‘Sons Of Divorce (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:55] (Macdonald / Peters), The Alarm

‘Sons Of Divorce (1984 E-Zee Hire demo)’ [3:55] (Macdonald / Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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One-two-three-four

Two sides to every story
there's a third one to mine
schizophrenic tendencies 
the doctors weren't kind
Diminished responsibilities
I'll be speaking my mind
I don't care if you think I'm being selfish and unkind
I feel I'm owed something much more than this
I won't be satisfied with "a promise or no kiss"

To love, to cherish, honour and obey forever
Were they just words you uttered never to be remembered
All that plate of bull said yes, you said yes for me
I never asked you for it, expected it to be free
All this emotional warfare will turn to tears
And nobody will witness it, least of all our dreams (???)
How does it feel?

How does it feel to be the sons of divorce
Disconnected and dishonoured by the ones you love most
How does it feel to be the daughters disowned
The victims of the circumstance you never bought

Two sides to every story
there's a third one to mine
schizophrenic tendencies 
the doctors weren't kind
Diminished responsibilities
I'll be speaking my mind
I don't care if you think I'm being selfish and unkind
I feel I'm owed something much more than this
I won't be satisfied with "a promise or no kiss"
How does it feel?

How does it feel to be the sons of divorce
The victim and discarded of the one you love most
How does it feel to be the daughters disowned
The victims of the circumstance you never bought

Oh I'm looking for love
I'm looking for love in a loveless world 
Oh I'm looking for love
I'm looking for love in this loveless world 
Oh I'm looking for love
I'm looking for love
I'm looking for love in a loveless world 
Oh I'm looking for love
Oh I'm looking for love
Oh I'm looking for love in a loveless world

How does it feel to be the sons of divorce
Disconnected and dishonoured by the ones you love most
How does it feel to be the daughters disowned
The victims of the circumstance you never bought

Notes
:Unreleased, never played live

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.
Mike Peters Notes
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Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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