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‘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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‘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]

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‘Only The Thunder (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [4:31] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Only The Thunder (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [4:31] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: All I want is someone to believe in But in 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 [read more]

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‘River Still To Cross (Demo)’ [4:27] (Dave Sharp), The Alarm

‘River Still To Cross (Demo)’ [4:27] (Dave Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: It’s not the thousand years of wanton waste Nor the desert sun that’s burning Or a fire like no other That’s gonna stop this world a-turning Not the ministers with wisdom Or the Unions with their might Oh they’ll still be fighting Over who was wrong or right Nor the innocents amongst us Would be robbed of life [read more]

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‘Absolute Reality (US Strength Album)’ [3:24] (MacDoanld/Peters), The Alarm

‘Absolute Reality (US Strength Album)’ [3:24] (MacDoanld/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Hey now now Hey now now 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 You may [read more]

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‘In The Cold Light Of Day’ [4:27] (MacDonald / Peters), The Alarm

‘In The Cold Light Of Day’ [4:27] (MacDonald / Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: This man’s alone The crowds have all gone home There is no sound Alone after all the years that I have known I’m still walking a long, hard road I’m still miles and miles from home I see and feel But I can’t escape the tension that exists That leaves the man emotionally stripped I’m still [read more]

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‘Give Me Love’ [5:01] (The Alarm), The Alarm

‘Give Me Love’ [5:01] (The Alarm), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You are the fire You’re in my mind You are the life blood Coursing through my veins Like a river flowing That just won’t change You are the life Of all I have depended Oh now I would Give me love Give me hope Give me strength Give me someone to live for Give me love Give me hope Give [read more]

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‘Knife Edge (1985 Roundhouse Studios Demo)’ [5:08] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Knife Edge (1985 Roundhouse Studios Demo)’ [5:08] (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 It [read more]

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‘Dawn Chorus (Roundhouse Studios rough mix)’ [5:22] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Dawn Chorus (Roundhouse Studios rough mix)’ [5:22] (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 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 enough [read more]

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‘Dawn Chorus’ [5:24] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Dawn Chorus’ [5:24] (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 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 enough hope? Enough strength to [read more]

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‘Radar Love’ [??:??] (Kooymans/Hay), The Alarm

‘Radar Love’ [??:??] (Kooymans/Hay), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: one-two-three-four one-two-three-four I been drivin all night My hands wet on the wheel A radio voice It’s got to be real I don’t care what ….. What the radio says, got to be so We got a thing and its called radar love We got a thing its got radar love Notes:A cover of the Golden Earring track. Recorded during a jamming [read more]

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‘Alarm Alarm’ [??:??] (Peters), The Alarm

‘Alarm Alarm’ [??:??] (Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You better start running The cops are coming There’s gonna be a fight tonight ……… …….. Your revolution ain’t no solution There gotta be another way out Your revolution ain’t no solution You better find another way out Kids are always running Yeah Yeah They’ve got no place to go Oh No You better find out I say Yeah Yeah You leave [read more]

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‘All Right Now’ [??:??] (Andy Fraser/Paul Rodgers), The Alarm

‘All Right Now’ [??:??] (Andy Fraser/Paul Rodgers), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There she stood in the street Smiling from her head to her feet I said Hey, what is this? Maybe, maybe Maybe we can see things the same Now don’t you wait or hesitate Let’s move before they raise the parking rate All right now baby, it’s all right now All right now baby, it’s all right now It’s [read more]

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‘Room At The Top’ [2:44] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Room At The Top’ [2:44] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Eddie MacDonaldLyrics: I’m going down into the basement Because this cruel world drives me insane I’m going down into the basement Like a fox being chased for a game I don’t understand the economics of this land I only know I’m a working man I’m going down into the basement Scared by the view from my ROOM AT THE TOP Rent money [read more]

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‘Reason 36’ [4:16] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Reason 36’ [4:16] (Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Well I’m always getting told I gotta to keep my place And to build a little house that suits my face But I can’t stand still and that is serious Then I was given the tools to help in a trade I can’t even dig with a pick nor spade And you know as well as I do That makes no sense [read more]

