 1987)’ [6:47] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I’m a lonely man walking lonely streets I’m soaked to the skin with the pain of my unease From such a strained existence The tension in this world it keeps me from sleep I’m hungry and cold There’s a weight hanging over my shoulders A rain black cloud of doubt Have I got enough love Have I got [read more]

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‘Rescue Me (Tearing The Bonds Asunder Mix ) (radio edit)’ [3:03] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rescue Me (Tearing The Bonds Asunder Mix ) (radio edit)’ [3:03] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A renegade Rides a run away train To liberate Tear these bonds assunder A fugitive Running from a chain gang Comfort me Grant me absolution Running all my life Running all my day Running through the night Seems like forever Take me now I’m so tired Take me now This time, forever RESCUE ME [read more]

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‘Rescue Me (Tearing The Bonds Asunder Mix)’ [5:15] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rescue Me (Tearing The Bonds Asunder Mix)’ [5:15] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Remixed by The Alarm and Kevin Maloney A renegade Rides a run away train To liberate Tear these bonds assunder A fugitive Running from a chain gang Comfort me Grant me absolution Running all my life Running all my day Running through the night Seems like forever Take me now I’m so tired Take me now This [read more]

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‘Rescue Me (Extended Mix)’ [5:15] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rescue Me (Extended Mix)’ [5:15] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A renegade Rides a run away train To liberate Tear these bonds assunder A fugitive Running from a chain gang Comfort me Grant me absolution Running all my life Running all my day Running through the night Seems like forever Take me now I’m so tired Take me now This time, forever RESCUE ME I’m on the run like a [read more]

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‘Pastures Of Plenty’ [2:40] (Woodie Guthrie), The Alarm

‘Pastures Of Plenty’ [2:40] (Woodie Guthrie), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: It`s a mighty hard road that my Poor hands have hold As I travel along on this hard dusty road Out of your dustbowls and this` where we roam Your deserts was hard and your Mountains was cold The edge of your city You`ll see us and then We come with the dust and we Blow with the wind Green [read more]

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‘My Land Your Land’ [3:04] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘My Land Your Land’ [3:04] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: My land your land All through the years My land your land Don’t give me no tears That’s the way it should be That’s the way it is My land your land All through the years Green green summer All torn to rags Green green summer All torn to rags Is this one nation Or just a row of flags [read more]

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‘Elders And Folklore’ [3:30] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Elders And Folklore’ [3:30] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: In the heart of darkness I’ve waited for you Since the world’s creation In the depths of Hades In the Garden of Eden Jerusalem I stumbled I fell. Since the dawn of man Time honoured I ran Saints in the light Angels in hell Unholy city Jericho I wait for you. Come away, come away Away with me I’ll show [read more]

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‘Rain In The Summertime (single edit)’ [3:46] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rain In The Summertime (single edit)’ [3:46] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Under the anvil of the sun Sweat, like a train I come, I come, My body to dust Scorched by the might of the sun Burning light, burning white heat Like wildfire I sweat a fever My body screams Disintegrates in the heat Our love is the FAITH that keeps on burning I love to feel the [read more]

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‘Rain In The Summertime (Thunder Mix)’ [8:24] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rain In The Summertime (Thunder Mix)’ [8:24] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I love to feel the RAIN IN THE SUMMERTIME I love to feel the rain on my face Under the anvil of the sun Sweat, like a train I come, I come, My body to dust Scorched by the might of the sun Burning light, burning white heat Like wildfire I sweat a fever My body screams [read more]

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‘Rain In The Summertime (Lightning Mix)’ [7:15] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rain In The Summertime (Lightning Mix)’ [7:15] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Under the anvil of the sun Sweat, like a train I come, I come, My body a dust Scorched by the might of the sun Burning light, burning white heat Like wildfire I sweat a fever My body screams Disintegrates in the heat And love is the FAITH that keeps on burning I love to feel the [read more]

