DAVE SHARP with The Alarm (and others) The Lyrics



MY LAND YOUR LAND (The Alarm)

My land your land All through the years My land your land Don`t get me no tears That`s the way it should be That`s the way it is My land your land Out through the years Yeah Green green summer Are turned to rest Is this one nation Or just a rum of pecks My land your land Are turned to rest Wherever you wonder Wherever you roam Wherever you wonder Wherever you roam Nothing tastes sweeter Than the grass of home My land your land Wherever you roam Let`s roll Aah yeah yeah My land your land All through the years My land your land Don`t get me no tears That`s the way it should be That`s the way it is My land your land Out through the years Yeah My land your land All through the years My land your land Don`t get me no tears That`s the way it should be That`s the way it is My land your land Out through the years Yeah My land your land My land your land My land your land My land your land

UP FOR MURDER (The Alarm)

Well take a look and listen To the things that I have said Now could I really tell the truth Or be the rightfull at my head Now I gunned down a President I have done a crime But now you got to listen Cause I`m runnin` out of time 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 the man at the CIA Hey hey hey Well I got put in jail Because I got into a fight And while I was in prison I got beat up every night Well torture it was black mail I was messed up with cocaine I even got to thinkin` That I knew just who to blame 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 the man at the CIA Hey hey hey So there I stood before him A revolver in my hand With watchout for the top jaw And a bullet for the man So now I`m up for murder On a crime I can`t deny Well there ain`t no clues I`m gonna loose No one`s gonna ask me why 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 the man at the CIA 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 the man at the CIA Hey Hey Hey CIA Hey Hey Hey CIA Oooh CIA

LIE OF THE LAND (M. Peters / D. Sharp)

Too young to care too old to fight I ain`t bothered about your life Drop out fall out Don`t go to school Get out while the going`s good Sign up for the dole make home For your bones and moan ain`t got any cash Have a lipstick man while you can And your head of sand Keep the lie of the land Let`s keep the flames Of hope Alive And never let The fires die Take a lie of the land Today don`t wait don`t hesitate Get out there and join the march Join hands make plans And take a chance On the right hand side of the road I fought the gang of the man named Vicious Henry And his friend called Billy Wiz Don`t stand in the dark where the sharks will rip you up They`re gonna tear you apart Let`s keep the flames Of hope Alive And never let The fires die Take the lie of the land We ain`t lying And at home you`re alone You`re the people that your parents warned you about And all the walls are adorned with protest As you always quote the Let`s keep the flames Of hope Alive And never let The fires Die Let`s keep the flames Of hope Alive And never forget That if the fires die There will be no light in the land Take a lie of the land Take a lie of the land Take a lie of the land Take a lie take a lie take a lie Take a lie of the land Take a lie of the land

TELL ME (D. Sharp)

And if you know What is the answer Why don`t you tell me What does it feel like To be free What does it feel like Take a look at the punks On the run from all the ministers Collecting for the criminals And the judges or the blame If you`re innocent or you`re guilty Or you`re never been given a chance Then you`ll never find an answer There`s always always always always just one More link To the chain And if you`ve found What you think you`ve been looking for Well don`t look back `Cause you won`t find nothing Anymore And now that I know I guess you won`t find nothing You take a look at the punks On the run from all the ministers Collecting for the criminals And the judges or the blame If you`re innocent or you`re guilty Or you`re never been given a chance Then you`ll never find an answer There`s always always always always just one More link To the chain Just one more link to the chain Just one more Just one more link to the chain To the chain Take a Take a Take a look Just one more link to the chain Take a look at the punks Just one more link to the chain And the ministers Collecting for the Just one more link to the chain There`s always always always always just one More link To the chain

ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME (D. Sharp)

