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Lyrics for Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark (1992)

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Cover of "Fear Of The Dark" (1990)

Details

Released: 12th May 1992
Record Label: EMI
Performed by: Iron Maiden (Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers, Dave Murray, Nicko Mcbrain)
ASIN: B0000251W7
Available at Amazon

Tracklist

Total length: 58:39
  1. Be Quick Or Be Dead (3:25)
  2. From Here To Eternity (3:38)
  3. Afraid To Shoot Strangers (6:56)
  4. Fear Is The Key (5:36)
  5. Childhood's End (4:40)
  6. Wasting Love (5:51)
  7. The Fugitive (4:54)
  8. Chains of Misery (3:38)
  9. The Apparition (3:54)
  10. Judas Be My Guide (3:09)
  11. Weekend Warrior (5:40)
  12. Fear Of The Dark (7:18)

Be Quick Or Be Dead

Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers
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
You've 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 what's ruling all our lives,
See who's pulling the strings
See what's ruling all our lives,
See who pulls the strings
I bet you won't fall on your face,
Your belly will hold you in place

The serpent is crawling inside of your ear
He says you must vote for what you want to hear
Don't matter what's wrong as long as you're alright
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
You've got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief's in your head...
Be quick! Or be dead!
Be quick! Or be dead!

Solo

You got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief in your head
You've got to watch them - Be quick or be dead
Snake eyes in heaven - The thief's in your head...
Be quick! Or be dead!
Be quick!
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From Here To Eternity

Steve Harris
She fell in love with his greasy machine,
She leaned over wiped his kickstart clean
She'd 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,
I'll take you on a ride from here to eternity

Hell ain't a bad place, hell is from here to eternity
Hell ain't a bad place, hell is from here to eternity

She must be having one of her crazy dreams,
She'd never sat on a piece so mean
It made her feel like's she's 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 devil's bend
The beast and Charlotte they were two of a kind,
They'd always take the line from here to eternity

Hell ain't a bad place, hell is from here to eternity
Hell ain't a bad place hell is from here to eternity

Solo
Hell ain't a bad place, hell is from here to eternity
Hell ain't a bad place hell is from here to eternity
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Afraid To Shoot Strangers

Steve Harris
Lying awake at night I wipe the sweat from my brow
But it's not the fear 'cos I'd 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, we'll be ready to die

God let us go now and finish what's 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 there's no other way
No trust, no reasoning, no more to say

Solo

Afraid, afraid to shoot strangers
Afraid, afraid to shoot strangers
Afraid, afraid to shoot strangers
Afraid, afraid to shoot strangers
Afraid, afraid to shoot strangers
Afraid, afraid to shoot strangers

Solo

Afraid to shoot strangers
Afraid to shoot strangers
Afraid to shoot strangers
Afraid to shoot strangers
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Fear Is The Key

Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers
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 "Don't touch!"

I remember a time when we used and abused
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

Now we live in a world of uncertainty
Fear is the key - to what you want to be
You don't get a say the majority get's it's way
You're outnumbered by the bastards till the day you die

I hear your secret heartbeat, I can hear your silent cries
Oh, it gets to lies and lies
The kids have lost their freedom, and nobody cares till somebody famous dies
They're telling lies and lies and lies and lies and lies...

I remember a time when we used and abused
Ah, it was just lies
I remember a time we thought that passion was free
But it was just lies and lies and lies and lies and lies
In the night, ooh

Solo

We live in fever, we live in fever, we live in fever

Now we live in a world of uncertainty
Fear is the key - to what you want to be
You don't get a say the majority get's it's way
You're outnumbered by the bastards till the day you die
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Childhood's End

Steve Harris
I'd sail across the ocean, I'd 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 ever end?
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

Solo

You see the full moon float, you watch the red sun rise
We take these things for granted, but somewhere someone's 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, childhood's end
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Wasting Love

Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers
Maybe one day I'll be an honest man,
Up till now I'm doing the best I can
Long roads, long days of sunrise to sunset, sunrise to sunset
Dream on brother while you can,
Dream on sister, 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 brother while you can,
Dream on sister, 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

Solo

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

Spend your days full of emptiness, spend your years full of loneliness
Wasting love in a desperate caress, rolling shadows of nights
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The Fugitive

Steve Harris
On a cold October morning as frost lay on the ground
Waiting to make my move I make no sound
Waiting for the mist to cover all around
I carefully picked my time then took the wall

