‘Road, The’ [3:13] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Road, The’ [3:13] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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Every day I get up from off the floor
I keep on coming back for more and more
So many times I get it in the face
I keep on running ' til my dying day

Rain on the roadway, thunder in the sky
The light of day disappears from sight

As the road opens up in front of my eyes
These wheels are burning up the miles
As the road opens up in front of my eyes
The only limitation is in my mind

I drive awake my eyes are on full beam
The wind is screaming into my slipstream
Something keeps pulling me back from sleep
Whatever it is I want to see

These wheels are burning up the road tonight
The fuel is pumping into my mind

As the road opens up in front of my eyes
These wheels are burning up the miles
As the road opens up in front of my eyes
The only limitation is in my mind

I'll be there when it all comes down
I'll be there
I'll be there when it all comes down
I'll be there
When it all comes down

Come on, come on

As the road opens up in front of my eyes
These wheels are burning up the miles
As the road opens up in front of my eyes
The only limitation is in my mind

The Road

Fuel pumping gasoline in my mind
From the engine to my body
This wheels on fire

The Road

As the road opens up in front of my eyes
The only limitation is in my mind

The Road

Notes
:Produced By The Alarm
Mike Peters Notes
:When we cut the “Raw” album I used Neil Young as a prime example of someone who had reinvented himself in a stirring and vital new musical environment. I wanted The Alarm to follow his lead and cut a record with the same kind of simple honesty that was written all through the “Freedom” album. The Road was a song that should have been a rallying point of this new record. “The Road opens up in front of my eyes, the only limitation is in my mind.”. The Alarm never made the record I think we were capable of, we only went half way, we did not stick the knife in deep enough.

The demo for “The Road” was recorded by myself and Eddie MacDonald at my home in Wales. It was the blueprint for the new record as we envisioned it. I think it is better than the version that ended up on “Standards” and gives a strong hint of what might have been possible if events had turned out different.

(Internet Interview, 1996)
Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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