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

‘In The Cold Light Of Day’ [4:27] (MacDonald / Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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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 hoping for release
I'm still fighting to be free
I'm still fighting to be free

Only love could break through the sadness
All I know that love can heal
Only love can lift the darkness
Shining through in the cold light of day
To set me free
In the cold light of day

(I'm dying now)

I know somewhere
Deep down in this world 
There is some peace
I've known it in a kiss
Sometimes in sleep
I'm still hoping for release
I'm still fighting to be free
I'm still fighting to be free

Only love could break through the sadness
All I know that love can heal
Only love can lift the darkness
Shining through in the cold light of day
To set me free
In the cold light of day

I been christened with Holy Water
I have dined with the devil's daughter
I've been written off
I have returned
I've put my hand in the fire and been burned
But only love, only love, only love, only love

Only love could break through the sadness
All I know that love can heal
Only love can lift the darkness
Shining through in the cold light of day
To set me free
In the cold light of day

Hey now
Only love can break this sadness
Only love can set me free
Only love can lift the darkness
Shine through in the cold light of day

Only love
Only love
Only love can lift the darkness
Shining through in the cold light of day
Only love

Notes
:Recorded at Pluto Studios, Manchester, 17th May 1985.

Alan Shacklock, the band’s original choice of producer for the Strength album was rejected by IRS Records boss Miles Copeland (because he hadn’t liked Shacklock’s production of the Absolute Reality single). When Copeland’s choice of Jimmy Iovine failed to show for the recording sessions, the band contacted Shacklock again, only to find that he was already at work on a Roger Daltry album. Shacklock asked Mike Peters and Eddie Macdonald to write a song for Daltry, the result being “In The Cold Light Of Day”.

The Alarm’s demo version was recorded during a day off on the Absolute Tour. Roger Daltry receievd the song too late for consideration for his own album. The Alarm eventually re-worked the song as “Only Love Can Set Me Free” and used on 1987’s Eye Of The Hurricane album.
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