(Music: Dannov)

Little girl in my arms turned eight months three days ago
Pretty green eyes that cried when I scolded her
Married thirteen years, I loved my wife and my job
Three perfect daughters I did not deserve
She took them away, said I had grown cold
They found another life with a new daddy to love
I tried to see them but days past they grew away
Gave them my heart, they took the life from me

I watched their life - two months after they had gone
Followed patterns - she went running in the morning
And made my plans - I'll take the fear from their eyes

Daddy is at the door
Don't be afraid
Just let me in
Everything is fine

Her smile shattered - "Daddy why do you have a gun?"
Gun shot painless - I know the others will soon wake
Through the hallway - nine year old died in her bed
Master bedroom - the baby stirs in her crib

Your green eyes
Cry no more
My baby girl
Dies in my arms

You don't have to be afraid anymore

My tears drop on her bloddy face
She will never have to be afraid
The cops found my body laying in bed
Eight-month-old baby dead in my lap

You don't have to be afraid anymore...


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You Don't Have to Be Afraid Anymore Lyrics as written by Bjorn Dannov Andy Schroeder

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    great band.. amazing song. i love the whole song.. favorite parts are probably the intro and the "don't be afraid" riff. the lyrics are really self-explanatory or id get into them... but this is basically what happens when a broken man has nothing left to lose

    metalhead fcon January 14, 2005   Link
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    i think that this song is about a guy who has created a family, and they are taken away from him, and now he is dead and everything means nothing.. so he now wants to get his revenge, and by doing so, he kills them, and he waits for the cops to find him and everyone else.. hence " you dont have to be afraid anymore " is what he wants them to feel

    aza_guitargodon July 04, 2006   Link
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    scary...but awesome

    shanimal_caton July 04, 2006   Link

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