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FEAR OF THE DARK

 

Původní celosvětové vydání:

 

   1. "Be Quick or Be Dead" (Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers) – 3:24

   2. "From Here to Eternity" (Steve Harris) – 3:38

   3. "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" (Steve Harris) – 6:56

   4. "Fear Is the Key" (Dickinson, Gers) – 5:35

   5. "Childhood's End" (Steve Harris) – 4:40

   6. "Wasting Love" (Dickinson, Gers) – 5:50

   7. "The Fugitive" (Steve Harris) – 4:54

   8. "Chains of Misery" (Dickinson, Dave Murray) – 3:37

   9. "The Apparition" (Harris, Gers) – 3:54

  10. "Judas Be My Guide" (Dickinson, Murray) – 3:08

  11. "Weekend Warrior" (Harris, Gers) – 5:39

  12. "Fear of the Dark" (Steve Harris) – 7:18

 

Znovuvydání 1995 s bonusy:

 

   1. "Nodding Donkey Blues"

   2. "Space Station #5" (Montrose cover)

   3. "Roll Over Vic Vella" (Parody of Roll Over Beethoven by Chuck Berry)

   4. "I Can't See My Feelings" (Budgie cover)

   5. "No Prayer for the Dying (live)" (Harris)

   6. "Public Enema Number One (live)" (Dickinson, Murray)

   7. "Hooks in You (live)" (Dickinson, Adrian Smith)

 

Remaster 1998:

 

   1. "Be Quick or Be Dead" (Bruce Dickinson, Janick Gers) – 3:24

   2. "From Here to Eternity" (Steve Harris) – 3:38

   3. "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" (Steve Harris) – 6:56

   4. "Fear Is the Key" (Dickinson, Gers) – 5:35

   5. "Childhood's End" (Steve Harris) – 4:40

   6. "Wasting Love" (Dickinson, Gers) – 5:50

   7. "The Fugitive" (Steve Harris) – 4:54

   8. "Chains of Misery" (Dickinson, Dave Murray) – 3:37

   9. "The Apparition" (Harris, Gers) – 3:54

  10. "Judas Be My Guide" (Dickinson, Murray) – 3:08

  11. "Weekend Warrior" (Harris, Gers) – 5:39

  12. "Fear of the Dark" (Steve Harris) – 7:18

 

 

Texty

 

1. Be Quick Or Be Dead

 

[Dickinson/Gers]

 

Covered in sinners and dripping with gilt

Making you money from slime and from filth

Parading your bellies in ivory towers

Investing our lives in your schemes and your powers

 

You got to watch them - Be quick or be dead

Snake eyes in heaven - The thief's in your head

You've got to watch them - Be quick or be dead

Snake eyes in heaven - The thief's in your head....

 

Be quick !

Or be dead !

Be quick !

Or be dead

 

See... what's ruling all our lives

See... who pulling the strings...

I bet you won't fall on your face

Your belly will hold you in place

 

The serpent is crawling inside of your ear

He says must vote for what you want to hear

Don't matter what's wrong as long as you're alright

So pull yourself stupid and rob yourself blind.

 

You got to watch them - Be quick or be dead

Snake eyes in heaven - The thief's in your head

You've got to watch them - Be quick or be dead

Snake eyes in heaven - The thief's in your head....

 

Be quick!

Or be dead!

Be quick!

Or be dead!

 

2. From Here To Eternity

 

[Harris]

 

She fell in love with his greasy machine

She leaned over wiped his kickstart clean

She'd never seen the beast before

But she left there wanting more more more

 

But when she was walking on down the road

She heard a sound that made her heart explode

He whispered to her to get on the back

"I'll take you on ride from here to eternity"

 

[Refrén 2x]

Hell ain't a bad place

Hell is from here to eternity

 

She must be having one of her crazy dreams

She'd never sat on a piece so mean

I've made her feel like she's on cloud nine

She even thought she heard the engine sigh.

 

But like all dreams that come to an end

They took a tumble at the devil's bend

The beast and Charlotte they were two of a kind

They'd always take the line... from here to eternity

 

[Refrén 2x]

 

3. Afraid To Shoot Strangers

 

[Harris]

 

Lying awake at night I wipe the sweat from my brow

But it's not fear 'cos I'd rather go now

Trying to visualise the horrors that will lay ahead

The desert sand mound a burial ground

 

When it comes to the time

Are we partners in crime ?

When it comes to the time

We'll be ready to die

 

God let us go now and finish what's to be done

Thy Kingdom come

Thy shall be done... on earth

 

Trying to justify to ourselves the reasons to go

Should we live and let live

Forget or forgive

 

But how can we let them go on this way ?

