‘Shout To The Devil’ [4:10] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Shout To The Devil’ [4:10] (Macdonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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"Son" said the preacher " �for I break the news
Let me take you to the heart of this promised land"
Built on the green hill far away
Where somebody cried  Somebody died in the wind
You don�t have to run to the palaces of gold
Bricks and mortar one day must surely fall
And son you will look Monroe right between the eyes
And pray that somehow 
Someone�s gonna come along 
And save her, save her soul

AND WE'RE GONNA
SHOUT TO THE DEVIL SHOUT TO THE SKY
SHOUT TO THE GODS ALMIGHTY HIGH 
PREACHER TEACHER
PREACHER TEACHER
It�s in the hearts it�s in the soul
Look no further than your own backyard
Live your life as it should be lived
Follow your heart for the truth is everlasting

And the wine runs cold in the blood of men
The bread is dry, stale pushed in the back of your mind
And the senator�s dream is running wild today
And the big duke�s star in death
Still fighting off the hounds of hell
For we all fall short of the glory my friend
Even all the king�s horses and all the king�s business men
I�ve got a golden eagle flying high
But I and I still find it hard to keep the wolves at bay

AND WE'RE GONNA
SHOUT TO THE DEVIL SHOUT TO THE SKY
SHOUT TO THE GODS ALMIGHTY HIGH  
PREACHER TEACHER
PREACHER TEACHER
It�s in the hearts it�s in the soul
Look no further than your own backyard
Live your life as it should be lived
Follow your heart for the truth is everlasting

AND WE'RE GONNA
SHOUT TO THE DEVIL SHOUT TO THE SKY
SHOUT TO THE GODS ALMIGHTY HIGH  
AND WE'RE GONNA
SHOUT TO THE DEVIL SHOUT TO THE SKY
SHOUT TO THE GODS ALMIGHTY HIGH  
(Preacher)

This train is bound for glory
This train
It's pulling away
Right away, Right away, Right away

I'm born tonight
Yeah we've got to ------ child
And over here
A young man, I call him the leader of our band
I name our band The Quarrymen
Yes that's right, Sirs
And also, we've got the harmonica band
Yeah, come aboard, come aboard

IT IS FINISHED

Notes
:Produced by Alan Shacklock
Engineered by Chris Porter
Recorded at Abbey Road & Good Earth Studios, Novemeber 1983
Mike Peters Notes
:”Shout to the Devil,” was written when I came over to America, and saw how people wear their religion on their sleeves. In England, we always keep religion as a very private thing. That was the first time I’d seen religion on the television. It gave me the idea of a preacher on a train, to wherever he’s going after this life, leaving his impressions to the people he’s left behind.”
(Boston Rock, 1984)

Note: Original lyrics were re-written in 1983.

‘Shout To The Devil’ was the first song to be played by The Alarm at the Victoria Hotel, Prestatyn on 10th July 1981. I actually wrote the song that very day and as it suited our three acoustics and drumkit lineup we rehearsed it during the soundcheck and because it had such a tribal feel we decided to use it to begin the show. It was the opening song of virtually every Alarm show of 1981/82.
(Internet interview, 1997)
Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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