‘Unbreak The Promise’ [2:26] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm

‘Unbreak The Promise’ [2:26] (Macdonald/Peters), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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There's something that must now be spoken
Now that all the barriers are broken down
I want to bury my words in the heartland soil
Too much has fell on stony ground
I never lost that true gut feeling
That a generation could bring change
And even though it's been eroded
And wom away with time
I still believe we've got to try

I refuse to break
The promises we made
I will not forsake
The vow
Unbreak the promise

As the new wave sons are rising
All the rent books have been paid

For whatever you have borrowed 
Don't bring it back
It's been stolen all before somewhere
As the outside gets sucked into the inside
The outcry's always going to be heard
So before you start accusing
Just hold back on you tongue
By each man let this song be sung

I refuse to break
The promises we made
I will not forsake
The vow
Unbreak the promise

Notes
:Taken from BBC Radio 1 Kid Jenson Show Session
Recorded 6th November, 1983
Broadcast 15th November, 1983
Mike Peters Notes
:Originally recorded for the Kid Jensen Radio One Session at BBC studios, Maide Vale, London (Recording date: 6th Nov 1983-Broadcast 15th Nov 1983). This was one of The Alarm’s very first unplugged sessions and also featured the first public airing of “One Step Closer To Home” and with producer Alan Shacklock on piano, “Walk Forever By My Side”. The Alarm went on to play these songs many times during the acoustic section of the live shows in 1984. I always thought these songs were certain to be included on “Strength”, but somewhere alonmg the way fate intervened and only “Walk Forvever” made it onto the album. The Alarm never actually recorded “Unbreak” again, and IRS records had to gain permission from the BBC to release the version that finally came out with the Knife Edge 12″ single.

Second Generation album notes, 1995)
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