The reign of terror corruption must end

And we know deep down there's no other way

No trust, no reasoning, no more to say

 

Afraid to shoot strangers

Afraid to shoot strangers.

 

4. Fear Is The Key

 

[Dickinson/Gers]

 

We live our lives in fever

In choking sweat of fear

In the heat of the night you can feel so much

In the heat of the night I scream "Don't touch"

 

[refrén:]

I remember a time when we used and abused

And we fought all our battles in vain

I remember a time we thought that passion was free

In the heat of the night... bodies aflame

 

We live in fever...

 

I hear your secret heartbeat

I can hear your silent cries

The kids have lost their freedom

And nobody cares till somebody famous dies...

 

[refrén:]

 

Now we live, in a world of uncertainty

Fear is the key - to what you want to be

You don't get a say the majority gets it's way

You're outnumbered by the bastards till the day you die...

 

5. Childhood's End

 

[Harris]

 

I'd sail across the ocean

I'd walk a hundred miles

If I could make it to the end

Oh just to see a smile

 

You see it in their faces

The sadness in their tears

The desperation and the anger

Madness and the fear

 

[refrén:]

No hope, no life, just pain and fear

No food, no love, just greed is here

 

Starvation and the hunger

The suffering and the pain

The agonies of all-out war

When will it come again ?

 

The struggle for the power

A tyrant tries again

Just what the hell is going on ?

When will it ever end ?

 

[Refrén:]

 

You see the full moon float

You watch the red sun rise

We take these things for granted

But somewhere someone's dying

 

Contaminated waters

Pollution and decay

Just waiting for disease to strike

Oh will we learn someday ?

 

No hope, no life, just pain and fear

No food, no love, no seed, childhoods end.

 

6. Wasting Love

 

[Dickinson/Gers]

 

Maybe one day I'll be an honest man

Up till now I'm doing the best I can

Long roads.Long days, of sunrise, to sunset

Sunrise to sunset

 

Dream on brothers while you can

Dream on sisters I hope you will find the one

All of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time

 

Spend your days full of emptiness

Spend your years full of loneliness

Wasting love, in a desperate caress

Rolling shadows of night

 

Dream on brothers while you can

Dream on sisters I hope you will find the one

All of our lives, covered up quickly by the tides of time

 

Sands are flowing and the lines are in your hand

In your eyes I see the hunger, and the desperate cry that tears the night

 

Spend your days full of emptiness

Spend your years full of loneliness

Wasting love, in a desperate caress

Rolling shadows of night

 

7. The Fugitive

 

[Harris]

 

On a cold October morning

As frost lay on the ground

Waiting to make my move

I made no sound

 

Waiting for the mist to cover all around

I carefully picked my time then took the wall

 

I'm sick and tired of running

The hunger and the pain

A stop to look about then off again

 

Being at the wrong place

And at the wrong time

Suspected of a hit that was my crime

 

[refrén:]

I am a fugitive being hunted down like game

I am a fugitive but I've got to clear my name

 

Always looking 'round me

Forever looking back

I'll always be a target for attack

 

Every morning onwards

Always on the run

Waiting for a sight of a loaded gun

 

[refrén:]

 

Even if I find them

And get to clear my name

I know that things can never be the same

 

But if I ever prove

My innocence some day

I've got to get them all to make them pay

 

[refrén:]

 

8. Chains Of Misery

 

[Dickinson/Murray]

 

There's a madman in the corner of your eye

He likes to pry-into your sunlight

He wants to burst into the street with you and I

A world of shadows and of rain

He's seen what love is...

He wants to pay you back with guilt...

 

[refrén:]

He lies to you he won't let you be

He's got your Chains of misery

He won't be still till he's turned your key

He holds your Chains of misery

 

There's prophet in the gutter in the street

He say "You're damned !" - and you believe him...

He's got a vision but it shines out through your eyes

A world of hatred and fear...

He's felt what love means...

He wants to pay you back with pain

 

[refrén:]

 

It's only love that holds the key to our hearts... only love...

 

[refrén 2x]

 

9. The Apparition

 

[Harris / Gers]

 

Now I'm here can you see me

'Cos I'm out on my own

When the room goes cold tell me you can feel me

..........'cos I'm here

 

Here I am, can you see me

Passing through, on my way

To a place I'd been to only in my dreams... before

 

In a world of delusion

Never turn your back on a friend

'Cause you can count your real true friends on one hand

..........through life

 

There are those that deceive you

There are those That'll let you down

Is there someone out there that would die for you

..........thought not

 

Live your life with a passion

Everything you do, do well

You only get out of life what you put in

..........so they say

 

In a world of confusion

People never say that what they mean

If you want a straight answer go look for one

..........right now

 

In a room full of strangers

Do you stand with your back to the wall

Do you sometimes feel like you're on the outside

..........looking in ?