Back in `75 When the kid was on the line And he left no pain `Cause there was none He would bend in the wind takin` anything Like sniffin` roses And it was alright Until he fell And cut his hand He just could not Understand He ran away Blame pretence for defence Or plain innocence Said it was alright The harder it fights I`m one step closer to home The deeper it bites I`m one step closer to home And you can tie my hands Or whip my back I can`t give in `Till the sky turns black I may get lost I`m one step closer to home Ooh yeah he ran Hitch rides travelled lights Left his bags behind Said he lost down He said That`s OK I`ll get money and a smile From place to place And they don`t mind I`ve had the heads Of businessmen And I just give them Right back again I got no need for device Disguise Or plain compromise Said it`s alright The thougher it gets I`m one step closer to home The more that I sweat I`m one step closer to home And you can tie my hands Or whip my back I can`t give in `Till the sky turns black I may get lost I`m one step closer to home There ain`t no need for this At all at all Surely you could help me out say I know a lot of people Just like you Plenty to live for And nothing to lose So tear it all down Smash it all Break it all down And then just stop Build it up Build it up And a build it up And you build it up Build it up Right now build it up Aaah build it up Build it up build it up build it up Up up up And the thougher it gets And the more that I sweat And the harder it fights And the deeper it bites I`m one step closer to home The harder it fights I`m one step closer to home And you can tie my hands Or whip my back I can`t give in `Till the sky turns black I may get lost I`m one step closer to home

PASTURES OF PLENTY (The Alarm)

It`s a mighty hard road that my Poor hands have hold So I travel along on this hard busted road Out of your duskbowls and this` where we roam Your deserts was hard and your Mountains was cold The edge of your city You`ll see us and then We come with the dust and we Blow with it away Green pastures of plenty From dry desert ground From the grand canyon down were the Waters run down Every state in the union a small glimpse has been We`ll work in this spot and we`ll Talk `till we went It`s always we rumble And river run down Along your green valley I`ll work `till I die My lands I`ll defend with my Love heated bee For my pastures of plenty Will always be free Green pastures of plenty From dry desert ground From the grand canyon down were the Waters run down Every state in the union a small glimpse has been We`ll work in this spot and we`ll Talk `till we went It`s a mighty hard road that my Poor hands have hold

ACROSS THE BORDER (The Alarm)

Across the Irish border And hidden In a car Lies guns and amunition That were smuggled From Armagh Well That`s not right and they Should stop the fight and they Should sort it out and they Let them march and let them shout Kill it Shoot it down And if you put it To the ground And kill it Like a fuse What`s the point and what`s the use Kill it Shoot it down And if you put it To the ground And if you kill it Like a fuse There ain`t no point and there ain`t no use aah Now mister Ian Paisley`s marching From Irland to LA Now he`s looking For your symphaty And guns For the UDA Well That`s not right and they Should stop the fight and they Should sort it out and they Let them march and let them shout Kill it Shoot it down And if you put it To the ground And kill it Like a fuse What`s the point and what`s the use Kill it Shoot it down And if you put it To the ground And if you kill it Like a fuse There ain`t no point and there just ain`t no use aah What about the guns What about the guns Well now the letter bombs are posted And the boogie traps are laid And the British soldiers marching They`re marching to their graves Well That`s not right and they Should stop the fight and they Should sort it out and they Let them march and let them shout Kill it Shoot it down And if you put it To the ground And you kill it Like a fuse What`s the point and what`s the use Kill it Shoot it down And if you put it To the ground And if you kill it Like a fuse There ain`t no point and there ain`t no use aah

GOD SAVE SOMEBODY (D. Sharp)