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‘Steeltown (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:20] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Steeltown (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:20] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: The iron gates clang in a steelmill town A man breaks down to that unemployment sound A woman gives her love to a man disowned A man who’s alone in a world without hope She gives him the strength to run his miles Forge a will of iron, fuel for the fire FIRE FIRE FIRE And the odds are [read more]

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‘Rose Beyond The Wall (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:38] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rose Beyond The Wall (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:38] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Rose Beyond The Wall (E-zee Hire demo Nov 84) Out come the flags and banners again It’s Memorial Day, my friend Will the circle ever end in our time While we’re hung up on the past The future that we want we can’t have Will always be beyond our grasp Oh heil the kings and queens [read more]

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‘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 AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: 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 [read more]

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‘Knife Edge (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [5:51] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Knife Edge (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [5:51] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Petrol fumes, littered street and the beauty of unemployment The writings on the walls of empty houses Going to waste I’m living on a knife edge On the breadline Taking all the hard sell Looking for a life line When you ain’t got nothing in this world It makes you feel useless It gives you nothing to live [read more]

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‘Sons Of Divorce (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:55] (Macdonald / Peters), The Alarm

‘Sons Of Divorce (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:55] (Macdonald / Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: One-two-three-four Two sides to every story there’s a third one to mine schizophrenic tendencies the doctors weren’t kind Diminished responsibilities I’ll be speaking my mind I don’t care if you think I’m being selfish and unkind I feel I’m owed something much more than this I won’t be satisfied with “a promise or no kiss” [read more]

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‘Day The Ravens Left The Tower, The (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [4:35] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Day The Ravens Left The Tower, The (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [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 cricket [read more]

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‘What Kind Of Hell’ [2:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘What Kind Of Hell’ [2:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Here I stand with the book in my right hand Every word I say is the truth Here I am with my hand on my heart Trying to represent me and you Piled high in front of my eyes The evidence you cannot ignore Sick and tired of wasting my life Sick and tired of wasting my time WHAT KIND [read more]

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‘Absolute Reality (Single version)’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Absolute Reality (Single version)’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: 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 You may have [read more]

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‘Bells Of Rhymney, The’ [2:58] (Idris Davies/Pete Seeger), The Alarm

‘Bells Of Rhymney, The’ [2:58] (Idris Davies/Pete Seeger), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: O what can you give me? Say the sad bells of Rhymney. Is There hope for the future? Cry the brown bells of Merthyr. Who made the mineowner? Say the black bells of Rhondda And who robbed the miner? Cry the grim bells of Blaina. They will plunder willy-nilly Say the bells of Caerphilly They have fangs, they [read more]

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‘Bound For Glory’ [2:37] (Woodie Guthrie), The Alarm

‘Bound For Glory’ [2:37] (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, hitting the road & getting on down [read more]

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‘Chant Has Just Begun, The (Single version)’ [3:41] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Chant Has Just Begun, The (Single version)’ [3:41] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Weialala leia Wallala leilala (Fighting) The chant has just begun The song must now be sung For the word must now be spoken The chant has just begun (Fighting, Fighting) Here we are in times of recession The cuts are like a stab in the back To the monetary sound the world goes round Unrest on every [read more]

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‘Chant Has Just Begun, The (remix)’ [5:10] (MacDonald/|Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Chant Has Just Begun, The (remix)’ [5:10] (MacDonald/|Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Weialala leia Wallala leilala Keep on fighting For the love Keep on fighting For the love For the love The chant has just begun The song must now be sung For the word must now be spoken The chant has just begun (Fighting, Fighting) (Fighting, Fighting) Here we are in times of recession The cuts are like a [read more]

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‘Second Generation (acoustic)’ [??:??] (MacDonald/Peters), Mike Peters