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‘Save Your Cryin’ (demo)’ [??:??] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘Save Your Cryin’ (demo)’ [??:??] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave sharpLyrics: ? Notes:1986 demo recorded with Nigel Twist, and members of The Long Ryders, Wire Train, and The PretendersMike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘World On Fire (First Mix)’ [4:25] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘World On Fire (First Mix)’ [4:25] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I was alone I was torn I was lost in the city of Angels You came with your love Your love and shelter You lit a signal fire upon the hill You lit a beacon I found my way back home I could set the world on fire I’d watch as the flames Burned higher and higher Oh I [read more]

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‘World On Fire (Take 1)’ [4:17] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘World On Fire (Take 1)’ [4:17] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I was alone I was torn I was lost in the city of Angels You came with your love Your love and shelter You lit a signal fire upon the hill You lit a beacon I found my way back home I could set the world on fire I’d watch as the flames Burned higher and higher Oh I [read more]

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‘Presence Of Love’ [4:01] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Presence Of Love’ [4:01] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: The first heaven is silver And you are silver you shine white light The second heaven is sacred And you are sacred of pure soul The third heaven is pearl And your name is forever written Oh don’t walk away No don’t walk away I’m walking in the presence of love I’m walking in the seven heavens I’m alive with the [read more]

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‘World On Fire’ [4:09] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘World On Fire’ [4:09] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I was alone I was torn I was lost in the city of Angels You came with your love Your love and shelter You lit a signal fire upon the hill You lit a beacon I found my way back home I could set the world on fire I’d watch as the flames Burned higher and higher Oh I could set [read more]

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‘Rain In The Summertime’ [5:12] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Rain In The Summertime’ [5:12] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Under the anvil of the sun Sweat, like a train I come, I come, My body to dust Scorched by the might of the sun Burning light, burning white heat Like wildfire I sweat a fever My body screams Disintegrates in the heat Our love is the FAITH that keeps on burning I love to feel the RAIN IN [read more]

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‘Rose Beyond The Wall’ [3:40] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rose Beyond The Wall’ [3:40] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Out come the flags and banners again The memorial band plays on Lloyd George my fathers friend And light breaks on the streets Where no sun shines Where my fathers lived and died But time moves on in this my town The sound of the wind is blowing Rushing over hill and vale As the new day dawns And a [read more]

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‘Time To Believe’ [3:26] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Time To Believe’ [3:26] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: It’s time Time to reconsider Time to search my soul My life in these few pages Time to write the book of my manhood Water flows beneath the bridge There’s still time There’s still time to believe My mind Is burning fire emotion I push everyone to the edge I’ve only found destruction How long can I go on I’ve been [read more]

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‘One Step Closer To Home’ [4:01] (Twist/Sharp), The Alarm

‘One Step Closer To Home’ [4:01] (Twist/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Well, back in ’75 When the kid was on the line And he felt no pain ‘Cause there was none He would bend in the wind Take in anything Like sniffin’ roses And it was alright Until he fell And cut his hand He just could not understand He’d run away Blame pretense For defence Or plain innocence Say [read more]

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‘Permanence In Change’ [4:04] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Permanence In Change’ [4:04] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Daylight breaks on the streets of my life Where no sun shines there bums refusal to die In the shadows of heartache my dreams come alive I’ve been searching for love to give meaning to life Oh no, you make me feel real Oh no, I’ve got you, you’ve got me And that’s all we need A reason to believe Tonight [read more]

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‘Hallowed Ground’ [4:17] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Hallowed Ground’ [4:17] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Well the docks lie crippled In the northem towns The boys have all gone away Trying to find work down south And mister I walk in the valley of the shadow Won’t someone have mercy on my soul On my soul, soul, soul HALLOWED GROUND how sad is the sound In a valley that once sang out sang proud HALLOWED GROUND where [read more]

