‘Second Generation (Second Generation)’ [3:30] (Macdonald/Peters), Mike Peters

‘Second Generation (Second Generation)’ [3:30] (Macdonald/Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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How can I try to go on with my life
Say what you like but it's hard to go on

Remember nineteen sixty five
When they painted their faces white
Well just like me they did not succeed 
So why do I go on

Oh the lies that we hear about it 
Never seem to turn our heads
We're numb to what we feel about it 
We're deaf to what we hear
The posters on the wall
They say prepare to meet thy doom
But i'm too young too young to die 
For this I will survive

It's not too late to change the things that we have done
We can't stand still and watch while everything goes wrong
It's not too late too late too late

So tell me who are the people
That sit alone at the top of stairs
Never do we see them
Theirs is no answer to our prayers
So mister this and mister that 
No we don't know your games
Yet you're the ones with the atomic bombs
To send us to our graves

It's not too late to change the things that we have done
We can't stand still and watch while everything goes wrong
It's not too late too late too late

Far far away there are others who feel the same
Deep down inside if we want then we can win
So stand up now you people before millions of you die

Because it's not too late to state our case
We've gotta put up the fight

It's not too late to change the things that we have done
We can't stand still and watch while everything goes wrong
It's not too late to change the things that we have done
We can't stand still and watch while everything goes wrong
It's not too late too late too late

Notes
:Produced by Michael Peters
Engineered & Mixed by Mark Phythian
Mike Peters – Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Bass, Harmonica & Vocals
Owen Thomas – Drums
Mike Peters Notes
:Originally intended for “Declaration” having been written as early as 1981. It had been an outstanding song in the live set ever since the band’s inception. The version we cut during the album sessions did not make it and was relegated to b-side status. I think we over-played the song live and had tinkered with the arrangement so much, we somehow contrived to strip the single of all its innocence and charm. In fact, the version released on “The Deceiver” single doesn’t really sound much like The Alarm at all.
Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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