"Fear" as written by and Harry Lubin....
[verse 1]
Something, sinister, sits in the corner
Ignore it if you want but remember that we warned ya
There in the basement, behind the furnace
Feeding off all of your fear so I can flourish
Puts the shook in your bones
makin all my noise when your parents ain't home
If the bulb's burnt out in my underground lair
guaranteed you're gonna sprint back up them stairs
Step by, step by, let me get by
It's all in your mind, you do it ev'ry time
The dark of the stairs is
anyody there
try to stay strong
pray for help
You can bring that fear I survive on it
I thrive on it, I'm alive as you allow
When I climb outta your mind
to eat your time
and you can redeem your fear now
and all the white girls sing a long

[ghostly vocal samples]

[verse 2]
You can hear me growl
you can smell it, foul
But as hard as you try you'll never see me prowl
You can feel my touch
to the hardened spine
some have all the luck all the time
Fear that I might take your life
Fear that I might fuck your wife
When you hear a gun, you hear my voice
when you hear a crash, you hear my voice
That tingle on the back of your skull
Cut the edge off your sanity
the blade is dull
They gave their all, but I took a little more
cos I made a promise that I would win this war
Cos I made a promise
I'm fear Motherfucker!
Cos I made a promise
I'm here motherfucker!
The bams, the booms, the bumps in the night
And when it's on when it's on
all the white girls sing a long

[ghostly vocal samples]

[verse 3]
Get over it, Get over me
You're the one that left me my opening
Forgot to put the lid down tight to the truth
So I climbed out and set myself loose
The only thing to fear is fear itself
(I'll kill you!)
Love money god and health
(I'll spill you!)
Where would you put your trust
(I'll kill my damn self)
Is it with them or is it with us
is it breath or is it death
What in the name of god do you run from
run for run to someone done for
Sit still and take it like the bitch you are
You can fight and resist you won't get too far
You made me
all the power you gave me
Cultivate the hatred you fed it to the babies
Spent lifetimes pretendin you on a cool
but I'm a product of you
and now all the women sing a long

[ghostly vocal samples to end]


Lyrics submitted by Guerillabaabaa

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    General CommentWell, obviously, slug is playing the part of "fear" and basically just threataning whoever it is. I think maybe on a deeper level, it might be another attack on the mainstream from the underground - watch out fiddy cent because atmosphere's gonna put the shook in your bones.

    I love the line "When it's on when it's on all the white girls sing along" - shows a lot of self deprecating humour I think.
    Guerillabaabaaon March 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't find this song anywhere. I finally typed some of the lyrics into google and the results showed this song as being titled "Step By Step" not "Fear".
    Ratman_84on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI got it on a CD called something like "Urban Renewal Project" had some Mos Def, Taskforce stuff, and that had it listed as Fear.
    Guerillabaabaaon October 08, 2006   Link

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