words and music by Paul Spencer, 1998
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1. Fear comes down upon me in the dark,
Though not quite unexpected,
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My impulse is to run, hide away,
Hope I’m not detected,
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I can’t escape – the fear is in my heart.
2. Scampering, I leave my friends behind,
The fear I carry with me,
Now it has me totally entranced,
My resistance fails swiftly,
And a host of horrid futures fills my mind.
3. Everything I live for is destroyed,
Justice is defeated,
Terror past all hope of consolation,
Each image is repeated,
Inside me on a screen I can’t avoid,
4. I’m rescued on the threshold of despair,
Friendly arms around me,
The present moment settles on my mind,
I spit my fear out loudly,
I feel my skin again and breathe the air.