‘Rose Beyond The Wall (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:38] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Rose Beyond The Wall (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:38] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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Rose Beyond The Wall (E-zee Hire demo Nov 84)

Out come the flags and banners again
It's Memorial Day, my friend
Will the circle ever end in our time
While we're hung up on the past
The future that we want we can't have
Will always be beyond our grasp

Oh heil the kings and queens
I've bowed my head for the very last time
And I've sung the phrase
Now won't you loose me
Loose me from these chains

And now you've filled your hands with power
Watched your boys young dream turn sour
And you've trown away those beautiful flowers
And once you'd symbolised the dream
To be the generations to free this world to live in peace

Oh heil the presidents men
There's still one flower left to pick
Please spare a thought
For the rose 
The rose beyond the wall

Lay to rest the reverense of predudice
And now we lay down all false pretences
Put down the past, look away into the future
Cause I'm not gonna respect without 5 seconds silence
Please, please, please

Oh heil the kings and queens
There's still one flower left to pick
Please spare a thought
For the rose beyond the wall

Notes
:Completely different arrangement and lyrics to 1987 Hurricane sessions version.

Recorded 29th-30th November 1984: E-Zee Hire Studios, London. Demo tape sessions recorded by live sound engineer Nigel Luby. The band sent these tapes to America in December 1984 to legendary US record producer Jimmy Iovine who agreed to record the band in January 1985. The album was going to be titled “Absolute Reality” and a tour was booked to coincide with its projected release. Unfortunately, Iovine never came to Britain to record with The Alarm, Iovine claimed an illness in his family prevented him from travelling. However, it didn’t stop him recording “Once Upon A Time” for Simple Minds. Rumour has it that The Alarm were gazumped by Simple Minds who secured Iovine’s services for a larger advance payment.
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