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IRON MAIDEN LYRICS

Fear of the Dark

"Fear of the Dark" (1992)

1. Be Quick or Be Dead
2. From Here to Eternity
3. Afraid to Shoot Strangers
4. Fear Is the Key
5. Childhood's End
6. Wasting Love
7. The Fugitive
8. Chains of Misery
9. The Apparition
10. Judas Be My Guide
11. Weekend Warrior
12. Fear of the Dark







1. Be Quick or Be Dead

Covered in sinners and dripping with guilt
Making you money from slime and from filth
Parading your bellies in ivory towers
Investing our lives in your schemes and your powers


You got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
Youíve got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
Be quick!
Or be dead!
Be quick Or be dead!


See.. whatís ruling all our lives
See.. whoís pulling strings...
I bet you wonít fall on your face...
Your belly will hold you in place
Who pulls the strings...


The serpent is crawling inside of your ear
He says you must vote for what you want to hear
Donít matter whatís wrong as long as youíre all right
So pull yourself stupid and rob yourself blind.


You got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
Youíve got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
Be quick!
Or be dead!
Be quick Or be dead!




2. From Here to Eternity

She fell in love with his greasy machine
She leaned over wiped his kick-start clean
Sheíd never seen the beast before
But she left there wanting more more more


But when she was walking on down the road
She heard a sound that made her heart explode
He whispered to her to get on the back
ďIíll take you on a ride from here to eternityĒ


Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity
Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity


She must be having one of her crazy dreams
Sheíd never sat on a piece so mean
It made her feel likeís sheís on cloud nine
She even thought she heard the engine sigh


But like all dreams that come to an end
They took a tumble at the devilís bend
The beast and Charlotte they were two of a kind
Theyíd always take the line...from here to eternity


Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity
Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity

Hell ainít a bad place
Hell is from here to eternity




3. Afraid to Shoot Strangers

Lying awake at night I wipe the sweat from my brow
But itís not the fear, Ďcos Iíd rather go now


Trying to visualise the horrors that will lay ahead
The desert sand mound a burial ground


When it comes to the time
Are we partners in crime?
When it comes to the time Weíll be ready to die


God let us go now and finish whatís to be done
Thy Kingdom Come
Thy shall be done.. on earth


Trying to justify to ourselves the reasons to go
Should we live and let live
Forget or Forgive


But how can we let them go on this way?
The reign of terror corruption must end
And we know deep down thereís no other way
No trust, no reasoning, no more to say




4. Fear Is the Key

We live our lives in fever
In a choking sweat of fear
In the heat of the night you can feel so much
In the heat of the night I scream ďDonít touch!Ē


I remember a time when we used and abused
And we fought all our battles in vain
I remember a time we thought that passion was free
In the heat of the night...bodies aflame


We live in fever...


I hear your secret heartbeat
I can hear your silent cries
The kids have lost their freedom
And nobody cares till somebody famous dies....


I remember a time when we used and abused
And we fought all our battles in vain
I remember a time we thought that passion was free
In the heat of the night...bodies aflame


We live in fever...


Now we live, in a world of uncertainty
Fear is the key - to what you want to be
You donít get a say
The majority getís itís way
Youíre outnumbered by the bastards till the day you die...


I hear your secret heartbeat
I can hear your silent cries
The kids have lost their freedom
And nobody cares till somebody famous dies....


Theyíre telling lies


I remember a time when we used and abused
I remember a time we thought that passion was free


We live in fever...


Now we live, in a world of uncertainty
Fear is the key - to what you want to be
You donít get a say
The majority getís itís way
Youíre outnumbered by the bastards till the day you die...




5. Childhood's End

Iíd sail across the ocean
Iíd walk a hundred miles
If I could make it to the end
Oh just to see a smile


You see it in their faces
The sadness in their tears
The desperation and the anger
Madness and the fear


No hope, no life, just pain and fear
No food, no love, just greed is here


Starvation and the hunger
The suffering and the pain
The agonies of all-out war
When will it come again?


The struggle for the power
A tyrant tries again
Just what the hell is going on?
When will it ever end?