I'm 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 I've got to clear my name
I am a fugitive being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive but I've got to clear my name

Always looking 'round me forever looking back
I'll always be a target for attack
Ever moving onward, 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 I've got to clear my name
I am a fugitive being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive but I've got to clear my name

Solo
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
I've got to get them all to make them pay

I am a fugitive being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive but I've got to clear my name
I am a fugitive being hunted down like game
I am a fugitive but I've got to clear my name
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Chains Of Misery

Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray
There's 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
He's seen what love is, he wants to pay you back with guilt

He lies to you he won't let you be,
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned your key,
He holds your chains of misery
Yeah yeah, he's got your chains of misery

There's a prophet in the gutter in the street,
He says "You're damned!" and you believe him
He's got a vision but it shines out through your eyes,
A world of hatred and fear
He's felt what love means, he wants to pay you back with pain

He lies to you he won't let you be,
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned your key,
He holds your chains of misery
He lies to you he won't let you be,
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned your key,
He holds your chains of misery

It's only love that holds the key to our hearts...
It's only love...

Solo

He lies to you he won't let you be,
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned your key,
He holds your chains of misery
He lies to you he won't let you be,
He's got your chains of misery
He won't be still till he's turned your key,
He holds your chains of misery
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The Apparition

Steve Harris, Janick Gers
Now I'm here can you see me, 'Cos I'm out on my own
When the room goes cold tell me you can feel me...'cos I'm here
Here I am can you see me, passing through on my way
To a place I'd been to only in my dreams... before

In a world of delusion, never turn your back on a friend
'Cause you can count your real true friends on one hand...through life
There are those that deceive you, there are those that'll 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 you're on the outside... looking in?
You can make your own luck, you create your destiny
I believe you have the power if you want to... it's true

Solo

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? I'd like to know just what you think
It would be nice to know what happens when we die... wouldn't it?

There are some who are wise, there are some who are born naive
I believe that there are some that must have lived before... don't you?
As for me well I'm thinking, you gotta keep an open mind
But I hope that my life's 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, 'cause I'm about to find it out
And when I know all the answers maybe I'll come back... to fill you in

You don't be alarmed now, if I try to contact you
If things go missing or get moved around... it's me
And don't disbelieve it, no matter what your 'friends' might say
We'll meet up again some place, some way.... one day
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Judas Be My Guide

Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray
Solo

Lights out - We live in a world of darkness
No doubt - Everything's up for sale
We sleep - All of the world is burning
We pray - To god for a better deal

Nothing is sacred - Back then or now
Everything's wasted, is that all there is? Can I go now?

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
Everyone's 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
I'm whispering in your dreams...

Solo

Judas my guide, whispers in the night
Judas my guide
Judas my guide, whispers in the night
Judas my guide
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Weekend Warrior

Steve Harris, Janick Gers
The rebel of yesterday, tomorrow's fool,
Who are you kidding being that cool?
Trying to break away from running with the pack,
But they ain't listening so you've gotta go back
You're a weekend warrior when you're one of the crowd,
But it's over, just look at you now...

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

A weekend warrior lately, a weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you ain't that way anymore
A weekend warrior lately, a weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you ain't that way anymore

You've gotta get out gotta get away
But you're in with a clique it's not easy to stray
You've gotta admit you're just living a lie,
It didn't take long to work out why
It's hard to say why you got involved,
Just wanting to be part, just wanting to belong...

A weekend warrior lately, a weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you ain't that way anymore
A weekend warrior lately, a weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you ain't that way anymore

Solo

Some of the things you've done, you feel so ashamed, after all it's only a game...isn't it?
And after all the adrenaline's gone, what you gonna do on Monday....

A weekend warrior lately, a weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you ain't that way anymore
A weekend warrior lately, a weekend warrior sometimes
A weekend warrior maybe you were never like that at all
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Fear Of The Dark

Steve Harris
I am a man who walks alone
And when I'm 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 it's dark

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

Have you run your fingers down the wall
And have you felt your neck skin crawl
When you're searching for the light?
Sometimes when you're scared to take a look,
At the corner of the room
You've sensed that something's watching you

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

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

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

Solo

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark, fear of the dark

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 a constant fear that something's always near
Fear of the dark, fear of the dark
I have a phobia that someone's always there

When I'm walking a dark road, I am a man who walks alone...
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