All our times have come
Here but now they're gone
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun, or the rain
We can be like they are
Come on, baby
Don't fear the reaper
Baby, take my hand
Don't fear the reaper
We'll be able to fly
Don't fear the reaper
Baby, I'm your man

Valentine is done
Here but now they're gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity
Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women every day
Like Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women every day
Redefine happiness
Another 40,000 coming every day
We can be like they are
Come on, baby
Don't fear the reaper
Baby, take my hand
Don't fear the reaper
We'll be able to fly
Don't fear the reaper
Baby, I'm your man

Love of two is one
Here but now they're gone
Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear she couldn't go on
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew then disappeared
The curtains flew then he appeared
Saying don't be afraid
Come on, baby
And she had no fear
And she ran to him
Then they started to fly
They looked backward and said goodbye
She had become like they are
She had taken his hand
She had become like they are
Come on, baby
Don't fear the reaper


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    This song is so famous do I need to say that it wasn't written by Elliott but is a cover?

    pizzalehon June 08, 2003   Link
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    Yes, it's Blue Oyster Cult cover. The song is about suicide. Read the lyrics carefully.

    SparkleMorgueon October 20, 2004   Link
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    lol you dont need to read the lyrics carefully to figure that out.. its called 'dont fear the reaper'

    lisalynnon January 06, 2005   Link
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    No kidding jackass, maybe you are the one who ahould read the lyrics carefully. It's about living in the moment, regardless of the consequences

    glovejaon February 15, 2005   Link
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    erm.. I am rather sure its about suicide.

    Sarahluvsu182on December 11, 2005   Link
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    yeah.... me too

    joe2000on March 07, 2006   Link
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    This song aint about suicide, though convincing an Elliott Smith fan (I am one too) that everything he's done/covered isn't about suicide might prove a bit difficult - I'll give it ago. The songs about not fearing death as it's inevitable, it says you'll be reunited in heaven with the ones you love once you die so you shouldn't fear it. 40,000 men and women every day is an estimate of how many people are reunited with a lover every day, just like romeo and juliet were....

    Chymeson June 25, 2006   Link
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    Yeah, both opinions are right. It's a famous song about suicide but also highlights the fact that death is a natural part of life (if you get me) and that it's nothing to fear. The woman kills herself. 'Came her last night of sadness, and it was clear she couldn't go on' So she embraces death (kills herself) and disappears. It's haunting and the best use of it ever was in the TV serialisation of Stephen King's The Stand as the camera swoops through a military research lab with scientists and employees lying dead everywhere.

    mozza_fanon July 27, 2006   Link
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    I cant take this song seriously after the "more cowbell" skit on SNL

    weezie1337on August 21, 2006   Link
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    This song isn't actually about suicide. BOC have even stated that. They weren't that kind of band anyways.

    Hauntedon November 21, 2006   Link

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