‘Rose Beyond The Wall (Second Generation)’ [3:17] (Macdonald/Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Out come the flags and banners again The memorial band plays on Lloyd George my fathers friend And light breaks on the streets Where no sun shines Where my fathers lived and died But time moves on in this my town The sound of the wind is blowing Rushing over hill and vale As the new day dawns And a rose A rose beyond the wall And I, I walk away from you And everyone who knew me well Oh my valley For pastures new There's cruel in this innocent world I've known Oh I don't want to go Oh no from this my town The sound of the wind is blowing Rushing over hill and vale As the new day dawns And a rose A rose beyond the wall There comes a time in my life When I have to take a chance To find myself to find my way Oh to find my way in life In this my town you never let me down The sound of the wind is blowing Rushing over hill and vale As the new day dawns And a rose A rose beyond the wall
:Re-recorded version from Mike Peters’ “Second Generation” album or under appreciated Alarm songs.
Produced by Michael Peters
Engineered & Mixed by Mark Phythian
Mike Peters – Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Bass, Harmonica & Vocals
Owen Thomas – Drums
Mike Peters Notes
:This song was originally going to be called “Memorial Day” until Eddie MacDonald came across a sympathy card his mother had purchased which contained a reference to a “rose beyond the wall”. “Rose” flowered at the end of the “Hurricane” sessions and unfortunately came too late to be considered for the album. It did however make the ‘B’ side of the “Rain In The Summertime” single.
(Second Generation album notes, 1995)
Dave Sharp Notes
Eddie MacDonald Notes
Nigel Twist Notes