Song Lyric Sunday 10/30/16 – (Don’t Fear) the Reaper

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is to post a scary song. Definitely appropriate for this time of year. I had a few things ideas in mind but this is the song that rose to the top.

I’ve always enjoyed bands that are “unique” and that kind of stood out from the crowd. Blue Oyster Cult is one such band. They were all their own and cranked out some pretty good songs. I do like them and could have picked a number of songs from them, but for the scary theme this one song I think stands above the rest – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” One, the music is just damn creepy and especially with that cowbell. Second, our own mortality is never a comfortable subject to talk about and this song definitely addresses that.

I’m sure many of you know this song already, but if you don’t, prepare to have your spine chilled:

All our times have come
Here but now they’re gone
Seasons don’t fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain… we can be like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper
Baby take my hand… don’t fear the reaper
We’ll be able to fly… don’t fear the reaper
Baby I’m your man…

La la la la la
La la la la la

Valentine is done
Here but now they’re gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity… Romeo and Juliet
40, 000 men and women everyday… Like Romeo and Juliet
40, 000 men and women everyday… Redefine happiness
Another 40, 000 coming everyday… We can be like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper
Baby take my hand… don’t fear the reaper
We’ll be able to fly… don’t fear the reaper
Baby I’m your man…

La la la la la
La la la la la

Love of two is one
Here but now they’re gone
Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear she couldn’t go on
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared… saying don’t be afraid
Come on baby… and she had no fear
And she ran to him… then they started to fly
They looked backward and said goodbye… she had become like they are
She had taken his hand… she had become like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper
Source: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/blueoystercult/dontfearthereaper.html

Hope everyone enjoyed and have a safe and happy Halloween!

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9 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 10/30/16 – (Don’t Fear) the Reaper

  1. I’ve heard this song before, but it takes on a whole new meaning when you think of it in terms of spooky and/or scary. Don’t fear the reaper, but I’m going to creep you out with my voice and the music just the same. 🙂 Great stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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