‘Moments In Time’ [5:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Moments In Time’ [5:42] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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I was born of nineteen fifty nine 
That'll be the day rock'n'roll died 
Far away on a dark and stormy night 
Brought into the new decade 
The sixties and her pearly gates 
A hard rain fell and the times forever changed 
In the back of a car with the wind in our hair 
Speeding down the road going anywhere 
Was it true we were really going nowhere? 

Sixty eight rang like a ricochet 
The world arose to a nightmare day 
Some people found their voice and a world to change 
One small step for man was one giant leap for mankind 
How I wish that we could walk that way tonight 
On a Woodstock field in the heat of the night 
Rock'n'roll music defined the times 
The sound of generations collide 

These moments in time
(These moments in time) 
Live on forever in my mind 
(Live on forever in my mind)
Even though we've said goodbye 
(These moments in time) 
Live on forever in my mind

And the seventies king of rock'n'roll 
In Gracelands lost his throne 
There won't be any comebacks tomorrow 
No Elvis, Beatles or the Rolling Stones 
Why they were taken away? God only knows 
We formed a band we were haunted by their ghosts 
I remember it now like it was yesterday 
Playing those guitars at a frantic pace 
Somewhere we got lost along the way

These moments in time
(These moments in time) 
Live on forever in my mind 
(Live on forever in my mind)
Even though we've said goodbye 
(These moments in time) 
Live on forever in my mind

Through the London streets in a taxi cab 
A radio played an epitaph 
Imagine, the dream is over 
Oh I've been silent way too long 
You never thought I knew what was going on 
You probably think that you are in this song 
The tragedies behind the dreams 
Belie the truth and the honesty 
I have seen the dirt and the glory

These moments in time
(These moments in time) 
Live on forever in my mind 
(Live on forever in my mind)
Even though we've said goodbye 
(These moments in time) 
Live on forever in my mind

These moments in time
(These moments in time) 
Live on forever in my mind 
(Live on forever in my mind)
Even though we've said goodbye 
(These moments in time) 
Live on forever in my mind

Notes
:Produced by The Alarm
Engineered by Mark Phythian & Rob Storm
Recorded & Mixed at Amazon Studios, Liverpool
Mike Peters Notes
:This song was written by myself and Eddie. We got together one morning, sat down and worked it all out. The lyrics went through a lot of changes until they were right. An ambitious song but one I had to write. It can be really dangerous to sit back and rest on past achievements and former glories and I have seen a lot of the dirt and glory in my thirty years, so this is my way of putting the past into perspective and bracing myselffor the future.
(Shelter official fanzine, 1991)
Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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