‘Second Generation (acoustic)’ [??:??] (MacDonald/Peters), Mike PetersLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes: ?Mike Peters Notes:Originally intended for “Declaration” having been written as early as 1981. It had been an outstanding song in the live set ever since the band’s inception. The version we cut during the album sessions did not make it and was relegated to b-side status. I think we over-played the song live and had tinkered with the arrangement [read more]

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‘Deceiver, The (single version)’ [3:33] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Deceiver, The (single version)’ [3:33] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You are the power and the glory You are the weakness in defeat Like the rise and fall of the British Empire You make me sick with your conceit You are, you are the weakness You are, you are, you are You are the sickness that�s in my soul You are you are you are the maker You are called [read more]

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‘Deceiver, The (radio edit)’ [3:50] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Deceiver, The (radio edit)’ [3:50] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You are the power and the glory You are the weakness in defeat Like the rise and fall of the British Empire You make me sick with your conceit You are the weakness You are the sickness that�s in my soul You are you are you are the maker You are called greed and you�re a cheat You are you [read more]

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‘Howling Wind (radio edit)’ [4:45] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Howling Wind (radio edit)’ [4:45] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Love on this wasteland holds no dominion I refuse to lay me down On the grapevine comes the saying �Son, you shall reap whatever you sow� I sow the seeds of my love Deep undying love I sow There is beauty out there somewhere I will leave no stone unturned There is a guitar and a bugle I hear the [read more]

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The Peace Train

The Peace Train (releawed as part of the Alarm 2000 collection). Moistly instrumental opening track cut from Declaration. Used as an intro theme from any shows from 1984.

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‘Reason 41 (Live KBFH)’ [2:52] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Reason 41 (Live KBFH)’ [2:52] (Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: “OK This is a song called reason 41. One two three four” Well I used to wonder why that When it’s black there is no white And why that when it’s day There is never any night I got talking to a soldier and he tried to set things right He said, “If you want peace them you will always [read more]

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‘Deceiver (Live KBFH)’ [4:03] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Deceiver (Live KBFH)’ [4:03] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You are the power and the glory You are the weakness in defeat Like the rise and fall of the British Empire You make me sick with your conceit You are, you are the weakness You are, you are, you are You are the sickness that�s in my soul You are you are you are the maker You are called greed [read more]

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‘Stand, The (Live KBFH)’ [3:23] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Stand, The (Live KBFH)’ [3:23] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “Come on down & make the stand” Oh I have been out searching With the black book in my hand And I’ve looked between the lines that lie on the pages that I tread I met the walking dude,religious, in his wom down cowboy boots And he walked liked no man on earth I swear he had no name (had [read more]

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‘Blaze Of Glory (Live KBFH)’ [5:48] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Blaze Of Glory (Live KBFH)’ [5:48] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “This song’s called Going Out In A Blaze Of Glory Our 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 you got something [read more]

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‘Third Light (Live KBFH)’ [4:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Third Light (Live KBFH)’ [4:06] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Eddie MacDonaldLyrics: “This is called Third Light” Your head on my shoulder two months you�ve been a soldier I feel so sick inside, two months and you�d have been alive So here I stand by your graveside the steel helmet lies upon your cross They said you died for king and country but that�s no comfort to the life you�ve lost WHITE [read more]

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‘Tell Me (Live KBFH)’ [3:22] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Tell Me (Live KBFH)’ [3:22] (Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: And if you know what is the answer Why don�t you tell me What does it feel like To be free What does it feel like Take a look at the punks On the run from all the ministers Collecting for the criminals And the judges or the blame If you’re innocent or you�re guilty Or you�ve never been given [read more]

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‘Sixty Eight Guns (Live KBFH)’ [6:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sixty Eight Guns (Live KBFH)’ [6:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “Yeah, yeaoh, Yeah, yeaoh, Yeah, yeaoh Sixty eight guns” 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 [read more]

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‘We Are The Light (Live KBFH)’ [3:22] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘We Are The Light (Live KBFH)’ [3:22] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “This song’s called We Are The Light” People Light up your light tonight I want to see you shine Fight despair Don�t let it get you down Don�t let it tie you down There�s a man with a wife and three children He�s been told he can�t work There�s a boy who�s been told there�s no future He�s [read more]

