‘Stand, The (radio edit)’ [2:46] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm

‘Stand, The (radio edit)’ [2:46] (MacDonald/Peters/Sharp), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
:

Oh I have been out searching with the black book in my hand
And I've looked between the lines that lie on the pages that I tread
I met the walking dude,religious, in his wom down cowboy boots 
He walked liked no man on earth 
I swear he had no name (had no name)
I swear he had no name

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down,
Come on down & make the stand.

As I crawled beneath the searchlights 
Looking through the floorboards of this life
I met Doctor Strangeloves cousin 
He bore the marks of time 
"Hey! Trashcan where you going boy
Your eyes are feet apart
Is that the end you're carrying Shall I play the funeral march" (play the march)
"Play the funeral march"

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down,
Come on down & we'll make the stand.

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down,
Come on down, we'll make the stand.

When I looked out the window
On the hardship that had struck I saw the seven phials open 
The plague claimed man and son 
Four men at a grave in silence With hats bowed down in grace 
A simple wooden cross, 
It had no epitaph engraved (it had no)
It had no epitaph engraved.

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down, come on down,
Come on and make the stand

Come on down & meet your maker
Come on down & make the stand
Come on down�.

(fade)

Notes
:Produced by Mick Glossop
Recorded at Ramport Studios, London, February 3rd 1983
Mike Peters Notes
:Stephen King wrote a novel called “The Stand” and in the
beginning book he writes an author’s note and he says that
all the places he visited to compile the information and the
research for his book and all the characters that he met that he
wanted to characterize in the book, that he totally distorted
them all to fit his novel. So I’d read his novel and put quite
a bit of it in the song. I totally distorted his novel to
fit my song.

(1984, Backstage Pass, 91X)
Dave Sharp Notes
:”The Stand” is probably my favorite Alarm song so far because it was the first real time we’d succeeded in making the sort of record that you could put on and feel better as the result. To me, that is what making music is all about.
(Strength Tour Program, 1985)
Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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