People are saying money`s falling off the trees And I don`t see nobody here with a piece Nobody got it Everybody want it Even people out there beggin` on the streets From Red square Down to the sea Step down off the sidewalk And you might see Something going on make a poor heart bleed Sounds like new age world stampede God save somebody God save somebody All trough the land Everybody lend a hand God save Somebody Broke walls People digging through Skidding on the tarmac And tripping on the wiew Halfway useful Wholeway hopeful Soaking their hearts in a vision of food Welcome west to the world excess Bet you halway through some`ll settles for less With a big break sleeping rough at night On a Stone floor like freezed ice God save somebody God save somebody Walk trough the land Everybody lend a hand God save Somebody Well the whole place looks like a war`s goin` on Flash floods and fire bombs And a whole bunch of folks who say It ain`t so But they`re from a place that Nobody knows Shell shock Big decay No policies made that`s Gonna take that away Bells ringin` out right now for the day They`re even tryin` to tear down God`s highway God save somebody You better save somebody Walk trough the land Everybody lend a hand God save somebody God save somebody God save somebody Walk trough the land Everybody lend a hand God save Somebody God save somebody They`re even tryin` to tear down God`s highway You better save Somebody When the bells are ringin` out right now for the day You better save Somebody Save somebody You better Save somebody Well it chimes like a beagle crawls down on me You better Save somebody

SAVE YOUR CRYING (D. Sharp)

You say that there`s no place to run to Is that any kind of place for you to hide You say no one is tellin` you the truth Anymore But for God`s sakes Who`s tellin` lies Now you might need something to believe in That`ll help you To see what is right So save it `Till later And later And later Again Save all your crying `till later Take a hard Hard Look around Save all your crying `till later You know it won`t Fall down And if today Feels like It should never be And you can`t Get your words out right And the pressure is down like a Guillotine To cut off every road from the light Now you might need something to believe in That`ll help you To see what is right So save it `Till later And later And later Again Save all your crying `till later Take a hard Hard Look around Save all your crying `till later Because it won`t Fall down Nothing that I ever do Seems to please you honey You always seem the new from that I`d got But I`m gonna love you so save it `Till later And later Again Save all your crying `till later Take a hard Hard Look around Save all your crying `till later Because it won`t Fall down You know it won`t Fall down `Cause it won`t Fall down

WONDERFUL WORLD (D. Sharp)

Well guys wearing gas masks are levelling them guns At school children singing whilst studying sums It`s a clear sign of violence And it`s laced with heavy support This whole situation`s been Dragged through the dirt By gargoyles and monstres and Man eating birds Who act like the jury But you never see them stand up in court Well it`s savage and ugly The riots unfurl But these are the ways of this wonderful world These are the ways Of this wonderful world Now back at their banquet the madam meets her fate Whilst almost a mile From a country estate The helpless And homeless Are dancing their ring in the rain Whilst hunted by pressure From an old man abroad Fifty five of them ministers are trying to reach accord On some ill judged remark concerning Madam Baby Lorraine Well it`s savage and ugly The riots unfurl But these are the ways of this wonderful world These are the ways Of this wonderful world Aah rock it son Aha Consignments of bibles and Passenger planes Japanese funerals and Gambeling games Backers and bidders are Dealing in textiles and lace They order reviews That will salvage the state Can`t seem to put off And cast off their capes While the latest concers Are reports of a slackening pace Well it`s savage and ugly The riots unfurl But these are the ways of this wonderful world These are the ways Of this wonderful world Of this wonderful world

BREAKWATER DAYS (K. Hunter / Wire Train)

(Dave Sharp - lead guitar and backing vocals) Esra Pound and all the junior jumping off bridge Queens Wondered what`s the diff between a river and a dream But you can`t stand on high heels in a great winter northwest Of this I can be sure And the rain It fell like China Smashin` at your feet Breakwater days Breakwater days Jackie and the swimteam and all the associated sexual needs Wondered why her boyfriend wouldn`t give her no more weed Standin` there in those high heels Uh huh I remember you And her toes Were spread by cotton While her fingers Laid that paint Breakwater days Breakwater days Breakwater days Breakwater You can see the sun and moon You can see the rain again On a breakwater day Sun and wind Winter and rain Rain will fall You can see the autumn on the gound And the leaves were red And her eyes were green Wait for it Live now wait for it Live wait live wait live wait live Break Water days Break Water days Break Water days Break Water Wait for it live now wait for it Breakwater Break Water days Break Water days Break Water days Break Water days Break Water days Break Water days