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‘Stand, The (Prophecy)’ [1:15] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Stand, The (Prophecy)’ [1:15] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Come roll out the red carpet, Come bugler sound the horn Cause the hero is returning Gotta welcome him to his home Don�t say I didn�t warn you This prophecy�s coming true I can hear the cavalry thundering Riding over the hill Riding over the hill COME ON DOWN AND MEET YOUR MAKER COME ON DOWN AND MAKE THE STAND COME [read more]

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‘Declaration’ [0:45] (Madonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Declaration’ [0:45] (Madonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Take this song of freedom Put it on and arm yourself for the fight Our hearts must have the courage to keep on marching on and on Notes:Produced by Alan Shacklock Engineered by Chris Porter Recorded at Abbey Road & Good Earth Studios, Novemeber 1983Mike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Pavilion Steps’ [3:52] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Pavilion Steps’ [3:52] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Eddie MacDonaldLyrics: Remember the place we used to know all those years ago Remember the times we used to have there when we were so young We’d look to the future in our naive way We’d look from the sands the world seemed far away So when we heard we tried to save it but we went unheard And even in the eleventh hour [read more]

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

‘Third Light’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Eddie MacDonaldLyrics: Your head on my shoulder Two months you�ve been a soldier I feel so sick inside Two months you�d have been alive So no one here knows your surname No one knows from where you came The Red Cross takes you to your grave For which your government kindly pays WHITE CROSS upon the hillside There lies that unknown soldier No one [read more]

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‘We Are The Light’ [3:16] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘We Are The Light’ [3:16] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: People Light up your light tonight I wanna see you shine Fight despair Don�t let it get you down Don�t let it tie you down There�s a man with a wife and three children Who�s been told he can�t work There�s a boy who�s been told there�s no future He�s been led by the blind. And I can hear them [read more]

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‘Howling Wind’ [6:44] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Howling Wind’ [6:44] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Love on this wasteland holds no dominion I refuse to lay me down On the grapevine comes the saying “Son, you’ll reap whatever you sow” I sow the seeds of my love Deep undying true love I sow There is beauty out there somewhere I will leave no stone unturned There’s a guitar and a bugle I hear the sound of distant [read more]

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‘Second Generation’ [3:35] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Second Generation’ [3:35] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: How can I try to go on with my life Say what you like but it’s hard to go on Remember nineteen sixty five When those faces painted white Well just like me they did not succeed So why do I go on The lies that we hear about it Never seem to turn our heads We’re numb to what we feel [read more]

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‘Reason 41’ [3:20] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Reason 41’ [3:20] (Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: I used to wonder why that When it’s black there is no white And why that when it’s day There is never any night I got talking to a soldier and he tried to put things right He said, “If you want peace them you will always have to fight” Hey Now I went searching in the desert Where it just began [read more]

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‘Legal Matter, A (Live Long Island My Fathers Place 1983)’ [2:42] (Townshend), The Alarm

‘Legal Matter, A (Live Long Island My Fathers Place 1983)’ [2:42] (Townshend), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: “It’s a little divorce song..” I told you why I changed my mind I got caught by playing with time Well it’s a legal matter, baby You got me on the run A legal matter, baby A legal matter from now on Now, My mind’s lost in a household fog Said, Wedding gowns and [read more]

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‘Marching On’ (The Alarm)

‘Marching On’ (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics (from Declaration album version) : Well, There’s a young boy standing Staring at the world You know he can’t control his anger You can see it in his eyes He’s gonna smash the window He’s gonna tear down the walls Hey mister you don’t understand it Take a look at it through my eyes These are the kids they’re powerless So [read more]

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‘Tell Me’ [3:24] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Tell Me’ [3:24] (Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: And if you know what is the answer Why don�t you tell me What does it feel like To be free What does it feel like Take a look at the punks On the run from all the ministers Collecting for the criminals And the judges or the blame If you�re innocent or you�re guilty Or you�ve never been given a chance [read more]

