‘One Step Closer To Home (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [4:33] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm

‘One Step Closer To Home (1985 Marcus Studios rough mix)’ [4:33] (Sharp/Twist), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Dave Sharp
Lyrics
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One two three four...

One two three four...

Back in '75
When the kid was on the line
And he felt no pain
'Cause there was none
He would bend in the wind
Take in anything
Like sniffin' roses
And it was alright
Until he fell
And cut his hand
He just could not understand
He'd run away
Blame pretense
For defence
Or plain innocence

Say that's alright
The harder it fights
I'm one step closer to home
The deeper it bites
I'm one step closer to home
You can tie my hands
Or whip my back
I can't give in
'Til the sky turns black
I may get lost

I'm ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME

Oh yeah he ran
Hitched, rides
Travelled light
And left his bags behind
Said he'd lost them
But he said that's O.K.
I get money and a smile
From place to place
And they don't mind
I've had the heads of business men
You know I just gave them right back again
I've got no need for device, disguise
Or for compromise

So that's all right
The tougher it gets
I'm one step closer to home
The more that I sweat
I'm one step closer to home
You can tie my hands
Or whip my back
I can't give in
'Til the sky turns black
I may get lost

I'm ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME

There ain't no need for this at all, at all
Surely you can help me out
Say, I know a lot of people just like you
Plently to live for and nothing to lose
So tear it all down
Smash it all up
Break it all down and then just

Build it up

Build it up
Build it up
Ah Build it up
Ah build it up
Ah build it up
Build it up
Build it up
Build it up
Build it up

And the tougher it gets
And the more that I sweat
And the harder it fights
And the deeper it bites
I'm one step closer to home
The more that it fights
I'm one step closer to home
You can tie my hands
Or whip my back
I can't give in
'Til the sky turns black
I may get lost
I'm ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME

Notes
:A backing track rough mix.

Recorded at Marcus Studios, Westbourne Grovem London, June – July 1985.
Mixed at Marcus Studios 27th June 1985.

Recorded live in the studio.
This version was left off the Strength album after Dave Sharp failed to complete the vocal overdubs. A three day drinking session with Jummy Page of Led Zeppelin was rumoured to be to blame.
Mike Peters Notes
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