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‘Only Love Can Set Me Free’ [4:22] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Only Love Can Set Me Free’ [4:22] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mikr PetersLyrics: Somewhere in this world I know that love exists I’ve known it in a kiss Sometimes in my sleep I’ve been searching For more than these few glimpses For a love that lasts all eternity There is a light, a light that never dies Oh no, see it shine, shining in my sorrow There is a light, a [read more]

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‘Eye Of The Hurricane’ [3:38] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Eye Of The Hurricane’ [3:38] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Mission bells ring out from kingdom hall A lone voice cries on the hillside The winds from the north blow the sea to the shore I walk away in the fateful moonlight Love forsaken man, love forsaken land For God’s sake don’t look back Into the crucifix night The storm of a cross I live to love again and again [read more]

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Folklore

“Folklore” intro track left off Eye album but restored for The Alarm 2000.

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Electric

“Electric” intro track left off Eye album but restored for The Alarm 2000.

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‘Newtown Jericho’ [4:05] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Newtown Jericho’ [4:05] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: See them run Like characters in paintings Turners frightening ‘scapes Industrial inside a nation of no escape There’s no escape in my frightened face As we run run run And turn to stone OH LORD hear me now The fanfare sounds in a Newtown Jericho OH LORD the wailing sound Of helpless souls in a Newtown Jericho See them fall The rebecca [read more]

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‘Shelter’ [3:08] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Shelter’ [3:08] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Shelter, oh I’ve been branded I’ve been washed up and left for dead I’ve been cast out from this world I’m in exile I’m stranded on the streets Ain’t got no place left to run No one wants me anymore, anymore, anymore Now they hunt me down C’mon and take me to the shelter SHELTER give me what I want tonight shelter [read more]

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‘Rescue Me (Session)’ [??:??] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rescue Me (Session)’ [??:??] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A renegade Rides a run away train To liberate Tear these bonds assunder A fugitive Hiding from a chain gang Comfort me Grant me absolution Running all my day Running all my night Running all my life Seems like forever Take me now I’m so tired Take me now This time, forever RESCUE ME On the run like a refugee RESCUE [read more]

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‘One Step Closer To Home (Session version)’ [3:02] (Sharp/ Twist), The Alarm

‘One Step Closer To Home (Session version)’ [3:02] (Sharp/ Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Well, back in ’75 When the kid was on the line He felt no pain ‘Cause there was none He would bend in the wind Take in anything ‘Like sniffin’ roses And it was alright Until he fell And cut his hand He just could not understand He’d run away Blame pretense For defence Or plain [read more]

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‘Permanence In Change (session version)’ [3:46] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Permanence In Change (session version)’ [3:46] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Daylight breaks on the streets of my life Where no sun shines there burns refusal to die In the shadows of heartache my dreams come alive I’m searching for love to give meaning to life Oh you make me feel real baby Oh I’ve got you, you’ve got me That’s all we need a reason to believe Tonight my [read more]

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‘Presence Of Love (session)’ [4:03] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Presence Of Love (session)’ [4:03] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: When I’m in your precense It’s like I live without my…. The words of my expression Are words you don’t disbelieve I was yours in your closed quarter I’m in awe when I’m at your feet So don’t walk away No don’t walk away I’m walking in the presence of love I’m walking into SEVENTH heavens I’m alive with the [read more]

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‘Shelter (session)’ [3:30] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Shelter (session)’ [3:30] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: SHELTER, shelter Give me what I want tonight (Give me your lovin’) SHELTER, shelter Take me undercover tonight SHELTER I’ve been branded Washed up and left for dead I’ve been cast out from this world I’m in exile I’m stranded on the streets No-where else to run No one wants me anymore Now they hunt me down C’mon and take me [read more]

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‘Rescue Me’ [3:19] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rescue Me’ [3:19] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: A renegade Rides a run away train To liberate Tear these bonds assunder A fugitive Running from a chain gang Comfort me Grant me absolution Running all my life Running all my day Running through the night Seems like forever Take me now I’m so tired Take me now This time, forever RESCUE ME I’m on the run like a refugee RESCUE [read more]

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‘Vigilante Man’ [2:10] (Woodie Guthrie), The Alarm