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‘Deceiver, The’ [5:05] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Deceiver, The’ [5:05] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You are the power and the glory You are the weakness in defeat Like the rise and fall of the British Empire You make me sick with your conceit You are, you are the weakness You are, you are, you are The sickness that�s in my soul You are you are you are the maker You are called greed and you�re a [read more]

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‘Shout To The Devil’ [4:10] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Shout To The Devil’ [4:10] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: “Son” said the preacher ” �for I break the news Let me take you to the heart of this promised land” Built on the green hill far away Where somebody cried Somebody died in the wind You don�t have to run to the palaces of gold Bricks and mortar one day must surely fall And son you will look Monroe [read more]

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‘Sixty Eight Guns (Part I)’ [3:15] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sixty Eight Guns (Part I)’ [3:15] (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 Sixty-eight Guns [read more]

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‘Sixty Eight Guns (part II)’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sixty Eight Guns (part II)’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Up on the terrace I can hear the crowd roar Sixty Eight Guns And in the subway I can hear them whisper Sixty Eight Guns Through all the raging glory of the years We never once thought of the fears For what we’d do when the battle cry was over . Nothing lasts forever is all they seem to [read more]

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‘Blaze Of Glory (Declaration album version)’ [6:04] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Blaze Of Glory (Declaration album version)’ [6:04] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: 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 you got something to say And there is no one To be scared of Just get them out [read more]

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‘Sixty Eight Guns’ [5:49] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sixty Eight Guns’ [5:49] (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 Sixty-eight Guns our battle [read more]

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‘Thoughts Of A Young Man’ [2:50] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Thoughts Of A Young Man’ [2:50] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: I am a young man of modest income I hope this will get through There’s a lot of people here Who would like to have the chance of writing this letter to you. I share a dream and I pray that it will come true One day, we will see a better land. Until that day We will watch [read more]

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‘Blaze Of Glory (1983 Version)’ [6:33] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Blaze Of Glory (1983 Version)’ [6:33] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: 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 you got something to say And there is no one To be scared of Just get them out of [read more]

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‘Blaze Of Glory (1983 Version) (Single Edit)’ [3:33] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Blaze Of Glory (1983 Version) (Single Edit)’ [3:33] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: 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 you got something to say And there is no one To be scared of Just get them [read more]

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‘Howling Wind (acoustic)’ [4:20] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Howling Wind (acoustic)’ [4:20] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Love on this wasteland holds no dominion I refuse to lay me down On the grapevine comes the saying �Son, you reap whatever you sow� I sow the seeds of my love Deep undying true love I sow There is beauty out there somewhere I will leave no stone unturned There is a guitar and a bugle I hear the sound [read more]

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‘Unbreak The Promise’ [2:26] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Unbreak The Promise’ [2:26] (Macdonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: There’s something that must now be spoken Now that all the barriers are broken down I want to bury my words in the heartland soil Too much has fell on stony ground I never lost that true gut feeling That a generation could bring change And even though it’s been eroded And wom away with time I still believe we’ve got [read more]

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‘Sixty Eight Guns (session)’ [??:??] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Sixty Eight Guns (session)’ [??:??] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes:BBC Kid Jensen Session, March 9th 1983Mike Peters Notes:The song was inspired by a book I’d read about Glasgow street gangs, in the year 1968. 1 always thought that was an important year for young people, it was the first time they really said ‘no.’ It was just when the hippie thing was ending, when peace and love was [read more]

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‘Stand, The (radio edit)’ [2:46] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Stand, The (radio edit)’ [2:46] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Oh I have been out searching with the black book in my hand And I’ve looked between the lines that lie on the pages that I tread I met the walking dude,religious, in his wom down cowboy boots He walked liked no man on earth I swear he had no name (had no name) I swear he had no name [read more]

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‘Stand, The’ [3:15] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Stand, The’ [3:15] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Oh I have been out searching with the black book in my hand And I’ve looked between the lines that lie on the pages that I tread I met the walking dude,religious, in his wom down cowboy boots He walked liked no man on earth I swear he had no name (had no name) I swear he had no name Come on [read more]