 

You can make your own luck

You create your destiny

I believe you have the power if you want to

..........it's true

 

You can do what you want to

If you try a little bit harder

A little bit of faith goes a long way

..........it does

 

Are we here for a reason ?

I'd like to know just what you think

It would be nice to know what happened when we die

..........wouldn't it ?

 

There are some who are wise

There are some who are born naive

I believe that there are some that must have lived before

..........don't you ?

 

As for me, well I'm thinking

You gotta keep an open mind

But I hope that my life's not an open and shut case.

 

Extra Sensory Perception

Life After Death, telepathy

Can the soul live on and travel through space and time ?

 

You know I feel so elated

'Cause I'm about to find it out

And when I know all the answers

Maybe then I'll come back

..........to fill you in

 

You don't be alarmed now

If I try to contact you

If things go missing or get moved around ...it's me

 

And don't disbelieve it

No matter what your `friends' might say

We'll meet up again some place some way

..........one day

 

10. Judas Be My Guide

 

[Dickinson/Murray]

 

Lights out - We live in a world of darkness

No doubt - Everything's up for sale

We sleep - All of the world is burning

We pray - To god for better deal

Nothing is sacred - Back then or now

Everything's wasted...

Is that all there is ?

Can I go now ?

 

[refrén:]

Judas my guide

Whispers in the night

Judas my guide

 

Fight wars - Die in a blaze of glory

Come home - Meat in a plastic sack

Fall down - Better pray to your god for mercy

So kneel - and help the blade cut clean

Nothing is sacred - Back then or now

Everyone's wasted...

Is that all there is ?

Is that it now ?

 

I live in the black

I have no guiding light

I'm whispering in your dreams...

 

[refrén 2x]

 

11. Weekend Warrior

 

[Harris/Gers]

 

The rebel of yesterday, tomorrow's fool

Who are you kidding being that cool ?

 

Trying to break away from running with the pack

But they ain't listening so you've gotta go back

 

You're a weekend warrior when you're one of the crowd

But it's over, just look at you now...

 

You're not so brave the way you behave

It makes you sick, gotta get out quick

It's all bravado when you're out with your mates

It's like a different person goes through those gates

And the game begins, the adrenalin's high

Feel the tension maybe someone will die...

 

[refrén:]

A weekend warrior lately

A weekend warrior sometimes

A weekend warrior maybe you ain't that way anymore

 

You've gotta get out gotta get away

But you're in with a clique it's not easy to stray

You've gotta admit you're just living a lie

It didn't take long to workout why

 

It's hard to say why you got involved

Just waiting to be part, just waiting to belong...

 

[refrén:]

 

Some of the things that you've done you feel so ashamed

After all it's only a game... isn't it ?

And after all the adrenalin's gone

What you gonna do on Monday ?

 

A weekend warrior lately

A weekend warrior sometimes

A weekend warrior maybe you were never like that at all.

 

12. Fear Of The Dark

 

[Harris]

 

I am a man who walks alone

And when I'm walking a dark road

At night or strolling through the park

 

When the light begins to change

I sometimes feel a little strange

A little anxious when it's dark.

 

Fear of the dark,fear of the dark

I have constant fear that something's always near

Fear of the dark,fear of the dark

I have a phobia that someone's always there

 

Have you run your fingers down the wall

And have you felt your neck skin crawl

When you're searching for the light ?

Sometimes when you're scared to take a look

At the corner of the room

You've sensed that something's watching you.

 

Have you ever been alone at night

Thought you heard footsteps behind

And turned around and no-one's there ?

And as you quicken up your pace

You find it hard to look again

Because you're sure there's someone there

 

Watching horror films the night before

Debating witches and folklore

The unknown troubles on your mind

Maybe your mind is playing tricks

You sense,and suddenly eyes fix

On dancing shadows from behind.

 

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark

I have a constant fear, thought you heard

Fear of the dark, fear of the dark

I have a phobia that someone's always there.

 

When I'm walking a dark road

I am a man who walks alone

 

 

 

Původní obal

 

Datum vydání

11.4.1992

 

Doba nahrávání

konec roku 1991- duben 1992

 

Místo nahrávání

Barnyard Studios, Essex, Londýn

 

Celková délka

58:29 min

 

Vydavatelství

EMI

 

Producent

Martin Birch, Steve Harris

 

Manažer

Rod Smallwood

 

Umístění v UK charts

1.