‘Vigilante Man’ [2:10] (Woodie Guthrie), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Have you seen that vigilante man? Have you seen that vigilante man? Have you seen that vigilante man? I been hearin’ his name all over this land Now who is a vigilante man? Now who is a vigilante man? Now who is a vigilante man? I been hearin’ his name all over this land Now what is a vigilante man? Now [read more]

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‘Deeside (Live Boston Orpheum 1985)’ [3:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Deeside (Live Boston Orpheum 1985)’ [3:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Hey now! Oh now, now The iron gates clang in a steel mill town A man breaks down to that unemployment sound He takes a last walk down that old coast road In the dying death throes of all that he knows The sight of those men walking through the gates Was like a lame pit pony at the [read more]

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‘Sixty Eight Guns (Live Boston Orpheum 1985)’ [7:05] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sixty Eight Guns (Live Boston Orpheum 1985)’ [7:05] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: And now they’re trying to take my life away Forever young I cannot stay Hey On every corner I can see them there They don’t know my name they don’t know my kind They’re after you with their promises (Promises of love) They’re after you to sign your life away (Yeah, yeaoh) Sixty-eight Guns will never die [read more]

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‘Julia (demo)’ [??:??] (Dave Sharp), The Alarm

‘Julia (demo)’ [??:??] (Dave Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Julia, Julia, Julia, Julia You’ve never been closer You’ve never been far Anything is Fair Is that the way you are? This dream’s for you my friend Keepin’ on all night until the end Lay down, lay down this dream’s for you Julia, Julia, yeah, yeah, Julia Tired dreams Fast Cars Champaign Is that the way you are? This dream’s for [read more]

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‘Homeless Child (demo)’ [??:??] (Dave sharp), The Alarm

‘Homeless Child (demo)’ [??:??] (Dave sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave sharpLyrics: ? Notes:1986 demo recorded with Nigel Twist, and members of The Long Ryders, Wire Train, and The PretendersMike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘J’y vais a Pied de Londres a Paris (demo)’ [??:??] (Dave Sharp), The Alarm

‘J’y vais a Pied de Londres a Paris (demo)’ [??:??] (Dave Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: ? Notes:1986 demo recorded with Nigel Twist, and members of The Long Ryders, Wire Train, and The Pretenders. Title means: “I’m Going On Foot From London To Paris”Mike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘My Land Your Land (demo)’ [??:??] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘My Land Your Land (demo)’ [??:??] (Sharp/Twist), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave sharpLyrics: ? Notes:1986 demo recorded with Nigel Twist, and members of The Long Ryders, Wire Train, and The PretendersMike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Vigilante Man (demo)’ [??:??] (Woodie Guthrie), The Alarm

‘Vigilante Man (demo)’ [??:??] (Woodie Guthrie), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave sharpLyrics: ? Notes:1986 demo recorded with Nigel Twist, and members of The Long Ryders, Wire Train, and The PretendersMike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Bring It Back Home (demo)’ [??:??] (Dave Sharp), The Alarm

‘Bring It Back Home (demo)’ [??:??] (Dave Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave sharpLyrics: ? Notes:1986 demo recorded with Nigel Twist, and members of The Long Ryders, Wire Train, and The PretendersMike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Knife Edge (Single / Strength album version)’ [5:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Knife Edge (Single / Strength album version)’ [5:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Memories come flooding back The bitter pain of disappointment Of once of having love but now I only feel loss I’M LIVING ON A KNIFEDGE AT THE END OF THE LINE I’M TAKING ALL THE HARD SELL I’M LOOKING FOR A LIFE LINE Hey now now Oh oh oh When you ain’t got no-one in this world [read more]

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‘Spirit Of 76 (single edit)’ [4:40] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Spirit Of 76 (single edit)’ [4:40] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: And my friend John, he went away He made some mistakes Spent some time in Walton jail And now when I see him we still talk But there’s no light shining in his eyes And Susie, she was seventeen And more beauty in this world I swear you’ll never see I was gonna be king And she was gonna [read more]