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‘Stand, The (Full Version)’ [4:41] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Stand, The (Full Version)’ [4:41] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Come on down & meet your maker Come on down & make the stand Oh I have been out searching With the black book in my hand And I’ve looked between the lines that lie on the pages that I tread I met the walking dude,religious, in his wom down cowboy boots He walked liked no man on earth I [read more]

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‘Reason 41(live)’ [2:35] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Reason 41(live)’ [2:35] (Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: ? Notes:Recorded live at the London Marqee, Jan. 1, 1983Mike Peters Notes:The lyrics draw inspiration from “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint Exupery which Dave Sharp had read as a youth. (Second Generation Album Notes, 1995)Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?

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‘Third Light (live)’ [3:37] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Third Light (live)’ [3:37] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Eddie MacDonaldLyrics: Your head on my shoulder Two months you�ve been a soldier I feel so sick inside, two months you�d have been alive No one here knows your surname and no one knows from where you came The red cross takes you to your grave for which your government kindly pays WHITE CROSS upon the hillside there lies that unknown soldier No [read more]

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‘Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? (session)’ [2:12] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? (session)’ [2:12] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Born into the war and peace Stone weight starts dragging me down Strides forward to find his feet High treason to the sky All in all I was running wild Those chains couldn’t hold me down They said you’d meet me half-way there But half-way was no where at all WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN [read more]

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‘Across The Border’ (The Alarm)

‘Across The Border’ (Sharp), The Alarm Lead Vocals:Dave Sharp Lyrics Across the Irish border Hidden in a car And there’s Guns and ammunition That were smuggled from Armagh Well that’s not right – and they should stop the fight And they should sort it out And they let them march and let them shout Kill it shoot it down (And if you) Bum it to the ground Kill it light [read more]

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‘Lie Of The Land’ (The Alarm)

‘Lie Of The Land’ [2:31] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics : Too young to care too old to fight Ain’t bothered about your life Drop out far out don’t go to school Get out while the going’s good Sign up for the dole dig a hole For your bone and moan ain’t got any cash Hedonistic man with your can And your head of sand Take the lie [read more]

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‘What Kind Of Hell (demo)’ [3:40] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘What Kind Of Hell (demo)’ [3:40] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: Here I stand with the book in my right hand Every word I say is the truth Here I am with my hand on my heart I’m trying to represent me and you Piled high in front of my eyes The evidence you cannot ignore Sick and tired of wasting my life Sick and tired of wasting my time [read more]

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‘Reason 41 (demo)’ [2:44] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Reason 41 (demo)’ [2:44] (Sharp), The AlarmLead Vocals:Dave SharpLyrics: Reason number 1 I used to wonder why that when it’s black there is no light And why when it is day that there is never any night I got talking to a soldier and he tried to set me right He said,”if you want peace then you will always have to fight” Hey! Reason number 9 Now I went searching [read more]

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‘Deceiver, The (demo)’ [4:11] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Deceiver, The (demo)’ [4:11] (MacDonald/Peters), The AlarmLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You are the power and the glory You are the weakness in defeat Like the rise and fall of the British Empire You make me sick with your conceit You are the weakness You are the sickness that�s in our souls You sow the seeds for our destruction To hell with everything that we’ve done You hold your hands out for [read more]

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‘For Freedom’ (The Alarm)

‘For Freedom’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics Take this song of freedom Put it on & arm yourself for the fight Don’t let them blind your eyes now Or listen to the devil liar Feelings growing getting stronger But even now my hands are tied I feel restricted I can’t cut loose This ball and chain that’s round my neck What can I say that’s not been [read more]

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‘Up For Murder’ (The Alarm)

Lead Vocals:Dave Sharp Lyrics Well take a look and listen to the things that I have said Well could I really tell the truth with a rifle at my head Yeah, I gunned down a president Yeah I have done a crime But now you’ve got to listen ‘cos I’m running out of time But it’s not me that you’re after it’s not me that’s gonna pay But it’s not [read more]