No hope, no life, just pain and fear
No food, no love, just greed is here


You see the fullmoon float
You watch the red sun rise
We take these things for granted
But somewhere someoneís dying


Contaminated waters
Pollution and decay
Just waiting for disease to strike
Oh will we learn someday?


No hope, no life, just pain and fear
No food, no love, no seed, childhoodís end




6. Wasting Love

Maybe one day Iíll be an honest man
Up till now Iím doing the best I can
Long roads, Long days, of sunrise, to sunset
Sunrise to sunset


Dream on Brothers, While you can
Dream on Sisters, I hope you find the one
All of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time


Spend your days full of emptiness
Spend your years full of loneliness
Wasting love, in a desperate caress
Rolling shadows of nights


Dream on Brothers, While you can
Dream on Sisters, I hope you find the one
All of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time


Sands are flowing and the lines are in your hand
In your eyes I see the hunger, and the desperate cry that tears the night.


Spend your days full of emptiness
Spend your years full of loneliness
Wasting love, in a desperate caress
Rolling shadows of nights




7. The Fugitive

On a cold October morning
As frost lay on the ground
Waiting to make my move
I made no sound


Waiting for the mist to cover all around
I carefully picked my time then took the wall


Iím sick and tired of running
The hunger and the pain
A stop to look about then off again


Being at the wrong place And at the wrong time
Suspected of a hit, that was my crime


I am a fugitive, being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive, but Iíve got to clear my name

I am a fugitive, being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive, but Iíve got to clear my name

Always looking around me
Forever looking back
Iíll always be a target for attack


Ever moving onwards
Always on the run
Waiting for the sight of a loaded gun


I am a fugitive, being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive, but Iíve got to clear my name

I am a fugitive, being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive, but Iíve got to clear my name

Even if I find them
And get to clear my name
I know that things can never be the same


But if I ever prove
My innocence some day
Iíve got to get them all to make them pay


I am a fugitive, being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive, but Iíve got to clear my name

I am a fugitive, being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive, but Iíve got to clear my name




8. Chains of Misery

Thereís a madman in the corner of your eye
He likes to pry - into your sunlight
He wants to burst into the street with you and I
A world of shadows and of rain
Heís seen what love is... He wants to pay you back with guilt...


He lies to you he wonít let you be
Heís got your Chains of Misery
He wonít be still till heís turned your key
He holds your Chains of Misery
Heís got your Chains of Misery


Thereís a prophet in the gutter in the street
He says ďYouíre damned!Ē -
And you believe him...
Heís got a vision but it shines out through your eyes
A world of hatred and fear... He felt what love means... He wants to pay
you back with pain


He lies to you - he wonít let you be
Heís got your Chains of Misery
He wonít be still till heís turned the key
He holds your Chains of Misery


Itís only love that holds the key to your heart..
Itís only love...


He lies to you he wonít let you be
Heís got your Chains of Misery
He wonít be still till heís turned your key
He holds your Chains of Misery


He lies to you he wonít let you be
Heís got your Chains of Misery
He wonít be still till heís turned your key
He holds your Chains of Misery




9. The Apparition

Now Iím here, can you see me?
ĎCos Iím out on my own
When the room goes cold, tell me
You can feel me
.....ícos Iím here


Here I am, can you see me
Passing through, on my way
To a place Iíd been to only in my
Dreams...before


In a world of delusion
Never turn your back on a friend
ĎCause you can count your
Real true friends on one hand
.....through life


There are those that deceive you
There are those thatíll let you down
Is there someone out there that would
Die for you
.....thought not


Live your life with a passion
Everything you do, do well
You only get out of life what you put in
.....so they say


In a world of confusion
People never say what they mean
If you want a straight answer
Go look for one
.....right now


In a room full of strangers
Do you stand with your back to the wall?
Do you sometimes feel like youíre
On the outside
.....looking in?


You can make your own luck
You create your own destiny
I believe you have the power
If you want to
.....itís true


You can do what you want to
If you try a little bit harder
A little bit of faith goes a long way
.....it does


Are we here for a reason?
Iíd like to know just what you think
It would be nice to know what
Happens when we die
......wouldnít it?