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‘Spirit Of 76 (AOR edit)’ [6:13] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Spirit Of 76 (AOR edit)’ [6:13] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I find myself in reverie ‘Bout what we might have had And what might have been We had something going once But that was such a long, long time ago It was way back in ’76 A friendship formed of pure innocence We first met in Mathew Street Where we heard something that would set us free A sign [read more]

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‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door (Live Boston Orpheum 1985)’ [4:10] (Bob Dylan), The Alarm

‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door (Live Boston Orpheum 1985)’ [4:10] (Bob Dylan), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “This is a song that I taught Bono how to play” Mama take this badge of of me I can’t use it anymore It’s getting dark, to dark to see I feel like I’m knocking kn heavens door Knock, knock, knocking on heavens door Knock, knock, knocking on heavens door Knock, knock, knocking on heavens [read more]

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‘Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? (Live Boston Orpheum 1985)’ [3:30] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? (Live Boston Orpheum 1985)’ [3:30] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “This is called Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke?” Born into a war and peace Forced to choose between right and wrong Each man kills the thing he loves For better or for worse Face to face with a ragged truth Mixed up and torn into two And turned your [read more]

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‘Father To Son’ [4:04] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Father To Son’ [4:04] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: (One, two, three, four) My father said “Son, now my life’s work is done There’s a future for you, there’s a job to be done Stop fighting the system ’cause the system won’t break Get your hair cut boy and learn from my mistakes” Now I said to my father “Father give me a break There’s a million more chances that [read more]

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‘Strength (Power Mix)’ [8:32] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Strength (Power Mix)’ [8:32] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: GIVE ME LOVE GIVE ME HOPE GIVE ME STRENGTH GIVE ME SOMEONE TO LIVE FOR Who will light the fire That I need to survive Who will be the life blood Coursing through my veins Like a river flowing That will never change I need someone I can depend on ‘Cause I’m a man of emotions Who can’t hide the [read more]

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‘Strength’ [5:34] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Strength’ [5:34] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: GIVE ME LOVE GIVE ME HOPE GIVE ME STRENGTH GIVE ME SOMEONE TO LIVE FOR Who will light the fire That I need to survive Who will be the life blood Coursing through my veins Like a river flowing That will never change I need someone I can depend on ‘Cause I’m a man of emotions Who can’t hide the tears I’m [read more]

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‘Only The Thunder’ [4:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Only The Thunder’ [4:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: All I want is someone to believe in But who to believe is hard to define When some say the future is unwritten Some say the simple things in life are the best When all is dark and dusty down the tracks And all paths from exile have roadblocks on all points Saying “No, No way out of here, go back [read more]

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‘Walk Forever By My Side’ [3:32] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Walk Forever By My Side’ [3:32] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Walk forever by my side Never lose sight of the day When we will run through all our weakness On through the fields Strewn with our broken dreams Walk forever by my side Stay forever in the light Never lose sight of the way For I alone can’t face the future I need your strength To help me make [read more]

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‘Spirit Of 76’ [7:05] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Spirit Of 76’ [7:05] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Well I find myself in reverie ‘Bout what we might have had And what might have been We had something going once That was such a long, long time ago It was way back in ’76 Our friendship formed of pure innocence We first met in Mathew Street Where we heard something that would set us free A sign stands over [read more]

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‘Deeside’ [3:08] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Deeside’ [3:08] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Hey now! The iron gates clang in a steel mill town A man breaks down to that unemployment sound He takes a last walk down that old coast road In the dying death throes of all that he knows The sight of those men walking through the gates Was like a lame pit pony at the end of its days (Fire, Fire, Fire) [read more]

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‘Majority’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Majority’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I used to put the flowers in the dressing room I’m no longer a child I’m all grown up now I’ve set them up seen them let me down I’ve been in the crowd swirling round and round All as one with those songs of Freedom Saying all the things I could never say And I rode with fate on a wing and [read more]

