"Fear Is The Key" as written by Bruce Dickinson and 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
And fought all our battles in vain
I remember a time we thought that
Passion was free
In the heart 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 fought all our battles in vain
I remember a time we thought that
Passion was free
In the heart 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
Gets its way
You're outnumbered by the bastards
Till the day you die

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"Fear Is the Key" as written by Janick Gers Bruce Dickinson

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    General CommentThis song is about how people used to be able to have sex and not really have to worry about anything, but now that AIDS are around people have to be very carful before having sex because they may end up cathcing AIDS and dying. The quote "Nobody cares until sombody famous dies" is about when Freddie Mercury died from AIDS and everyone got scared. Very good song.
    IronBlackZeppon April 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all I think this is a great song. Not one of their best, but still comment worthy. I think it's about how fear is the key in controlling how people live. How people use fear as ways to minipulate others to do what they want.
    Haseque39on April 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment1st para= we live in fear, and places at night are too violent i.e pubs, streets.
    2nd para= people are afraid today and only famous people can afford security.
    3rd para= unless you use fear in todays world, you will always be outnumbered unfairly.
    chorus= there was a time when life was carefree, but now is too violent for that.

    i think the song is about a carefree person who wants things to be carefree, but the only way he do this is use fear and become no better than a dictator.

    bottom line- your either very powerful or controlled in modern society
    crossed gunson February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about AIDS DAMMIT..........it's obvious
    CharlesMansonon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaids? @_@
    aebon August 15, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationIronBlackZepp is right. Freddie Mercury died of AIDS the year before this song was released, and was the first (or one of the first) big stars to die of the disease, and really spread awareness of how devastating the disease is.
    I'm actually having to read a book about something similar for school, "Still Life With Buddy" by Leslie Newman. Read it if you get the chance; it's an excellent book. I cried reading it.
    Now we have antiretrovirals and stuff like that, but in 1992, there was nothing they could dofor you if you were HIV-positive. It was horrible.
    weathergirl123on February 11, 2010   Link

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