‘Majority (Second Generation)’ [3:22] (Macdonald/Peters), Mike Peters

‘Majority (Second Generation)’ [3:22] (Macdonald/Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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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 a prayer
And there were four in the bed and the little one said

WE WERE RUNNING SO FAST
WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HAD HIT US
AND  WE WERE BLIND TO THE WORLD 
AND THE WORLD WAS BLIND TO US 
LIKE THE MAJORITY

I see a sea of faces staring up
I hear the sound of my beloved in the crowd
Saying give me a future
I want it now
I don't want my life to know any bounds

'Cause I'm young and I want to run
I don't care where to just as I'm with you
It could be you or you or you or you
And there were four in the bed and the little one said

WE WERE RUNNING SO FAST
WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HAD HIT US 
AND WE WERE BLIND TO THE WORLD 
AND THE WORLD WAS BLIND TO US 
LIKE THE MAJORITY

I see them rise I see them fall
The broken trust and the promises rust
When will another one bite the dust, bite the dust

I see them rise and I see them fall
The broken trust and the promises rust
When will another one bite the dust, bite the dust
Bite the dust

Oh I give everything I've ever had to give
I bought the books, the records all the politics
It was all those words that shaped my dreams
And there were times when I felt like a human being

I say hello
Are you listening now
I say hello
I say hello, hello

In the lost generation I'm calling out
There were four in the bed and the little one said

WE WERE RUNNING SO FAST
WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HAD HIT US 
AND WE WERE BLIND TO THE WORLD 
AND THE WORLD WAS BLIND TO US 
LIKE THE MAJORITY

Notes
:Produced by Michael Peters
Engineered & Mixed by Mark Phythian
Mike Peters – Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Bass, Harmonica & Vocals
Owen Thomas – Drums
Mike Peters Notes
:Played live for the first time at the fabled Pier 84 show in New York City. (14.9.84) I had only just written the song, and was desperate to play it live before we got down to recording our second LP. The title was originally “We Are The Majority”, and while The Alarm toured Europe with U.2. In late ’84, Bono suggested the song might be more powerful if the lyric were to be sung in the first person. I took Bono’s suggestion on board, and the song, and the song thet went on to become the classic opening song to most of the Alarmshows of ’85 became simply “Majority”. The song should have appeared on the “Strength” album.
(1995, Second Generation)
Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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