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

‘Give Me Love’ [5:01] (The Alarm), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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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 me strength
Give me someone to live for

I need it now

I could see you crying
But there's no tears
I hear your voice now
But there's no sound
All along the watchtower
Voices are calling out
I needed someone
To hold me down

Oh won't you
Give me love
Give me hope
Give me strength
Give me someone to live for
Give me love
Give me hope
Give me strength
Give me someone to live for
Someone to hold

In the night

I've got a fire
It's in my mind
I've got the life blood
Flowing through my veins
There's a river flowing
And it will never change
I got someone to depend on
Oh now

Oh won't you
Give me love
Give me hope
Give me strength
Give me someone to live for
Give me love
Give me hope
Give me strength
Give me someone to live for
I need it now

I need it now
I need it now
I need it now
I need it NOW

Give me love
I need it now

I want someone to hold onto now

Notes
:An early version of Strength.

During “The Absolute Tour”, Mike Peters had written a new song called “Give Me Love” after the show at Newcastle City Hall on May 6th. A few days later the band played it for the first time during soundcheck for the show at Birmingham Odeon, a soundcheck which was recorded.
Mike Peters Notes
:Strength is a song that was one of the first songs we’ve ever written
together as a band. It started off during the tour. We were
rehearsing “Shout To The Devil” off Declaration to play one night,
and Dave was messing about with the riff to “Shout To The Devil”,
and all of a sudden he started playing what eventually became the
riff the “Strength”. When he got it into that shape, I just started
singing over the top, and then Eddie added some melody and Twist
added a bit. We played a particular inspirational show in Newcastle
one night, and I remember lying in bed in the hotel after the show,
thinking “Give Me Love”, I got this chorus in my head and I thought,
I’ve gotta get the guitar out, so I ran to the van in my underpants,
It was good there were no fans hanging about at the hotel, I got the
guitar out of the van, came back up into the hotel, and tried out
this chorus and thought “oh yeah, its quite good”, and then showed it
to the lads the next day. Dave changed a few of the chords around
in it, and then we had the song. The lyrics just came out of that
feeling of being caged up, and being suppressed. Its a very powerful
song. Its the first one we’ve done as the entire band, and I hope
it is not the last as it is one of the best songs we’ve ever written.

(1985, Backstage Pass 91X)
Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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