‘Reason 41 (demo)’ [2:44] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Reason 41 (demo)’ [2:44] (Sharp), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Dave Sharp

Reason number 1

I used to wonder why that when it's black there is no light
And why when it is day that there is never any night
I got talking to a soldier and he tried to set me right
He said,"if you want peace then you will always have to fight"


Reason number 9

Now I went searching in the desert where it just began to rain
And I met up with a drunken bum who said he'd "lost his name"
He said, "I put it in this bottle and it drifted out to sea".
Well, I said, "there is no water here" and he walked away from me

Well then I asked for help from a very clever man
He kept looking down at his figures he was a very busy man
But I told him what the problem was he said, " that's very sad" When I said "Is that all" he said "There's nothing I can add".

Now my throat was getting dry I was feeling kinda rough
But I just kept on searching 'till i'd just about had enough
When I came across a doctor he said, "his cure was the best"
Well he diagnosed my troubles but I didn't get the rest

Reason 29

I was really kind of puzzled by the things that had been said
All the people that I met started spinning around my head
Well I gave it up for lost and it suddenly was clear
That the only reason you are there is 'cos I'm over here.


(Keep on searching)

:1982 demo recorded at EMI Studios in Manchester Square, London
Mike Peters Notes

Dave Sharp Notes

Eddie MacDonald Notes

Nigel Twist Notes