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‘Absolute Reality (Impromptu acoustic)’ [3:20] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Absolute Reality (Impromptu acoustic)’ [3:20] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Ooh yeah, yeah Hey now now Hey hey hey You may be rich You may be poor You may have nothing in this world at all You may be black,you maybe white You may be a prisioner in your own times You may be lost. You may be found You may have been beaten up and knocked to the ground [read more]

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‘Strength (single edit)’ [3:23] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Strength (single edit)’ [3:23] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: GIVE ME LOVE GIVE ME HOPE GIVE ME STRENGTH GIVE ME SOMEONE TO LIVE FOR Who will light the fire That I need to survive Who will be the life blood Coursing through my veins Like a river flowing That will never change I need someone I can depend on ‘Cause I’m a man of emotions Who can’t hide the [read more]

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‘Caroline Isenberg’ [2:56] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Caroline Isenberg’ [2:56] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Now I never knew her but her story it touched my heart It was in the New York Post that I heard her story told She was a rising star of her day so the story goes But her dream got crushed in the darkness one Sunday morn Now she met her death of the rooftop of 929 An apartment building on [read more]

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‘Day The Ravens Left The Tower, The (Strength album version)’ [4:45] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Day The Ravens Left The Tower, The (Strength album version)’ [4:45] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I’ve swept the floors of all my kings I’ve opened doors and let the tourists in Days of wine and roses Prime ministers, red robes These days are gone I’ve stood on guard as my Queens were born I’ve cut the grass on many English lawns Of strawberries and ice cream Of cricket and [read more]

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‘Strength (July 1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [5:44] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Strength (July 1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [5:44] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: GIVE ME LOVE GIVE ME HOPE GIVE ME STRENGTH GIVE ME SOMEONE TO LIVE FOR Who will light the fire I need to survive Who will be the life blood Coursing through my veins Like a river flowing That will never change I need someone I can depend on ‘Cause I’m a man of emotions And [read more]

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‘Spirit Of 76 (July 1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [7:03] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Spirit Of 76 (July 1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [7:03] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Well I find myself in reverie ‘Bout what we might have had And what might have been We had something going once That was such a long, long time ago It was way back in ’76 Our friendship formed of pure innocence We first met in Mathew Street Where we heard something that would set [read more]

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‘Walk Forever By My Side (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [3:39] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Walk Forever By My Side (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [3:39] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Walk forever by my side Never lose sight of the day When we will run through all our weakness On through the fields Strewn with our broken dreams Walk forever by my side Stay forever in the light Never lose sight of the way For I alone can’t face the future I need your [read more]

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‘For Tomorrow (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [4:04] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘For Tomorrow (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [4:04] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: My father said “Son, now my life’s work is done There’s a future for you, there’s a job to be done Stop fighting the system ’cause the system won’t break Get your hair cut boy and learn from my mistakes” I said to my father “Father give me a break There’s a million more chances that I’m [read more]

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Songs

‘Day The Ravens Left The Tower, The (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [4:35] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Day The Ravens Left The Tower, The (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [4:35] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I’ve swept the floors of all my kings I’ve opened doors and let the tourists in Days of wine and roses Prime ministers, red robes These days are gone I’ve stood on guard as my Queens were born I’ve cut the grass on many English lawns Of strawberries and ice cream Of [read more]

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Songs

‘Deeside (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [3:19] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Deeside (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [3:19] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: One two three four Come on now! Hey now, now, now The iron gates clang in a steel mill town A man breaks down to that unemployment sound He takes a last walk down that old coast road In the dying death throes of all that he knows The sight of those men walking through the gates Was [read more]

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Songs

‘Majority (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [3:30] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Majority (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [3:30] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I used to put the flowers in the dressing room I’m no longer a child I’m all grown up now I’ve set them up seen them let me down I’ve been in the crowd swirling round and round All as one with those songs of Freedom Saying all the things I could never say And I rode with [read more]