"Science of Fear" as written by and Jonathon Aherne Lorenzo Sillito....
Brakes on
Brakes on
The car is running empty
Brakes on, brakes on
The car is runnin' empty
Downhill
Head on
This crash is comin' slowly
Downhill
Head on
This crash is comin' slowly
Move
Or watch the slow death of your way of life

There's a science to fear
It plagues my mind
And it keeps us right here
And it keeps us here

My ears
My eyes
My brain is slowly bustin'
Black smoke
Red sky
The television's sayin'
Downhill
Head on another crash is comin'
Downhill
Head on another crash is comin'
Move
Or watch the murder of your way of life

There's a science to fear
It plagues my mind
And it keeps us right here
And the less we know
The more we sit still
My baby's stuck on a road
That leads to nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere, nowhere

Brakes on
Brakes on
Brakes on
Brakes on
Brakes on
There's a science to fear
It plagues my mind
And it keeps us right here
And the less we know
The more we sit still, sit still
My baby's stuck on a road
That leads to nowhere
Nowhere, nowhere, nowhere, nowhere


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"Science of Fear" as written by Jonathan David Aherne Abby Mandagi

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    General CommentIt's not hard to work it out really. Science of fear - the way the world has been since the turn of the century. The video gives it away with the shot of the highrise windows shattering. Clever, clever stuff Temper Trap. Love your work.
    ArtFarkison July 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so great, i first heard it on triple J in Australia. The video clip is so good as well. Great song keep it up^^

    i dont think you have the lyics right tho ...
    Shawryon April 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmy ears
    my eyes
    my brain is slowly bustin
    black smoke
    red sky
    the television's sayin
    downhill
    head on another crash is comin
    move
    or watch the murder of you way of life

    it should be
    my ears
    my eyes
    my brain is slowly bustin
    black smoke
    red sky
    the television's sayin
    downhill
    head on another crash is comin
    down hill
    head on another crash is comin
    move
    or watch the murder of you way of life
    Shawryon April 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm so afraid to listen to it, afraid of getting bored of it. So awesome!
    farmer704on March 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn incredible song, with tons of energy, great voice.
    osmosison April 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just inexplicably beautiful...
    the song's meaning is that , people dont do what they want in life , because their afraid..this crash is coming slowly means that over time , you will just lose whatever hope you had, of being what you want , and your then you stuck that way forever, which is "watch the slow death of your way of life", what is ones life without dreams..

    my ears
    my eyes
    my brain is slowly bustin
    black smoke
    red sky
    the television's sayin
    downhill
    head on another crash is comin

    what this means is that people have such an influence on us that we loose ourselves just trying to satisfy our friends or parents whoever by becoming what they want,and loosing ourselves in the process,what we hear and see are everything..what he means by the television is that its manipulation,and so another crash is coming ...
    majdeidon May 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI took it to mean his making a social commentary on the death of religion and a new age of reason; "science". Science doesn't take us to a place called heaven. It keeps us right here, on earth, when we die we die. And people who still believe in religion their brakes are running out, they are following blindly and not listening to reason, so they will be the ones to watch the murder of their way of life.
    So they are to fear science. Because the less we know the more we sit still, meaning nothing will change if we don't learn from science and turn away from ancient texts which don't have relevance in today's moral and practical world.
    I also take the words "my baby's stuck on the road, which leads to nowhere" to be a girlfriend who still believes in religion.

    Just my interpretation
    daletidyon June 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has nothing to do with religion and religion is NOT science it it belief my opinion of what the song means is that we let society control our way of life.
    "and the less we know
    the more we sit still"
    not knowing what to do is fear "and plagues my mind and it keeps us right here" the definition for plague means an type of horrendous infection or annoyance. Put this together, what "I" here is overwhelming and if "I" know nothing to do i must sit here and wait but it'll end up being to late.
    "the television's sayin
    downhill
    head on another crash is comin"
    Take it from the movie 2012 they sat and wait and for some it was to late.
    Choose your way of life don't let society choose it for you.
    ressie2goon July 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song I think the lyric's are speaking on the use of oil and the impact on the planet when he writes "move or watch the murder of you way of life"the car is running empty breaks on breaks on" this crash is coming slowly there's a science to fear and it keeps us write here
    lovemusic585on August 27, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIn my opinon.

    The title science of fear refers to how certian groups use FEAR to manipulate other groups, communities and even shape the government and the future.

    The exploding building.

    The model is of some kind of explosion occuring inside the building, sending the glass shards out. I have read and seen things that say that body parts and debris were found, landed ontop of other buildings far far away from the twin towers attack site.

    Th meaning in my opinion.

    The true meaning of this song is blunt and obvious. FEAR is used to allow oursleves to be brainwashed into a certain way of thinking and we are on a road of a perpetual arrested development. Sure the things around us change, technologies advances but we oursleves stay the same, same way of thinking, same ways of resulting in violence and ending things in violence when something doensn't work right. We remian on the path to destruction.
    kennygrandeuron October 31, 2010   Link

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