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‘Unsafe Building’ (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. ‘Cause now you’ve made your choice you’ve gotta take your chance Find a way out now you’re unsafe unsafe Come out of the cupboard and into the real world Open the window and let some light into [read more]

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‘Alarm Alarm’ (Seventeen)

‘Alarm Alarm (1981 Demo)’ [3:34] (Mike Peters/Eddie MacDonald), Seventeen Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics : Alarm bells ringing Street are singing To The Sound Of A Terrible fight The North side’s waiting The South side’s chasing There’s fighting In the streets You better running The cops are coming In a car … Your revolution aint no solution You gotta find another way out Kids are always running Yeah Yeah They’ve got [read more]

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‘Sixty Eight Guns (1981 Demo)’ [4:07] (Mike Peters/Eddie MacDonald), Seventeen

‘Sixty Eight Guns (1981 Demo)’ [4:07] (Mike Peters/Eddie MacDonald), SeventeenLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: You know they’re trying to take my life away You know they’re gonna make us fade On every corner I can see them there They know my name, I don’t know them They’re after you with their promises Promises of love They’re after you with some forms to sign Sign my life away For living in the backstreets [read more]

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‘Four Minute Warning’ (Seventeen)

‘Four Minute Warning (1981 Demo)’ [3:24] (Mike Peters/Eddie MacDonald), Seventeen Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics : Hey! Hey won’t you take a look outside At the trains that never run on time You’ve got a one-way ticket to eternity (ha ha) Take a look at the human race They’re never sure whose gonna set the pace They’ve been waiting for a message from the United States Of America When the… The [read more]

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‘Destiny’ (Seventeen)

‘Destiny’ (Mike Peters/Eddie MacDonald), Seventeen Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics Notes Steve Fulton: “This is what I would consider the first ‘Alarm’ song.  While it owes a bit to the theme music from Sigmund and Sea Monster, it’s also a bit on the epic side, which makes it very different from many of these early songs.” Versions -1980 Hastings Demo [3:27] , Seventeen -1980 Demo [3:22] , Seventeen

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‘Street Of 1000 Faces’ (Seventeen)

‘Street Of 1000 Faces’  (Mike Peters/Eddie MacDonald), Seventeen Lyrics Notes Versions –  1980 Demo[3:31] Mike Peters on vocals – 1980 Hastings Demo [3:32] (Mike Peters on vocals) –  1979 WSRS Demo [2:58] (Eddie MacDonald on vocals)

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‘Hear Me Out ‘ (Seventeen)

‘Hear Me Out’  (Mike Peters/Eddie MacDonald), Seventeen Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics Notes “Unbreak The Promise” barrows the melody from this song. barrows this Versions – (1980 Demo) [3:27] – (1979 WSRS Demo) [3:29]

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‘Bank Holiday Weekend’ (Seventeen)

‘Bank Holiday Weekend’ (Macdonald / Peters), Seventeen Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics : Waiting for the summer Waiting for the crowds Waiting for the holidays Gone is the winter, here comes the summer It�s a bank holiday weekend From May 27 to May 28 The waiting ain�t as long as it seems Cause here come the people Here come the crowds It�s a bank holiday weekend But you know it�s got [read more]

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‘Don’t Let Go ‘ (Seventeen)

‘Don’t Let Go Mike Peters/Eddie MacDonald), Seventeen Lead Vocals:Mike Peters Lyrics : Every time I see your face I�ve gotta move away And everytime I see you near me I�ve gotta move away You know I don�t want you to Tell me what I�ve gotta do Do you remember when you Called me on the phone I told you then that I can�t stand To hear you say Don�t let [read more]

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‘Lies Lies Lies’ (Toilets)

‘Lies Lies Lies (First Demos-Toilets Song)’ [3:07] (Mike Peters), ToiletsLead Vocals:Mike PetersLyrics: ? Notes: ?Mike Peters Notes: ?Dave Sharp Notes: ?Eddie MacDonald Notes: ?Nigel Twist Notes: ?