There are some who are wise
There are some who are born naive
I believe that there are some who must
Have lived before
.....donít you?


As for me, well Iím thinking
You gotta keep an open mind
But I hope that my lifeís not an
Open and shut case.


Extra sensory perception
Life after Death, telepathy
Can the soul live on and travel through
Space and time?


You know I feel so elated
ĎCause Iím about to find it out
And when I know all the answers,
Maybe then Iíll come back
.....to fill you in


You donít be alarmed now
If I try to contact you
If things go missing or get moved around
.....itís me


And donít disbelieve it
No matter what your ďFriendsĒ might say
Weíll meet up again some place
Some way
.....one day




10. Judas Be My Guide

Lights out - We live in a world of darkness
No doubt - Everythingís up for sale
We sleep - All the world is burning
We pray - To God for a better deal
Nothing is sacred - Back then or now
Everythingís wasted...
Is that all there is?
Can I go now?


Judas, my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas, my guide


Judas, my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas, my guide


Fight wars - Die in a blaze of glory
Come home - Meat in a plastic sack
Fall down - Better pray to your God for mercy
So kneel - And help the blade cut clean
Nothing is sacred - Back then, or now
Everyoneís wasted...
Is that all there is?
Is that it now?


Judas, my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas, my guide


Judas, my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas, my guide


I live in the black
I have no guiding light
Iím whispering in your dreams...


Judas, my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas, my guide


Judas, my guide
Whispers in the night
Judas, my guide




11. Weekend Warrior

The rebel of yesterday, tomorrowís fool
Who are you kidding, being that cool?
Trying to break away from running with the pack
But they ainít listening, so youíve gotta go back


Youíre a Weekend Warrior when youíre one of the crowd
But itís over, just look at you now...


Youíre not so brave, the way you behave
It makes you sick, gotta get out quick
Itís all bravado when youíre out with your mates
Itís like a different person goes through those gates
And the game begins
The adrenalineís high
Feel the tension, maybe someone will die...


A Weekend Warrior lately
A Weekend Warrior sometimes
A Weekend Warrior, maybe you ainít that way anymore


A Weekend Warrior lately
A Weekend Warrior sometimes
A Weekend Warrior, maybe you ainít that way anymore


Youíve gotta get out, gotta get away
But youíre in with a clique, itís not easy to stray
Youíve gotta admit, youíre just living a lie
It didnít take long to work out why


Itís hard to say why you got involved
Just wanted to be part
Just wanted to belong...


A Weekend Warrior lately
A Weekend Warrior sometimes
A Weekend Warrior, maybe you ainít that way anymore


A Weekend Warrior lately
A Weekend Warrior sometimes
A Weekend Warrior, maybe you ainít that way anymore


Some of the things that youíve done, you feel so ashamed
After all, itís only a game...isnít it?
And after all the adrenalineís gone
What you gonna do on Monday?


A Weekend Warrior lately
A Weekend Warrior sometimes
A Weekend Warrior, maybe you ainít that way anymore


A Weekend Warrior lately
A Weekend Warrior sometimes
A Weekend Warrior maybe you were never like that at all




12. Fear of the Dark

I am a man who walks alone
And when Iím walking a dark road
At night, or strolling through the park


When the light begins to change
I sometimes feel a little strange
A little anxious when itís dark


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Have you run your fingers down the wall
And have you felt your neck skin crawl
When youíre searching for the light?
Sometimes when youíre scared to take a look
At the corner of the room
Youíve sensed that somethingís watching you.


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Have you ever been alone at night
Thought you heard footsteps behind
And turned around, and no-oneís there?
And as you quicken up your pace
You find it hard to look again
Because youíre sure thereís someone there.


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


Watching horror films the night before
Debating witches and folklore
The unknown troubles on your mind
Maybe your mind is playing tricks
You sense, and suddenly eyes fix
On dancing shadows from behind.


Fear of the dark ,Fear of the dark
I have constant fear that somethingís always near
Fear of the dark, Fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someoneís always there


When Iím walking a dark road
I am a man who walks alone

 


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