‘Up For Murder (Second Generation)’ [2:33] (Sharp/Twist), Mike Peters

‘Up For Murder (Second Generation)’ [2:33] (Sharp/Twist), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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Well a take a look and listen to the things that I have said
Well could I really tell the truth with a shotgun at my head
Yeah, I gunned down a president
Yeah I have done a crime
But now you've got to listen 'cos I'm running out of time

Well it's not me that you're after it's not me that's gonna pay
It's not me that is guilty
It's a man at the C.I.A.

Well I got put in jail because I got into a fight
And while I was in prison I got beat up every night
Yeah, torture it was blackmail 
I was messed up with cocaine
And then they had me thinking that I knew just who to blame

Well it's not me that you're after it's not me that's gonna pay
It's not me that is guilty
It's a man at the C.I.A.

Well it's not me that you're after it's not me that's gonna pay
Well it's not me that is guilty
It's a man at the C.I.A.

So there I stood before him a revolver in my hand
With one shot for the torture and a bullet for the man
So now I'm UP FOR MURDER on a charge I can't deny
Well there ain't no clues I'm bom to lose and no ones gonna ask me why

It's not me that you're after it's not me that's gonna pay
Well it's not me that is guilty
It's a man at  the C.I.A.

Well, it's not me that you're after it's not me that's gonna pay
Well it's not me that is guilty
It's a man at  the C.I.A.

C.I.A.
C.I.A.
The C.I.A.

Notes
:Produced by Michael Peters
Engineered & Mixed by Mark Phythian
Mike Peters – Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Bass, Harmonica & Vocals
Owen Thomas – Drums
Mike Peters Notes
:Up For Murder started life alongside “unsafe Building” as the earliest of Alarm songs. I first heard it sung by Dave Sharp in his 1981 skiffle band “The Screamin’ Demons”. Dave had borrowed my acoustic guitar while I was away in London & fitted it with a cheap electric guitar pickup. This became the genesis of the early Alarm guitar sound. This recording of “Murder” replicates the high speed tempo (198 B.P.M.) of the earliest version.
(Second Generation sleeve notes, September 1995)
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