‘Pavilion Steps’ [3:52] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Eddie MacDonald
Remember the place we used to know all those years ago Remember the times we used to have there when we were so young We'd look to the future in our naive way We'd look from the sands the world seemed far away So when we heard we tried to save it but we went unheard And even in the eleventh hour they still said no Just look at that building it's just falling down The cost of repair was too much for this town NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAND ON THE PAVILION STEPS NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAND ON THE PAVILION STEPS So on that place there lies a tarmac mat, nothing remains Ashes to ashes dust to dust we must return some day They say there's a fallow field so far away Where nothing will grow again or so they say NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAND ON THE PAVILION STEPS NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAND ON THE PAVILION STEPS Is this the so called modem age that i've heard about With it's new age and it's new cage that we, we can't escape The end of the place where our memories are kept The end of the new way the start of the next The end of a landmark the end of an era now NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAND ON THE PAVILION STEPS (NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAND ON THE PAVILION) (repeat) NEVER AGAIN WILL I STAND ON THE PAVILION STEPS.
:Produced by The Alarm
Mike Peters Notes
:Another Alarm song that suffered the same fate as “Second Generation”. Lyrically it was about the legendary “Pavilion Theatre” in Rhyl which was demolished in the 1970’s to make way for a car park. Eddie MacDonald and myself actually met, at 4 years of age, on the steps that led to the beach whe nour mothers took us to play on the sands.
(Second Generation Album Notes, 1995)
Dave Sharp Notes
Eddie MacDonald Notes
Nigel Twist Notes