"Freeze (Part IV of Fear)" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Neil Peart....
The city crouches, steaming
In the early morning half light
The sun is still a rumor
And the night is still a threat

Slipping through the dark streets
And the echoes and the shadows
Something stirs behind me
And my palms begin to sweat

Sometimes I freeze, until the light comes
Sometimes I fly, into the night
Sometimes I fight, against the darkness
Sometimes I'm wrong, sometimes I'm right

Coiled for the spring
Caught like a creature in the headlights
Into a desperate panic
Or a tempest of blind fury
Like a cornered beast
Or a conquering hero

The menace threatens, closing
And I'm frozen in the shadows
I'm not prepared to run away
And I'm not prepared to fight

I can't stand to reason
Or surrender to a reflex
I will trust my instincts
Or surrender to my fright

Sometimes we freeze, until the light comes
Sometimes we're wrong, and sometimes we're right
Sometimes we fight, against the darkness
Sometimes we fly, into the night

Blood running cold
Mind going down into a dark night
Of a desperate panic
Or a tempest of blind fury
Like a cornered beast
Or a conquering hero

Sometimes I freeze
Sometimes I fight

Sometimes I freeze, until the light comes
Sometimes I fly, into the night
Into the night
Into the night


Lyrics submitted by nemt

"Freeze" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Alex Zivojinovich

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, OLE MM, Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentThis song intros so cool. The drummer in my church band can play the intro on the drums...pretty cool
    Vozzyon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt uses a very unorthodox 7/4 meter.
    nemton April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsticking with the tragedy Neil went through, i see this as describing the time when he was trying to decide what he was going to do after the tragedy. Is he going to find some reason for moving on or is he going to let it get the best of him and spiral downward.
    harper83087on April 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFreeze explores the fine line between running away and/or standing up to encounter one's fear, otherwise known as the fight or flight response. Instrumentally, the song begins and ends sharply, without fade. Not being part of the original conception of Fear as a trilogy, it doesn't fit as cohesively with the other three pieces, but may be seen as an addendum or somewhat of an afterword.
    Geddyon November 29, 2008   Link

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