‘Third Light’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Third Light’ [3:25] (MacDonald/Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Eddie MacDonald
Lyrics
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Your head on my shoulder 
Two months you�ve been a soldier
I feel so sick inside
Two months you�d have been alive

So no one here knows your surname
No one knows from where you came
The Red Cross takes you to your grave 
For which your government kindly pays

WHITE CROSS upon the hillside 
There lies that unknown soldier
No one can remember your name

So here I stand by your graveside 
The steel helmet lies upon your cross
They said you died for king and country 
That�s no comfort to the life you�ve lost

FIRST LIGHT
The sniper saw you. 
SECOND LIGHT
Took careful aim
THIRD LIGHT 
He pulled the trigger on the gun 
Dead dead dead.

WHITE CROSS upon the hillside There lies that unknown soldier
No one can remember your name 

(So here beings the human harvest
Another war to end all wars
To give a life for rhyme nor reason
There are no words to justify the cause
So if our future lies in the scarlet fields
Who would be a patriot at the price of humanity?
WHO WOULD BE A PATRIOT AT THE PRICE OF HUMANITY?)

No, not me
NO NOT ME

WHITE CROSS upon the hillside 
There lies that unknown soldier
No one can remember the

WHITE CROSS upon the hillside 
There lies that unknown soldier
No one, no one, no one

Notes
:Lead Vocals: Eddie Macdonald
Produced by Alan Shacklock
Engineered by Chris Porter
Recorded at Abbey Road & Good Earth Studios, Novemeber 1983
Mike Peters Notes
:Sung by Eddie MacDonald, (this) is another in-studio take. We wrote it as a war story, a song for an unknown soldier. But it turned into an analogy for our early days in London. Our fans took it as an anthem, when they were telling the world about the Alarm. So to us, they’re the unknown soldiers-not fighting a war with bullets, but fighting one on our behalf.
(Boston Rock, 1984)
Dave Sharp Notes
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Eddie MacDonald Notes
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Nigel Twist Notes
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