“Strength” by The Alarm (1985)

14 01 2009

The Alarm is one of my favorite bands from the 1980’s.  Their music rocked and resonated with a lot of people, making great, hard-edged music steeped from punk and roots rock.  Music like a good friend who smacks you hard on the shoulder, and stays with you a while (25+ years for me).

“Strength” is a terrific track.  It makes you want to pump your fist, or at least vigorously tap your feet.  It’s raw, and it feels like nothing is held back.  And Mike Peters sings that he doesn’t just WANT a better life, he DEMANDS it.

“Give me love
Give me hope
Give me strength
Give me someone to live for!”

Advertisements

Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: