This is my take on Spandau Ballet's Classic - " Through The Barricades ", which was released originally in 1986 by Epic Records.
The band's guitarist/songwriter, Gary Kemp recalls: I was living in Ireland , and 'Through The Barricades' came to me in one evening. About two in the morning, lyrics started appearing in my head and I picked up a guitar - this has never happened to me before. I felt the song was leading me itself.
It is a Romeo & Juliet-style love story set in a troubled Northern Ireland. A boy and a girl, one a Catholic and one a Protestant, betray their families and their upbringing to meet on the bomb sites and the no-man's land between divided communities. The setting is given away by the drum and pipe marching music, so reminiscent of the parades mentioned in the second chorus. Like Shakespeare's play, there is a tragic ending. The "Hearts go to their graves," but it is not clear whether this refers metaphorically to the end of the affair or a suicide pact.

Here are The Lyrics:

THROUGH THE BARRICADES

Mother doesn't know where love has gone
She says it must be youth that keeps us feeling strong
I see it in her face that's turned to ice
And when she smiles she shows the lines of sacrifice
And now I know what they're saying as our sun begins to fade
And we made our love on wasteland and through the barricades
Father made my history
He fought for what he thought would set us somehow free
He taught me what to say in school
I learned it off by heart but now that's torn in two
And now I know what they're saying in the music of the parade
And we made our love on wasteland and through the barricades
Born on different sides of life
But we feel the same and feel all of this strife
So come to me when I'm asleep
And we'll cross the lines and dance upon the streets
And now I know what they're saying as the drums begin to fade
And we made our love on wasteland and through the barricades
Oh, turn around and I'll be there
Well there's a scar right through my heart but I'll bare it again
Oh, I thought we were the human race
But we were just another borderline case
And the stars reach down and tell us that there's always one escape
Oh, I don't know where love has gone
And in this troubled land desperation keeps us strong
Friday's child is full of soul
With nothing left to lose there's everything to go
And now I know what they're saying it's a terrible beauty we've made
So we make our love on wasteland and through the barricades
And now I know what they're saying as our hearts go to their graves
And we made our love on wasteland and through the barricades
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Kemp Gary James / Kemp Gary James
Through the Barricades lyrics © Reformation Publishing Co. Ltd., Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Ltd, Reformation Publishing Co Ltd