Chris Tallman - Fear The Reaper

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A little background info on the song: Unlike some people's dreams, my dream this song is based on is incredibly short, and I don't remember the events leading up to the part that got me, but basically all I remember is someone told me that I was going to die. For some reason, this terrified me more than anything had until then, and has since then. For a while after this dream, I became unhealthily obsessed with dying, moreso than a 7 year old ever should be. I guess I realized that someday, I was indeed going to die. So that's what this song is about.

I hate my voice. And this song was recorded without a high E string because I procrastinated.

I almost titled it Lizzie's Favorite Thing, coming from her inscription on my grave in Minecraft: "My favourite thing about you is that you will die some day."

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Come, and learn life's true way
None of us are here to stay
Son, listen when I say
Know that you will die someday

Time's always running out
Hours and days rush by
To say I'm not scared would be a lie

The uncertainty of when
Not knowing why
So fear the reaper and wait to die

I once was led astray
I wasted days like a child at play
But now I've put childish things away
For I know that I will die someday.

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from SpinTunes #4: Round 1, released January 31, 2012

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