"afraid" as written by and Timothy Z./furtado Mosley....
What they say, what they say, what they say
What they say, what they say, what they say

You speak out, all you feel is defiance
All you need is some self-reliance
'Cause this world is gonna always try us
And all you wanted was to run for cover
Well, here's looking to yourself and no other
We're all searching for that special something
And we keep on running

We all have the choice to take the lead or follow
I want to feel the light shine on me

[Chorus]
You're so afraid of what people might say
But that's okay 'cause you're only human
You're so afraid of what people might say
But that's okay, you'll soon get strong enough
You're so afraid of what people might say
But that's okay 'cause you're only human
You're so afraid of what people might say
You're going to break
So please don't do it

You wanna spread your wings, but you're not sure
Don't wanna leave your comforts
Wanna find a cure
We're afraid of who we see in the mirror
We wanna let got but it feels too pure
Who wants to be alone in this world?
You look around and all you see is hurt
But the light - it always guides us
If we move with a little trust

We all have the choice to take the lead or follow
I want to feel the light shine on me

[Chorus]

A diamond don't define what shine is
I don't need a Rolex to know what the time is
You got yours; let me find what mine is
I'm a survivor; look how strong my mind is
I stand on my own; it's all me
Regardless of whatever they call me

I'm a leader, not a follower
And I'd rather be paid and popular
Ride, homey, get your dollars up
We´re in the belly of the beast that already swallowed us

It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it

[Chorus]


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"Afraid" as written by Nate Hills Nelly Furtado

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    General CommentFor the longest time I have considered Shit On The Radio my theme song. Just a song about being your self and not letting other people effect you. Now Nelly releases this gem and now I have 2 theme songs. I can really connect with this some, maybe that why I like it so much. I feel that a lot of people I know are so scared of what people might think. I cant live that way. Great song!
    Furtado Fan37on June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhoa. I thought this album was going to be a total dissapointment, but i guess i was wrong. I have to say that it isnt exactly the Nelly i'm used to, but i couldnt expect her to stay the same throughout her career. This song was a great way to open an album. Its my favorite so far. About the meaning: it's pretty much self-explanitory ^_^.
    iivnodoubtviion June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBefore the Loose album was released, her 4-year relationship with the father of her daughter ended. The lyrics speak to finding the strength inside to make a challenging decision and face an uncertain future, or face judgement. The following, especially could relate to her relationship:

    pokey_girlon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou must be kidding me! I thought there would be alot more comments!

    This song says it all...i like Rihanna and all, but I can't believe she didn't win at the VMAS
    greyillusionon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome...so so awesome. :]
    jen2on May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI really love tihs song and Nelly Furtado, but the backup vocals at the end irritate me so much as they can't pronounce "people" at all. SO AFRAID OF WHAT BEELIL MIGHT SAY.
    I wish they made a version without that verse. :P
    okkunspeedwayon July 05, 2008   Link

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