 

Sestava

Bruce Dickinson - zpěv

Steve Harris - baskytara, doprovodný zpěv

Dave Murray - kytara

Janick Gers - kytara, doprovodný zpěv

Nicko McBrain - bicí

 

Singly k albu

Be Quick or Be Dead

 

From Here To Eternity

 

Wasting Love

 

Ilustrátor obalu

Melvyn Grant

 

Tour

Fear Of The Dark Tour 1992

 

Předkapely Iron Maiden


The Almighty, KISS, Skid Row, Thunder, Slayer,
Dream Theater, Corrosion Of Conformity, W.A.S.P.,
Helloween, Testament, The Nod, Pantera, Warrant

 

Setlist tour

Intro
Be Quick Or Be Dead
The Number Of The Beast
Wrathchild
From Here To Eternity
Can I Play With Madness
Wasting Love
Tailgunner
The Evil That Men Do
Afraid To Shoot Strangers
Fear Of The Dark
Bring Your Daughter... ...To The Slaughter
The Clairvoyant
Heaven Can Wait
Run To The Hills
2 Minutes To Midnight
Iron Maiden
Hallowed Be Thy Name
The Trooper
Sanctuary
Running Free
Killers

 

Videa

Wasting Love

 


 

 

Fear Of The Dark

 


 

 

From Here To Eternity

 


 

 

Be Quick Or Be Dead

 


 

 

Afraid To Shoot Strangers

 


 

Dvojalbum "Fear Of The Dark" je na dlouhých devět let poslední s Brucem Dickinsonem na postu zpěváka. Ačkoli tato deska dosahuje první příčky hitparády UK Charts, Bruce odchází z Iron Maiden po skončení druhé části tour v roce 1993. Dickinsona, který se vždy považoval za víc než jen zpěváka Iron Maiden, začínala jeho kariéra ve skupině čím dál více nudit a nachází v té době alternativu při tvorbě svého druhého sólového alba. K tomuto rozhodnutí dospěl po první části turné, ale jelikož byla většina vystoupení vyprodána, jako profesionál se rozhodl je s kapelou absolvovat. Jak později Steve, který v té době procházel rozvodovým řízením, přiznal, měl v chuť Iron Maiden rozpustit. Se svými fandy se Bruce rozloučil v pořadu "Raising Hell", který živě vysílala MTV.

Podruhé v historii skupina navštívila legendární festival v Castle Donnington, kde byla po tragických událostech v roce 1988 snížena kapacita na 72000 návštěvníků. Nicméně i tak to byla druhá největší návštěva v historii festivalu po onom roce 1988, kdy se na "mejdny" přišlo podívat přes sto tisíc lidí. Celé vystoupení pak vyšlo v následujícím roce jako živé CD/VHS. Dokonce si po několika letech střihl Adrian Smith přídavek "Running Free". Bylo to vlastně poprvé od svého odchodu ze skupiny, kdy ji viděl hrát naživo. Steve k tomu později dodal, že to znělo skvěle a na tento okamžik si vzpomněl po znovuvrácení Bruce do kapely, kdy se rozhodli přizvat zpět i Adriana.

Dalším milníkem je změna ilustrátora obalu, kdy zavedeného Dereka Riggse nahradil Melvyn Grant. Kapela si nechala poslat návrhy od tří ilustrátorů a Melvynova kresba jim připadala mnohem lepší, než Derkovy návrhy,  které v posledních letech ztratily na atraktivnosti, což prozradil Bruce v jednom pořadu na MTV.

Kromě titulní písně se ostatní nijak zvlášť do budoucích playlistů neprosadily, nicméně právě "Fear Of The Dark" se stala hymnou živých vystoupení až do současnosti. Podle mnoha žebříčků a hlasování, je právě tento song tím nejlepším z celé historie Iron Maiden a jeho úvodní pomalou pasáž, nejednou zpívá i publikum čítající několik desítek tisíc lidí a je jedním z vrcholných okamžiků celé show, při kterém běhá mráz po zádech.

Společně s Brucem Dickinsonem odchází od kapely i producent Martin Birch, pro něhož to bylo poslední album na kterém s Iron Maiden pracoval. jeho rozhodnutí odejít na odpočinek však bylo ohlášeno dlouho dopředu a nemělo nic do činění s odchodem frontmana kapely. Pro skupinu samotnou se tak uzavírá jedna úspěšná etapa života a s příchodem nového zpěváka Blaze Bayleyho nastává jiná, plná nejistoty a hledání sama sebe.

 

 

 

 

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