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

‘Deceiver, The’ [5:05] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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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 cheat
You are you are you are the deceiver
You are not welcome in my life

You are the maker of illusions
You break up every dream we�ve ever made
And as I rise up from the ashes
Wouldn't you believe it
You raise your ugly head 
Have you no shame

Too long, too long you have lain there 
Too far too long too strong
Oh I will break your hold
You are you are you are the maker
You are called greed and you�re a cheat
You are you are you are the deceiver
You are not welcome in my life

You are, you are the weakness
Within us
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 and you�re a cheat
You are you are you are the deceiver
You are called greed and you�re a cheat

(You are, you are, you are the maker)
You sow the seeds for our destruction
(You are called greed and you�re a cheat)
You break up everything we�ve done
(You are, you are, you are the deciever)
You hold your hands out for forgiveness
You bite the hands the hands that feed ya

You are you are you are the maker
You are called greed and you�re a cheat

What promted you to give it away

You are you are you are the deceiver
You are called greed and you�re a cheat

You are the downfall

You are you are you are the deceiver

Notes
:Produced by Alan Shacklock
Engineered by Chris Porter
Recorded at Abbey Road & Good Earth Studios, Novemeber 1983
Keyboards: Alan Shacklock
Backing vocals: Chris Porter
Mike Peters Notes
:”A treatise on greed”. “We’ve always said ‘go out and get what you can,’ but I believe there’s a line to be drawn. I don’t want to take too much from our audience, or too much out of life. This was a hard song to write, coming from feelings that weren’t quite definable. So it came out quite obscure, with some strange twists in it.”
(Boston Rock, 1984)
Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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