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Blue Oyster Cult – (Don't Fear) The Reaper lyrics

[Intro]

[Verse 1]
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


[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
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 then disappeared
The curtains flew then he appeared
Saying don't be afraid

[Bridge]
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

[Outro]
Don't fear the reaper
Don't fear the reaper
Don't fear the reaper
Don't fear the reaper



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  • 90sCanuck
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    90sCanuck
    A lot of people think this song is about suicide, but I don't think that's actually the case. This song, I believe, is actually a love letter to someone who is dying but is scared to. The singer points out seasons, rain, and other things that have a natural end, but instead of trying to prolong their time, they simply continue on their due course. He also points out Romeo and Juliet, a couple so in love, they were not afraid to die if it meant being together. He says "we can be like they are", showing no fear of death when it comes. I remember reading somewhere that the number 40,000, was a rough estimate of how many people die each day, made by the songwriter, suicide being just one out of many causes. In the final verse, the perspective shifts, to a woman (or girl, age is not really specified here) who has reached the end of their life (came the last night sadness, and it was clear she couldn't go on). All of a sudden, Death Himself shows up, bringing with him a powerful gust of wind. He tells her not to be afraid of him, and she embraces him openly. At this point, she is now dead, and they both fly out the window, to the afterlife. The only time they look back to her former life is to say goodbye to it.
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