(The feeling of fear is the main idea behind this song. I always have a very clear idea, emotion, or story in my head when I write music, and I try to write to reflect that (write with sounds rather than words, if you will). I wanted a sound for this song that was mostly fast and technical to portray the feelings of franticness and panicking of fear, but also dynamic enough to capture the despair and hopelessness of fear.
This was the first metal song I ever wrote. I remember, at the beginning, coming up with the first 9/8 riff, then having a tough time figuring out where to go after that. Once I stopped thinking and started feeling, the rest of the song structure came out shortly after in just a few days.)
Fear is the absence of security
The potential for loss, the chance of harm
Fear is caused by an intruding evil
Fear is what is about to happen
Paranoia seeps in through every crack of unknowing
Every corner, every shadow - a threat
The fog of war clouds my sanity
But, if liften, only reveals my impending fate
Running, fleeing - never fast enough
Guard, defend - never strong enough
Always outrun, always outfought
Always outnumbered, always outthought
How does one escape a perpetually losing battle?
Losing control; was never in control
Every attempt thwarted
I know what is imminent -
It has already been decided!